I used to commute by bike from the neighborhood to near Macy's every day to work. I've not rode in since I got pregnant, but something definitely needs to be done about the sorry safety conditions for bikes in the LIC/Astoria area. We need one street that's got a buffered bike lane, all the way down from Ditmars to the bridge. Why can't something like that go in under the train? Let the cars park closer to the lanes of traffic and keep the curb side 4 feet on both sides of the street for bike lanes. It's perfect.