Queens Plaza Protected Cycletrack is Open for Business
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.
Yesterday afternoon, Streetfilms got tips from fans saying the physically protected bike & pedestrian median was finally open. By the time we got there, scores of folks were already taking advantage - many with big, hearty smiles when they saw the path was welcoming their first ride on it. We tried to give you the full experience from 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 accomodating their desire to travel east.