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Transportation Planning Projects

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The Bronx:
Bike the Bronx - Greenway Bike Tour
Bike The Bronx – Greenway Bike Tour (2010) guides you through the greenways and parks of the Bronx while connecting you to a variety of landmarks, shops, and other points of interest. The tour offers numerous destination options and ride lengths.

Bronx East-West Bicycle Corridor (2008)

The Bronx East-West Bicycle Corridor (2008) is a study of three east-west corridors in the Bronx to determine the feasibility of installing bicycle lanes adjacent to the vehicular lanes (Class II bicycle lanes) or shared lanes on the streets. The purpose of this project is to build upon the existing bicycle network in the Bronx and establish connections to major destinations such as parks and transit. 

Bronx Harlem River Waterfront Bicycle and Pedestrian Study (2006)

The Bronx Harlem River Waterfront Bicycle and Pedestrian Study (2006) identifies bicycle and pedestrian connections to a section of the Harlem River waterfront in the southwest Bronx. This report includes the project area's existing conditions and future planned developments, with recommendations for improving bicycle and pedestrian access to the waterfront area.

Soundview The Soundview Park to Ferry Point Park Greenway Master Plan, released in July 2000, provides a framework for planning a greenway through a diverse and eclectic area of the Bronx along the waterfront while connecting to future greenways along the Bronx River and the Hutchinson River Parkway.
Subway Sidewalk Interface - Bronx
Subway Sidewalk Interface - Technical Memorandum V Recommendations encapsulates the final recommendations for the Subway Sidewalk Interface project. The goal of this project is to improve pedestrian access to mass transit by planning, designing and implementing improvements to the sidewalks and intersections adjacent to subway entrances in the Bronx.
 

Brooklyn:
Atlantic Avenue Corridor Atlantic Avenue Corridor (2014), This corridor study area examines the avenue between Barclays Center/Vanderbilt Avenue and East New York/Eastern Parkway Extension and reviews its potential to serve as a multimodal corridor that accommodates a wide variety of users, including pedestrians, bicycles, cars, buses, trucks and trains, to serve the transportation needs of businesses, residents, and visitors throughout the area in the future.
Red Hook Transportation Study Red Hook Transportation Study (2014), This study identifies incremental improvements that can be made by the City and Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to improve transportation for all modes and users in the community of Red Hook, Brooklyn. The report’s recommendations were drawn up in consultation with the local Red Hook community.
The Prospect Park-Ocean Parkway Greenway Study
The Prospect Park-Ocean Parkway Greenway Study (2009), seeks to improve the critical link between Ocean Parkway at Church Avenue and Prospect Park via Park Circle in Brooklyn as well as other transportation issues in the Park Circle vicinity. This report contains short- and long-term recommendations for pedestrians, bicyclists, vehicles, and equestrians.
Broadway Junction Transportation Study
Broadway Junction Transportation Study (2008) was undertaken to assess the unused existing and future transit capacity available in the study area.  These findings will be used to guide and inform any future discussions about land use and development in the Broadway Junction area of Brooklyn.
Flatbush Avenue Pedestrian Study
Flatbush Avenue Pedestrian Study (2008), examines and analyzes pedestrian conditions at select locations intersections along Flatbush Avenue. The objectives of this study are to examine existing pedestrian traffic flow and circulation within the study area, and to develop recommendations to enhance pedestrian movements and safety.
Eastern Parkway Extension Master Plan (2006)

The Eastern Parkway Extension Master Plan (2006) recommends four miles of new or improved multi-use off-street paths and on-street lanes and signed routes to connect the last remaining gap in the 40-mile Brooklyn-Queens Greenway from Prospect Heights to Highland Park.

he Conduit - Southern Queens - Laurelton - Cross Island Greenway Master Plan

The Conduit - Southern Queens - Laurelton - Cross Island Greenway Master Plan, released in July 2000, outlines a continuous 32 mile route for greenway users along some of the most scenic and significant destinations in eastern Brooklyn and southern and eastern Queens.

he Shore Parkway Greenway Connector Master Plan The Shore Parkway Greenway Connector Master Plan examines existing conditions, highlights opportunities, and presents recommendations, supported by technical analysis, to guide the implementation of new or improved bicycle facilities on a five-mile route along the missing inland section of one of the City’s premier waterfront greenways located in southern Brooklyn.
Brooklyn Retail Brooklyn Retail Corridors examines traffic and pedestrian congestion and safety issues in four retail corridors in the borough of Brooklyn, and presents solutions for better management of the traffic and pedestrian networks.

Subway Sidewalk Interface - Brooklyn

Subway Sidewalk Interface - Technical Memorandum V Recommendations encapsulates the final recommendations for the Subway Sidewalk Interface project. The goal of this project is to improve pedestrian access to mass transit by planning, designing and implementing improvements to the sidewalks and intersections adjacent to subway entrances in Brooklyn.
 

Manhattan:
Manhattan Core Public Parking Study
Manhattan Core Public Parking Study (2011) analyzes the utilization and supply of off-street public parking in Manhattan Community Districts 1 through 8, an area known as the “Manhattan Core.”  Since 1982, zoning regulations have limited the amount of new parking permitted in the Manhattan Core.  The study examines the current use of public parking facilities, along with demographic and transportation trends, in order to inform potential changes to the Manhattan Core parking regulations.
Bike Facilities Profile

Bike Facilities Profile: 2001-2008 (2009) analyzes bicycle ridership trends and patterns utilizing data collected over a period of eight years. Some of the findings in the report include information on helmet use, the gender of riders, and other user characteristics.

Chinatown Bus Study

The Chinatown Bus Study (2009) examines the operations of the private interstate bus companies that load and discharge passengers throughout Chinatown in Lower Manhattan.

Upper Manhattan Pedestrian Project

Upper Manhattan Pedestrian Project (2008) presents the findings from the study of intersections around Ft. Washington Avenue and the George Washington Bridge in the Washington Heights area of the city.

East Houston Pedestrian Plan

The East Houston Street Pedestrian Project (2006) will plan, design, and implement improvements for pedestrians and cyclists along East Houston Street in Manhattan. These recommendations will improve safety and circulation at intersections, facilitate access to commercial, recreational and transportation destinations, and improve the streetscape.

Harlem/Morningside Heights Transportation Study Harlem/Morningside Heights Transportation Study - Draft Technical Memorandum No.1: Existing Conditions is a comprehensive analysis of existing conditions (2003) with respect to demography, land use and zoning, traffic and transportation, parking, pedestrian and bicycle movement, transit, accidents and goods movement.
Midtown Manhattan Pedestrian Network Development Project -- Phase 1 Midtown Manhattan Pedestrian Network Development Project -- Phase 1is a joint effort of the Department of City Planning and the Department of Transportation, evaluates pedestrian as well as vehicular circulation to reduce pedestrian-vehicular conflicts and pedestrian and vehicular congestion, and to improve safety, access, convenience and the urban environment in and around Midtown Manhattan, 2000.
Lower Manhattan Study The Lower Manhattan Pedestrianization Study, a joint effort of the Department of City Planning and the Department of Transportation, would improve the pedestrian circulation system downtown by reducing congestion, improving safety, and providing better pedestrian access to mass transit, offices, stores, the waterfront, open spaces, and tourist attractions.
Taxis Stands in Times Square and Theater Taxi Stands in Times Square and the Theater District study examines how well taxi stands are used and recommends actions to improve their visibility and use.
MGW The past, present and future of the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway is presented through text, maps, photos, and video of cyclists riding along portions of it.
 

Queens:
Western Queens Transportation Study Western Queens Transportation Study (2014), The New York City Department of City Planning (DCP) has undertaken the Western Queens Transportation Study with the goal of improving mobility and enhancing connections both within western Queens and to other areas of the city, including nearby Roosevelt Island and northern Brooklyn.
The Woodhaven - Cross Bay Bicycle Corridor Study Woodhaven - Cross Bay Bicycle Corridor Study (2009), recommends a variety of bicycle facilities that would improve bicycle and greenway connections in Southern Queens. The purpose of this study is to develop a series of bicycle routes that would link the various communities in and around the study area and enhance connections to local parks and greenways.
The Queens Around the World Bike Map The Queens Around the World Bike Map (2009), bicycle tour takes you along on-street and off-street bicycle lanes and greenways through parks, by shops and into neighborhoods where diverse communities create vibrant street life filled with an incredible array of music, shopping, and cultural events. The tour offers a number of destination options and ride lengths.
Queens East River and North Shore Greenway

Queens East River and North Shore Greenway, The Queens East River and North Shore Greenway is a proposed 10.6-mile urban shared-use trail, intended to provide access to the shoreline in Queens and improve non-motorized commuter options, 2006.

North Corona Transportation Study

North Corona Transportation Study, this transportation study was initiated in response to community concerns about existing and potential traffic congestion and safety issues with respect to traffic movements due to approved (as of September 17, 2003) rezoning and potential future land use developments North Corona, located in northern Queens, encompasses a portion of Community District 3, 2005.

Bay Terrace Transportation Study

Bay Terrace Transportation Study, this transportation study was initiated in response to community concerns about existing and potential traffic congestion and safety issues with respect to traffic movements, and provides a comprehensive analysis of existing and potential future vehicular circulation, parking demand, public transit utilization, and pedestrian circulation patterns, 2004.

The Conduit

The Conduit - Southern Queens - Laurelton - Cross Island Greenway Master Plan, released in July 2000, outlines a continuous 32 mile route for greenway users along some of the most scenic and significant destinations in eastern Brooklyn and southern and eastern Queens.

Preliminary Recommendations for Downtown Flushin Cover Preliminary Recommendations for Downtown Flushing Parking Guidance System - The Preliminary Recommendations for Downtown Flushing Parking Guidance System proposes a guidance system that will direct drivers looking for parking, to parking facilities with available spaces.  The system will collect data on how many vehicles are parked at each facility, and in turn relay that information to electronic signs on the roads leading into the Downtown Flushing area, 2004.
Subway Sidewalk Interface - Queens Subway Sidewalk Interface - Technical Memorandum V Recommendations encapsulates the final recommendations for the Subway Sidewalk Interface project. The goal of this project is to improve pedestrian access to mass transit by planning, designing and implementing improvements to the sidewalks and intersections adjacent to subway entrances in Queens.
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Staten Island:
Charleston Transportation Study Charleston Transportation Study, assesses potential future land use development scenarios in order to provide a comprehensive analysis of existing and potential future vehicular, parking, public transit, and pedestrian circulation patterns within the study area, 2003.
Staten Island South and West Shore Greenways Staten Island South and West Shore Greenways Master Plan, a proposal for a 17-mile route for pedestrians and cyclists extending from Great Kills Park on the Lower Bay to Clay Pit Pond and Bloomingdale parks along the Arthur Kill, 2003.
 

Citywide:
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The 2013 New York City Bike Map (11.7 MB) shows the network of existing bicycle lanes, existing and planned greenway paths, and planned on-street routes.
Mobility Initiatives For An Aging Populatio

Mobility Initiatives For An Aging Population: A Scan of Current Practices (2011), sets out to identify current mobility issues of older adults and examines innovative solutions in transportation, mobility and accessibility for an aging population.  The 17 case studies examined, eleven of which are in the U.S., are divided into these categories: Driving, Public Transportation and Taxis, Pedestrian Improvements, Planning Tools, and Innovative Technologies and Educational Programs.  They address safety, accessibility and transportation choice to enhance mobility.

Parking Best Practices
Parking Best Practices (2011) reviews the current state of the art in parking policies in 11 cities across the United States, plus London, and describes each parking policy or parking program.
Peripheral Travel Study

Peripheral Travel Study (2010) was initiated to identify opportunities for near- and long-term strategic plans for the transportation needs in the boroughs other than Manhattan.

Bike & Ride: Bicycle Access and Parking for Subway and Commuter Rail Users Bike & Ride: Bicycle Access and Parking for Subway and Commuter Rail Users (2009), recommends a series of locations for the installation of secure bicycle parking facilities at transit stations.  Over 200 transit stations were surveyed for this report and recommendations include a number of site-specific bicycle parking solutions.
Bike Share Opportunities in New York City
Bike Share Opportunities in New York City (2009), analyzes existing bike-share models and current New York City bicyclist demographics and demand to assess the potential for a New York City Bike-Share Program.  In addition, an overview of potential funding options and recommendations for program implementation, including suggested program size and phasing, bike-station siting, fees, safety and theft reduction, are also discussed.
Residential Parking Study Residential Parking Study: Automobile Ownership Rates and Off-Street Parking Requirements in Portions of New York City: Manhattan CDs 9-12, the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn (2009), is a citywide study of both the Zoning Resolution’s parking requirements for new housing and the car ownership patterns of the residents of such housing.
World Cities Best Practices World Cities Best Practices (2008), surveys transportation modes and technologies, in place in cities around the globe, that could be implemented in New York City to reduce congestion and encourage community and economic development. 

Inventory of Opportunities Over Transportation Properties
Inventory of Decking Opportunities Over Transportation Properties (2008), catalogues approximately 1,000 acres of subgrade road and rail corridors throughout the city, plus rail yards. While building in any of these corridors would be complex, were they to be decked over, opportunities would be provided to reunite communities and create the potential for new surface-level uses.  The inventory is intended as a  tool for stakeholders involved in any future planning for these sites.
NYC Bicycle Lane and Inventory

New York City Bicycle Lane and Trail Inventory (2007), The NYC Bicycle Lane and Trail Inventory Report (2007) is the third compilation and assessment of the physical conditions of existing bicycle facilities in New York City. The first report was issued in 2000 and the second report in 2002.

NYC Bicycle Survey, 2007 The New York City Bicycle Survey (2007), presents the major findings of our online survey, held for Bike Month 2006, and their implications for transportation and bicycle planning in the city. With over 1,000 survey respondents, the report documents several trends and key findings for cycling commutation, parking, and facililties in the city.
New York City Pedestrian Level of Service Study - Phase I New York City Pedestrian Level of Service Study - Phase I - the objectives of this study are to evaluate the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) pedestrian level of service (LOS) methodology in terms of its suitability for pedestrian planning in New York City, to compile a pedestrian characteristics database, and to make recommendations for changes in pedestrian LOS analysis in New York City, 2006.
Bicycle Master Plan The New York City Bicycle Master Plan, issued in May 1997, is the final report of the first phase of the Bicycle Network Development (BND) Project, a joint Department of City Planning (DCP)/Department of Transportation (DOT) effort.
Greenway Plan A Greenway Plan for New York City, published in 1993, presents the city's vision for the nation's most ambitious urban greenway system -- 350 miles of landscaped bicycle and pedestrian paths crisscrossing New York City.
State of Cycling The Department of City Planning’s (DCP) Transportation Division hosted The State of Cycling in New York City for BikeMonthNYC 2005. The event, initiated by the Transportation Division’s Bicycle, Pedestrian and Greenway Team (BPG Team), was to help celebrate bike month and to promote cycling as a healthy, fun, affordable and viable form of transportation in the city.
Bicycle Lane and Trail Inventory II The New York City Bicycle Lane and Trail Inventory Phase II, released in October 2001, focuses on the usage component of bicycle facilities. The document features extensive field data including bicycle counts as well as updating the conditions inventory be recording new facilities.
Bike Lane and Trail Inventory I

The New York City Bicycle Lane and Trail Inventory Phase I, released in April 2000, is a comprehensive inventory on the existing physical conditions of New York City's Class 2 (on-street striped bike lanes) and Class 1 (off-street) facilities. This document is to assist with the planning and implementation of a city-wide network. It is also a valuable tool to achieve and maintain a state of good repair for the existing system and to help prevent deficiencies.

Making Streets Safe for Cycling Making Streets Safe for Cycling: Strategies for Improved Bicycle Safety, released in May 1999, is based on research and analysis of national and international on-street bicycle facilities designed to minimize conflicts between user modes. The report recommends a variety of innovative and straightforward designs.
Bicycle Parking Needs Bicycle Parking Needs recommends for ways in which, and locations where, the City of New York can provide bicycle parking facilities directly while also encouraging private property owners to do the same.
Parking Facilities icon Interactive maps show the location of more than 1,900 parking facilities licensed by the Department of Consumer Affairs in The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island.
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