Video: Transforming Queen’s "Boulevard of Death"

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Problematic for many years, Queens Boulevard in the Bronx, New York has bee re-engineered and transformed by DOT.

By Andrea Fox, EfficientGov Senior Editor

BRONX, NEW YORK CITY — Whether people call it the “Boulevard of Death” or the  Champs-Élysées of the Bronx, Queens Boulevard is an unavoidable main artery for the pedestrians, cyclists and motorists that live in the neighborhood.

In 2014, a report by the Tri-State Transportation Campaign determined that government must do something to make this and other key roads for high pedestrian and cyclist fatalities “less lethal and more livable.1

Apparently, the New York City Department of Transportation has done so. According to Streetfilms.org, which produces films “showing how smart transportation design and policy can result in better places to live, work and play,” the $100 million changes are “wondrous.”

Check out the video and see how DOT humanized Queens Boulevard.

The Transformation of Queens Boulevard, Block By Block from STREETFILMS on Vimeo.

The Transformation of Queens Boulevard, Block By Block from STREETFILMS.

Sources
1 http://tstc.org/press/2015/03042015_MDR_NY_release.pdf

About the author

Andrea Fox

Andrea Fox

Andrea Fox is Editor of EfficientGov.com and Senior Editor at Lexipol. She is based in Massachusetts.