Last night, Queens Community Board 6 overwhelmingly endorsed DOT's plan to extend protected bike lanes, pedestrian safety improvements, and traffic-calming treatments on Queens Boulevard through Rego Park to Yellowstone Boulevard.
In the U.S., the term “superblock” conjures up the excess of urban renewal and the breakdown of walkable street grids. But in Barcelona, a different type of superblock is making streets more hospitable and humane.
Mayor de Blasio's executive budget, released yesterday, includes $300 million more for street reconstruction projects over the next 10 years than his draft budget from January.
The intersection where Skylar was struck has not been identified by the city as a priority under the Vision Zero initiative, but conditions there invite drivers to take turns at dangerous speeds.