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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 [...]

Call for crossing guard at ‘dangerous’ Elmhurst intersection
Call for crossing guard at ‘dangerous’ Elmhurst intersection
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 5/10/2013 at 11:01AM

A local politician and a school principal are calling on the Department of Transportation (DOT) to ensure the safety of pedestrians, especially school children, who cross a “dangerous” intersection. In March, Senator Jose Peralta urged DOT to take a closer look at the intersection of Junction Boulevard and the Horace Harding Expressway in Elmhurst. The [...]

Cambria Heights residents demand action after cars crash into accident-prone home
Cambria Heights residents demand action after cars crash into accident-prone home
Southeast Maggie Hayes 5/06/2013 at 1:43PM

For residents of one Cambria Heights block, it was nothing new. In the early morning hours of Friday, May 3, two cars reportedly collided and then careened into a home near the corner of Francis Lewis Boulevard and 133rd Avenue. According to residents, traffic conditions create a high number of accidents in the area. “This [...]

Glendale underpass fix will ease flood problem
Southwest Maggie Hayes 5/03/2013 at 12:56PM

A deteriorating Glendale underpass is getting a makeover. Come summer, it will be safer for both cars passing underneath and trains chugging overhead. However, the community says there are still issues in the area that need to be addressed. The Department of Design and Construction (DDC) took on the current $6 million capital reconstruction project [...]

Parents, officials demand DOT action following accident near little league field
Parents, officials demand DOT action following accident near little league field
Southeast Maggie Hayes 4/30/2013 at 3:29PM

Alec MacFarlen, a seven-year-old from Rosedale, was crossing the street near his little league field when he was hit by a speeding car on Monday, April 22. Although McFarlen survived, locals have had enough. The community has requested a traffic advisory on 147th Avenue between Brookville Boulevard and 232nd Street for years. But community members [...]

Push for slow zones in Jackson Heights
Push for slow zones in Jackson Heights
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 4/11/2013 at 12:04PM

In December, 11-year-old Miguel Torres was struck and killed as he tried to cross the street on Northern Boulevard. Now, leaders in Jackson Heights are calling for a slow zone to prevent more deaths. Councilmember Daniel Dromm is leading the push that would lower the speed limit in the neighborhood from 30 miles per hour [...]

Pilot program launches pay-by-phone parking, spot availability map
Pilot program launches pay-by-phone parking, spot availability map
News Queens Courier Staff 4/10/2013 at 12:39PM

BY ANTHONY O’REILLY The future is here. Mayor Michael Bloomberg, along with the Department of Transportation (DOT), announced plans to create a new program that would allow drivers to pay parking meters remotely, as well as launching a real-time parking availability map. “Today, we’re launching a pilot pay-by-phone parking initiative along 18 metered blocks in [...]