TUESDAY, JUNE 21 @ 6:30PM – DOT WORKSHOP TO VOICE CONCERNS & GIVE SUGGESTIONS ON HOW TO MAKE JAMAICA STREETS/SIDEWALKS SAFER, BETTER AND WALK-ABLE

garbage6.15.16 012I went to this event earlier in the year and plan on going to the one next week. It is a good chance to speak to representative from Department of Transportation to voice your concerns of DOT issues such as sidewalks, streets, traffic, trucks driving illegally on residential streets, illegal displays by businesses blocking sidewalks on the Ave, anything DOT related. There is also a survey you can take in the article below.

It takes place Tuesday, June 21 from 6:30 p.m. at the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL) at 161-4 Jamaica Ave.

Totally Illegal blocking of sidewalk. Pretty Girl is one of many stores on Jamaica Ave doing this. Besides making it difficult to manuever, it is low-class ghetto/third world country EYESORE.

Totally Illegal blocking of sidewalk. Pretty Girl is one of many stores on Jamaica Ave doing this. Besides making it difficult to manuever, it is low-class ghetto/third world country EYESORE.

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From DNAInfo New York:

City Asks Residents to Help Reshape Jamaica Streetscape

By Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska | June 16, 2016 6:57pm
 The busy streets of Jamaica are on track to get a makeover and the city is asking local residents for their help in the process, the Department of Transportation said.

The busy streets of Jamaica are on track to get a makeover and the city is asking local residents for their help in the process, the Department of Transportation said.View Full Caption

DNAinfo.com/Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska

QUEENS — As the busy and often congested streets of Jamaica are on track to get a makeover, the Department of Transportation wants local residents to help in the process.

The goal is to make “Downtown Jamaica a more walkable, dynamic neighborhood,” the DOT said.

The agency has dispatched its “street ambassadors” to the neighborhood this week where they help locals participate in a survey about changes they would like to see in the area, such as adding new bike lanes or curb extensions.

The DOT will also host a workshop for residents next Tuesday, where various city agencies will provide updates on current initiatives in the downtown area. Locals will also get a chance to participate in discussions about several key areas in the neighborhood which are expected to attract new investments in the future, such as Jamaica, Archer and Hillside avenues and Sutphin, Parsons and Merrick boulevards.

 In the upcoming months, the DOT is also planning to evaluate current traffic conditions in the neighborhood, including lighting, pedestrian safety and congestion.

Based on feedback from residents, the DOT will develop design concepts for each focus area in Downtown Jamaica, which will be unveiled this fall.

The outreach is conducted as part of the Jamaica Now action plan, which kicked off last April and seeks to revitalize Jamaica and develop it as a destination for shopping and culture.

How to give the city your feedback about changes in Jamaica streetscape:

► Meet Street Ambassadors

On Friday, June 17 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Jamaica Sidewalk Sales Day at Jamaica Avenue and 160th Street.
On Saturday, June 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the YMCA Block Party at Parsons Boulevard and 90th Avenue.
Spanish, Bengali and Haitian Creole interpreters will be on-site.

► Participate in a Public Workshop

On Tuesday, June 21 from 6:30 p.m. at the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL) at 161-4 Jamaica Ave.

► Take an Online Survey

Residents can take a survey and submit their comments on the interactive Downtown Jamaica feedback portal.

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