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Saturday, May 4, 2013

Expect Delays For Travel To And From Roosevelt Island By Car And Taxi Tomorrow For NYC 5 Boro Bike Tour Sunday May 5

A reader, Anna, advises to plan carefully tomorrow if you are planning to travel to or from Roosevelt Island tomorrow by car or taxi due to the Five Boro Bike Tour

street and bridge closures on Sunday May 5. According to Anna:
Vernon Boulevard between 31st and 44th Drive will be closed for car traffic, as well as 21st street between Queens Plaza South and Hoyt Avenue North.

Those who plan to travel by car or taxi to/from Roosevelt Island should be informed and plan their commute accordingly.

Several years ago, I was going to JFK Airport on the day of the bike tour. Because Vernon Boulevard was closed for car traffic, we had to wait on the Roosevelt Island Bridge for at least 15 minutes before finally being allowed to cross Vernon Boulevard to go to 36th Avenue. Can you imagine traffic jams on Roosevelt Island next to the bridge?

Below is the link with information on which streets and bridges will be closed in all five boros:
According to NYC, the streets will be closed from 7:45 AM - 6:30 PM.

Here is the 2012 NYC 5 Boro Bike Tour in 3 minutes. You can watch the riders speed down Vernon B'lvd by Costco

and past Roosevelt Island Bridge at the 1minute 35 second mark.

Earlier today, Roosevelt Island was visited by a large group of bicyclists. According to the Twitterverse:

and here they go

from the Riverwalk Commons:


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