I have been against the bike lanes on Queens Boulevard from the start and foresaw all of the problems they would cause, Now I see it firsthand, and now a lot of other drivers along this thoroughfare also see the mess these lanes are causing.
The mayor and Department of Transportation need to admit that they made a big mistake putting these bike lanes in and chalk it up to a learning experience.
Taxpayers did not want these bike lanes, but the city did not listen.
But Mr. Mayor and Commissioner Polly Trottenberg, you do have to listen to us. We live in these neighborhoods, not you. If you drive down the boulevard, you are escorted in your big SUV. You do not have to sit in traffic waiting, you drive right though.
Where it took maybe 10 minutes or so for someone to drive down to the entrance of the BQE, now it takes 20 to 30 minutes.
Just listen to who pays your salaries and be big enough to say "We made a mistakes with these bike lanes," and next time listen to the people who live here.
Get rid of these bike lanes.