Senate Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris Joins 31st Ave Open Street, Rallies For Street Safety

Joins Safer Street Advocates, Western Queens Elected Officials Encouraging Residents to Complete DOT Street Safety Survey

ASTORIA, N.Y. – Senate Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris joined street safety advocates and local officials at the 31st Avenue Open Street to encourage area residents to complete the New York City Department of Transportation’s (NYCDOT) survey on street safety and public realm improvements.  

“Enough is enough - we must not wait for more deaths to protect pedestrians and cyclists in our neighborhood,” said Senate Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris. “I was pleased to join community members and colleagues on the 31st Avenue Open Street to stress the importance of street safety in Astoria.”

Senator Gianaris was joined by Senator Kristen Gonzalez, Assembly Member Zohran Mamdani, Council Member Tiffany Cabán, Families for Safe Streets, the 31st Avenue Open Street Collective, Transportation Alternatives, and Las Deliveristas Unidos. Photos are available here.

About the DOT Street Safety Survey: The NYCDOT is collecting community feedback and ideas to improve bike network connections and the public realm for pedestrians in Astoria, Queens. The primary focus area of this survey is 31st Avenue from Vernon Boulevard to 51st Street, as well as the opportunity to identify new north and/or south bike network connections in Astoria.  The survey can be completed here.