Pedestrian safety advocates say Northern Boulevard is the borough’s new “Boulevard of Death.”// Google Maps

Death and Injury Persist On Queens’ Most Dangerous Streets

Despite the many successes of the New York City’s Vision Zero initiative, preventable deaths and injuries continue to plague Queens’ streets.

A few in particular stand out.

At least 32 have been injured or killed on Northern Boulevard and 22 more have been injured or killed on Jamaica Avenue, according to city data on traffic accidents.

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Activists hold signs that say “Children Are Going to Die” during a speed camera demonstration outside a school in Woodside. // Photo courtesy of TransAlt

Van Bramer Is Latest Lawmaker to Clock School Speeders

The site of local lawmakers gripping radar guns to clock drivers outside Queens schools has become a familiar one for motorists cruising through Queens school zones this summer.

Ever since the State Senate allowed the school speed camera program to expire last month, Assembly Members, Senators and Council Members have united with advocacy organizations to keep the issue front and center in the minds of senate Republicans, constituents and drivers

With schools set to open for classes in less than three weeks, District 26 Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer headed to the Razi School on Queens Boulevard yesterday.

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Tour de Flushing participants concluded their ride at the historic Quaker Meeting House last year. Photo courtesy of the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce.

Tour de Flushing Comes to Queens — No Yellow Jersey Required

On Sunday, Flushing will be the hottest cycling spot this side of France.

The second annual Tour de Flushing cycling extravaganza kick off at 9:30 a.m. Sunday.

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Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez joined Queens ADA Robert Ciesta, other NYC prosecutors and street safety advocates to call upon Albany lawmakers to reinstate “life-saving” speed cameras in New York City. Photo courtesy of the Brooklyn DA’s Office

Queens ADA Joins NYC Prosecutors to Call For Speed Cameras

Prosecutors from the Bronx, Brooklyn and Manhattan joined Queens Assistant District Attorney Robert Ciesla on Tuesday for a rally to call on lawmakers to reinstate speed cameras before the upcoming school year.

The message from Ciesla, Queens DA Richard Brown, Bronx DA Darcel Clark, Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez and Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance Jr. to politicians — do your job.

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