My 22 y/o son Asif Rahman\'s life was cut short in it\'s prime while he was riding his bike on Queens Boulevard. Asif was a poet and had many talents, he loved to ride his bike. Whenever I worried for his safety, he assured me that he was safe because there\'re bike lanes on the roads and he always carried a bike route map. When I went to visit the accident spot, I was shocked to see that there is no bike lane on Q.B. If there was one, Asif might still be alive. The Mayor is encouraging people to ride their bikes for congestion and pollution problems. He has laid out a plan to install a 200-mile long bike lane across the city, but it doesn\'t include Queens Blvd. There are bike lanes on some single lane streets but not on Q.B. which has six lanes each way. Now more people are riding bicycles for high gas prices, which is good for health and environment. We have to get a bike lane on Q.B. in honor of Asif and for the safety of his fellow bikers. Often things don\'t get noticed unless there are a number of fatalities. Please act now, sign the petition before you hear of another biker\'s death, it could be your son or brother or friend. This petition will be given to the Mayor of NYC. Tell him, Mr. Mayor, we don\'t want any more biker to die on Queens Boulevard, let Asif be the last biker to sacrifice his life on Queens Boulevard. Thanks for your support. Lizi Rahman firstname.lastname@example.org PS: Please make sure to type your name, do not use anonymous.
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Neslihan Arslan, United States2 years ago Comments: don't wait until someone else get killed...
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Peter W. Beadle, United States2 years ago Comments: Please join us at http://www.facebook.com/groups/betterqueensblvd/ to help redesign Queens Blvd to make it safer and more livable. Queens Blvd, nicknamed the "Boulevard of Death" is the primary non-highway east-west route throughout the borough of Queens. It is a 200 foot wide roadway with at least 8 travel lanes divided into "local" and "express" lanes and is heavily trafficked (frequently by speeding vehicles). It is an unsightly concrete strip that divides communities and is very dangerous for pedestrians to cross and for a growing number of bicyclists to traverse. A redesign of the Boulevard that would decrease or narrow the number of parking and travel lanes, and add park-like green spaces and bikeways to the medians would calm traffic; shift cars that more properly belong on the LIE and Grand Central Parkway to those roads; make the road easier to cross by pedestrians; provide a proper bike corridor for the growing numbers of those wishing to travel by bike - be they commuters making the relatively short ride to the 59th Street Bridge into Manhattan or those wishing to go shopping at the Queens Center Mall, etc.; and, improve the health and well-being of those living along this dangerous eyesore. Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn, the same width as Queens Blvd., is a good example of what could be accomplished.
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