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 […]

Mayor Announces Vision Zero Initiative

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer When it comes to traffic fatalities in the City, there is only one number that Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to see: zero. On Jan. 15, de Blasio outlined his plan for the Vision Zero Initiative, a strategy with a goal of reducing traffic fatalities in the City to zero […]

Bill Would Penalize Unlicensed Drivers

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer The Western Queens community has gathered to mourn yet again, after a child was killed in Woodside last week, the fourth child to die because of automobile accidents this year alone. Just days after a crash involving a truck driver with a suspended license took the life of eight- year-old […]

Citi Bike Is Not Coming To Queens As Planned

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer Queens residents and avid cyclists were hoping to see the new Citi Bikes lined up at docking stations, first in Long Island City and then Astoria, but according to the Dept. of Transportation, the process will take some more time. The rollout process for Citi Bike to start in Long […]