Seriously: If Queens Boulevard can get a protected bike lane, you can probably put one on almost any street in country!
Yesterday, the Queens Transportation Alternatives Committee hosted the first of what it hopes are many historic bike rides down Queens Boulevard to try out the first ten blocks or so of the newly installed interim bike lane by NYC DOT. The plan is part of Phase One which covers from Roosevelt to 73rd Streets. Eventually the entire boulevard will be re-designed by 2018 with $100 million dollars budgeted for the overhaul.
On the ride we talked a lot about the history of hard work that it took for volunteers and advocates to push for the lane over the years. And also, sadly, the loss of many lives.
To see a Streetsblog story and NYC DOT full plans for the interim and eventual buildout, please read: streetsblog.org/2015/03/31/boulevard-of-life-phase-1-dot-will-add-protected-bike-lanes-to-queens-blvd/