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Queens Boulevard was notorious as the "Boulevard of Death" in the 1990s because pedestrian fatalities and injuries were so frequent.
But by 2006, big changes to make the thoroughfare through Queens safer for people on foot had dramatically reduced deaths. From 1999 on, tens of thousands of linear yards of barriers were put up, midblock crossings with signals for walkers were added, and medians...