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Get ready to enjoy car-free streets and free Citi bike rides during DOT’s Earth Day event, Apr. 20


Apr. 5, 2024 By Athena Dawson The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) has announced this year’s Open Streets: Car-Free Earth Day event on Saturday, Apr. 20, with a record number of streets going car-free. New Yorkers can expect an action packed day filled with fun activities and educational events related to environmentalism, climate…
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New interactive street art “Lights Up” downtown Jamaica 

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Feb. 16, 2024 By Athena Dawson The Downtown Jamaica Partnership launched three free new interactive street art installations in the heart of downtown Jamaica. The temporary installment dubbed the ‘‘Light Lane ” features  colorful lights and music that emits from the three stationary bikes that make up the installments. When pedaled, different graphics appear on…
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Queens officials back residents’ call for a traffic study of Penelope Avenue in Middle Village to combat Waze-driven traffic woes


Jan. 11, 2024 By Anthony Medina An 80-person petition calling for a traffic study of Penelope Avenue in Middle Village is gaining support from Queens elected officials after residents say the Waze mobile app is the cause for a dangerous increase in traffic along that stretch and in the neighborhood. Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, State Sen. Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. and Assembly Member Andrew Hevesi penned a letter to the Department of Transportation Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez on Jan. 8, calling for a review of the traffic conditions on Penelope Avenue based on the complaints from Middle Village residents. In…
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Weigh in on $70 Million investment in Downtown Jamaica, Open house scheduled Monday


Jan. 5, 2024 By Czarinna Andres Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr., in collaboration with the NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) and other stakeholders, is hosting an open house in Jamaica Monday to provide the community with an opportunity to help shape the plans for a $70 million investment in downtown Jamaica. The open house,…
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Queens Boulevard in Woodside to undergo $23.75 million revamp

Dec. 22, 2023 By Anthony Medina Queens Boulevard in Woodside is about to undergo a $23.75 million overhaul thanks to a federal grant that Mayor Eric Adams announced Tuesday. The hefty grant will primarily go toward safety improvements along the boulevard from Roosevelt Avenue to 73rd Street. The project will include the construction of new… Read more »

DOT shares updates on bikes, e-scooters and car share at Queens meeting


Dec. 14, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan Alternative transportation options in the form of shared mobility will continue to expand for Queens residents, according to the Department of Transportation (DOT).  At this month’s borough board meeting on Monday, Dec. 4, the heads of 14 community boards, along with Borough President Donovan Richards, heard from the DOT about the upcoming rollout of its e-scooter program, Citi Bikes and the ongoing car share program. E-Scooters Rollout In the spring of 2024, eastern Queens will be getting e-scooters after a successful pilot program that was launched in the east Bronx in 2021 and has seen…
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Drivers beware: MTA activates bus lane enforcement cameras along Jamaica Avenue


Nov. 13, 2023 By Bill Parry The MTA has activated the bus lane enforcement camera on the Q54 route in southeast Queens. The NYC Department of Transportation will issue warning notices to violators during the first 60 days on implementation The Q54 route is now the 21st bus route to have Automated Bus Lane Enforcement (ABLE) cameras activated on its route and it is the fifth activation by the MTA so far this year. ABLE cameras capture drivers violating bus lane rules in real time and are aimed at deterring motorists from blocking these lanes to improve bus service and…
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