Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Queens Plaza Cycletrack is Open


Queens Plaza Protected Cycletrack is Open For Business from Streetfilms on Vimeo.

Using a bicycle in Queens just got more safe and efficient for riders that use the Queens Plaza area to access the Queensboro Bridge bike and pedestrian path.

After the Tour of Queens, the physically protected bike & pedestrian median was finally open. It appears that scores of folks are already taking advantage - many with big, hearty smiles when they saw the path was welcoming their first ride on it.  The video above shows as many angles as possible during this nearly half-mile journey, another protected bike facility in New York City.

Amazingly, one of the most congested, noisy, chaotic and ugly spots in the city, now feels like an oasis of green and safety.  Dare we even say, pleasant!  And more importantly: it now allows cyclists to avoid multiple blocks of annoying navigation to and from Queens Boulevard.  It also gets rid of dangerous wrong way riding by cyclists by finally accommodating their desire to travel east.

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