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Letters January 5, 2017  RSS feed

QUEENS BOULEVARD BIKE LANES AREN’T WORTH THE TROUBLE

Mayor Bill de Blasio and DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg like to spend the taxpayers’ money for projects that yield minimal benefits.

I can see bike lanes in Sunnyside and Long Island City as a means to commute to Manhattan due to its proximity. The bike lane in Woodside and Elmhurst is useless as it is not used by commuters. All the bike lane does is take away a lane of traffic and valuable parking space, and slowing vehicular traffic results in congestion and more pollution.

Whatever happened to utilization statistics?

De Blasio could care less about public opinion; witness his overriding Community Board 4 in western Queens, who were vehemently opposed to the project for Woodside and Elmhurst.

John Ngai, Rego Park