The victim was struck by the bus while crossing Broadway at 204th Street, officials said.
The improvements are the first phase of redesign plans for the roadway, nicknamed "Boulevard of Death."
Community Board 2 wants the mayor to create a program like Vision Zero for the Department of Buildings.
Transportation advocates have pushed for safety upgrades on 21st Street for the last few years.
A woman was injured on Thursday while crossing Seaman Avenue at 207th Street, police said.
Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz set aside funds for a study to determine how to make the street safer.
New legislation would exempt MTA bus drivers from being prosecuted under the "Right of Way" provision.
Cabdrivers should have to take a road test on New York City streets, Dana Lerner said.
The event, scheduled for March 7, will begin in Forest Hills.
Valentin Gonzalez, 27, said he kept driving because he thought he'd only run over a block of ice.
The city plans to reduce speeding and give pedestrians more time to cross streets without cars.
A witness who saw the driver flee the crash scene followed him a few blocks away, police said.
The area around Hillside and Jamaica avenues is among the most crash-prone sections of Queens.
Ana Urena was charged under the mayor's Vision Zero law.
The blueprint is part of Vision Zero, the city's plan to eliminate traffic fatalities in New York.
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