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Offline JHResident

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37th Avenue "open street"
« on: June 26, 2020, 04:50:25 AM »
I came across this in the Jackson Heights Post,
"Five streets will be opened in partnership with local community groups:
.24 miles of 37th Avenue, from 75th Street to 80th Street on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Thai Community USA) "
If this has previously been posted, I apologize.
https://jacksonheightspost.com/more-streets-in-queens-will-be-made-car-free

Offline toddg

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Re: 37th Avenue Closing to Cars on Sundays?
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2020, 11:45:10 AM »
No, that's "new news"!

Earlier this year, Mayor DeBlasio promised 100 miles of "Open Streets" to provide more recreation space during the COVID crisis.  So far, about 2/3 of that total length has been announced.

The 34th Avenue Open Street is one of the longest segments.

There's also a section next to Gorman Playground on 85th Street from 25th Avenue to 30th Avenue

And the city just announced a temporary new protected bike lane on Broadway/Northern Boulevard from 34th Avenue to Queensboro Plaza


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Re: 37th Avenue Closing to Cars on Sundays?
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2020, 03:04:39 PM »
the mayor rolled this out during a press conference last week, when he announced the 23 newest miles.

closing the avenue is a great idea for dining/drinking, but i worry about drivers not knowing about it (being just one day per week) and issues ensuing.

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Re: 37th Avenue Closing to Cars on Sundays?
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2020, 05:31:38 AM »
This would be great!  Let's hope it's true. 

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37th Avenue "open street"
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2020, 02:51:05 PM »
The blue barricades are up. very large, legible yellow signs ban traffic. Law-breakers are driving around them and driving down the street as usual. too bad spike strips don't work at low speed.

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Re: 37th Avenue "open street"
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2020, 05:23:58 PM »
I wasn't thrilled with how this was implemented today.   Not every block had barriers, so cars were turning onto 37th Avenue, only to discover a block later that through traffic was not allowed.  This created a lot more confusion than there needed to be.   In the future, I hope they use metal barriers like on 34th Avenue, and set up the barriers up on every block.

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Re: 37th Avenue "open street"
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2020, 05:23:58 PM »