You can make real, tangible changes to how streets and sidewalks function in Queens. The Queens Activist Committee chooses local campaigns and fights for changes on-the-ground in their neighborhoods, like bike lanes and new pedestrian plazas.
These are the campaigns the Queens Activist Committee chose for 2016. Come to the next Queens Activist Committee Meeting to get involved in making these campaigns a success:
Have an idea about a Queens street that needs improvements? Get involved to connect with a network of local Queens activists who can help you to make change.
Founded in 2005, the Queens Activist Committee splits their activism between building safer streets in the borough and growing bicycling among Queens residents by curating fun, local bike tours in Queens. In recent years, these intrepid activists have shepherded in several big improvements to the borough's bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, including new bike lanes on Vernon Boulevard, Skillman Avenue and 43 Avenue. They helped organize the first-ever Queens Bike Forum in 2012, drawing a visionary blueprint for new bike lanes throughout the borough. The most dramatic change the Queens Activist Committee has wrought is seen by every person coming into Queens: a protected, safe approach to and from the Queensboro Bridge, with off-street, greenway-style bike lanes on Queens Plaza North and traffic calming at Columbus Triangle. They are also the proud hosts of the Tour de Queens, a family-friendly 19-mile sightseeing tour of Queens neighborhoods. Transportation Alternatives' Staten Island active living work is funded in part through a grant from the Partnership for a Healthier New York City.
Peter Beadle, Co-Chair
Angela Stach, Co-Chair
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