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Woodhaven Boulevard safety still in flux
Woodhaven Boulevard safety still in flux
Top Stories Liam La Guerre 11/26/2013 at 11:19AM

The city’s five-year study on Woodhaven Boulevard safety improvements show some solutions worked better than others. The thoroughfare, which connects Middle Village, Woodhaven and Ozone Park, among others, is one of the most trafficked in the borough and is prone to many accidents, according to the Department of Transportation (DOT). DOT officials collected feedback from [...]

DOT begins process to bring Citi Bike to Astoria
DOT begins process to bring Citi Bike to Astoria
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 11/23/2013 at 12:27PM

Citi Bike is slowly pedaling its way into western Queens. The Department of Transportation (DOT) has begun the process of bringing the Citi Bike Share Program into Long Island City, Sunnyside and now Astoria, by getting community input from Community Boards (CB) 1 and 2. On Tuesday, the DOT began the first step of a [...]

Slow zones coming to western Queens
Slow zones coming to western Queens
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 11/07/2013 at 11:17AM

Residents in western Queens will soon be able to cross their streets more safely. The Department of Transportation (DOT) will install slow zones in Sunnyside Gardens, Woodside, and Sunnyside south of Queens Boulevard, according to Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer. The slow zones, set for 2015, will be designed through input from the community. “By installing [...]

Queens kids walk to ‘Beat the Street’ in worldwide competition
Education & Kids Maggie Hayes 11/01/2013 at 3:34PM

Queens kids are hitting the pavement and “beating the street” in a worldwide competition. Ozone Park’s J.H.S. 210 is participating in the Department of Transportation (DOT) and Department of Education (DOE) competition, “Beat the Street,” in which local students log walking trips to and from school and compete against youth from around the world. “The [...]

Woodside residents put up community stop sign to demand safer streets
Woodside residents put up community stop sign to demand safer streets
West Angy Altamirano 10/30/2013 at 9:58AM

Woodside residents are taking matters into their own hands to make it safer to cross their streets. Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer gathered with residents young and old on October 25 to rally against the dangerous traffic conditions along 47th Avenue in Woodside. The group then also put up their own community-made stop sign at the [...]

Community pushes for pedestrian safety in western Queens
Community pushes for pedestrian safety in western Queens
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 10/01/2013 at 9:55AM

Update Tuesday, October 1, 6:00 p.m.  After three pedestrians were struck in the last three months — two fatally and one left in critical condition — the western Queens community is asking for safer traffic measures.  According to police, on Friday, September 13 a woman was struck and killed as she was crossing Queens Plaza [...]

Op-Ed: Ensuring the safety of our children
News Op-Ed 9/21/2013 at 11:55AM

COUNCILMEMBER ELIZABETH CROWLEY Drivers need to be more conscientious near schools. Just a few days ago, students of I.S. 73 in Maspeth got seriously injured by an out-of-control vehicle. As police investigate this accident, we owe it to those injured students and their classmates to make our streets safer. Grand Avenue is a very busy [...]

Ozone Park could be home to new pedestrian plaza
Ozone Park could be home to new pedestrian plaza
South Maggie Hayes 9/20/2013 at 10:37AM

A pedestrian plaza could be coming to an area of Ozone Park the Department of Transportation (DOT) said is under-utilized and in need of more open space. The Bangladeshi American Community Development & Youth Service (BACDYS) applied to create a plaza at the intersection of Liberty Avenue and 101st Avenue near Drew Street, just on [...]

Pols call for traffic calming measures in Fresh Meadows
Pols call for traffic calming measures in Fresh Meadows
News Melissa Chan 9/19/2013 at 1:09PM

A group of leaders in Fresh Meadows are trying to put the brakes on lead-footed drivers who they say whiz down a stretch of homes daily. The speeding motorists use 75th Avenue, a residential road, to bypass traffic on Union Turnpike, according to Councilmember James Gennaro. For about one mile, between Utopia Parkway and 164th [...]

Speed cameras to go into effect near city schools September 9
Speed cameras to go into effect near city schools September 9
Top Stories Denise Romano 8/26/2013 at 5:52PM

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan have announced that the speed camera pilot program would roll out at yet-to-be-determined locations near schools citywide beginning the first day of school, Monday, September 9. The law allows the city to install speed cameras at 20 locations within a quarter mile of schools in [...]