Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Public Workshop Kicks off City-Wide Initiative to Redesign Queens Boulevard

Queens Residents Gather to Build a Blueprint for a Better Queens Boulevard
Groundbreaking Workshop Kicks off Mayor de Blasio’s First Arterial
Transformation Plan

Queens Boulevard -- long known as the "Boulevard of Death" -- is headed for a major transformation, thanks to a local movement of neighbors, schools, business owners and elected officials.

Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced that the City's Department of Transportation is taking action to redesign this dangerous corridor as part of the Vision Zero effort to eliminate traffic fatalities and
serious injuries. This Wednesday, Transportation Alternatives' Queens Activist Committee and Families for Safe Streets will be joined by neighbors and community partners at the DOT's first-ever Queens Boulevard Safety Workshop.

This free, public event invites Queens residents to chart out their vision for a better boulevard with pedestrian improvements, protected bike lanes and dedicated bus lanes. The workshop will focus on the section of Queens Boulevard between Roosevelt Avenue and 73rd Street.
The event will be bilingual (Spanish-English).

T.A.'s Zero on Queens Boulevard campaign has built a local movement of more than 6,500 New Yorkers and 200 community partners demanding a world-class, transformed Queens Boulevard.

WHAT: NYC DOT's Queens Boulevard Safety Workshop

WHEN: Wednesday, January 21st 7 -- 9 pm

WHERE: P.S. 11 Kathryn Phelan School
54-25 Skillman Avenue
Woodside, Queens


  1. I'd say that "pedestrian safety" and "bike lanes" are very likely to prove contradictory on a thoroughfare the size of Queens Boulevard.

  2. Over 200 concerned residents showed up at the QB safety workshop Wednesday evening! Safer pedestrian crossings, turning lanes, better lighting, beautification, bike lanes, bus lanes, were just some of the suggestions that were discussed.