Group Wants Safety Study On Queens Blvd.

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer A transportation group is pushing for a safety study on a thoroughfare nicknamed the “Boulevard of Death.” The Transportation Alternatives Queens Activist Committee presented their “Zero Queens Boulevard” plan at last week’s Community Board 6 meeting and asked the board for their support in the plan. Queens Boulevard is well-known […]

Local Advocacy Group Slows Cars Down

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer Over the weekend, a local advocacy group traveled to various neighborhoods across the City, including Astoria, Jackson Heights and Jamaica, with large clusters of pedestrians, to hang up signs that read “20 Is Plenty.” As part of his Vision Zero initiative to eliminate traffic fatalities across the City, Mayor Bill […]

De Blasio’s Back-Up Career

Mayor Bill de Blasio visited the intersection of 69th Place and 60th Avenue in Maspeth on Feb. 20, talking about the efforts the Dept. of Transportation has made to keep streets in good condition during this rough winter. To kick off the press conference, hizzoner took lessons from the DOT workers and filled in a […]

Vision Zero Can Keep Streets Safe

To The Editor: It is heartening to see the growing media attention to traffic calming efforts in Queens in the wake of Mayor De Blasio’s announcement of the Vision Zero initiative to end traffic deaths in New York City. In Astoria, a new coalition of organizations, including churches, schools, resident associations, and our group, the […]