Four Miles of Protected Bike Lane Proposed After Queens Bike Fatality

A two-way bike lane protected by a concrete barrier could be on the way for Northern Boulevard in Queens as a way to increase bike safety around the Joe Michaels Mile bike path.
May 20, 2017, 5am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"NYC DOT has produced a plan to link Joe Michaels Mile to protected bike lanes on Northern Boulevard and the approach from Alley Pond Park [PDF]," reports David Meyer. "The project would add about four miles of protected bike lanes connecting Joe Michaels Mile to Douglaston via Northern Boulevard and the western border of Alley Pond Park."

According to the article, the section of road that will get the new protected bike lane has a history of fatalities—for both pedestrians and bikers. There is still some question about whether the project has the political support to be built, after DOT Queens Borough Commissioner Nicole Garcia rejected the idea in 2015, and the local community board has not shown support for protected bike lanes in the past.

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Published on Friday, May 19, 2017 in StreetsBlog NYC
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