Significant portions of the New York City Greenway System remain unfinished. Our organizations (Eastern Queens Greenway & Motor Parkway East) as well as other members of the #Greenways4NYC Coalition wrote letters of support to the US DOT so that the agencies could get funding to conduct a Destination Greenways like process of community input so that plans are in place that can then be funded. … Read More US DOT announced that NYC DOT, Parks, & EDC won a $7.25M to expand Greenways
At the intersection of 238th Street and 128th Avenue a cyclist was just killed. Now you have the opportunity to fight for some eastern queens protected bike lanes to start to change the culture that lead to their death.… Read More A cyclist was just killed in Eastern Queens & what you can do on Wed the 15th to stop the violence
Please join us for the inaugural Bayside Family Bike Ride! The ride will begin at 58th avenue and Underhill Avenue in Kissena Corridor park, and will proceed along the Brooklyn-Queens Greenway to the Alley Pond Adventure Course and back.… Read More Bayside Family Bike Ride, 2022
We’re so happy with the momentum around the Eastern Queens Greenway, from streetblog’s focus on the previous attempts to connect the greenway, to QNS.com’s article covering Destination:Greenways! Most importantly, our local politicians are onboard and willing to put their money where their mouth is. Since $200 million has been dedicated to building the upstate Empire… Read More 39 Senators and Assembly Members Ask for $200 Million for Greenways
On February 8th, 2022 the Parks Department released it’s design plan for the Eastern Queens Greenway rehabilitation. Now we need our local politicians to look at the cost estimates and make this happen. … Read More Everything you need to know about the Park’s Department new Greenway Plan for Eastern Queens (including how to help)
The full Board of Community Board 11 Queens voted last night, unanimously approving a network of protected bike lanes in Eastern Queens.… Read More CB11 Queens Unanimously Votes for a Protected Bike Lane Network
The Transportation Committee of Community Board 11 wants to ask the DoT for a series of protected bike lanes. They need to full Board to vote on it on January 3rd, and we need your help to make sure it passes. Here is a petition that you can help share over social media to spread… Read More Big Protected Bike Lane Plan for Eastern Queens if You Help Us Move Quick
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!