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Aggressive Drivers
Aggressive Drivers

78th Street should be COMPLETELY car-free. The conflict between park users and drivers is too dangerous to safely engineer. We need more open space in Jackson Heights. We have experience aggressive driving by Koeppel Mazda employees (in cars with Koeppel logo) and Koeppel customers. Dealership should be required to use entrances on Northern and 77th St - which is how Toyota operated for over 20 years.

Street View
Average :4.4 (Votes: 6 )
Bike Lane Requested
Bike Lane Requested

Express Bus Lane should be created for the length of Queens Blvd

Street View
Average :3.4 (Votes: 3 )
Aggressive Drivers
Aggressive Drivers

I cannot believe the city is considering going back on their word and taking away park land to give to a car dealership. This would be a safety and public health disaster. Idling cars, cars making u-turns and not paying attention. Do not allow Koeppel to take critical park.

Average :4.4 (Votes: 6 )
Dangerous Merge
Dangerous Merge

Require Koeppel car dealership to close car service entry point on corner of Northern Blvd and 78th Blvd. Ensure 78th Street remains a "car free" "kid friendly" street end to end.

Average :4 (Votes: 5 )
Dangerous Merge
Dangerous Merge

This entire street was promised by the city for the public's use. Please make this a car free street for the entire length of 78th street between 34th avenue and Northern Blvd.

Average :4 (Votes: 4 )
Aggressive Drivers
Aggressive Drivers

Please do not give any park space to Koeppel Mazda. Keep ALL of 78th st between Northern and 34th Ave as Pedestrian only as per 2015 plan. This car dealership parks their cars on the sidewalk and allowing them to drive in the park area will put children in danger. We as taxpayers should not have to foot the bill for a private driveway for this one commercial business. They should use their other entrance.

Average :4 (Votes: 4 )
Dangerous Left Turn
Dangerous Left Turn

As the $6 million renovation of Travers Park enters its final phase, the De Blasio Administration is attempting to quietly break their commitment to close 78th Street completely to cars as a result of pressure from Koeppel Mazda, and use public money that was earmarked for the last stage of park renovations to build a dangerous, private driveway for Koeppel instead.

Average :4 (Votes: 4 )
Multiple Buses Arrive Together
Multiple Buses Arrive Together

Please create separate, dedicated bus lanes all along Northern Blvd to improve traffic efficiency.

Street View
Average :2.7 (Votes: 3 )
Bike Lane Requested
Bike Lane Requested

Please add a separate, protected bike lane for the entire length of Northern Blvd.

Average :3.7 (Votes: 3 )
Truck Parked on Sidewalk
Truck Parked on Sidewalk

Koeppel Mazda underhandedly is trying to steal much needed, planned park space. Keep ALL of 78th st between Northern and 34th Ave as Pedestrian only as per 2015 plan. Koeppel parks their cars on the sidewalk, and generally acts as if it is their private street. The proposal to create a private 'Koeppel Only' driveway with taxpayer money (previously allocated to the park) is adding insult to injury.

Average :3.7 (Votes: 9 )
Bus Arrives Late
Bus Arrives Late

Separated bus lanes should be provided all along Northern Boulevard to make this route efficient by bus. Buses get stuck in traffic frequently. Northern Boulevard is far from subway stops for much of its length; creating a separate bus lane would revolutionize transit in this part of Queens

Average :4 (Votes: 4 )
Bike Lane Requested
Bike Lane Requested

This area in dire need of protected bike lanes

Average :4 (Votes: 4 )
Curbside Parking Issue
Curbside Parking Issue

Koeppel Mazda uses public space as storage for their vehicles, get them off the sidewalk and give Jackson Heights the car-free park all the way to Northern Boulevard that was promised to the community

Average :3.7 (Votes: 6 )
Bike Lane Requested
Bike Lane Requested

Protected bike lane all along northern boulevard is needed, but especially connecting to the newly renovated Travers Park, which should include a car-free 78th st all the way to Northern Boulevard.

Street View
Average :4 (Votes: 4 )
Failure to Yield
Failure to Yield

Making a change to the Travers Park 78th Street plan, without any community input, to accommodate a politically connected business, is not in line with Vision Zero.
Letting cars onto 78th Street from Northern Blvd is simply incompatible with a safe park for kids (or anybody). This is the only park we have, for God's sake. Koeppel has *miles* of property. We have this one park.

Average :3.7 (Votes: 6 )
Difficult Turn/Crossing
Difficult Turn/Crossing

Please keep 78th street car free as called for in the original Travers Park renovation plan. Do not permit any vehicles to enter the road for commerce or transit purposes. Please maintain it as pedestrian only.

Average :4 (Votes: 4 )
Aggressive Drivers
Aggressive Drivers

Make 78 Street pedestrian as per official redesign plan for Travers Park. Koeppel car dealership as illegally opened a service entrance on the street designated solely for pedestrian access to the park.

Average :4.2 (Votes: 5 )
Aggressive Drivers
Aggressive Drivers

The City has promised to close all of 78th Street to vehicle traffic as part of the renovation of Travers Park and Staunton Field. It is not acceptable that 78th Street remain open for the private use of the car dealership on Northern Boulevard. This is an issue of great concern to the neighborhood and the solution is obvious. Do not prioritize the desires of this private business over the needs of the community and Vision Zero!

Average :4 (Votes: 4 )
Aggressive Drivers
Aggressive Drivers

As a resident and voter in Jackson Heights Queens, I am writing to protest the decision to allow a car dealership, Koeppel Mazda, to use a portion of 78 Street as a private driveway, instead of allowing the entire street to be used as part of Travers Park. I am asking the City administration to keep its promise to close 78th Street completely to cars instead.

This breaks a commitment from the NYC Department of Transportation, is an egregious misuse of tax dollars, and creates a dangerous situation in which cars and park-goers will be in open conflict.

Koeppel Mazda’s new service entrance falls within the redesigned park’s boundaries and will endanger this vitally important community plan to expand open space, combat climate change, and protect the park-goers from conflicts with dangerous motor vehicles.
Jackson Heights already suffers from having the least amount of open space per capita in New York City as well as a high rate of pedestrian fatalities, in particular on Northern Boulevard. For the past ten years, the community been working closely with Council Member Dromm to permanently close 78th Street between Northern Blvd and 34th Avenue to all vehicular traffic to facilitate expanding Travers Park.

I urge you to keep your promise to all the residents of Jackson Heights and preserve 78 Street fully as part of Travers Park, and not allow Koeppel to use any part of 78 Street for its private use.

Thank you for your attention.

Average :4.2 (Votes: 5 )
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Bus Arrives Late
Bus Arrives Late

A survey of the Q66 route is essential now. It is never on schedule and could be improved by dedicated bus lane.

Average :5 (Votes: 3 )
Difficult Turn/Crossing
Difficult Turn/Crossing

The road is extremely wide, and there is no way for pedestrians to know that eastbound traffic has a turn lane and signal. Often pedestrians cross before they have the walk sign, but are at huge risk from turning vehicles.

Average :3 (Votes: 2 )
Red Light Running
Red Light Running

Cars are too eager to get on GCP and run reds and speed. This is a school zone- PS. 330, 143, and soon a middle school on DEADLY Astoria Blvd- onramp to highway!!!

Average :5 (Votes: 1 )
Conflicting Turns
Conflicting Turns

Cars block the box going westbound & cars/bus can't turn left creating enormous amount of traffic. Dangerous for pedestrians crossing as well.

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Long Distance to Cross
Long Distance to Cross

Road median needed here long crossing distance

Average :3 (Votes: 2 )
Bike Lane Requested
Bike Lane Requested

I'm particularly interested in an eastbound bike lane from 31st st. to Woodside Ave. My morning commute is on Skillman (which is great) but for my evening commute (in the dark), only making right turns is safer so I take Northern Blvd (usually to 42nd Pl)... to make my way to Woodside Ave and 56th st.

Average :5 (Votes: 1 )
Bus Arrives Late
Bus Arrives Late

Northern needs dedicated bus lanes along its full length and full-time SBS if not a proper center-lane BRT. The rush hour traffic is largely made up of vehicles that should be on the LIE or GCP but are instead seeking out the free bridge crossing to Manhattan (please pass congestion pricing!). The cars should not be there in that volume so focus on providing fast convenient bus transportation.

Average :5 (Votes: 1 )
Not ADA Accessible
Not ADA Accessible

Another poor curb ramp for wheelchairs, walkers, strollers, and other mobility assistants.

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Not ADA Accessible
Not ADA Accessible

Another poor curb ramp for wheelchairs, walkers, strollers, and other mobility assistants.

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Not ADA Accessible
Not ADA Accessible

This is the most egregious example, but these curb ramps are just not accessible. I'm not an engineer so I don't know the standards, but these have to be fixed.

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Not Enough Time to Cross
Not Enough Time to Cross

Traffic coming off of 39th St here is super quick. As a cyclist, I feel much safer on the sidewalks than on the road.

Average :3 (Votes: 2 )
Bike Lane Requested
Bike Lane Requested

Heading out to eastern stretches of Astoria, Woodside, and Jackson Heights starts here for virtually all modes. Would love to see a right of way built for all modes modelled after the improvements on Queens Blvd.

Average :5 (Votes: 2 )
Bike Lane Requested
Bike Lane Requested

Connect Northern Blvd to the bike lane bridge at 34th Av

Average :3.7 (Votes: 3 )
Long Distance to Cross
Long Distance to Cross

Difficult intersection for people walking

Average :5 (Votes: 1 )
Bike Lane Requested
Bike Lane Requested

If Northern is getting bike lanes, add them to 33rd Street as well since this is a preferred northbound connection for cyclist.

Average :3.7 (Votes: 3 )
Failure to Yield
Failure to Yield

I frequently walk and run up and down Northern Blvd. I have been witness to several close calls (and almost been hit myself) when trying to cross Northern or Steinway at this intersection. Drivers simply don't stop or slow down and they're often coming one after another and it's easy for a pedestrian to get caught in between.

Average :5 (Votes: 7 )
Long Distance to Cross
Long Distance to Cross

long crosswalks at 36 St. A median and perpendicular crosswalks would help.

Average :5 (Votes: 2 )
Bus Stop Needed
Bus Stop Needed

bus stop is at 34 St, but subway entrance is at 35 St

Average :5 (Votes: 2 )
No Crosswalk
No Crosswalk

no crosswalk on east leg on intersection with 35 St

Average :5 (Votes: 2 )
Speeding
Speeding

high speeds near subway station exit

Average :5 (Votes: 2 )
Too Many Placards
Too Many Placards

Police abuse of the law. They bottleneck the road by taking a westbound travel lane for parking and park on the sidewalk.

Average :4 (Votes: 4 )
Failure to Yield
Failure to Yield

Drivers making this turn from Northern Boulevard onto 38th Avenue do not slow down. It is a dangerous intersection to cross as a pedestrian.

Average :5 (Votes: 1 )
Aggressive Drivers
Aggressive Drivers

Close this slip lane. Drivers making a right from Northern Boulevard do not slow down, do not yield, blind turn for pedestrians.

Average :5 (Votes: 3 )
Aggressive Drivers
Aggressive Drivers

Drivers heading from Broadway to Northern Boulevard consistently do not stop at the red light, or try to make the turn from the straight lane. No NYPD enforcement.

Average :5 (Votes: 3 )
Failure to Yield
Failure to Yield

Get rid of this slip lane. Vehicles speed through it and fail to yield.

Average :5 (Votes: 2 )
Curbside Parking Issue
Curbside Parking Issue

Sidewalk Parking by the KIA dealership, blocking wheelchair route. Unlicensed vehicles parked on the street. No NYPD enforcement.

Average :4 (Votes: 4 )
Curbside Parking Issue
Curbside Parking Issue

Sidewalk Parking by the dealership, blocking wheelchair route. Unlicensed vehicles parked on the street. No NYPD enforcement.

Average :5 (Votes: 2 )
Curbside Parking Issue
Curbside Parking Issue

Sidewalk Parking by the dealership, blocking wheelchair route. Unlicensed vehicles parked on the street. No NYPD enforcement.

Average :5 (Votes: 2 )
Curbside Parking Issue
Curbside Parking Issue

Sidewalk Parking by the dealership, blocking wheelchair route. Unlicensed vehicles parked on the street. No NYPD enforcement.

Average :5 (Votes: 1 )
Curbside Parking Issue
Curbside Parking Issue

Sidewalk Parking by the dealership, blocking wheelchair route. Unlicensed vehicles parked on the street. No NYPD enforcement.

Average :5 (Votes: 1 )
Curbside Parking Issue
Curbside Parking Issue

Sidewalk Parking by the dealership, blocking wheelchair route. Unlicensed vehicles parked on the street. No NYPD enforcement.

Average :5 (Votes: 1 )
Bike Lane Requested
Bike Lane Requested

Northern Boulevard and all other major thoroughfares need bike lanes. Unfortunately, protected lanes don't protect at intersections, and installing them often is blocked by communities concerned about losing parking spots. NYC should start putting bike lanes on elevated viaducts running above the street. This would have many advantages. It would avoid conflicts with pedestrians and motor vehicles. It would allow cyclists to travel non-stop (cycling legally in NYC, stopping for every red light, can easily more than double travel time for cyclists, as well as result in leg strain and cramps). It would make cycling much safer. It would provide a smooth road surface free of potholes. It would also avoid the complaints about losing parking spots or traffic lanes.

I think Northern and Queens Boulevards would be two great places to try bike lanes on elevated viaducts. These lanes could directly connect to the bike path on the Queensboro Bridge, potentially giving cyclists a non-stop run from Manhattan deep into Queens. If the idea works out, eventually NYC could have a trunk network of these lanes along major arterials and highways throughout the five boroughs, providing residents with bike rapid transit.

Average :2.3 (Votes: 10 )
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Blocking the Box
Blocking the Box

This intersection is dangerous for pedestrians and drivers. Trucks and cars often block the box and also the walking/pedestrian signs. In addition, the intersection does not take into account the long-standing traffic related to construction here. The construction here will take years to complete so the roads need to accommodate this work. I've seen a fist fight take place here between drivers and have almost been hit by vehicles a few times as I work right here.

Average :5 (Votes: 3 )
Speeding
Speeding

Northern Blvd. is terrible from start to finish. We need a road diet and complete street the entire way. I know the point of this project is western queens, but please note that the problems only get work going east and not to forget about the rest of the street. In this area in particular we should have slow down drivers so that people feel more welcome coming into the park (and traveling further east).

Average :5 (Votes: 4 )
Inadequate Lighting
Inadequate Lighting

The gloomy, overwhelming, dark, noisy MTA structure makes this part of the street more alienating and frightening, and I am convinced it makes drivers more aggressive. The structure should be sandblasted and painted a paler color, with diffuse, golden lighting spread throughout the structure, rather than relying on a few glaring orange mercury vapor lamps. Sidewalks should be wider, as the columns for the MTA structure occupy much of the current sidewalks. New construction around the street should be built with sound-attenuating surfaces.

Average :5 (Votes: 1 )
Curbside Parking Issue
Curbside Parking Issue

All along Northern, there is a "no stopping" zone from 7 am to 10 am. Yet at many locations, including this one, shops use the curbside lane during those hours. This shows that we don't actually need 3 mixed-traffic lanes, and have quite a bit of pavement that could be re-dedicated to tree allees or protected bike lanes. Here, the car dealership uses the curb lane to illegally store vehicles that don't have license plates.

Average :5 (Votes: 3 )
Truck Parked on Sidewalk
Truck Parked on Sidewalk

Car dealership leaves cars for sale on sidewalk. These dealers have been warned for years. Since there's no legal way to just ban that land use in that location, why not install physical barriers on the sidewalk so this can't happen?

Average :5 (Votes: 1 )
Truck Parked on Sidewalk
Truck Parked on Sidewalk

The way this gas station has designed its operations, a big cistern truck has to park on the sidewalks of both Northern and Newtown, narrowing the sidewalks. They try to leave space for pedestrians, but the space is awkward. Long-term, maybe not the best place for a gas station?

Average :5 (Votes: 1 )
Conflicting Turns
Conflicting Turns

Get rid of the drive-thru. Cars back up onto the sidewalk, and hungry east-bound motorists taking left turns across multiple lanes of traffic are a hazard to all.

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Curbside Parking Issue
Curbside Parking Issue

This whole block is used for storage of new, for-sale cars, starting well before 10 am. This shows that the no-stopping zone isn't really necessary, and that car showrooms like to take public space for their own benefit.

Average :5 (Votes: 1 )
Difficult Turn/Crossing
Difficult Turn/Crossing

Approaching this intersection on 48th St is a nightmare. It's a wide open plain that super confusing b/c of the angled streets, The car drivers WILL RUN YOU DOWN, unless you position yourself very self-confidently at the head of the pack at the red light. Please calm this intersection down, with islands, LPIs that work for bicyclists, clear street markings + bumps that prevent car drivers from taking short cuts.

Average :5 (Votes: 2 )
Truck Parked on Sidewalk
Truck Parked on Sidewalk

Big pickup trucks parked at Koeppel face the sidewalk, creating a menacing environment. The city needs to ban setbacks on Northern. New showrooms like this one should come up to the sidewalk line, with cars inside — not outside, glaring at passers-by.

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Curbside Parking Issue
Curbside Parking Issue

All along Northern, there is a "no stopping" zone from 7 am to 10 am. Yet at many locations, including this one, shops use the curbside lane during those hours. This shows that we don't actually need 3 mixed-traffic lanes, and have quite a bit of pavement that could be re-dedicated to tree allees or protected bike lanes. Here, shoppers stop for the deli.

Average :5 (Votes: 3 )
Truck Parked on Sidewalk
Truck Parked on Sidewalk

The block from 60th-61st (like many others) is dominated by auto-oriented businesses. They abuse the sidewalk by leaving cars parked on it, reducing pedestrian space and indicating to other motorists that this isn't a city of walkers and residents but a place for machines, like a suburban strip. I don't think increased enforcement is the answer; rather we need to get rid of most of the curb cuts and have vehicle-oriented businesses either move or reorient their entrances toward the side streets. To those who ask how these businesses can survive without facing Northern, I suggest that a developer could build a multi-story building for many of these businesses, with a single entrance, rather than having everyone pull in straight off the street. That's just one idea and I'm sure there are others.

Average :5 (Votes: 2 )
Dangerous Merge
Dangerous Merge

This isn't an onramp, it's part of a city street. But it is striped to look and feel like an onramp, getting people prepared to go 60+mph. The part that is on Northern should be narrowed to 9 feet, like old parkway ramps. There should be a green-painted bike lane to the left of it. The giant overhead directional signs should be much smaller, again causing people to slow down. The stripes separating lanes should be shorter and closer together, again indicating a slow-speed zone. The big curved ramp should be replaced by an 80 or 90-degree right turn, and the corner should be developed with a building so as to maintain a sense of urbanity rather than the ugly, wide-open strip-mall environment that makes people forget that they are in NYC and should be driving slow.

Average :5 (Votes: 1 )
Dangerous Merge
Dangerous Merge

When drivers arrive from an expressway, they should have every possible cue that they are going onto a city street, rather than a suburban arterial or another highway. This intersection should be a normal 90-degree corner, rather than a curved merge. That way every driver will have to slow down just to get on the street, giving people a chance to slow their brains from 60mph being "slow" to 25 mph being "fast."

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Curbside Parking Issue
Curbside Parking Issue

All along Northern, there is a "no stopping" zone from 7 am to 10 am. Yet at many locations, including this one, shops use the curbside lane during those hours. This shows that we don't actually need 3 mixed-traffic lanes, and have quite a bit of pavement that could be re-dedicated to tree allees or protected bike lanes. Here at 69th, the convenience store's bread trucks use the curb.

Average :5 (Votes: 2 )
Curbside Parking Issue
Curbside Parking Issue

All along Northern, there is a "no stopping" zone from 7 am to 10 am. Yet at many locations, including this one, shops use the curbside lane during those hours. This shows that we don't actually need 3 mixed-traffic lanes, and have quite a bit of pavement that could be re-dedicated to tree allees or protected bike lanes. Here, CVS uses the curb for big-rigs to stock the store.

Average :5 (Votes: 3 )
Long Distance to Cross
Long Distance to Cross

With a new school in the works containing perhaps 6000 students, this intersection is going to become very dangerous, especially in the winter mornings. Something must be done to restructure this intersection so that children can cross it safely during the dusky morning hours or when the rising and setting sun are in driver's eyes.

Average :5 (Votes: 3 )
Bike Lane Requested
Bike Lane Requested

All of Northern Blvd. should have dedicated Bus lanes closest to the sidewalks and then another 3 feet of dedicated Bike lane and then concrete barriers and two lanes of traffic in both directions. Inner travel lane should become left turn preferred with flashing yellow turn arrows on traffic signals.

Average :4.8 (Votes: 5 )
Long Distance to Cross
Long Distance to Cross

This is a dangerous crossing for students of the Baccalaureate School for Global Education. The closest subway entrance for students Queensbound students is across Northern eastward (of the two entrances) and they don't bother to go all the way to the only crosswalk west of the intersection. Additionally, because this is a 45 degree intersection, cars go too fast on and off Northern Blvd to and from 38th Ave. This is a place where a traffic island and a crosswalk should be added to the east side of the intersection across Northern blvd.

Street View
Average :5 (Votes: 2 )
Difficult Turn/Crossing
Difficult Turn/Crossing

This turn from Northern to 37th Ave. (and others like it with a 45 degree entrance) are very dangerous as cars are able to go too fast while making the turn off Northern Blvd. The access to 37th Ave should become a 90 degree angle to slow cars down and remind them that it is also a crosswalk.

Average :5 (Votes: 3 )
Aggressive Drivers
Aggressive Drivers

Traffic Enforcement Officers in an effort to move traffic along have drivers proceed through the red lights every day and drivers are habituated to this, honking at cars in front of them at the red light when there are no officers present. Cars routinely go through the red light on their frantic rush to get to Manhattan and I observe it every day. This is one of the most dangerous intersections to cross as a pedestrian on all of Northern Blvd.

Average :5 (Votes: 3 )
Blocking the Box
Blocking the Box

Cars in all directions routinely block the box here, slowing traffic and making it dangerous for pedestrians. I'd like to see the city paint a "do not block the grid box" and ticket people for blocking the grid here.

Average :4.5 (Votes: 2 )
Blocking the Box
Blocking the Box

Cars on Northern routinely block the box making it extremely dangerous for pedestrians as vehicles end up running the light. I'd like to see the city paint a "do not block the grid box" and ticket people for blocking the grid here.

Average :4 (Votes: 2 )
Blocking the Box
Blocking the Box

Cars on Northern routinely block the box making it dangerous for pedestrians and often impossible for cars on 40th Road to make it through. I'd like to see the city paint a "do not block the grid box" and ticket people for blocking the grid here.

Average :5 (Votes: 2 )
Red Light Running
Red Light Running

Cars run the light here all the time. Pedestrians and bikers have been hit here. I cross it twice daily by bike for my commute and witness cars run it every day.

I'd like to see:
A camera installed here to catch/ticket people running the light and have officers placed here routinely to ticket people.
Instruct traffic officers to NEVER flag drivers through the red light even if it means slowing traffic a little (50% of the time they flag drivers into pedestrians because there are too many places they need to look and they just don't see them. Also it trains drivers to run the light).
When new traffic officers are trained at this intersection instruct them to give priority to pedestrian safety rather than traffic flow and again teach them to NEVER flag drivers through a red light here (training days are particularly dangerous at this intersection).
Add a pedestrian crossing (white lines) to the corner going from the clocktower building to the other side of Northern so that the intersection has two clear places to cross Northern and so pedestrians are less likely to be hit by the traffic making the left-hand turn from Northern onto 41st Ave towards Queens Plaza North.
Add bigger, brighter traffic lights that can be seen earlier.

Average :4 (Votes: 4 )
Bus Blocked From Curb
Bus Blocked From Curb

This bus lane is chronically blocked at least three to four days a week with cars making it difficult to take bus.

Average :5 (Votes: 2 )
Dangerous Left Turn
Dangerous Left Turn

This is nearly at the top of a hill. There are turn lanes, but the LPI is confusing and many pedestrians don't wait for a walk sign. Drivers have a turn light, which pedestrians don't know about, and when they come at high speeds, it will cause a crash with a pedestrian.

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Speeding
Speeding

Vehicles, including oversized trucks go speeds about 35 at all hours as they head to GCP. This must be calmed.

Average :5 (Votes: 1 )
Bike Lane Requested
Bike Lane Requested

A bike lane to the Queens borough Bridge from here seems feasible. It could go in center lane. Many riders use Northern. Better yet would be bike lane from intersection with Broadway, especially since a high school is heading to Northern/Broadway

Average :5 (Votes: 2 )
Bike Lane Requested
Bike Lane Requested

Need to reduce private cars. Needs road diet and protected bike lanes on each side or a two way on one side. Buses and bikes should have priority on the entire length of Northern Blvd.

Average :3.7 (Votes: 3 )
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Bike Lane Requested
Bike Lane Requested

Northern needs a full redesign with a road diet and a bike lane.

Average :3.7 (Votes: 3 )
Bike Lane Requested
Bike Lane Requested

I couldn't drop the pin right. But I'd like to request a full protected bike lane on Northern Boulevard. It's very scary to bike and walk there, and we need to do something to make it safer.

Street View
Average :3.7 (Votes: 3 )
Bike Lane Requested
Bike Lane Requested

FOR THE WHOLE LENGTH: This is a major direct route between Northeast Queens and Queens Plaza. It should be accessible to all users, not just drivers. Bikes, pedestrians and buses should be given priority. A protected bike lane in combination with a protected SBS bus lane would be ideal.

Average :4.5 (Votes: 7 )
Difficult Turn/Crossing
Difficult Turn/Crossing

This is one of the most major bike/ped access points to the Flushing Bay Waterfront, CitiField and Flushing Meadows Corona Park. It is also the end of one of the major east west bike routes in the borough. Crossing this highway offramp is an absolute game of chance. No driver coming off that highway would expect to see human beings crossing there, and can't see them until they are bearing down on that crossing at 60mph. The end of this route into the park is not in the work zone, but is equally precarious crossing an onramp. And in between, a terribly waste area of illegal dumping and creepy hanging out in the shrubs. We desperately need better access to this park and waterfront for people who are not coming in cars. Also, this is one of the ONLY ways through to and from Flushing. If Cuomo gets his Airtrain to nowhere that stands to de-map human access to all of this space as well. And if the city does allow someone to build a mall there...just imagine all the workers crossing this to their part time minimum wage jobs with no health care benefits. But I digress.

Average :3 (Votes: 2 )
Conflicting Turns
Conflicting Turns

This intersection is atrocious. Riding a bike northwest if you position yourself on the right side of the road on the northeast corner when the light changes you are in conflict with drivers going right on Northern and making the slight right on 54th. Drivers heading to 54th are unclear if they need a right turn signal or not. Riding southeast at a red light, the light cycle before the green is a left turn south onto Northern for drivers coming from Jackson Heights. Heavy left turn traffic and they do not yield the intersection until drivers going south on Broadway force them to. Making any cyclist play chicken with those drivers while also watching out for people turning right on Northern from their left. Many cyclists jump that light because they feel safer going against the light than with it. Pedestrians are also in the cross hairs here, with those left turn drivers blocking through traffic when they realize pedestrians have the right of way. Drivers heading towards Queens Plaza on Northern can't tell exactly where the stop line is and often come to a stop where they are basically in the intersection. Broadway is a major cycling route between Eastern Queens and Astoria. - ps - I must vehemently disagree with the other posters call for pedestrian overpasses/underpasses. No one wants to use them, they are dangerous spaces for people walking alone, and if we do that instead of making the street level reflect the residential community around it, we will have failed twice over when pedestrians cross at the street level anyway, at great expense both in the immediate and long term to maintain.

Average :4 (Votes: 4 )
Difficult Turn/Crossing
Difficult Turn/Crossing

Making the turn from 48th to 34th on a bicycle is super scary. Here we are avoiding Northern to be safer, but even just crossing it is worrying it. To make that left most cyclists would attempt to cross the through traffic going north and south to get to 34th. Maybe some kind of j-turn refuge on the north east corner of the intersection where cyclists can safely wait for the light to change would encourage people to use that method instead. Also, on the south west corner there is a deep angry storm drain in the exact spot where a cyclist would either wait at the light, or need to make the turn south onto 48th. when the light is red you can navigate around the stopped car, so long as your timing isn't off with the light going green at the wrong moment. When traffic is moving you have to worry about getting clipped while avoiding the drain.

Average :3.7 (Votes: 3 )
Bike Lane Requested
Bike Lane Requested

The 39th Street bridge is a useful connection when going to the Astoria Movie Theater and all the other attractions in that immediate area. But cycling infrastructure does not cross the intersection and it is very wide. Crossing north onto Steinway puts cyclists in conflict with right turns from behind and left turns from ahead and the angle of the street means you also have to be worried about getting clipped by through traffic close passing. A bike lane IN the intersection and onto Steinway would be helpful.

Average :4 (Votes: 4 )
Inadequate Lighting
Inadequate Lighting

This stretch is incredibly dark and, in spite of the subway entrance feels extremely unfriendly to pedestrians. Drivers won't expect them here and as a woman traveling alone I am always very nervous entering and exiting there even though there may not be undue cause to fear an assault. It just feels so ugly and abandoned. Especially since the road space in that section is so hostile, limiting ancillary pedestrian and cyclist traffic which would add to a sense of greater security.

Average :3 (Votes: 2 )
Bike Lane Requested
Bike Lane Requested

The Honeywell Bridge is an important crossing over the yards. This one way street forces cyclists out of the way down to Queens Plaza and all it's additional conflict points. A two-way bike route connecting Astoria to Sunnyside via Honeywell would relieve some pressure on the intersections at Queens Blvd and avoid salmoning cyclists.

Average :3.7 (Votes: 3 )
Aggressive Drivers
Aggressive Drivers

People drive very aggressively and speed often on Northern. This location is only the most recent location I saw speeding/aggressive driving.

Average :5 (Votes: 4 )
Jaywalking
Jaywalking

Mid-block jaywalking is a problem throughout the corridor. As a driver, I find it harrowing to drive here at night, especially when dark-clad pedestrians pop cross in front of my mid-block. Northern Boulevard should have a planted, raised median to calm traffic and discourage mid-block crossings like Broadway on the UWS or Park Ave. on the UES. Or at least a raised median with gaps that can serve as pedestrian refuges, like on Park Ave. South.

Average :4 (Votes: 2 )
Long Distance to Cross
Long Distance to Cross

Narrow street with curb extensions - school

Average :5 (Votes: 1 )
Long Distance to Cross
Long Distance to Cross

Narrow street with curb extensions - school

Average :5 (Votes: 1 )
Long Distance to Cross
Long Distance to Cross

Narrow street with curb extensions - school 1 block away

Average :5 (Votes: 1 )
Long Distance to Cross
Long Distance to Cross

Narrow street with curb extensions.

Average :3.5 (Votes: 2 )
Long Distance to Cross
Long Distance to Cross

Narrow street with curb extensions.

Average :5 (Votes: 1 )
Long Distance to Cross
Long Distance to Cross

Narrow street with curb extensions.

Average :5 (Votes: 1 )
Long Distance to Cross
Long Distance to Cross

Narrow street with curb extensions.

Average :5 (Votes: 1 )
Long Distance to Cross
Long Distance to Cross

Narrow street with curb extensions.

Average :4 (Votes: 1 )
Long Distance to Cross
Long Distance to Cross

Narrow street with curb extensions.

Average :4 (Votes: 1 )
Long Distance to Cross
Long Distance to Cross

Narrow street with curb extensions.

Average :4 (Votes: 1 )
Long Distance to Cross
Long Distance to Cross

Narrow street with curb extensions.

Average :4 (Votes: 1 )
Long Distance to Cross
Long Distance to Cross

Narrow street with curb extensions.

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Average :4 (Votes: 1 )
Long Distance to Cross
Long Distance to Cross

Narrow street with curb extensions.

Average :4 (Votes: 1 )
Long Distance to Cross
Long Distance to Cross

Narrow street with curb extensions.

Average :4 (Votes: 1 )
Long Distance to Cross
Long Distance to Cross

Narrow street with curb extensions.

Average :4 (Votes: 1 )
Long Distance to Cross
Long Distance to Cross

Narrow street with curb extensions.

Average :4 (Votes: 1 )
Long Distance to Cross
Long Distance to Cross

Narrow street with curb extensions.

Average :4 (Votes: 1 )
Aggressive Drivers
Aggressive Drivers

Drivers are very aggressive here. The city needs a plan for calming traffic here (and maintaining safe access to the Flushing Bay Promenade) before and after the AirTrain is built nearby.

Average :3.7 (Votes: 3 )
Red Light Running
Red Light Running

Red Light running! This light tends not to be timed in sequence with the others, so drivers try to run this light.

Average :4.5 (Votes: 2 )
Difficult Turn/Crossing
Difficult Turn/Crossing

Safer crossings needed here, especially if city plans to build a new school at Sports Authority site.

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Average :4.7 (Votes: 3 )
Difficult Turn/Crossing
Difficult Turn/Crossing

Safer crossings needed here, especially if city plans to build school

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Average :4.7 (Votes: 3 )
Curbside Parking Issue
Curbside Parking Issue

Ongoing problems with cars parked on sidewalks here.

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Average :5 (Votes: 4 )
Curbside Parking Issue
Curbside Parking Issue

Ongoing problems with cars parked on sidewalks here.

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Average :5 (Votes: 3 )
Curbside Parking Issue
Curbside Parking Issue

Ongoing problems here with cars parking on sidewalks

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Average :5 (Votes: 2 )
Conflicting Turns
Conflicting Turns

Very dangerous location with unpredictable vehicle movements. Get rid of suburban strip mall-style parking on this dense urban corridor!

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Average :5 (Votes: 3 )
Conflicting Turns
Conflicting Turns

If the IHOP site is redeveloped (as it may soon be), the city should encourage the developers to build a continuous commercial frontage with no parking lot or curb cut.

Average :5 (Votes: 2 )
Curbside Parking Issue
Curbside Parking Issue

This is a terrible new development with a block-long curb cut. DCP should rezone the entire length of Northern Blvd. to discourage curb cuts and promote a continuous building frontage with sidewalks that are safe for pedestrians.

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Average :5 (Votes: 4 )
Dangerous Merge
Dangerous Merge

Often have to break suddenly here because Northern Blvd WB narrows from three moving lanes to two.

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Double Parking
Double Parking

Very big problems with double-parking on this block. Please replace parking with standing zones.

Average :4.5 (Votes: 2 )
Double Parking
Double Parking

The blocks between 83rd and 85th Streets experience a lot of double-parking, especially near Pio Pio to Go. Parking should be removed and replaced with standing zones.

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Average :5 (Votes: 2 )
Conflicting Turns
Conflicting Turns

Cars coming from Newtown are speeding and near miss with those coming from Woodside. It is not safe for pedestrians or cyclists. Where Woodside meets Northern on the south side, there is a split road, with 2 lanes and a shorter crossing. This is still too confusing to pedestrians. There is a lot of foot traffic there for the shopping center.

Average :5 (Votes: 2 )
Difficult Turn/Crossing
Difficult Turn/Crossing

This is a very wide crossing and must be given some form of road diet. Speed cameras and red light cameras are needed as drivers heading east are gearing up for GCP. Folks can't cross in time, and there are a number of seniors and kids attending programs at Elmcor

Average :4.5 (Votes: 2 )
Bike Lane Requested
Bike Lane Requested

Broadway has space allocated for a bike lane from previous projects. This bike lane must be incorporated into the Northern project. The bike lane should continue south all the way to Queens Boulevard. It is a very popular biking route. It will be more popular when the high school is built at the corner of Northern and Broadway.

Average :4.4 (Votes: 6 )
Conflicting Turns
Conflicting Turns

Protected bus lane
Protected bike lane
Sensor traffic lights
Historical district at least in Jackson Heights
Swells
Green space or park every 10 blocks
Small parking lot every 10 blocks
Developers to pay for public transportation
Tree lined
Expand when possible

Average :2.4 (Votes: 3 )
Difficult Turn/Crossing
Difficult Turn/Crossing

Possibly one of the worst of all intersections on Northern. Cars make left turns from the right hand lane. Broadway turn time onto Northern is not long enough. The intersection is a confusing patchwork and always has large volumes of pedestrians crossing. Overhead bridges would be nice (for people to cross) or an underground crosswalk. A variety of new signs, special turn lanes, islands, and lights must be installed here, one of the major choke points on Northern.

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Average :5 (Votes: 1 )
Dangerous Left Turn
Dangerous Left Turn

This is one of several incredibly dangerous intersections on Northern. There are 3 (!) schools on this block, which is filled with trucks, buses, and cars, all trying to outdo the other. Left turns should be completely eliminated in this area, at least during school hours or weekdays. Needs islands, traffic bumps, longer pedestrian walk times, clearer signage, and various other traffic calming measures.

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Average :5 (Votes: 2 )
Dangerous Left Turn
Dangerous Left Turn

They improved the signage slightly, but I live just off 82nd and Northern. I regularly see cars and city buses turn left from Northern onto 82nd without waiting for the light. I have 2 small children and it is very stressful and scary. Literally last week I watched a Q32 coming on duty make an illegal left turn at that intersection.

Average :5 (Votes: 2 )
Difficult Turn/Crossing
Difficult Turn/Crossing

Though you use this intersection on the cover page of projects- you are showing the diagonal corners. There is a school, playground and high number of seniors here. The left turn is deadly. A woman was killed at 90th already. Also, look at the parking on the sidewalk. There are a number of shops that put in this parking, and I don't think it's legal. The entire block is sidewalk parking. There is a large daycare at the corner of 88th. A center median must exist at east and west side of this intersection, and the left turn lane must go. Turns must be restricted.

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Average :4 (Votes: 1 )
Aggressive Drivers
Aggressive Drivers

This is about saving the lives of children and pedestrians. Bike lanes would be nice, however must remain a secondary concern. There is not enough space to do it all.

Timed, European-style 4-way pedestrian crossings may be the right way to go. All other times it is "DON'T WALK" in all four directions. Pedestrians to cross on red should be ticketed. Many drivers are safe and obey laws. Many other drivers demonstrate lawlessness at red lights. This is a highly diverse area populated by individuals with differing views on social responsibility.

Plan smart streets, limit speed limit to a strict 25 mph, install speeding and red-light cameras along the route, enforce existing traffic laws (ticket cars, bikes and pedestrians alike), post signs. The street can become safer. People will stop dying when cars are forced to stop speeding, making illegal turns, yield the right of way to pedestrians, and/or pedestrians wait for the light.

Average :4.2 (Votes: 7 )
Bike Lane Requested
Bike Lane Requested

There is only one way between Flushing and Corona that can facilitate cyclists - the Northern Blvd bridge. Please consider a Pulaski style facility here - the route between Flushing and Corona cannot be a circuitous route through the bay shared with folks going and coming from CitiField. It needs to be a reliable and fast route to and from work for those of us who commute.

Average :4.5 (Votes: 8 )
Bike Lane Requested
Bike Lane Requested

Northern Boulevard is wide, and cars treat it like a highway even though it cuts through many residential neighborhoods and is lined with schools, shops, restaurants, and doctor's offices. A protected bike lane, a green median, and a dedicated bus lane would do a lot to change things for the better. While a protected lane on Northern all the way from Queens Plaza to 114th would be provide an incredibly valuable, uninterrupted link between the RFK Bridge, the Flushing Promenade, and (if the 111th lane is extended) Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, the first priority should be to connect the end of the 34th Ave bike lane—at 60th St, where bikers must navigate a complicated series of turns and traffic to continue eastbound—to the beginning of the protected lane traversing the Sunnyside Yards and leading to the RFK Bridge. Creating a dedicated bus lane and expanding Q66 service would also provide an important, helpful transit link for a lot of residents who are a long hike from the nearest subway stop, especially in East Elmhurst and North Corona. This bus route is great, but moves very, very slowly due to all the congestion.

Average :4.6 (Votes: 10 )
Aggressive Drivers
Aggressive Drivers

CLOSE THIS SLIP LANE. I have almost been killed here twice by cars speeding down Northern Boulevard, coming in to sharply take a right turn onto 37th avenue. I see pedestrians running across this portion. Instead, turn this into a pedestrian plaza because there is 0 public space in this area but plenty of office space.

Average :4.9 (Votes: 7 )
Difficult Turn/Crossing
Difficult Turn/Crossing

The right car turn onto 31st st does not have signal or stop sign making it dangerous for pedestrians

Average :5 (Votes: 4 )
Speeding
Speeding

Northern Boulevard looks like a highway for most of its extension. That appearance works as an incentive for drivers to speed and make it unpleasant and dangerous for humans to walk. From Woodside to 80th street, a number of car dealerships park on the sidewalks. Northern works best on the area from 80th to 85th street. In this section, the sidewalks have a special treatment with trees and red bricks, that make it more pleasant and friendly. The kinds of businesses are also human friendly. This treatment should be extended to the entire street. Northern also needs a green medium throughout, to make it more pleasant, greener, and more human friendly. These visual clues will help drivers understand that they need to slow down. Additionally, the street should have a dedicated bus lane and lanes should be narrowed. Also worth considering a bike lane throughout the street.

Average :4.5 (Votes: 7 )
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Bike Lane Requested
Bike Lane Requested

Reaching the end of the 34th Ave bike lane, at Northern Blvd., a cyclist who wants to go east on 34th or 37th Aves east of Broadway is supposed to follow a lot of turn signs on a circuitous route to stay away from motor traffic. I regularly wish cyclists had a protected lane on Northern so that they too could take the shortest route to Jackson Heights/Elmhurst/other points east. (Same principle in reverse, of course.)

Average :5 (Votes: 10 )
Bus Arrives Late
Bus Arrives Late

This comment is regarding to all buses. A BRT-style express bus lane should be considered as part of the solution for Northern Blvd. A BRT lane would help narrow the road and improve mass transit for an entire section of Queens. It would also solve the problem of sluggish bus moving. It could be coupled with a green medium, that would make this place not look and feel like a highway. This is a chance to be bold and do something that not only will make the street safer, but would also help mitigate the mass transit problem for the region. I'm hoping for MORE than that selected bus lane. The idea is BRT, like in Colombia, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro and so many other cities.

Average :5 (Votes: 4 )
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Aggressive Drivers
Aggressive Drivers

Drivers try to beat the light while driving straight between Northern and Jackson. I was hit just outside the marked zone while biking to the bridge from the Sunnyside overpass to the Bridge.

Average :5 (Votes: 4 )
Bike Lane Requested
Bike Lane Requested

Is there an opportunity to slow and merge bicycling traffic from a protected Northern Blvd lane with Queens Blvd riders crossing the Sunnyside rail yard? The subway entrance poses dangers and I was hit by a driver trying to beat the light while he was driving from Jackson to Northern. The little chunk of street grid that shows on the map (where new development is going in) might be a good place to loop bikers around.

Average :5 (Votes: 4 )
Speeding
Speeding

Cars coming off highway speed too munch. We need to transform how the entire Northern blvd looks. Add green, planted mediums so that it doesn't look like a highway. All along!

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Average :5 (Votes: 4 )
Bike Lane Requested
Bike Lane Requested

It would be great to have bike infrastructure here.

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Average :5 (Votes: 8 )
Jaywalking
Jaywalking

This is a busy intersection with a subway station and bus route. Occassionally straphangers cross at the red light to run from the subway exit on the south side of Northern Blvd to the Q18 bus stop on the north side of Northern Blvd.

Average :5 (Votes: 1 )
Long Wait to Cross
Long Wait to Cross

In the evenings, there are almost never any drivers turning off of Northern during the left turn phase, but pedestrians are not allowed to cross.

Average :4.8 (Votes: 5 )
Long Wait to Cross
Long Wait to Cross

This intersection is also missing some crosswalks.

Average :5 (Votes: 4 )
Speeding
Speeding

The area from Honeywell to 46th Street is full of speeding.

Average :5 (Votes: 9 )
Truck Parked on Sidewalk
Truck Parked on Sidewalk

At this loading dock I have seen trucks that extend from the dock across the sidewalk and the southernmost lane, forcing pedestrians to brave speeding traffic in the middle of the Boulevard.

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Average :5 (Votes: 6 )
Speeding
Speeding

There is speeding the whole length of Northern Boulevard, but the area between 49th and 54th Streets is particularly dangerous.

Average :5 (Votes: 5 )
Dangerous Merge
Dangerous Merge

This highway merge intersection is not safe for pedestrians at all.

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Average :5 (Votes: 5 )
Bike Lane Requested
Bike Lane Requested

This section of Queens needs safe, east-west protected bike infrastructure. It could be on Northern Blvd, but I think Northern Blvd would be better off with wider sidewalks, less car lanes, pedestrian islands, LPIs at every corner and any other traffic calming.

34th Avenue would be a great candidate to be turned into a corridor-wide greenway. Make 34 Ave a one way street for motor traffic, and convert the other side of 34th Ave into a two-way bike and pedestrian greenway path. It would help create a beautiful linear park and provide safe passage for those biking and walking from and through Corona, Jackson Heights, Woodside and more.

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Average :4.9 (Votes: 11 )
Bike Lane Requested
Bike Lane Requested

This relatively quiet side street is a very useful Astoria-Sunnyside connector. There are unused rails that we'd need to fill or bridge.

Average :5 (Votes: 7 )
Bike Lane Requested
Bike Lane Requested

There are no safe bike alternatives for the section of Northern Blvd west of Woodside Ave.

Average :5 (Votes: 10 )

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