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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 [...]

Maspeth residents continue to fight truck traffic
Maspeth residents continue to fight truck traffic
Southwest Liam La Guerre 6/24/2013 at 12:42PM

Maspeth residents have road rage for big rig drivers. Community leaders and residents held a rally at the intersection of 64th Street and Flushing Avenue on June 20 to bring attention to a perceived excess of tractor trailer traffic in the area. Residents have long contended drivers ignore laws and use residential streets as shortcuts [...]

Parents, officials call for crosswalk outside Lindenwood school
Parents, officials call for crosswalk outside Lindenwood school
Education & Kids Terence M. Cullen 6/17/2013 at 1:36PM

As students poured out of school, a crowd gathered on the corner of 153rd Avenue and 83rd Street in Lindenwood. Passing through were parents and guardians, sometimes holding the hands of several children as they tried to cross 153rd Avenue toward the Lindenwood Shopping Center. The crossing guard shuttled people across 83rd Street, but could [...]

Long Island City, Astoria bike lanes to get makeover
Long Island City, Astoria bike lanes to get makeover
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 6/12/2013 at 3:45PM

Vernon Boulevard’s bike lanes are set to get a makeover this summer to provide extra safety for riders and more space for drivers. According to a plan the Department of Transportation (DOT) presented to Community Board 2 on June 6, the two one-way bike paths on each side of Vernon Boulevard would become a two-way [...]

Board weighs in on DOT plan to fix Lindenwood parking problems
South Terence M. Cullen 6/10/2013 at 3:47PM

Community Board (CB) 10 has approved a new plan, with amendments, to ameliorate parking problems on a Lindenwood block. The Department of Transportation (DOT) proposed the plan for 156th Avenue between 77th and 78th Streets. It would fix what a representative called a long-standing problem that is part of a larger infrastructure project on the [...]

East Elmhurst gets slow zone
East Elmhurst gets slow zone
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 5/21/2013 at 10:31AM

East Elmhurst residents are able to cross a little easier. Councilmember Daniel Dromm and Department of Transportation (DOT) Queens Borough Deputy Commissioner Dalila Hall announced the East Elmhurst Slow Zone as part of the DOT’s Neighborhood Slow Zone initiative last week. The DOT’s initiative is a community-based program that reduces the speed limit to 20 [...]

Pols want to speed up bike share expansion in western Queens
Pols want to speed up bike share expansion in western Queens
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 5/17/2013 at 9:04AM

With the much-anticipated Citi Bike Share scheduled to begin by the end of the month, local politicians are calling on the Department of Transportation (DOT) to speed up expansion into western Queens. On May 9, DOT set the Citi Bike Share’s start for the week of Memorial Day for annual members who sign up by [...]