Our Goal

Our goal is to allow our friends, neighbors and children to safely get to the Motor Parkway without having to use a car

Vanderbilt Pkwy
NY, 11364
United States

A common sense and easily achieved vision - connecting the still remaining section of the Motor Parkway with state and city owned lands between Winchester Blvd and Little Neck Parkway so our children, neighbors, seniors can get to the Motor Parkway safely on foot or bicycle.

Why East?

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Today the Motor Parkway ends abruptly at Winchester Avenue.

It is not easy for pedestrians, joggers, or bicyclists to get to the Motor Parkway from Glen Oaks, Douglaston, Floral Park, Bellaire, Bellerose, Little Neck and New Hyde Park.

That means our friends and neighbors must use a car (not an option for everyone) or they must reconnoiter busy main streets which are not friendly to pedestrians, joggers, or bicyclists.

  • East / West on Union Turnpike
  • North / South on Commonwealth Boulevard
  • North / South on Little Neck Parkway

Our plan is very simple - it turns out the original Motor Parkway (before it was torn down) would have connected many of our neighbors to the part of the Motor Parkway that still exists.

Imagine, a green-corridor that creates a Super-Greenway. It would connect educational institutions, hospitals, cultural institutions, parks and the Eastern Queens community as never before.

It will link educational institutions,

  • PS 4
  • St Francis Prep
  • PS 205
  • PS 188
  • American Martyrs School
  • Queens School of Teaching
  • PS/IS 266
  • PS 185
  • Francis Lewis High School (via Kissena Corridor Park & Fresh Meadow Lane)
  • It could with proper signage allow easy biking and walking commutes to Queens College and St John’s University.

It will link hospitals

  • Creedmoor Psychiatric Center
  • Queens Children’s Psychiatric Center
  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center
  • New York Hospital Queens (via Kissena Corridor Park)

It will link cultural institutions

  • Queens County Farm Museum
  • Queens Botanical Garden (via Kissena Corridor Park)
  • Alley Pond Environmental Center

It will afford direct access (no driving) to:

  • Alley Pond Park
  • Cunningham Park
  • Kissena Park
  • Flushing Meadows Corona Park

If Nassau County restores the sections of the Long Island Motor Parkway (which are still intact) in Lake Success and Manhasset this could lead to even greater access for bicycling, walking, and running access into and from Nassau