City launches ‘Bicycle Safe Passage’ initiative, restarts helmet giveaways to protect riders


As bicycle ridership skyrockets across the five boroughs, officials from the Department of Transportation and the NYPD announced the continuation of the city’s “Bicycle Safe Passage” enforcement initiative at Queens Boulevard in Forest Hills.

The press briefing took place at the intersection of Yellowstone Boulevard and Jewel Avenue where the DOT has begun work on the long-delayed final phase of the Queens Boulevard redesign project that will extend the protected bike lane to Union Turnpike.