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Crowded Bus
Crowded Bus
Broadway - 14 St - 21 St

In addition to bus lanes, transit along 21st would be greatly improved by a bus that connects directly to Brooklyn. Before Andy Byford resigned, a Brooklyn/Queens route that ended in downtown Brooklyn was part of a bus redesign plan. A bus that broadly follows of the route of the Byford era redesign, running in addition to the Q69 and Q100, would reduce both bus and subway congestion, and reduce travel time and transit transfers for commuters and other riders who want to travel more quickly and efficiently between Queens and Brooklyn. Improving transit connections between boroughs should should be a key MTA priority.

Speeding
Speeding
21 St - Broadway - 33 Ave

We need a traffic signal crossing at 33rd Avenue to increase pedestrian safety and to reduce speeding along 21st Street. Vehicles regularly run lights at 34th Avenue & Broadway. Crossing on 21st is a real liability, especially for the high numbers of elderly residents and young families in this vicinity. An extra traffic signal at 33rd would be a huge improvement.

Area of Opportunity
Area of Opportunity
21 St - 27 Rd - 28 Ave

This whole street needs to have protected bike lanes, tree lined sidewalks, and a busway down the middle. It is one of the ugliest and unsafest streets in Astoria and needs a major revamping using a complete streets approach.

Aggressive Drivers
Aggressive Drivers
21 St - Astoria Park South - 25 Rd

Speeding and aggressive erratic driving on 21 street are major. From my experience, biking on this particular block is life threatening. I usually avoid 21st all together because the entire street is so dangerous, but out of necessity or street construction issues I have had to go north on this part of 21st at times. It can be terrifying on a bike, even during low traffic volume times. I guess drivers are speeding up to get to the wide part north of Hoyt? Or speeding towards GCP? Or just speeding because they can? Not just cars, but busses can speed wildly here too. Would like to see 21st st slow way way down, with more ped crossings, and with something that will makes drivers less erratic.

Double Parking
Double Parking
31 Ave - 14 St - 21 St

Double parking common, blocking bike approach to 21st Street.

Truck Double Parked
Truck Double Parked
Newtown Ave - Newtown Ave - 23 St

Multi double parked trucks often in this block. Full east bound lane can be blocked, really dangerous for bikes after crossing from 21st St intersection.

Double Parking
Double Parking
Astoria Park South - Shore Boulevard - 14 St

Frequent double parking here, often blocking the end of the bike lane for cyclists turning left from Shore Ave out of the park.

Double Parking
Double Parking
Astoria Park South - Astoria Park South - 18 St

Frequent double parking, blocking bike lane.

Aggressive Drivers
Aggressive Drivers
21 St - Hoyt Ave South - Hoyt Ave North

I live on 21st Ave, near the 21st Street connection. I can bike along 21st Street to Astoria Park. Once I cross Hoyt Ave. North it's an absolute murder sentence. Actual PROTECTED (as in with jersey barriers) that connects to the Queensboro Bridge and Vernon Blvd. bike lanes along 21st Street is sorely needed. This corridor is also a known speeding zone for dirt bikes, motor bikes, and modified high end sports cars that treat our streets as a race track, endangering lives and causing disturbances day and night throughout the neighborhood. I can't even sleep some nights due to the constant engines revving. They continue onto racing down 21st Ave and 20th Ave at late hours. This is a residential area; I shouldn't have to feel like I'm crossing a highway and fear for my life when crossing 21st St. Traffic calming measures are needed along the entire 21st Street corridor. Prioritize pedestrians and cyclist; our lives are at risk.

Bus Stuck in Traffic
Bus Stuck in Traffic
21 St - 31 Drive - Broadway

The 21st street corridor is severely congested. Please add center-running bus lanes with BRT type bus stops along the median so buses can bypass traffic and increase bus speed and capacity along 21st, incentivizing bus ridership instead of car/taxi usage, making the corridor more efficient. To avoid conflicts between left turning cars and enroute or turning buses, signalling for car and bus lanes should be separated.

Bus Stuck in Traffic
Bus Stuck in Traffic
21 St - 33 Rd - 34 Ave

The 21st street corridor is severely congested. Please add center-running bus lanes with BRT type bus stops along the median so buses can bypass traffic and increase bus speed and capacity along 21st, incentivizing bus ridership instead of car/taxi usage, making the corridor more efficient. To avoid conflicts between left turning cars and enroute or turning buses, signalling for car and bus lanes should be separated.

Bus Stuck in Traffic
Bus Stuck in Traffic
21 St - 35 Ave - 36 Ave

The 21st street corridor is severely congested. Please add center-running bus lanes with BRT type bus stops along the median so buses can bypass traffic and increase bus speed and capacity along 21st, incentivizing bus ridership instead of car/taxi usage, making the corridor more efficient. To avoid conflicts between left turning cars and enroute or turning buses, signalling for car and bus lanes should be separated.

Bus Stop Needed
Bus Stop Needed
21 St - 38 Ave - 39 Ave

The 21st street corridor is severely congested. Please add center-running bus lanes with BRT type bus stops along the median so buses can bypass traffic and increase bus speed and capacity along 21st, incentivizing bus ridership instead of car/taxi usage, making the corridor more efficient. To avoid conflicts between left turning cars and enroute or turning buses, signalling for car and bus lanes should be separated.

Bus Stuck in Traffic
Bus Stuck in Traffic
21 St - 40 Ave - 41 Ave

The 21st street corridor is severely congested. Please add center-running bus lanes with BRT type bus stops along the median so buses can bypass traffic and increase bus speed and capacity along 21st, incentivizing bus ridership instead of car/taxi usage, making the corridor more efficient. To avoid conflicts between left turning cars and enroute or turning buses, signalling for car and bus lanes should be separated.

Crowded Bus
Crowded Bus
21 St - Broadway - Queens

This comment is about the 100 at 21st/Broadway but the same comment is true for the other buses that stop at 21st/34th and 21st/35th. PreCovid - these buses were regularly so crowded that folks waiting to get on would just jump on through the back door. By getting in on the back they guaranteed that they'd get on the bus. If you wait to get in the front a) you have to pay b) you're not guaranteed to be able to get on. I don't know what post covid is going to look like. But there needs to be more flexibility around adding buses when they're needed (rush hour).

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Vehicle Parked in Bus Stop
Vehicle Parked in Bus Stop
21 St - 37 Ave - 14 St

Cars block the bus stop.

Not ADA Accessible
Not ADA Accessible
21 St - 34 Ave - 33 Rd - Queens

The auto shops on 21st St need to stop using the sidewalks for car storage, as an extension of their garages and as an alternate driving route when their driveways are packed with other cars. There are often vehicles driving down the sidewalk on the west side of 21st between the laundromat and the NQV flagpole area. The traffic on the sidewalks of 21st ST pose a danger to all pedestrians - but especially those with disabilities and children.

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Other
Other
21 St - 34 Ave - 35 Ave - Queens

To make up for lost parking spaces - what about adding more angled parking onto wide enough side streets? 14th St between 34th ave the the dead end is wide enough to accomodate angled parking on at least one side of the street. B/c it’s a dead end it will not see much increase in traffic but will eliviate parking issues due to lost spaces on 21st. I believe there are other side streets a block or two off of 21st that could accommodate higher density parking without sacrificing safety.

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Long Distance to Cross
Long Distance to Cross
21 St - Broadway - 31 Drive - Queens

I would like to see a planter median running the length of 21st. Possibly put a two way protected bike lane down the middle of the median. Remove the rent-free street parking from at least one side of 21st (possibly both sides) to “pay for” the space for the median. The median would make crossing the street easier as pedestrians would only need enough time to get half-way across the street before the light/traffic change.

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Other
Other
21 St - 33 Rd - 34 Ave - Queens

Biking on 21st is treacherous. I avoid it when possible but because of where I live, sometimes it’s unavoidable for at least a few blocks

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Aggressive Drivers
Aggressive Drivers
21 St - 34 Ave - 35 Ave - Queens

The speed limit is 25 mpg and yet oftentimes traffic moves at around 40 mph. If there’s going to be a speed limit, it needs to be enforced. The most important thing about 21st St is that safety needs to be improved. Slow the street down by any means possible so that people stop using it as a thruway to get across our neighborhood.

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Other
Other
Queens Plaza North - 21 St - 22 St

this intersection is extremely dangerous. Cars on 21st street turn right onto the bride entrance without regard for the red light. The traffic from 21st street and Queens Plaza North make it is next to impossible to safely cross the bridge entrance on foot. Cars on Queens Plaza North turning onto 21st street and only see bikers or pedestrians in the crosswalk mid-turn. And, this is a heavily used cross walk by bikers and pedestrians. There needs to be a clear, safe connection from the Queensborough bridge greenway to the bike trail at Baby Queensbridge park. And, a safe way for pedestrians to cross the street here.

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Speeding
Speeding
21 St - 33 Ave - 33 Rd

Cars attain really frightening speeds between 34th avenue and Broadway. This would definitely be ameliorated with the addition of a traffic light at 33rd road and 21st street.

Red Light Running
Red Light Running
34 Ave - 21 St - Queens

I’ve been nearly hit several times while crossing the street with my kids due to drivers running red lights going north on 21st

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Dangerous Left Turn
Dangerous Left Turn
33 Rd - 21 St - 14 St

Left turns out of the Popeyes/Baskin Robbins parking lot are really dangerous because there is no traffic light on the 21st street/33rd road corner.

No Crosswalk
No Crosswalk
33 Rd - 21 St - Pedestrian Path

I live on this block--we need a traffic light at this intersection, not just a crosswalk.

Aggressive Drivers
Aggressive Drivers
21 St - 33 Rd - 34 Ave

Aggressive driving/Cars coming out of parking lot/passing cars...dangerous area

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Sidewalk Blocked / Damaged
Sidewalk Blocked / Damaged
21 St - 37 Ave - 14 St

Cars park all over the sidewalk here. Enforcement doesn't work, not least of all because the NYPD park on the sidewalk themselves. It is, however, preventable with street design. Short bollards along the curb and alongside the driveways would prevent driving anywhere but the curb cuts. Not doing that is deciding that pedestrian safety is something that can be compromised on.

No Crosswalk
No Crosswalk
21 St - 33 Rd - 34 Ave

A crosswalk is needed on 21st St and 33rd Rd. There is no crosswalk for a lo g stretch so people jaywalk all the time. It’s incredibly dangerous.

Curbside Parking Issue
Curbside Parking Issue
21 St - 33 Rd - 34 Ave

Punjab always has cars parked on the sidewalk. It is very dangerous to walk infront of Punjab and the laudromat because of cars parked on the sidewalk and the cars backing out blindly onto 21st street from the garage.

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Dangerous Left Turn
Dangerous Left Turn
21 St - 33 Rd - 34 Ave

People pull out of burger king/dunkin donuts parking lot and make a left onto 21st across 2 lanes of traffic. We need a light and crosswalk at 21st street and 33rd road and one of the entrances/exits should be closed or turned into a one way driveway in the shopping center.

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Crowded Bus Stop
Crowded Bus Stop
21 St - 33 Rd - 34 Ave

The 69 bus stop on 21st and 34th ave heading towards astoria park is so full in the morning I have to wait 2-3 busses to get my kids on the bus to school.

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Crowded Bus Stop
Crowded Bus Stop
21 St - Broadway - 33 Ave

It is impossible to get on the bus at this stop in the morning

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Jaywalking
Jaywalking
21 St - 33 Rd - 34 Ave

People jaywalk at 33rd road across 21st street rather than walking down to broadway or 34th ave

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Dangerous Left Turn
Dangerous Left Turn
34 Ave - 14 St - 21 St

People turn left across 21st street into pedestrians crossing 34th ave on the east side of the block.

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Speeding
Speeding
21 St - 33 Rd - 34 Ave

Cars speed from 34th ave to broadway on 21st street to try to make it through the light before it changes.

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No Crosswalk
No Crosswalk
21 St - 33 Rd - 34 Ave

This is a very long stretch with no crosswalk. We live on the east side of 21st street and our kids doe busstop is on the west side of 21st street. Kids run across at 21st street at 33rd road every morning when they're late for the bus and it is SO dangerous. We see people narrowly escaping being hit by cars and dashing across 21st street constantly. There should be a light and crosswalk.

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Speeding
Speeding
21 St - 33 Rd - 34 Ave - Queens

need a speed camera soth bound on 21 street

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Double Parking
Double Parking
21 St - 39 Ave - 40 Ave

During AM rush hours, nearby businesses will have delivery trucks double parked resulting in 21 St S/B to be forced into one lane, creating a major backlog and adding several minutes to bus arrival at Queensbridge station.

Other
Other
21 St - 30 Ave - 30 Rd

Please improve curb conditions by the USPS station. Cars and USPS trucks make this a very dangerous place for pedestrians.

Aggressive Drivers
Aggressive Drivers
27 Ave - 14 St - 18 St

Cars traveling northbound will often do at terrifying speed will no regard to pedestrians. They will execute the turn at 25-30 mph from 27th Avenue (eastbound) or from 21 Street. Can you please implement bollards so drivers who want to head north must make predictable and slower turns? Currently the wide entrance to 18th Street gives drivers the signal to speed up.

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Double Parking
Double Parking
Newtown Ave - 21 St - Newtown Ave

Sometimes cars traveling to Newtown have to wait behind a double parked vehicle by the Chinese restaurant and Chubby Burger fast food restaurant. There is also a car mechanic that blocks the sidewalk/parts of the roadbed which create barriers for pedestrian and bicycle travel. The south side of Newtown should only have loading zones for delivery trucks. By freeing up the curb for deliveries to CTown or the car mechanic, there will be less opportunities for cars queuing into 21st Street

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Bench Needed
Bench Needed
27 Ave - 18 St - Newtown Ave

This triangle between 27th Avenue/Astoria Blvd/21st Street does nothing to promote safety in its current form. Closing it off to cars could serve as a green space for people eating, or who need a place to sit. Today you see NYPD crossing guards park there, motorcycles park there. Sometimes cars traveling east on Astoria Blvd will use it to turn north onto 27th Avenue. You can easily make that area more productive and provide up to 30 on street parking spaces for bicycles. Air quality will improve and the overall sense of safety will improve for pedestrians

Aggressive Drivers
Aggressive Drivers
Astoria Boulevard - 18 St - Newtown Ave

Drivers that travel to 21st Street from Astoria Blvd accelerate to maybe 35-40mph to make the light with zero regard for safety. The road should be narrowed to curb speeding. Q19 buses and their passengers are at the mercy of people driving recklessly to reach 21st Street

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Aggressive Drivers
Aggressive Drivers
12 St - 26 Ave - 27 Ave

I understand this study is for 21st street but I have to mention how dangerous 12th Street is where I live. Cars race down to Shore Towers and Astoria Park despite a speed bump. There need to be more traffic calming measures (perhaps consider your treatment of university place by 14th street in Manhattan)

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Truck Double Parked
Truck Double Parked
21 St - 26 Rd - 27 Ave

I work at NYCRN and I always, ALWAYS see people parked on the sidewalk outside the gate which is incredibly dangerous for pedestrians at night. Also cars that do this prevent ambulance vehicles from picking up residents which can be a life threatening situation when these vehicles cannot get to Mount Sinai in a limited amount of time. The fact that there is parking at all means we care more about storing private vehicles than we do about the lives of our elderly who may be suffering a heart attack or a stroke. This happens during shift changes (8:00am,4:00pm,12:00am) Please take parking away from the curb outside of NYCRN and make it only available for trucks delivering essential goods or the ambulance trucks that need 24/7 uninterrupted access

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Area of Opportunity
Area of Opportunity
31 Ave - 21 St - 23 St

Can DOT consider placing the WalkNYC signs along 21st Street to show where the bus stops are, distances between their location and park/waterfront and the distance to nearest citibike station? You should also consider a 2-way separate bike lane along 21st Street so buses don't have conflicts with bikes.

Jaywalking
Jaywalking
21 St - 40 Ave - 41 Ave

Passengers taking the southbound Q69/Q100 make the dangerous decision to cross behind buses to cross to the east side of 21st Street. Not sure what can be done but maybe make the crossing time longer

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Vehicle Parked in Bus Stop
Vehicle Parked in Bus Stop
21 St - Astoria Boulevard - 27 Rd

So many times I come to this stop and see service vehicles and NYPD double park in the bus stop. Can you please extend the curb like what is usually done for SBS stops. The curb extends into the street with tactile markings so cars do not have the opportunity to block buses and buses can stop and leave on time.

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Long Wait to Cross
Long Wait to Cross
21 St - Astoria Boulevard - 27 Rd

Please consider changing the signal timing for the southside of Astoria Blvd for pedestrians. Currently only the north side crosses while the southside waits for westbound cars on Astoria Blvd to turn south on 21st Street. Pedestrians should be allowed to cross before the cars turning south.

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Difficult Transfer
Difficult Transfer
21 St - 26 Rd - 27 Ave

I work at the New York Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing at 26-13 21st Street and I see a large group of my colleagues run across both Astoria Blvd and 21st Street to make the Queens Plaza bound Q69/Q100 by the Islamic Center. Please consider implementing simultaneous crossings (parallel, perpendicular and diagonal) so people can make their transfer without risking their lives.

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Other
Other
21 St - 40 Ave - 41 Ave

I heard there are considerations on adding a bus lane on 21st street. PLEASE DON'T DO IT. There is already plenty of traffic during busy times, especially when people double park (which is something we can't really stop, as people have to do it). Cutting off a whole lane would just create chaos.

Other
Other
Vernon Boulevard - Queensbridge Park Greenway - 40 Ave

The protected bike lane along Vernon southbound should be continued, as southbound bikers who don't want to go through Queensbridge Park are forced to either ride on the sidewalk or in the street. This stretch of Vernon is narrow and particularly busy, with double-parked cars on both sides.

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Remove Bus Stop
Remove Bus Stop
21 St - 34 Ave - 35 Ave

Q69 stops are too close together and cause buses to make too frequent stops. This is one underutilized stop, with another stop within easy walking distance at 35th Ave.

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Remove Bus Stop
Remove Bus Stop
21 St - Broadway - 33 Ave

Q69 stops are too close together and cause buses to make too frequent stops. This is one underutilized stop, with another stop within easy walking distance.

Remove Bus Stop
Remove Bus Stop
21 St - 35 Ave - 36 Ave

Q69 stops are too close together and cause buses to make too frequent stops. This is one underutilized stop, with another stop within the same city block.

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Red Light Running
Red Light Running
21 St - 34 Ave - 35 Ave

Drivers regularly run the red at this intersection in both directions, which is especially dangerous since 34th Ave is a pedestrian/bike corridor to Rainey Park.

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Other
Other
21 St - 40 Ave - 41 Ave

Q69 stops are too close together and cause buses to make too frequent stops. This is one underutilized stop, with another stop within the same city block.

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Curbside Parking Issue
Curbside Parking Issue
21 St - 39 Ave - 40 Ave

On weekday mornings (around 8 AM), contractors converge on Grant Supplies - which slows southbound traffic and buses to a crawl. Double-parking on both sides of the street, mid-street u-turns, and jaywalking are common around this time.

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Aggressive Drivers
Aggressive Drivers

There needs to be a much bigger drive-by police presence. There are way too many drag races and ATV's at night and sometimes during the day. Near Astoria Boulevard there is a presence of small crimes going on. My wife saw someone running after another person with a knife once. This area is developing fast and if the city and the neighborhood wants to attract developers they should do more about this.

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Other
Other
Vernon Boulevard - 41 Ave - Queensbridge Park Greenway

We need to continue the protected bike lane past Queensbridge park. The current layout forces northbound bikers to cross multiple lanes of traffic to get to the bike lane when on the other side of the park. Most likely they are forced to run onto the sidewalk by the park to avoid an unnecessarily dangerous situation with aggressive and fast vehicles on the road.

Other
Other
Vernon Boulevard - 31 Drive - Vernon Boulevard

The divided bike lane needs to continue around this corner. The current configuration forces bikes to go over a sidewalk into a blind corner. It is extremely dangerous for both pedestrians and bikers.

Other
Other
Vernon Boulevard - Rainey Park Esplanade - Rainey Park Esplanade

There needs to be proper divided bike lane along Rainey Park. The current setup forces a northbound bike to cross two lanes of busy traffic to the protected bike lane. Very dangerous!

Double Parking
Double Parking
Astoria Park South - Astoria Park South - 21 St

Contant double parking by Parks vehicles, driving school vehicles, and misc trucks along both sides of Astoria Park South, but especially right along the park. These vehicles are always blocking the bike lane.

Other
Other
21 St - Hoyt Ave South - Hoyt Ave North

Horrible potholes and narrow bike lane under the triboro bridge. The transition from one lane on 21st to two lanes under the bridge also results in buses and other vehicles to cross over the bike lane at the intersection and crowd the bike lane under the bridge. it's very dangerous.

Blocking the Box
Blocking the Box
Hoyt Ave South - 21 St - 23 St

There should be a left turn lane eastbound 21st and Hoyt south. You will lose a few parking spaces but the traffic won't be backed up. There is no need for the left turn lane on Hoyt north. Also Astoria Blvd could be reconfigured to put left turn lane eastbound. No parking in front of apartment building and you have three lanes. These two intersections have the worst backup on 21 st. Astoria is a mess since DOT has reconfigured streets. There is more congestion which means more emissions so bike lanes have not made us greener. Commissioner of DOT should get in a car and take a drive through Astoria to see how frustrating it is. The route could be take Grand Central get off 31st where you have to cross with traffic trying to get to bridge. Make a left on Crescent St where you can try to drop someone at emergency room in Mount Sinai in the bike lane. Next watch someone back out of their driveway into bike lane and between parked cars. Next 20ave and 21 st. There isnt enough room for buses to turn. I hope DOT can do a better job on 21st.

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Other
Other
30 Drive - 14 St - 21 St

Going on 21st starting at Hoyt, there is no bike lane or any signage indicating the road should be shared with cyclists after Astoria Park South. As a regular cyclists I avoid this street as much as possible because of it.

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No Crosswalk
No Crosswalk
Vernon Boulevard - 31 Drive - 31 Ave

There should be a crosswalk on the southside of 31st Avenue, and a traffic light. The current configuration leaves pedestrians with no choice other than dangerous jaywalking, and that is eventually going to get someone killed.

No Crosswalk
No Crosswalk
33 Rd - Vernon Boulevard - 9 St

There should be a crosswalk here so people can safely access Rainey Park. The current configuration encourages dangerous jaywalking.

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Area of Opportunity
Area of Opportunity
Vernon Boulevard - Vernon Boulevard - Broadway

The intersection of Broadway, Vernon Blvd, Socrates Sculpture Park and Costco is an over-complicated mess. There are so many traffic lights and short, disjointed crosswalks that the simple process of crossing the street becomes long, multi-stage process. It seems like the primary goal of this intersection is shuttling cars in and out of Costco, rather than allowing safe public access to the waterfront. At the least, the tiny triangle between Broadway and Vernon and 11th should be merged with Broadway. That would make the intersection simpler and safer to cross.

Bus Blocked From Curb
Bus Blocked From Curb
21 St - 40 Ave - 41 Ave

This bus stop is regularly blocked by private car and taxi drivers.

Bus Stuck in Traffic
Bus Stuck in Traffic
21 St - Broadway - 33 Ave

Buses can slow down quite a bit approaching Broadway.

Long Wait to Cross
Long Wait to Cross
21 St - 31 Rd - 31 Drive

The kids at IS126 deserve a safer, calmer, less polluting avenue outside their school.

Dangerous Left Turn
Dangerous Left Turn
21 St - 40 Ave - 41 Ave

Making a left turn along 21st Street is difficult at best. The speed at which traffic moves and the number of drivers running red lights is dangerous.

Aggressive Drivers
Aggressive Drivers
Broadway - 14 St - 21 St

The block in Broadway bounded by 21st street and Vernon Blvd. is hazardous for speeding vehicles. The wide ROW with minimal traffic is the perfect area to speed in a dangerous manner.

Blocking the Box
Blocking the Box
21 St - Hoyt Ave South - Hoyt Ave North

This intersection has poor timining which causes vehicles to congest into Hoyt Ave North. Congestion is further affected by vehicles exiting from Rt.278.

Curbside Parking Issue
Curbside Parking Issue
21 St - 33 Ave - 33 Rd

The block bounded by 33rd Ave and 33rd is notrious for double parking. On street parking is being utilized as a storage area for vehicles being repaired or serviced.

Curbside Parking Issue
Curbside Parking Issue
21 St - 34 Ave - 35 Ave

The block bounded by 34th Ave and and 35th Ave is congest due to DSNY truck parked along the southbound side of 21st St. In addition, NYPD has utilized the sidewalk as parking space limiting pedestrian accesibility.

Curbside Parking Issue
Curbside Parking Issue
21 St - 37 Ave - 14 St

The block bounded by 37th Ave and 39th is notrious for double parking. On street parking is being utilized as a storage area for vehicles being repaired or serviced. It is also important to note that the sidewalk are also being used as storage areas vehicles. There are several abandoned cars along 14th street in front on PS111.

Double Parking
Double Parking
21 St - 31 Rd - 31 Drive

21st Street in general is a nightmare to drive down. There are two lanes and parking in each direction, but this creates a whack-a-mole situation where people are double parked on the right, and cars are trying to turn left on the left, so as a driver you are constantly weaving in and out of lanes. At the rare times when it is clear, people speed like crazy. Perhaps planning what types of turns are allowed where, and perhaps adding signals for them, and somehow enforcing double parking prohibitions would be good for this street.

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Area of Opportunity
Area of Opportunity
21 St - Broadway - 33 Ave

This is just one location, but I think throughout 21st Street are opportunities for more street trees, planters, and benches. As it stands, it's not enjoyable to be on the block; with reduced traffic and faster buses, the street can be made more of a destination, which would drive business footfall.

Aggressive Drivers
Aggressive Drivers
21 St - 31 Ave - 31 Rd

The entire stretch of 21st st is completely unsafe for pedestrians and bikers. Traffic calming, bus lanes, and bike lanes much needed

Double Parking
Double Parking
Crescent St - 39 Ave - 40 Ave

Flagrant double parking on 21st street regularly disrupts bus traffic (all traffic, really). I would like to see dedicated double parking enforcement during rush hours. I understand that certain official vehicles must double park when necessary but I often find that the double parked cars could have easily stopped at a hydrant or around the corner on one of the avenues.

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Curbside Parking Issue
Curbside Parking Issue
21 St - 38 Ave - 39 Ave

Lots of double parking from car repair shops that interrupt traffic flow.

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Blocking the Box
Blocking the Box
21 St - 38 Ave - 39 Ave

Cars moving in and out of car repair shops often block ongoing traffic and can be hazardous

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Aggressive Drivers
Aggressive Drivers
21 St - 39 Ave - 40 Ave

Lots of aggressive drivers on 21st Street in general. Also, lots of double-parked cars, even during rush between 34th avenue and the bridge in both directions (mostly sanitation department for area near 34th avenue) and this leads to traffic congestion and aggressive driving.

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Failure to Yield
Failure to Yield
23 St - Hoyt Ave South - Hoyt Ave North

Having 23rd between Hoyt S and Hoyt N causes issues because, with two sides of parking, you can not move two lanes of traffic without one backing up letting the other through. Combined with the intersection blocked, this area becomes impassable and dangerous to pedestrians crossing.

Blocking the Box
Blocking the Box
23 St - Hoyt Ave South - Hoyt Ave North

When the traffic is backed up between Hoyt N and S on 21st st, it creates a blocked intersection at 23rd and Hoyt N.

Bus Stuck in Traffic
Bus Stuck in Traffic
21 St - 30 Ave - 30 Rd

I love on 30th and 21st so take the bus to catch the F train. The bus is slowed down so much by other traffic when having to merge after the stops. Also, double parking often is a problem too. A separated, dedicated and protected busway would be huge for this st as it would then make connecting to the subways at queensboro plaza much, much easier and faster

Area of Opportunity
Area of Opportunity
31 Ave - Vernon Boulevard - 12 St

Dangerous crossing here with a blind curve to the south which northbound drivers take at speed. Southbound drivers also speed around the curve because the bike lane has no barrier here, so they use it as extra space to take a wide fast curve. Put up more jersey barriers here and a light at this intersection.

Sidewalk Blocked / Damaged
Sidewalk Blocked / Damaged
Broadway - Costco Esplanade - Vernon Boulevard

The sidewalk and bike lane design along the western edge of Vernon Blvd here is ridiculous, and there is plenty of room to make it safe. You simply cannot have the sidewalk (which narrows considerably at this corner) also suddenly become a bike lane with minimal signage. Design this intersection for safety, with a bike lane in the street, separated from pedestrian traffic.

Sidewalk Blocked / Damaged
Sidewalk Blocked / Damaged
21 St - 38 Ave - 39 Ave

The businesses here always block the sidewalk, forcing people to walk in the street

Area of Opportunity
Area of Opportunity
21 St - 41 Ave - Pedestrian Path

Work with CitiBike to place docks in the road right next to the subway entrance

Not Enough Time to Cross
Not Enough Time to Cross
Vernon Boulevard - Vernon Boulevard - Broadway

Northbound cars turning right from Vernon to Broadway often miss the the second light (broadway and vernon) after the costco light and miss the 11th st / broadway light as well. This is especially dangerous because that turn has limited visibility to 11th st when turning from Vernon to Broadway. This makes crossing from Socrates park and using the light coming from 11st to Broadway dangerous.

No Crosswalk
No Crosswalk
23 St - 33 Ave - 33 Rd

A crosswalk is desperately needed on 21 St and 33rd Rd. There is no crosswalk for a huge stretch and I’ve seen children running across the street. It’s incredibly dangerous.

Crowded Bus
Crowded Bus
21 St - 31 Drive - Broadway

This bus stop (and entire bus route) is way overcrowded during rush hour. Cars often illegally double park in or in front of the stop, slowing things down further. Plus, there are too many people to all board one-by-one in a timely fashion. To solve these issues, we need dedicated bus lanes and all-door boarding.

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Jaywalking
Jaywalking
Hoyt Ave South - 21 St - 23 St

east of 21st street I NEVER cross hoyt ave S in the crosswalk due to aggressive drivers and poor lines of sight. midblock is almost always the safest place to cross.

Speeding
Speeding
21 St - 31 Drive - Broadway

Cars speed too much here. Make the street a safe bike lane so you can go to the park from 31 Ave.

Failure to Yield
Failure to Yield
Hoyt Ave South - 21 St - 23 St

turning motorists frequently don't see/nearly hit/drive past pedestrians in crosswalk

No Crosswalk
No Crosswalk
33 Rd - 21 St - Pedestrian Path

This is a very long stretch of road with no crosswalks and several dangerous unmarked intersections, encouraging drivers to speed, and pedestrians to jaywalk. A crosswalk should be added at 33rd Road to calm traffic and allow people to cross the street safely.

Area of Opportunity
Area of Opportunity
Astoria Greenway - Astoria Park South - 9 St

Make this an official bike lane to connect more easily to Astoria park from other bike lanes in the area.

No Crosswalk
No Crosswalk
33 Ave - 21 St - 23 St

this is a very long stretch of road with no crosswalks and several dangerous unmarked intersections, encouraging drivers to speed, and pedestrians to jaywalk. A crosswalk should be added at 33rd Avenue to calm traffic and allow people to cross the street safely.

Area of Opportunity
Area of Opportunity
31 Ave - Vernon Boulevard - 12 St

Intersection should have a light - crossing Vernon on foot or by bike is very dangerous due to high speed driving. The curve in the road to the south of this intersection does not allow visibility to any cars heading north.

Long Wait to Cross
Long Wait to Cross
Rfk Br Queens Ped And Bike Path - Ny-qn Cnty Boundary - Hoyt Ave North

Pedestrian crossing time on South sidewalks of Hoyt Ave N to cross 21st is too short.

Failure to Yield
Failure to Yield
Astoria Park South - Astoria Park South - 21 St

Aggressive drivers try to bully pedestrians out of the crosswalks when they have the light. This intersection should have a pedestrian-only light cycle seeing as the park is such a popular destination.

Red Light Running
Red Light Running
21 St - Hoyt Ave South - Hoyt Ave North

Frequent left turns on red

No Crosswalk
No Crosswalk
21 St - 25 Rd - 26 Ave

I disagree with other comments. You cannot have a crosswalk at every intersection or 21st street won't move, this isn't Manhattan. There is little business and this is not a "micro-neighborhood" with all amenties that require easy foot traffic flow. With the exception of a few salons on either side and a travel agency or two, this isn't an area looking of major foot traffic development. The "blocks" in reference are not even full avenue blocks in distance, they're short blocks. If the plan is to rezone along 21st to encourage businesses all along the route, then a crosswalk would make more sense, but at present, it does not. Just go to 26th ave or Hoyt Ave S. if you need to cross.

Double Parking
Double Parking
21 St - 31 Drive - Broadway

This northbound bus stop is often blocked by double-parkers

Sidewalk Blocked / Damaged
Sidewalk Blocked / Damaged
21 St - Broadway - 33 Ave

Here and at most if not all the other long curb cuts for gas stations and auto body shops along 21st St, the lack of any differentiation between the sidewalk and the gas station means that drivers don't look for pedestrians, and often drive on the sidewalk. Bollards or curbs (not flexible delineators or paint) would help delineate the space for pedestrians, as would narrowing curb cuts to just one car-width for entry and exit.

Other
Other
21 St - 38 Ave - 39 Ave - Queens

a new Amazon distribution center is opening. It will add tremendous traffic to an already overburdened street. How is DOT's planning including this increase in traffic? Can DOT prevent this facility from allowing ingress and egress via 21st street?

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Area of Opportunity
Area of Opportunity
21 St - 33 Rd - 34 Ave

Are you considering adding protected bike lanes along with bus lanes? This is such a wide street, and as others have noted, speeding is a common issue. If it could be narrowed while enhancing bus performance and making cycling safer, it would be an improvement for everyone.

No Crosswalk
No Crosswalk
21 St - 33 Rd - 34 Ave

Seriously, this is a very long stretch of road with no crosswalks, despite the fact that there are thru roads on the east side of 21st St. that people walking on the west side of 21st St. would like to be able to get to. Plus, there's a shopping plaza right here that is cutoff to anyone who doesn't want to play frogger.

Long Wait to Cross
Long Wait to Cross
26 Ave - 18 St - 21 St

Both signal phases are way too long - it takes far too long to get the light to change to cross on foot, but also it stays green for way too long. Cut both phases in half so there is more frequent, but shorter walk cycles.

Aggressive Drivers
Aggressive Drivers
Astoria Park South - Astoria Park South - 21 St

The wide design of both these roads encourages speeding. 21st St generally has enough traffic to keep speeds reasonable at rush hours, but off-hours and at all times on Hoyt Ave S, the road is tailor-made for speeding and people do, constantly.

Other
Other
21 St - Hoyt Ave South - Hoyt Ave North

The bike lane on this block is horrifically dangerous. Better not to have it there at all than to paint a single line on the ground and pretend that's safe infrastructure. Drivers treat it as a turn lane. Build an actual protected connection to Hoyt Av S here.

Long Distance to Cross
Long Distance to Cross
21 St - Hoyt Ave South - Hoyt Ave North

Both streets are incredibly wide, Hoyt Av S especially is unnecessarily wide. Everyone is making turns here - some restrictions and visibility design improvements are needed to avoid turn conflict with pedestrians. The painted islands don't work. All the delineators have been destroyed by cars.

No Crosswalk
No Crosswalk
25 Rd - 21 St - 22 St

Not being able to cross here, at 22nd St across Astoria Blvd, or 25th Road at 23rd St entirely cuts off this micro-neighborhood for pedestrians. There is no way to get directly to anything across any of those streets without going out of the way.

No Crosswalk
No Crosswalk
23 St - 25 Rd - Astoria Boulevard

Not being able to cross here, at 22nd St across Astoria Blvd, or 25th Road at 21st St entirely cuts off this micro-neighborhood for pedestrians. There is no way to get directly to anything across any of those streets without going out of the way.

No Crosswalk
No Crosswalk
Astoria Boulevard - Newtown Ave - 22 St

Not being able to cross here, at 25th Rd across 21st St, or 25th Road at 23rd St entirely cuts off this micro-neighborhood for pedestrians. There is no way to get directly to anything across any of those streets without going out of the way.

No Crosswalk
No Crosswalk
Newtown Ave - Astoria Boulevard - Newtown Ave

There is no crosswalk and no sidewalk on the triangle here, but it's obviously a more direct path to walk along Astoria Blvd, so people walk it anyway, putting themselves in danger. The western slip lane to Newtown should be closed and made into sidewalk space, and a crosswalk should be put in across the eastern fork of Newtown here.

Red Light Running
Red Light Running
21 St - Astoria Park South - 25 Rd

Consistent red light runners

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Bus Stuck in Traffic
Bus Stuck in Traffic
21 St - 30 Ave - 30 Rd

Buses are stuck in traffic the entire way down 21st St. It causes unpredictable wait times and bus bunching. And even with that bad service, more people ride the bus on this street than drive on it, according to the DOT's own stats. Bus lanes are needed ASAP.

Other
Other
Astoria Boulevard - 18 St - Newtown Ave

Consider this proposal for this intersection - it points out the main issues with the intersection as well as solutions for each. https://adamfishercox.com/safe-astoria/

No Crosswalk
No Crosswalk
Astoria Boulevard - 18 St - Newtown Ave

It's impossible to safely cross from the tip of this triangle to the rest of the intersection, but of course if people need to cross, they will. So the design of this intersection is just requiring people to put themselves at risk.

Bus Stuck in Traffic
Bus Stuck in Traffic
21 St - 26 Rd - 27 Ave

Buses often get stuck at the red light here, with the bus stop just across the intersection. Traffic Signal Priority and/or bus stop relocation to the north side of the intersection would help. Center-running bus lanes and island stops would be best.

Long Distance to Cross
Long Distance to Cross
Astoria Boulevard - 18 St - Newtown Ave

Crossing distances are way too long at all intersections, but this one has huge distances in all directions. Turn Newtown Ave and 27th Ave away from the intersection to simplify this intersection.

Jaywalking
Jaywalking
21 St - Astoria Boulevard - 27 Rd

Jaywalking should not be illegal and roads and traffic levels should be designed safely enough to cross at any point - but the design of this intersection encourages crossing against the light because there are multiple useful crossings that aren't marked or made safe (for example, from the location of the WB Q19 stop to the location of the EB Q19 stop), and the light cycles are way too long for pedestrians on an intersection that most people need to cross twice. It's a huge impediment to connecting folks on the west side of the street to the east side (where supermarkets are)

Speeding
Speeding
21 St - Astoria Boulevard - 27 Rd

Speeding is the norm up and down the entire street, but at this intersection there are multiple visibility issues (especially the northwest corner) where speeding drivers take right turns without being able to see if they will hit someone crossing the street.

Red Light Running
Red Light Running
21 St - Astoria Boulevard - 27 Rd

Red light running is constant at this intersection as well as creeping into the crosswalk/rolling before the light turns green.

Double Parking
Double Parking
21 St - Astoria Boulevard - 27 Rd

Cars are constantly double parked near this garage causing a back up of traffic, especially for the busses

Blocking the Box
Blocking the Box
Astoria Boulevard - 18 St - Newtown Ave

Plenty of waiting in the middle of the intersection to turn left, which creates cascading problems through the light cycle making pedestrian crossing dangerous.

Aggressive Drivers
Aggressive Drivers
21 St - Astoria Boulevard - 27 Rd

Aggressive driving is the norm for this entire street, but this intersection provides unique opportunity for their aggression to be deadly. Creeping into crosswalks, running reds, blind right turns, it's all here.

Dangerous Left Turn
Dangerous Left Turn
21 St - Astoria Boulevard - 27 Rd

Constant conflicts with pedestrians right of way here, in all directions.

Crowded Bus Stop
Crowded Bus Stop
21 St - 40 Ave - 41 Ave

Northbound bus stop especially gets very overcrowded in the evening rush hour and the sidewalk is already narrow here. Much more space and covered facilities needed for waiting in the rain. Area feels sketchy as well due to the overcrowding and lack of well-lit bus stop facilities for a major transfer station.

Other
Other
21 St - Ed Koch Br Upper Rdway En Ramp - Queens Plaza North

Bikes shouldn't have to ride up onto the sidewalk here, conflicting with pedestrians. Create fully separate bike facilities at this intersection.

No Crosswalk
No Crosswalk
21 St - 39 Ave - 40 Ave

Long walk to a crosswalk from this intersection.

No Crosswalk
No Crosswalk
21 St - 33 Rd - 34 Ave

no crosswalk for 3 blocks!

No Crosswalk
No Crosswalk
21 St - 33 Ave - 33 Rd

No crosswalks for 3 blocks!

No Crosswalk
No Crosswalk
21 St - 28 Ave - 29 Ave

An example of dividing the two neighborhoods - this should be a crossable spot, rather than having to walk a block in either direction.

No Crosswalk
No Crosswalk
21 St - 25 Rd - 26 Ave

An example of dividing the two neighborhoods - this should be a crossable spot, rather than having to walk a block in either direction.

Bus Stuck in Traffic
Bus Stuck in Traffic
21 St - 36 Ave - 37 Ave

Anywhere south of here in the mornings, buses get stuck in traffic behind people trying to get on the bridge

Inadequate Lighting
Inadequate Lighting
21 St - 40 Ave - 41 Ave

Lighting at this busstop is not the best

Multiple Buses Arrive Together
Multiple Buses Arrive Together
Broadway - 21 St - 23 St

Due to traffic in both directions buses often arrive bunched up here

Red Light Running
Red Light Running
Astoria Boulevard - 18 St - Newtown Ave

red light running

Crowded Bus Stop
Crowded Bus Stop
21 St - 27 Rd - 28 Ave

Morning rush hours always crowded for q69/q100. buses filled as well, sometimes even before south of the TriBoro

No Crosswalk
No Crosswalk
27 Ave - 18 St - Newtown Ave

This area is a common sense pedestrian cross but car dominance in the area is terrifying

Aggressive Drivers
Aggressive Drivers
21 St - Astoria Boulevard - 27 Rd

Cars are consistently blowing reds with many pedestrians around -- straight aways and wide turning lanes from 21st St going west are very dangerous

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