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!
Laws change and people age, but the DMV gives out licences even if the driver hasn’t been tested in decades. We need to upgrading our requirements so the most dangerous drivers are taken off our streets.… Read More Rallying to demand DMV Imposes Better Ongoing Requirements for Drivers
A Complete Street redesign on Utopia Parkway (including protected bike lanes) would help all street users avoid tragedies.… Read More Bicycle Lanes Save Pedestrians’ Lives