Statement from Mayor Bill de Blasio on Queens Boulevard

May 11, 2016

“Achieving Vision Zero means protecting the lives of everyone on our streets, whether they are walking, in a wheelchair, in a car or on a bike. We are committed to ending the senseless loss of life on our streets, and there is no more potent symbol or example of that transformation than Queens Boulevard.

I respect those who disagree with us, but in the end, the safety of our neighbors and our children is the most fundamental responsibility we have in this work. Today, I have instructed the Department of Transportation to move forward on the next phase of safety enhancements to Queens Boulevard, including a protected lane for cyclists.

Working together, we will close the book on the Boulevard of Death and make this roadway a Boulevard of Life.”

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