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Transportation group to meet next week in Astoria to discuss bicycle safety and possible infrastructure changes

Source: Transportation Alternatives

Source: Transportation Alternatives

Sept. 29, 2016 By Hannah Wulkan

Neighborhood bicyclists will gather to discuss possible improvements to Astoria’s bike and pedestrian infrastructure next week.

Transportation Alternatives, an advocacy group that supports pedestrian, bicycle, and public transportation solutions, is holding a workshop on Wednesday October 5 at the Bohemian Hall at 29-19 24th Avenue to identify changes that are needed for cyclist and pedestrian safety.

“Astoria is a neighborhood filled cyclists, and despite recent developments our infrastructure has yet to reflect how the streets are used. Often times cyclists don’t have a safe way to travel throughout the neighborhood and safe places to leave their bikes,” said Jaime Moncayo, a representative from Transportation Alternatives. “Likewise, pedestrians in Astoria deserve to have the piece of mind that they can get around their neighborhood knowing that the streets are designed to keep them safe.”

Moncayo also referenced the incoming Citi Bike program, which will debut next year, and said that it is important to ensure that streets are safe and there is enough infrastructure in place for bicyclists when the program begins.

The meeting is not being held in conjunction with the Department of Transportation or any other city agency, but Moncayo said that the organization hopes that the ideas that come out of the meeting can influence future city plans.

“Through the meeting, we hope to identify corridors that can be improved to keep everyone on the road safe and create routes for cyclists travelling throughout Astoria. We have seen streets throughout the city be redesigned successfully, and we’d like to see a continuation of those efforts in Astoria,” Moncayo said.

She added that she expects between 40 and 50 people to come out to the meeting, which will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Bohemian Hall next Wednesday.

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Katie

I think this a move in the right direction .

More walking, more bikes, more public transportation use.

Less cars, less traffic, less pollution,

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