Protected Bike Lane Completed

Cyclists, pedestrians, and drivers on Queens Blvd using the Protected Bike Lane and a new crosswalk at Queens Blvd and Ascan Ave

In 2021, NYC DOT completed installation of the final phase of Queens Boulevard, installing the Protected Bike Lane and safety improvements from Yellowstone Boulevard to Union Turnpike.

With this work, NYC DOT has redesigned the street from Roosevelt Avenue to Union Turnpike, bringing crucial safety improvements to 5 miles of the corridor. In addition to the Protected Bike Lane, NYC DOT also provided a continuous pedestrian path on the roadway medians, expanded median tips at intersections to provide additional pedestrian space and slow turns, added new crosswalks to expand the pedestrian network, redesigned the slip lanes and added stop signs, and updated curbside regulations along the corridor.

Since the start of implementation, injury rates for pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers have been substantially reduced on Queens Boulevard while cycling volumes have more than doubled and continue to grow!