The EQGW Design Team has done it again, creating an amazing story-map of one of the most important pieces of infrastructure in our neighborhood.… Read More The New Greenway Storymap Will Blow Your Socks Off
Our organization was founded years ago with a dedicated focus, to complete the Greenway across Eastern Queens. This project currently has a significant of momentum (and some money behind it) but we need your help to push the planners to make sure it’s implemented correctly. NYC Parks and NYC DoT listened to a massive amount… Read More Destination:Greenways! Needs Your Input
A request to turn Utopia Parkway into a complete street has been unanimously approved by the full Community Board 11 board on Monday March 1st and now go to the Department of Transportation.… Read More Utopia Complete Street Request Sent to DoT
On Monday, March 1 at 7:30pm Community Board 11 in Queens will hear a motion for a study of a complete street on Utopia Parkway. Utopia Parkway is an important north-south corridor in Northeast Queens, serving recreational areas like Peck Park, Little Bay Park and the Brooklyn-Queens Greenway, as well as educational institutions like PS 209, Francis Lewis HS, and St. John’s University. Hundreds of cyclists, pedestrians and drivers use the route every day, and unfortunately Utopia Parkway isn’t safe: during a recent 12-month period, the stretch between the Cross Island Parkway and the Grand Central Parkway witnessed 283 car crashes, resulting in 81 injuries and one fatality. Complete streets have a proven record of improving street safety for all road users.
… Read More Help Bring Safety Improvements to Utopia Parkway!
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Planning Bureau has just released their Draft Statewide Greenway Trails Plan. … Read More Draft Statewide Greenway Trails Plan
If you weren’t able to come to the Parks/DoT meeting on greenways/protected bike lanes, make sure that your opinion share your perspective right now.… Read More Enjoy our Parks in Person or Help Improve Them From Home
Due to overwhelming demand, we just heard that the Parks Department are adding another night to the community feedback. If you haven’t signed up for the Monday the 16th yet, please sign up for the new session on the following Thursday. … Read More Important Greenway/Bike Lane Workshop Update
In 2019 a group of graduating students from Hunter College’s Master of Urban Planning (MUP) came together to design a network of bike lanes for Eastern Queens. The organized community outreach, performed site visits, and researched best practices to design a proposal suited for these neighborhoods.… Read More Bike Network Design for Eastern Queens
The Parks Department and DoT are asking for your perspective on Greenways/Bikelanes Monday, November 16, 6:30 ‑ 8:30 p.m. Find out more here.… Read More Your Primer to the Greenway/Bike Lane Workshop
Four recent graduated from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture Planning & Preservation programdesigned a map to connect Eastern Queens neighbors to their greenway. Download a copy now and start to explore the wonders of our park system.… Read More Eastern Queens Greenway Map Design
Join the Queens Social Ride every Sunday at 9AM at the base of the Unisphere… Read More Queens Social Ride
In late June, 2020, The Eastern Queens Greenway conducted a survey to explore people’s experiences cycling in New York City during the Covid-19 pandemic. The purpose of the survey was to learn if and how people’s cycling habits had changed, and how cycling could be improved in New York City more generally. The survey received… Read More Cycling During Covid-19: Survey Results
Come to the next EQGW virtual meeting on Monday 7/20 at 7:30 and take our next survey!… Read More Come to the next EQGW virtual meeting on Monday 7/20 at 7:30 and take our next survey!
We were devastated to learn of the death of 29 year old Justin Leiva. At 2pm on April 14, an SUV Jeep driver ran over Justin and then made a u-turn, leaving the victim to die. The crash happened where the busy Booth Memorial Avenue meets the 6-lane College Point Boulevard, right next to the… Read More Pedestrian Killed on the Future Site of the Kissena Way
Learn How to Join Your Community Board at the next EQGW Meeting at a special date 1/27/2020… Read More Learn How to Join Your Community Board at a very special January meeting on 1/27/2020
Since 2016 our group has organized free walking tours through our parks. Join us at noon on November 29th for an easy 2 mile walk starting at the Main Street entrance of the Queens Botanical Gardens (on Main Street between Dahlia Avenue and Peck Avenue). The walk will mainly be within our park land. Speakers… Read More Free Walking Tour on Nov. 29th
by Joby Jacob Jewel Avenue has always had its share of problems. Recent news however, compels me to write you and urge you to ask DOT to undertake a corridor-wide study of this street.
The 4.2 mile bike lane on 73rd Avenue from Main Street to 230th Street has a 1.2 mile gap from 199th Street to Springfield Boulevard. The current path connected to a variety of other cycling infrastructure, including the Kew Garden bike lanes, the Eastern Queens Greenway, and the recently installed Alley Edge. Unfortunately this gap… Read More Free Helmets and New Bike Lanes in Eastern Queens
Even before founding the Eastern Queens Greenway, Joby Jacob has been fighting to extend the Vanderbilt Motor Parkway Greenway to the Long Island border. Yesterday was a major win toward that dream. Come celebrate the win with us on Friday the 21st at 2:00 as we gather with many of the politicians, organizations, and activists… Read More Come Celebrate the Motor Parkway Bill Passing in Albany!
Welcome to the Women’s Ride on Queens Boulevard! We’re riding to celebrate women and gender non-conforming people who bike, promote solutions to address the gender gap in cycling, and advocate for the continuation of the protected bike lanes on Queens Blvd! This ride is organized by the women of the “Queens Bike Family,” a consortium… Read More Women’s Ride June 9, 2019