Petition for Bike Lane
The Rockaway Waterfront Alliance (RWA) is calling on Mayor Bill de Blasio to make the Rockaway Freeway under the A train safer and more accessible for pedestrians and cyclists. RWA claims that since there are no ADA accessible sidewalks under the train and the sidewalks that are there are in a hazardous condition, pedestrians and cyclists often resort to using the striped buffers along the freeway to walk and ride along. RWA says that cars often speed along these areas, causing harm to pedestrians and bikers.
As part of “Project Underway,” RWA is hoping that the striped buffers can be turned into official walking and biking areas along the Rockaway Freeway. They have started an online petition to bring awareness of their project to Mayor de Blasio. A letter addressed to the mayor reads, “What we propose is a more efficient use of the Rockaway Freeway. Our drive is to create a safe space for pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers alike to traverse the peninsula easily and less hazardously on Rockaway Freeway. “Project Underway” launched by the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance requires your attention and assistance in achieving this goal.”
The petition can be found at
As of March 12th, there were close to 400 signatures. Ten thousand signatures are needed, according to the site.