Thursday, April 2, 2009

Change is Coming to Forest Hills


The Obama stimulus cash is going towards the long overdue project of fixing the Jackie Robinson/Union Turnpike bridge. It's the overpass that divides Forest Hills and Kew Gardens with all the subtley of a chainsaw.

I've made that right turn off Union Turnpike onto Austin Street about a thousand times and still don't know if it's legal.

Hopefully the redesign will include an easy way for pedestrians and cyclists to cross to get to Forest Park. Also, let's hope the close that awful tunnel which encourages cars to speed down Austin St. to bypass the Queens Blvd lights. Funnel that traffic onto QB where it belongs.