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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 [...]

Citi Bike share program headed to Astoria
Citi Bike share program headed to Astoria
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 8/09/2013 at 4:07PM

Citi Bike is coming to Astoria. Although the Department of Transportation (DOT) has yet to set a timetable as to when the Citi Bike share program will be coming into Queens, Senator Michael Gianaris has announced he has worked with the DOT to include Astoria in the future plans. “Citi Bike will be a great [...]

Safety improvements at fatal Long Island City intersection
Safety improvements at fatal Long Island City intersection
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 7/31/2013 at 1:00PM

Months after 16-year-old Tenzin Drudak was struck and killed near LaGuardia Community College, the Department of Transportation (DOT) has answered students and residents’ pleas for safety enhancements. Drudak, a student at the Applied Communications High School inside the community college’s building, died after being struck by a minivan that lost control and mounted the sidewalk [...]

Residents: Area around Whitestone park unsafe for pedestrians
Residents: Area around Whitestone park unsafe for pedestrians
Northeast Melissa Chan 7/25/2013 at 3:38PM

Getting to and from a Whitestone playground is no walk in the park, some residents say. The lack of a crosswalk or traffic controls at the 3rd Avenue and 147th Street entrance to Francis Lewis Park is dangerous to pedestrians, said Malba Civic Association president Alfredo Centola. “It’s a beautiful park,” Centola said. “These poor [...]

Long Island City neighborhood calls for traffic safety improvements
Long Island City neighborhood calls for traffic safety improvements
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 7/24/2013 at 11:50AM

ANGY ALTAMIRANO AND BENJAMIN FANG As the Dutch Kills neighborhood in Long Island City continues to grow, local politicians and residents are calling on the Department of Transportation (DOT) to improve traffic safety. “The city must ensure that its priority remains the safety of neighborhood residents,” said Senator Michael Gianaris. “We are trying to be [...]

Forest Hills, Rego Park get more bike racks
Forest Hills, Rego Park get more bike racks
Central Melissa Chan 7/05/2013 at 9:42AM

Forest Hills and Rego Park cyclists are getting nearly 40 more places to lock up and park. The city’s Department of Transportation (DOT) has installed most of its proposed 39 bike racks within Community Board 6, a spokesperson said, with remaining sites to be scheduled over the next few weeks. “Without a doubt, we need [...]

City to install pedestrian signs in LIC
City to install pedestrian signs in LIC
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 7/03/2013 at 11:38AM

Finding your way around Long Island City is going to get easier. The Department of Transportation (DOT) has announced the first phase of installations for the city’s new pedestrian sign system, WalkNYC. The program will install 100 free-standing signs by the end of the year in four initial areas including Chinatown, Herald Square and the [...]

Forest Hills biz owners: Parking plans would ‘kill us’
Forest Hills biz owners: Parking plans would ‘kill us’
Central Queens Courier Staff 6/28/2013 at 1:36PM

BY MELISSA CHAN AND ROSA KIM The city’s plans to make a dangerous Forest Hills intersection safer would crush local shops, business owners said. The Department of Transportation (DOT) has proposed turning 14 metered parking spots along Metropolitan Avenue, between 70th Drive and 71st Avenue, into No Standing zones. The measure is meant to improve [...]

State lawmakers approve speed cameras near NYC schools
News Cristabelle Tumola 6/24/2013 at 3:12PM

The New York State Legislature passed a bill over the weekend allowing for the installation of speed cameras near 20 schools with documented speeding issues. Drivers caught speeding by the cameras will face $50 fines. “The Legislature has clearly stated that the streets around our schools should be safe havens, not speed traps. Speed cameras [...]