Author Topic: Where in JH should the city place the new protected bike lanes?  (Read 7731 times)

Offline francis

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Re: Where in JH should the city place the new protected bike lanes?
« Reply #75 on: August 14, 2019, 02:22:32 PM »
If the bikes are to be used for commuting purposes then I think Northern is the best option. I would hate it if they were to destroy the median on 34th and think it would cause increased noise, litter and congestion on 35th and 37th.

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Re: Where in JH should the city place the new protected bike lanes?
« Reply #76 on: August 16, 2019, 02:35:38 PM »
Because of the buses, forget about Northern, Roosevelt, 35th Ave.

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Re: Where in JH should the city place the new protected bike lanes?
« Reply #77 on: August 16, 2019, 08:57:16 PM »
Are bikes too privileged to share the road with buses?

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Re: Where in JH should the city place the new protected bike lanes?
« Reply #78 on: August 16, 2019, 09:16:31 PM »
Are bikes too privileged to share the road with buses?

bus stops must be along the curb. bike lanes have to be protected, thus, along the curb.

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Re: Where in JH should the city place the new protected bike lanes?
« Reply #79 on: August 18, 2019, 10:24:40 AM »
The sensible thing to do with 34th would be to retain the median, eliminate all on street parking and have two-way cars on one side, two-way bikes on the other.  The bike side would have plenty of room to also add additional green space with benches and trees. 

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Re: Where in JH should the city place the new protected bike lanes?
« Reply #80 on: August 19, 2019, 07:45:50 AM »
That would create a number of car accidents and is not needed if you just eliminate the parked cars on one side of the Avenue. That seems to be the only real solution if you consider 37th Ave off limits because of all the stores.

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Re: Where in JH should the city place the new protected bike lanes?
« Reply #81 on: August 20, 2019, 06:33:32 PM »
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eliminate all on street parking and have two-way cars on one side, two-way bikes on the other.

That would be an excess of space for bike lanes which would be used far far less than the car lanes.  It would cause traffic backlog and gridlock as cars attempt to cross oncoming traffic to turn onto residential North/South streets giving the cars behind the turning cars no alternative but to wait and pile up.  This would just be a traffic nightmare for drivers and the nearby residents who would have to put up with it as well.

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Re: Where in JH should the city place the new protected bike lanes?
« Reply #82 on: August 22, 2019, 06:45:15 AM »
Biking has transformed Copenhagen. We need a serious plan like this in Jackson Heights if we are ever to become carbon neutral.


https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2019-08-07/copenhagen-has-taken-bicycle-commuting-to-a-new-level

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Re: Where in JH should the city place the new protected bike lanes?
« Reply #83 on: August 22, 2019, 08:19:29 AM »
You really cant compare Copenhagen   to JH. Totally different infrastructure and density.

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Re: Where in JH should the city place the new protected bike lanes?
« Reply #84 on: August 22, 2019, 08:44:21 AM »
Jackson Heights Post:

DOT to Expand Bike Network in Jackson Heights and Surrounding Areas, Installation Begins this Month

The Department of Transportation is expanding its network of bicycle lanes and work is about to begin  in several western Queens neighborhoods.

The DOT will be adding shared and standard bicycle markings to dozens of streets within Jackson Heights, East Elmhurst, Elmhurst and Corona. Construction is expected to take place this month.

None of the markings will be protected bicycle lanes.




Click on above link for complete article.

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Re: Where in JH should the city place the new protected bike lanes?
« Reply #85 on: August 22, 2019, 10:16:26 AM »
Thanks, JHMNY for sharing article and map. Glad to learn of this.


What are the causal factors leading to Community Board Districts 3 & 4 being "...designated “Priority Bicycle Districts” by the administration, given the high number of injuries and limited existing bicycle network"? What local activism took place for this to happen?




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Re: Where in JH should the city place the new protected bike lanes?
« Reply #86 on: August 22, 2019, 10:31:53 AM »
Thanks, JHMNY for sharing article and map. Glad to learn of this.


What are the causal factors leading to Community Board Districts 3 & 4 being "...designated “Priority Bicycle Districts” by the administration, given the high number of injuries and limited existing bicycle network"? What local activism took place for this to happen?

I do not own a car. What this neighborhood needs is a large parking structure.  Then they can take away some street parking to have safe bike lanes. The parking situation will get worse if bike lanes are implemented.

A large parking structure would be very expensive. I do not see it happening. It is cheaper to appease the masses with cosmetic changes like Diversity Plaza.

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Re: Where in JH should the city place the new protected bike lanes?
« Reply #87 on: August 22, 2019, 10:44:48 PM »
Painting some lines on the ground will do very little to actually prevent a bicyclist getting hit by a car. Waste of time.


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Re: Where in JH should the city place the new protected bike lanes?
« Reply #89 on: August 27, 2019, 12:05:53 PM »
After going down 82nd and 81st streets, I had a bike in front of me and noticed that even if you put bike lanes you would have to eliminate parking on the bus side of the street to allow space for the bicycles. Most bicycles will still ride in the middle of the street for fear of a door from a car opening up. I don’t believe the design calls for elimination of parking on one side of the street.

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Re: Where in JH should the city place the new protected bike lanes?
« Reply #89 on: August 27, 2019, 12:05:53 PM »