Downtown Flushing is the beating cultural and economic heart of Queens. With New Yorkers and tourists coming to eat our food, visit our parks and enjoy our shops, we need streets that encourage business and prioritize the safe passage of all.
Flushing is a Vision Zero Priority Neighborhood. It has some of the most dangerous streets to walk, bike and drive on. We need streets that prioritize safety and give people new transportation options to help decongest our streets. We need a Flushing Ring.
The Flushing Ring is a network of protected bike lanes and pedestrian safety improvements on four key dangerous streets: College Point Blvd, Northern Blvd, Bowne St and Sanford Ave. These streets connect residents to their green spaces, commercial areas, and the majority of the downtown area. Over the past 8 years, there have been 6,745 injuries and 49 fatalities within Council District 20. With a Flushing Ring, we can prevent future crashes and fatalities in our district and make accessing our businesses safer, greener, and healthier.
Sign our petition and help us make the Flushing Ring a reality
P.S. - Every year, Transportation Alternatives and the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce put together the annual Tour de Flushing Bike Ride, a medium length tour through Downtown Flushing and the parks of Eastern Queens. Our ride finishes with lunch in Downtown Flushing, helping to bring thousands of dollars in commerce into the pockets of Downtown Flushing business owners. Please join us for our next ride in Summer 2020! Sign the Flushing Ring petition to get an update when it is happening!
Downtown Flushing is a Vision Zero Priority Neighborhood. It is deadly to walk and bike here and hundreds of crashes happen each year. In 8 years, there have been over 1300 crashes and 14 fatalities in the square bounded by the Flushing Ring streets. Safety improvements like protected bike lanes and pedestrian safety improvements are shown to increase business, make safer streets and make cities greener.
We need more ways for people to safely get to our small businesses and encourage commerce. Can I count on you to join us in supporting the Flushing Ring?