Current Projects

Due to the state of emergency related to COVID-19:

  • Implementation of bus, pedestrian, and bike infrastructure projects is reduced
  • Traffic studies are suspended (except in emergencies)

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Pursuant to NYC Administrative Code §19-182.2, a standard checklist of safety-enhancing street design elements was created by the New York City Department of Transportation that the department must consider for all major transportation projects (MTP).

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Complete Streets

Riverside Drive, 155th Street to 161st Street, Manhattan

NYC DOT is proposing pedestrian safety and accessibility improvements on Riverside Drive between 155th Street and 161st Street. This project proposes a lane reduction between 155th Street to 158th Street, painted curb extensions, concrete islands and medians, new crossings, and a two-way to one-way conversion between 158th Street and Riverside Drive West. This proposal aims to provide safer, shorter pedestrian crossings, increase visibility, and clarify traffic movements. Riverside Drive, 155th Street to 161st Street – presented to Manhattan Community Board 12 in May 2020 (pdf)

Riverside Drive and Henry Hudson Parkway Ramps Safety Improvement

NYC DOT is proposing safety and accessibility improvements on Riverside Drive at the Henry Hudson Parkway Ramps, north of West 165th Street. This project proposes to create 5 new crosswalks, with ADA compliant pedestrian ramps, and complete the pedestrian network for access to Fort Washington Park. Included are new sidewalks, a reconfigured concrete median, a concrete curb extension, and a painted curb extension. This proposal aims to provide safer, shorter pedestrian crossings, slow vehicle turns, and improve the pedestrian network. Riverside Drive and Henry Hudson Parkway Ramps Safety Improvement - presented to Manhattan Community Board 12 in April 2020 (pdf)

Broadway, Lafayette Avenue and Patchen Avenue, Brooklyn

NYC DOT is proposing a safety improvement at the intersection of Broadway, Lafayette Avenue and Patchen Avenue. The proposal seeks to close the Patchen Avenue slip lane with concrete to create improved pedestrian space, widen Kossuth Place to create a two-way road, improve street organization on Lafayette Avenue and upgrading all pedestrian ramps at the intersection. The standardization of the intersection will encourage safer, slower turns, shorten crossing distances and clarify traffic movements. Broadway, Lafayette Avenue and Patchen Avenue – presented to Brooklyn Community Board 3 in March 2020 (pdf)

W 178th Street from Fort Washington Avenue to Wadsworth Avenue, Manhattan

NYC DOT is proposing safety improvements on W 178th Street between Fort Washington Avenue and Wadsworth Avenue in Manhattan. The proposal includes new signal timing changes, standard width moving lanes with updated lane markings, a dedicated Bus Only Lane, a painted sidewalk extension, and a pedestrian refuge island. The proposal is intended to reduce vehicle conflicts by clarifying traffic movements and creating safer, shorter pedestrian crossings. W 178th Street from Fort Washington Avenue to Wadsworth Avenue – presented to Manhattan Community Board 12 in March 2020 (pdf)

2nd Ave, East 30 Street to East 33 Street, Manhattan

NYC DOT is proposing safety and accessibility improvements on 2nd Avenue from East 30 Street to East 33 Street. This project proposes a concrete median tip extension at East 30 Street and a concrete median extension from E 30 St to E 33 St to create a sidewalk. This proposal aims to provide safer, shorter pedestrian crossings, slow vehicle turns, and improve the pedestrian network. 2nd Ave, E 30 St to E 33 St – presented to Manhattan Community Board 6 in March 2020 (pdf)

Bronx Park E and White Plains Rd improvements

NYC DOT is proposing safety improvements on Bronx Park E, White Plains Rd, Bronxdale Ave, and Unionport Rd. Improvements include building out missing sidewalks, realigning the roadway, installing right turn lane with signal phase, painted and concrete curb extensions, pedestrian islands, and a raised two-way bike path leading to the Bronx Park Greenway. Bronx Park E and White Plains Rd Improvements - presented to Bronx Community Board 11 Transportation Committee in February 2020 (pdf)

Mosholu Pkwy and Sedgwick Ave Safety Improvements

NYC DOT is proposing pedestrian and vehicle improvements on Sedgwick Ave between Dickinson Ave and Mosholu Pkwy. Improvements include redirecting the existing slip lane to a stop control on Sedgwick Ave, adding painted median tip extensions, and adjusting signal timing. The improvements will clarify traffic movements, increase visibility of pedestrians, and shorten pedestrian crossing distances. Mosholu Pkwy and Sedgwick Ave Safety Improvements - presented to Bronx Community Board 8 Transportation Committee in March 2020 (pdf) Mosholu Pkwy and Sedgwick Ave Safety Improvements - presented to Bronx Community Board 7 Transportation Committee in February 2020 (pdf)

Rockaway Blvd (Sutphin Blvd to Farmers Blvd), QN

NYC DOT is proposing safety improvements on Rockaway Blvd between Sutphin Blvd and Farmers Blvd in Queens. Rockaway Blvd is a Vision Zero Priority Corridor due to its high rate of pedestrian fatalities and severe injuries. The improvements include new pedestrian refuge islands, median tips, additional crosswalks, leading pedestrian intervals, and markings improvements to define two standard moving lanes at all times. The improvements will make this Vision Zero Priority Corridor safer for all roadway users. Rockaway Blvd Safety Improvements – presented to Queens Community Board 13 Transportation Committee in January 2020(pdf) Rockaway Blvd Safety Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 12 Transportation Committee in December 2019 (pdf)

Marine Pkwy (Nostrand Ave to Fillmore Ave), BK

DOT is proposing improvements on Marine Pkwy between Nostrand Ave and Fillmore Ave in Brooklyn. The proposal includes installation of standard width moving lanes, a flush median, wide parking lanes, and reducing moving lanes in some areas. This project is meant to address speeding on the corridor as well as create safer pedestrian crossings and clarify vehicle movements. Marine Pkwy (Nostrand Ave to Fillmore Ave) Safety Improvements – presented to Marine Pkwy Civic Association in November 2019 (pdf)

Street Safety Town Hall

Coney Island Ave is a Vision Zero Priority Corridor with 8.4 pedestrian killed or severely injured (KSI) per mile. Since the beginning of Vision Zero, NYC DOT has implemented a series of Street Improvement Projects as well as Left Turn Traffic Calming and Leading Pedestrian Intervals. NYC DOT is currently collecting new traffic volumes to inform further safety improvements on the corridor. Street Safety Town Hall, P.S. 889 – presented to Brooklyn on November 2019 (pdf)

St Nicholas, Broadway and Audubon Safety Improvements

NYC DOT is proposing pedestrian and bicycle safety improvements along St Nicholas Avenue from 165th St to 170th St. Improvements include painted curb extensions and islands, new crosswalks, street conversion, upgrades to existing bicycle facilities and the addition of two blocks of conventional bike lanes on Broadway. The improvements will shorten crossing distances, increase visibility of pedestrians, fill a gap in the bicycle network, and clarify traffic movements. St Nicholas, Broadway and Audubon Safety Improvements – presented to Manhattan Community Board 12 Transportation Committee on October 2019 (pdf)

BQE Exit Ramp (Exit 31) and Wythe Avenue

DOT is proposing safety and capacity improvements at BQE Exit Ramp (Exit 31) and Wythe Avenue. The project includes separating BQE Ramp traffic from Williamsburg Street West (Service Road) by jersey barriers and delineators, providing two travel lanes for the ramp, prohibiting turns from Service Road, installation of a painted neckdown, revised parking regulation and street direction changes on Wythe Avenue. The proposal will shorten queues on the ramp, simplify traffic movements and improve pedestrian safety. BQE Exit Ramp (Exit 31) and Wythe Avenue – presented to Brooklyn Community Board 1 on September 2019 (pdf)

139th St/Manton St/85th Dr

DOT is proposing safety improvements at 139th St/Manton St/85th Dr. The project includes concrete and painted curb extensions as well as the addition of a crosswalk. The proposal will shorten pedestrian crossing distance and calm traffic. 139th St/Manton St/85th Dr Safety Improvements – presented to Queens Community Board 8 on June 2019 (pdf)

Varick St - Clarkson/ Carmine St to King St Safety Improvements

NYC DOT is proposing safety improvements on Varick Street between Clarkson/Carmine Street and King Street in the West Village. This project includes extended parking – protected bike lane 1 block south to Houston Street, painted islands at southeast corner of Carmine Street and northeast corner of Houston Street, and concrete splitter island on eastbound approach of Clarkson Street. Additionally, the project will remove the right turn lane on Varick Street at W Houston Street, and lastly relocate painted neckdown on Houston Street and Varick Street from southwest corner to southeast corner. Varick St - Clarkson/Carmine St to King St Safety Improvements – presented to Manhattan Community Board 2 in May 2019 (pdf)

Myrtle Ave, St Nicholas Ave to Central Ave, QN

DOT is proposing safety improvements on Myrtle Avenue between St Nicholas Avenue and Central Avenue in Ridgewood, Queens. This project includes the installation of four painted curb extensions at three intersections, two additional crosswalks, and left turn traffic calming on the corridor. These improvements will increase safety on the corridor by creating shorter, safer crossings for pedestrians and encouraging slower, safer turns for vehicles, reducing conflicts at intersections. These changes will also improve the pedestrian network and provide additional pedestrian space along the busy commercial corridor. Myrtle Ave, St Nicholas Ave to Central Ave – presented to Queens Community Board 5 Transportation Committee April 23, 2019 (pdf)

Columbia St and Stanton St – Enhanced Crossings

DOT is proposing safety improvements at Columbia St and Stanton St. The project includes high visibility crosswalks, painted curb extensions, markings improvements, and upgraded pedestrian ramps. The proposal will simplify the location, increase visibility between vehicles and pedestrians, and shorten crossing distances. Columbia Street and Stanton Street project - presented to Manhattan Community Board 3 Transportation Committee in April 2019 (pdf)

65th St, West 6th Street to Bay Parkway

DOT is proposing safety improvements on 65th Street from West 6th Street to Bay Parkway. The project includes markings improvements, painted curb extensions, and signal timing changes. The proposal will simplify the intersection, reduce conflict between vehicles and pedestrians, and shorten crossing distances. 65th St, West 6th Street to Bay Parkway - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 11 Transportation Committee in March 2019 (pdf)



Atlantic Ave Great Streets Phase II

DOT is planning a capital project on Atlantic Avenue between Logan Street and Rockaway Boulevard as part of Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero Great Streets Initiative. The project will enhance safety and quality of life for all roadway users through the reconstruction of the median with greenery and trees, addition of a raised bicycle lane, expanded pedestrian refuge at intersections, and other traffic calming elements. Atlantic Avenue is a Vision Zero Priority Corridor. Atlantic Ave Great Streets Phase II - presented to Brooklyn Community Board5 Transportation Committee in February 2018 (pdf) Atlantic Ave Great Streets Phase II - presented to Queens Community Board 9 in January 2018 (pdf)

Flatbush Ave/Utica Ave/Ave S Pedestrian Safety Improvements

DOT is proposing safety improvements at the Vision Zero Priority Intersection of Flatbush Ave, Utica Ave and Ave S in Brooklyn. The proposal includes new pedestrian space to create safer, shorter pedestrian crossings, new concrete to slow vehicle speeds and prevent illegal turns, dedicated space for buses for improved bus service and traffic calming, and new signal phasing that prioritizes both buses and pedestrians. Flatbush Ave/Utica Ave/Ave S Safety Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 18 in March 2018 (pdf)

Marine Ave and 3rd Ave Pedestrian Safety Improvements

NYC DOT is proposing pedestrian safety improvements at the intersection of Marine Ave, 3rd Av, and 99th St. Improvements include installing 4 painted neckdowns to shorten crossing distances, crosswalk realignments, and hardening the yellow centerline on Marine Ave at 3rd Ave to calm turns. Marine Ave and 3rd Ave Safety Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 10 Transportation Committee in October 2019 (pdf) Marine Ave and 3rd Ave Safety Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 10 Transportation Committee in June 2018 (pdf)

Myrtle Ave Safety Improvements

DOT is proposing safety improvements on Myrtle Ave between Broadway and Irving Ave. The project includes the installation of gravel curb extensions at 7 intersections along the corridor and marking 9 new crosswalks at 7 intersections on the corridor. This project also reroutes vehicles and provides additional safety improvements around the complex transit hub at Myrtle Ave and Broadway. These improvements will improve safety on the corridor by providing clear, marked crossings for pedestrians that match existing behavior, shortening crossing distances, and providing clarity for all users on the corridor on how to interact with elevated train columns. Myrtle Ave Safety Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 3 in May 2019 (pdf) Myrtle Ave Safety Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 3 Transportation Committee in April 2019 (pdf) Myrtle Ave Safety Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 4 Transportation Committee in May 2018 (pdf)

Queens Blvd – Yellowstone Blvd to Union Turnpike Safety Improvements

DOT is proposing robust safety improvements on Queens Boulevard between Yellowstone Blvd and Union Turnpike. The plan includes protected bicycle lanes, increased pedestrian space and specific safety improvements at intersections, with anticipated implementation in Summer 2018. This project continues the work DOT installed between Roosevelt Ave and Yellowstone Blvd between 2015-2017 and also lays the groundwork for a $100 million capital investment on Queens Boulevard, a Vision Zero Priority Corridor, as part of the de Blasio Administration’s Great Streets initiative. Queens Blvd – Yellowstone Blvd to Union Turnpike Safety Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 6 in June 2018 (pdf) Queens Blvd – Yellowstone Blvd to Union Turnpike Safety Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 6 Transportation Committee in May 2018(pdf)

Vernon Blvd / 8th St / Astoria Blvd / 30th Ave Pedestrian Safety Improvements

NYC DOT is proposing pedestrian safety improvements for western Astoria on the streets near Two Coves Community Garden. The proposal includes reducing crossing distances, adding new crosswalks, expanding sidewalks, and extending curbs at various locations. All materials are proposed to be quick-response materials, utilizing gravel or paint, markings, signage, and flexible delineators. The proposal includes converting Main Ave between 8th St and 30th Ave to one-way eastbound while reducing Astoria Blvd between Main Ave and 8th St from 2 lanes to 1 lane and installing back-in angled parking. The plan proposes an increase in parking by an approximate net of 7 new parking spaces. Vernon Blvd / 8th St / Astoria Blvd / 30th Ave Safety Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 1 Transportation Committee in February 2018 (pdf)



7th Ave, W 42nd St – W 34th St Sidewalk Widening and Safety Improvements

DOT is proposing pedestrian congestion reduction and safety improvements along 7 Av between W 42 St and W 34 St. The project includes widening the western sidewalk with epoxied gravel, protected by a row of flexible delineators, planters, and granite blocks. Epoxied gravel curb extensions would be added at the southeast corners of 7 Av at W 40 St, W 38 St, and W 36 St. 9 split phase leading pedestrian intervals (Split-LPIs/Delayed Turns) would be added throughout the corridor. 2 bus boarding islands would be added at bus stop locations to improve bus operations and reduce sidewalk crowding. In addition, a No Standing 7am-9am curb regulation would be added to the western curb to improve mobility during peak hours. 7th Ave, W 42nd St – W 34th St Sidewalk Widening and Safety Improvements - presented to Manhattan Community Board 5 Transportation Committee in May 2017 (pdf)

Corporal Kennedy St/23rd Ave Pedestrian Project

In response to numerous requests from the public, including Community Board 7 and elected officials, DOT is proposing pedestrian safety improvements along Corporal Kennedy Street and 23rd Ave between 26th Avenue and Bell Boulevard. The project area includes the intersection of Corporal Kennedy Street and 26th Avenue where DOT is proposing concrete curb extensions at the NE and SW corners, and the intersection of 211th Street and 23rd Avenue, where the DOT is proposing concrete curb extensions on both corners, pedestrian refuge islands, and an enhanced crossing. Wide parking lane lines are proposed along the corridor to help organize and calm traffic. Corporal Kennedy St/23rd Ave Pedestrian Project - presented to Queens Community Board 7 TC in March 2017 (pdf)

Eastern Parkway, Washington Ave to Ralph Ave – Safety Improvements and Service Road Signalization

DOT is proposing safety and traffic improvements along Eastern Parkway between Washington Av and Ralph Av. The project includes adding traffic and pedestrian signals to 17 intersections that are currently stop-controlled. At one-way cross streets, the plan would add dedicated right turn lanes with right turn signals on the mainline that would allow for calmer turns with fewer conflicts. Turns from the mainline would be fully separated from pedestrians and traffic crossing on the service roads and between the malls. Crosswalks with pedestrian signals would be added between the north malls. At Bedford Av and Rochester Av, the right turns from the mainline would be restricted in both directions. At Buffalo Av the westbound right turn from the mainline would be restricted. Diversion signage would be provided to offer alternative routes. The proposal also includes the addition of two rubber removal pedestrian islands at Franklin Av and Nostrand Av. Eastern Parkway Safety Improvements and Service Road Signalization - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 8 Transportation Committee in September 2017 (pdf) Eastern Parkway Safety Improvements and Service Road Signalization - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 9 Transportation Committee in June 2017 (pdf)

Franklin Avenue – Eastern Parkway to Empire Blvd Safety Improvements

The proposed safety improvements on Franklin Avenue will create a more organized street that is safer and more predictable for all road users. Removal of excess vehicular capacity will enable installation of a standard width travel lane and wider parking lanes, making it safer and more comfortable for drivers; new and upgraded enhanced crossings at Union St and at Carroll St will provide safer, shorter crossings for pedestrians; and addition of a bike lane will provide a dedicated space for cyclists. Franklin Avenue – Eastern Parkway to Empire Blvd Safety Improvements -presented to Brooklyn Community Board 9 in March 2017 (pdf)

Grand Concourse - 175th St to Fordham Rd Capital Project Phase 4

DOT, in conjunction with the Department of Design and Construction (DDC), is planning a capital project along the Grand Concourse between 175th St and Fordham Rd. The project would enhance safety and quality of life for all roadway users through the reduction of traffic speeds, widening and greening of the medians, re-configuration of bike lanes, and other traffic calming elements based on community feedback. It will also bring both the service roads and mainline up to a state of good repair through reconstruction and resurfacing. Grand Concourse - 175th St to Fordham Rd Capital Project Phase 4 - presented to Bronx Community Board 5 in January 2018 (pdf) Grand Concourse - 175th St to Fordham Rd Capital Project Phase 4 - presented at a Bronx Community Workshop in January 2017 (pdf)

Hunter Street-Crescent Area Pedestrian Network Improvements

This Long Island City area proposal emerged from several community requests for pedestrian network improvements. The proposed improvements include widening sidewalks, constructing pedestrian islands and clarifying the traffic network to enhance safety and mobility for all users. Hunter Street-Crescent Area Pedestrian Network Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 2 Transportation Committee in March 2014 (pdf)

Meeker Avenue – Union Ave to Graham Ave

DOT is proposing a series of safety and mobility improvements along Meeker Avenue between Union Ave to Graham Ave. This project proposes to continue the work DOT installed between Metropolitan Ave and Union Ave. Improvements include sidewalk extensions with new crosswalks, clarified lane markings and modified traffic patterns. Meeker Avenue – Union Ave to Graham Ave - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 1 Transportation Committee in June 2017 (pdf)

Park Lane South Safety Improvements

In response to numerous requests from Community Board 9, the Kew Gardens Civic Association, and elected officials, DOT is proposing safety improvements in the Kew Gardens and Richmond Hill area of Queens. The project area includes 4 intersections along Park Lane S, including Beverly Rd, Metropolitan Av, 115 St, and Myrtle Av in addition to 2 intersections along Grenfell St, including Lefferts Blvd and Onslow Pl / 82 Av. The proposal includes a new traffic signal to provide access to Forest Park, signal timing changes to enhance pedestrian safety, and concrete elements and markings to calm traffic. Park Lane South Safety Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 9 Transportation Committee in March 2017 (pdf) Park Lane South Safety Improvements - presented to Kew Gardens Civic Association in February 2017 (pdf)



77th Ave at 81st St Pedestrian Safety Improvements

In response to a request from the Community Board, DOT is proposing to add two stop signs on 77th Ave at 81st St and to reverse 81st St between 78th Ave and 77th Ave. The crosswalks for the intersection will be reconfigured to provide more direct and safer pedestrian access to the staircase for pedestrians using the 80th St overpass. 77th Ave at 81st St Pedestrian Safety Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 5 Transportation Committee in February 2016 (pdf)

Downtown Jamaica Streetscape Plan

NYCDOT held a public workshop and open house on June 21, 2016 at the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning to gather input and feedback from the community on how best to improve the streetscapes in Downtown Jamaica for residents, commuters, workers and visitors. In coordination with the Jamaica NOW! Action Plan, a critical goal of the effort is creating a community- driven streetscape plan that prioritizes locations for potential future capital investment in Downtown Jamaica. Attendees were able to meet with city agencies, the Regional Plan Association and review the existing condition assessment prepared by ARUP consultants. Concurrent with public feedback and comments, DOT will be evaluating existing vehicular and pedestrian conditions, lighting, traffic congestion and transit passenger waiting areas to address issues residents, businesses and visitors face each day. The vision for a new Downtown Jamaica will prioritize the needs of all road users, especially pedestrians. DOT will be developing design concepts based on community feedback and will unveil the visions for a new Downtown Jamaica Streetscape in fall 2016. Downtown Jamaica Streetscape Plan - presented at the Public Workshop in June 2016 (pdf) Downtown Jamaica Streetscape Plan - presented at the Public Workshop in June 2016 (pdf)

Far Rockaway (Downtown)- Mott Avenue Urban Design and Street Reconstruction

NYCDOT, DDC and Councilmember Richard’s office hosted an open house on November 5th, 2015 in Far Rockaway to present an overview of the Downtown Far Rockaway Urban Design and Street Reconstruction Project. The project, a priority Vision Zero location, is aimed at enhancing the public realm by implementing a comprehensive urban design plan and streetscape improvements that will encourage safer, more inviting pedestrian experience while employing sustainable, energy-efficient and visually appealing street design elements. The district’s current and potential role in serving as a transit hub for the CBD and peninsula is a key component of the area’s revitalization and design plan. The project will include full street reconstruction in conjunction with new storm and sanitary sewers, new curbs, sidewalks and expanded pedestrian spaces throughout the downtown. Preliminary design is expected to be completed by Summer 2016. Far Rockaway (Downtown)- Mott Avenue Urban Design and Street Reconstruction - presented to Queens Community Board 14 Transportation Committee in May 2016 (pdf) Far Rockaway (Downtown)- Mott Avenue Urban Design and Street Reconstruction - presented to Queens Community Board 14 Transportation Committee in January 2016 (pdf)

Grand Ave Traffic Calming with Bicycle Lanes

As Grand Ave is a Vision Zero Priority Corridor and the intersection of 71st St and Grand Ave is a Vision Zero Priority Intersection, DOT is responding to requests from the Community and Elected Officials to build out a concrete sidewalk extension at Mazeau St and Grand Ave, at 54th Ave and 69th Pl/69th Ln, to convert Mazeau St to one-way southbound, as well as reversing parts of 70th St, 57th Rd, and 71st St, and to add bicycle lanes on Grand Ave between 69th St and 74th St. These improvements will address safety concerns throughout the corridor. Grand Ave Traffic Calming with Bicycle Lanes - presented to Queens Community Board 5 Transportation Committee in February 2016 (pdf)

Meeker Avenue Safety Improvements

In response to requests from Community Board 1, Assemblyman Lentol, Council Member Levin and Council Member Reynoso, DOT is proposing safety improvements to address gaps in the pedestrian network on Meeker Avenue from Union to Metropolitan Avenues, and safety concerns at the intersections along Metropolitan Avenue between Union Avenue and Havemeyer Street. Improvements include signal timing changes, new crosswalks, sidewalk extensions and clarified vehicular movements. Meeker Avenue Safety Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 1 in January 2016 (pdf)

MLK Blvd (University Ave) - W 181st Safety Improvements

NYCDOT is proposing safety improvements along MLK Blvd (University Avenue), W. Burnside Ave to W.183rd Street. Improvements include re-aligning the intersection of W. 181st St and MLK Blvd to connect directly to Hall of Fame Terrace near Bronx Community College. The alignment will shorten pedestrian crossing distances and improve traffic flow. Several sidewalks will be widened within the project area including a major expansion to Aqueduct Walk Park at W.181st Street which will receive a significant expansion. MLK Blvd (University Ave) - W 181st Safety Improvements - presented to Bronx Community Board 5 in January 2016 (pdf)

Northern Blvd – Honeywell St to Broadway Corridor Safety Improvements

In response to Community and Elected Official requests, DOT is proposing pedestrian safety improvement along Northern Blvd. Improvements include pedestrian refuge islands, new crosswalks, simplified vehicular movements, turn restrictions and signal timing changes. The changes will shorten existing crossings, reduce vehicular conflicts, and improve safety. Northern Blvd – Honeywell St to Broadway Corridor Safety Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 2 Transportation Committee in April 2016 (pdf) Northern Blvd – Honeywell St to Broadway Corridor Safety Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 1 Transportation Committee in March 2016 (pdf) Northern Blvd – Honeywell St to Broadway Corridor Safety Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 1 Transportation Committee in January 2016 (pdf)

Rockaway Beach Blvd and Beach 62nd Street Pedestrian Accessibility and Safety Improvements

NYCDOT is proposing safety improvements on Rockaway Beach Blvd between Beach 62nd St and Beach 59th St. Improvements include marking high-visibility crosswalks, building concrete pedestrian safety islands and activating a traffic signal at Beach 62nd Street. The proposed improvements will increase area accessibility, and provide safer and shorter pedestrian crossings. Rockaway Beach Blvd and Beach 62nd Street Pedestrian Accessibility and Safety Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 14 in March 2016 (pdf)

Rockaway Blvd - 89th St to 102nd Rd Pedestrian Accessibility and Safety Improvements

Following a fatality in 2014, NYCDOT is proposing safety improvements on Rockaway Blvd between 89th St and 102nd Rd. Improvements include marking new high-visibility crosswalks and building concrete pedestrian safety islands. The proposed improvements will increase accessibility, and provide safer and shorter pedestrian crossings. Rockaway Blvd - 89th St to 102nd Rd Pedestrian Accessibility and Safety Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 9 in March 2016 (pdf) Rockaway Blvd - 89th St to 102nd Rd Pedestrian Accessibility and Safety Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 9 Transportation Committee in February 2016 (pdf)

Shore Front Parkway Pedestrian Safety Improvements

DOT is proposing pedestrian improvements to Shore Front Parkway from Beach 108th St to Beach 73rd St. The plan includes added crosswalks, reconstructed medians, and other traffic calming devices to deter speeding and improve pedestrian accessibility to the newly constructed Rockaway Boardwalk. Shore Front Parkway Pedestrian Safety Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 14 Transportation Committee in May 2017 (pdf) Shore Front Parkway Pedestrian Safety Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 14 in April 2017 (pdf) Shore Front Parkway Pedestrian Safety Improvements - presented at a Queens Community workshop in November 2016 (pdf)

Terrace Place Pedestrian Improvements

In response to requests from Councilmember Lander and the community, NYC DOT is proposing safety enhancement on Terrace Place between McDonald Avenue and 18th St, as well as the intersection of Terrace Place, Windsor Place and Prospect Park Southwest. The improvements include a new concrete pedestrian triangle and curb extension at the intersection of Terrace and 19th St, updated markings, additional parking and construction of marked curb extension at Prospect Park Southwest in permanent materials. The proposal will calm traffic, create new crossing and shorten existing crossings. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 16 in January 2016 (pdf)

Astoria Blvd-East Elmhurst Pedestrian Improvements

In response to community requests for pedestrian improvements, DOT is proposing concrete, signal and marking improvements to Astoria Blvd from 77th St to Ditmars Blvd. The improvements include enhanced medians, upgraded markings, clearer intersection geometry, parking regulation changes and new left turn bay. Astoria Blvd is in a Vision Zero Priority Area and the proposal will provide safer opportunities to cross, calm the corridor, and increase access to the surrounding neighborhoods. Astoria Blvd-East Elmhurst Pedestrian Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 3 in February 2016 (pdf) Astoria Blvd-East Elmhurst Pedestrian Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 3 Transportation Committee in January 2016 (pdf) Astoria Blvd-East Elmhurst Pedestrian Improvements - presented in December 2015 (pdf) Astoria Blvd-East Elmhurst Pedestrian Improvements - presented to the East Elmhurst Civic Association in November 2015 (pdf) Astoria Blvd-East Elmhurst Pedestrian Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 3 in May 2015 (pdf) Visit our Feedback Portal

West 14th St and Washington St Intersection Improvements

In response to community requests, DOT plans to construct granite paver crosswalks and upgrade pedestrian ramps at this intersection. In areas with cobblestone streets, this crosswalk treatment provides a smooth, ADA compliant crossing surface. West 14th St and Washington St Intersection Improvements -presented in February 2015 (pdf)

Park Avenue and 125th Safety Improvements

As an early action item of an on-going plan for Park Avenue and 125th Street by the NYC Economic Development Corporation, DOT is proposing three painted neckdowns on Park Ave at 125th St. These neckdowns will contain landscaped planters maintained in partnership with New Harlem East Merchants Association, and provide shorter crossings, pedestrian visibility, and traffic calming for the heavy pedestrian volumes. Park Avenue and 125th Safety Improvements - presented to Manhattan Community Board 11 in February 2014 (pdf)

Bicycle Route Projects

DOT's goal is to accelerate the growth of safe cycling by providing a system of bicycle routes that traverse and connect all five boroughs, while also creating a dense, fine-grained network of bike lanes in communities where cycling is already a popular mode of transportation. Bicycle Route Projects Report

6th Avenue - 35th Street to Central Park South Protected Bike Lane

At the request of Community Board 5 and elected officials, NYC DOT is proposing to install a parking-protected bike lane on 6th Avenue between 35th Street and Central Park South. 6th Avenue is a Vision Zero Priority Corridor with nearly 3,500 people riding bicycles in an 18-hour period. The new configuration will remove a through lane from 6th Avenue while improving left turns to prevent back-ups. High conflict intersections will receive split-phase signal timing with left turn lanes while lower conflict intersections will be designed as offset crossings. Pedestrian islands and LPIs will improve safety for people crossing 6th Avenue. NYC DOT will work with stakeholders to ensure continued building access. 6th Avenue - 35th Steet to Central Park South Protected Bike Lane – presentation to Manhattan Community Board 5 in March 2020 (pdf)

N 14th Street from Kent Avenue/Franklin Street to Berry Street/Nassau Avenue, Brooklyn

NYC DOT is proposing to convert N 14th Street to one-way eastbound to simplify vehicular movements and use additional road space to upgrade the existing shared bike lane to a parking protected bike lane. Improvements will also be made at the intersection of N 14th Street and Berry Street to shorten the crossing distance for pedestrians, with installation of a curb extension. N 14th Street from Kent Avenue/Franklin Street to Berry Street/Nassau Avenue – presentation to Brooklyn Community Board 1 in February 2020 (pdf)

Astoria Bike Network and Protected Lanes – Public Workshop

NYC DOT is gathering feedback from local residents to create a comprehensive plan for bicycle network expansion in Astoria. A public workshop was held on February 11, 2020 to discuss bicycle network expansion options and gather community input. Astoria Bike Network and Protected Lanes Public Workshop - presented to Queens Community Board 1 in Februray 2020 (pdf)

Tribeca/WTC Bicycle Network Enhancements

NYC DOT is proposing improvements to the bicycle network in Tribeca including conventional bicycle lanes on Murray Street, Park Place, and Barclay Street, and protected bicycle lanes on Church Street, 6th Avenue, Varick Street, and West Broadway. The proposed enhancements would shorten crossing distances, discourage speeding, and improve bicycling connections between the Brooklyn Bridge, the World Trade Center, and the Hudson River Greenway. Tribeca/WTC Bicycle Network Enhancements - presented to Manhattan Community Board 1 Transportation Committee in Februray 2020 (pdf)

Franklin St, Quay St – Greenway Connector

DOT proposes to upgrade existing bicycle lanes on Kent Ave and Franklin St from North 13th St to Quay St, and on Quay St from Franklin St to West St in order to provide a continuous, protected bicycle route between the existing Kent Ave path and the upcoming West St bicycle path. The goal of the project is to link the new West St path to the Kent Ave path, to close gaps in the bicycle network, and build out the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway. This proposal will improve access to recreational and waterfront destinations, reduces conflicts between bicycles, pedestrians, vehicles, trucks. Franklin St, Quay St Greenway Connector - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 1 Transportation Committee in March 2020 (pdf) Franklin St, Quay St Greenway Connector - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 1 Transportation Committee in February 2020 (pdf) Franklin St, Quay St Greenway Connector - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 1 Transportation Committee in January 2020 (pdf)

Cross Bay Blvd, Addabbo Bridge to E 6 Rd (Jamaica Bay Greenway Connector)

In response to community requests for traffic calming, NYC DOT is proposing safety enhancements to Cross Bay Boulevard on Broad Channel. The proposal includes narrowed travel lanes, protected bicycle lanes between East 1st Road and Joseph P. Addabbo Memorial Bridge, and a new bicycle path crossing at East 6th Road to improve access to the Jamaica Bay Greenway and the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. Cross Bay Blvd, Addabbo Bridge to E 6 Rd Safety Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 14 in February 2020 (pdf) Cross Bay Blvd, Addabbo Bridge to E 6 Rd Safety Improvements - presented to Broad Channel Civic Association in December 2019 (pdf)

Broadway, Whitehall St, City Hall to Battery Park Bicycle Connection

NYC DOT is proposing bicycle connections and safety improvements on Broadway and Whitehall St between Barclay St and Water St. As part of these improvements, NYC DOT has developed a plan to install a protected bicycle path on Broadway and Whitehall St. The proposed design would include the addition of new commercial loading, pedestrian spaces and signal timing improvements at John St and Vesey St. The proposed southbound bike lane would be separated from moving vehicles by channelization, delineators and new parking at feasible locations. The proposed design would alleviate demand for commercial loading along the corridor, provide pedestrian crossings, organize the roadway and provide a more direct, safe connection from City Hall to Battery Park. Broadway, Whitehall St - presented to Manhattan Community Board 1 on October 2019 (pdf)

Hylan Blvd Improvements, Page Ave to Satterlee St

DOT proposes improvements to Hylan Blvd between Page Ave and Satterlee St that would improve safety for the community of Tottenville. The project would calm traffic by repurposing a travel lane in each direction and with left-turn bays and bicycle lanes. These changes would lead to safer left turns, discourage speeding and aggressive driving, and provide cyclists with a safe, dedicated route between the greenways of the South Shore, from Mt Loretto to Conference House Park. Hylan Blvd Improvements, Page Ave to Satterlee St - presented to Community Board 3 Transportation Committee in October 2019 (pdf)

Goethals Bridge Connections

This Fall the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the NYC DOT will implement a shared route for pedestrians and bicyclist to access the newly opened Goethals Bridge Shared Path. The project will connect the bridge to the intersection of Goethals Rd N and Forest Ave, by widening sidewalks to accommodate bicycle traffic and adding a two-way parking protected path along Gulf Ave. Once complete, the Goethals Bridge path will be opened, providing a new connection to New Jersey for city cyclists and pedestrians. Goethals Bridge Connections – presented to Staten Island Community Board 2 on October 2019 (pdf) Goethals Bridge Connections – presented to Staten Island Community Board 1 on September 2019 (pdf)

Mosholu Avenue Traffic Calming

Following community requests for traffic calming on Mosholu Avenue, the NYC DOT is proposing conventional bicycle lanes and other safety improvements on Mosholu Avenue from W 254th Street to Broadway and W 254th Street from Riverdale Avenue to Mosholu Avenue. This project will visually narrow the road to calm traffic and reduce speeding. Mosholu Avenue will also serve as an important connection from North Riverdale to Van Cortlandt Park. Mosholu Avenue Traffic Calming – presented to Bronx Community Board 8 Transportation Committee in June 2019 (pdf)

Remsen Avenue Safety Improvements

Following community requests for traffic calming on Remsen Avenue, the NYC DOT is proposing safety improvements on Remsen Avenue between Seaview Avenue and Avenue B. The project will include the removal of one travel lane in each direction on segments of the corridor where it is feasible. This design will include the installation of painted curb extensions at Flatbush Avenue, new signal timing and a dedicated southbound left turn lane at Remsen Avenue and Glenwood Road. In addition, the design will include bike lanes along the corridor. These safety improvements will work to address safety at the Vision Zero intersection on Flatlands Avenue and Remsen Avenue, discourage the observed speeding along the corridor, provide safer pedestrian crossings and organize the roadway for vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians. Remsen Avenue Safety Improvements – presented to Brooklyn Community Board 18 in June 2019 (pdf)

Central Park West, Columbus Circle to Frederick Douglass Circle

In response to community requests, NYC DOT is proposing safety improvements on Central Park West between Columbus Circle and Frederick Douglass Circle. The project will add a northbound protected bike lane by removing parking along the east side of along Central Park West. In addition to the protected bike lanes, the updated street design include shorter crossing distances, updated signal timing, maintained access to bus stops while maintaining traffic capacity along the corridor. The project offers a safe, comfortable transportation option with connections to the bike network, subway stations, bus stops and other popular destinations along the corridor. Central Park West, Columbus Circle to Frederick Douglass Circle – presented to Community Board 7 Transportation Committee on June 11, 2019 (pdf)

Fort Hamilton Parkway Protected Bike Lane

To improve pedestrian and bicycle safety, NYC DOT is proposing to upgrade the existing westbound buffered bike lane on Fort Hamilton Parkway with a two-way protected bike lane. On the overpass between Park Circle and East 5th Street the existing barrier-protected lane will be widened to accommodate two-way bicycle traffic. Between East 5th Street and McDonald Avenue, the existing bike lane on the north side Fort Hamilton Parkway will be upgraded to a parking-protected bike lane on the south side of the street. New pedestrian islands will shorten crossing distances and slow turning vehicles to improve safety for people crossing the street. At McDonald Avenue, new LPIs and protected pedestrian phases will provide safer opportunities to cross at a busy intersection. West of McDonald Avenue, a two-way barrier protected bike lane will lead to new bike ramps connecting to Dahill Road. The changes will reduce wrong way and sidewalk riding by providing a safe, direct route to Prospect Park. Fort Hamilton Parkway Protected Bike Lane – presented to Community Board 7 Transportation Committee in May 2019 (pdf)

Flatbush Ave, Grand Army Plaza to Empire Blvd

In response to community requests, NYC DOT is proposing safety improvements on Flatbush Ave between Grand Army Plaza and Ocean Ave, which is the eastern border of Prospect Park. The project includes shorter pedestrian crossings, improved bus stops, and a protected bicycle lane. A two way protected bike lane along the west side of the street will help cyclists connect directly to the existing bike network hub at Grand Army Plaza. The updated street design will calm traffic while improving safety and access to the park and cultural institutions along the corridor. Street Design Checklist (pdf) Flatbush Ave Safety Improvements, Grand Army Plaza to Empire Blvd – presented to Brooklyn Community Boards 6 and 9 in May 2019 (pdf)

Shore Parkway Greenway Connector

DOT is proposing to install new protected bicycle lanes to extend the Shore Parkway Greenway from Bensonhurst Park to Six Diamonds Park along Shore Pkwy. The project proposes to upgrade the existing signed bicycle route to improve connections to parks, recreation opportunities, and waterfront destinations. It also includes traffic calming elements and pedestrian improvements. Shore Parkway Greenway Connector - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 11 in January 2020 (pdf) Shore Parkway Greenway Connector - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 13 in June 2019 (pdf) Shore Parkway Greenway Connector - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 13 in May 2019 (pdf) Shore Parkway Greenway Connector - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 11 in April 2019 (pdf)

84th St, 165th Ave, Howard Beach Greenway Connector

To provide traffic calming in Howard Beach and increase access and connectivity to the Jamaica Bay Greenway, and Addabbo Bridge, DOT is proposing to install new bike lanes in Queens Community District 10. The proposal calls for a parking protected bicycle path along 165th Ave, and standard bike lanes on 84th St. 84th St, 165th Ave, Howard Beach Greenway Connector – presented to Queens Community Board 10 in December 2019 (pdf) 84th St, 165th Ave, Howard Beach Greenway Connector - presented to Howard Beach Lindenwood Civic in May 2019 (pdf) 84th St, 165th Ave, Howard Beach Greenway Connector - presented to Queens Community Board 10 in April 2019 (pdf)

Kosciuszko Bridge Bike Connections

DOT proposed new bike connections in anticipation of the new shared use, bicycle and pedestrian path opening on the Kosciuszko Bridge. These routes include dedicated space for cyclists where feasible, improving the bike connections from the Kosciuszko Bridge Path to the existing bike network in both Queens and Brooklyn. On the Queens side, this also includes additional north-south routes to Queens Blvd. DOT will continue to look at improving the bike network connecting to the Kosciuszko Bridge, and will also continue to work with State DOT to provide a seamless and safe bike and pedestrian connection off the Kosciuszko Bridge Path entrance. Kosciuszko Bridge Bike Connections - presented to Queens Community Board 2 in June 2019 (pdf) Kosciuszko Bridge Bike Connections - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 1 on May 21, 2019 (pdf) Kosciuszko Bridge Bike Connections - presented to Queens Community Board 2 in April 2019 (pdf) Kosciuszko Bridge Bike Connections - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 1 in April 2019 (pdf)

Southern Blvd Traffic Calming and Protected Bike Lanes

To address safety issues on Southern Blvd, NYC DOT is proposing corridor improvements from Mosholu Parkway to E 182nd Street. The project will shorten pedestrian crossing distances, improve bus operations, and add dedicated space for cyclists along the west side of Bronx Park Blvd. The updated street design will also improve vehicle access to Mosholu Parkway, while discouraging speeding along the corridor. This project builds on previous work by providing a safe, comfortable connections to existing Bronx River and Mosholu Greenway paths and parks from neighborhoods to the west. Project presentations will be made to Community Boards 6 and 7 in February 2019. Southern Blvd Traffic Calming and Protected Bike Lanes - presented to Bronx Community Board 6 in April 2019 (pdf) Southern Blvd Traffic Calming and Protected Bike Lanes - presented to Bronx Community Board 7 in February 2019 (pdf)

Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights Bicycle Network Expansion

NYC DOT is partnering with Brooklyn Community Board 10 and local residents to create a comprehensive plan for bicycle network expansion in Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights. A public workshop was held on January 16th, 2019 to gather community input. A recap of the workshop findings were presented on April 1st, 2019. The network proposal was presented on May 9th, 2019. Updated information and an interactive map for comments can be found on the project website. Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights Bicycle Network Expansion Proposal (English) - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 10 in May 2019 (pdf) (Spanish, Arabic, Traditional Chinese) Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights Bicycle Workshop Recap (English) - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 10 in April 2019 (pdf) (Spanish, Arabic, Traditional Chinese) Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights Bicycle Network Expansion (English) - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 10 in January 2019 (pdf) (Spanish, Arabic, Traditional Chinese)

Willis Ave E 135th to E 147th Street

NYC DOT is proposing safety and mobility improvements to Willis Avenue between East 135th Street and East 147th Street in the Bronx. In 2015 and 2016 NYC DOT hosted a series of community workshops to improve walking and biking across the Harlem River Bridges. Willis Avenue is in a Vision Zero Priority Area, and includes a Vision Zero Priority intersection at East 138th Street. The project proposal includes signal phasing enhancements, left-turn traffic calming, bus boarding islands, pedestrian islands, and a 2-way parking-protected bicycle lane connecting the Willis Avenue Bridge to the Hub. Willis Ave E 135th to 147th Street project - presented to Bronx Community Board 1 Municipal Service Committee in April 2019 (pdf)

Flushing, Queens Community Board 7 Bike Network

DOT is proposing to install new bike lanes in Queens Community District 7 to establish a neighborhood bike network and improve access to the surrounding parks (Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Kissena Corridor Park) and greenways (Joe Michael’s Mile, Flushing Bay Promenade) while providing traffic calming and improving pedestrian safety. Flushing, Queens Community Board 7 Bike Network - presented to Queens Community Board 7 Transportation Committee in March 2019 (pdf) Flushing, Queens Community Board 7 Bike Network - presented to Queens Community Board 7 Transportation Committee in January 2019 (pdf)

3rd, 4th Street, 6th Avenue to Avenue D Traffic Calming with Bicycle Lanes

In response to community requests, NYC DOT has proposed pedestrian safety improvements on 3rd St, and new bike routes 3rd, 4th Street, 6th Avenue to Avenue D. The new routes will provide clear east-west connections between Washington Square Park and the East River Promenade, improving access to neighborhood destinations such as New York University, commercial corridors, and Citi Bike stations. The proposed changes will organize the roadway and improve safety for all users. 3rd, 4th Street, 6th Avenue to Avenue D Traffic Calming with Bicycle Lanes - presented to Manhattan Community Board 2 Transportation Committee in July 2018 (pdf) 3rd, 4th Street, 6th Avenue to Avenue D Traffic Calming with Bicycle Lanes - presented to Manhattan Community Board 3 Transportation Committee in July 2018(pdf)

91st St, 92nd St - Southern Brooklyn Bike Network Expansion

DOT presented a proposal to add new bike lanes and shared lane markings in Bay Ridge along 92 St and 91 St to provide a connection between Bay Ridge and Bath Beach. The new connections would improve access to the greenway, parkland, and across the Gowanus Expressway. DOT has requested feedback about potential bicycle routes in the community. 91st St, 92nd St Southern Brooklyn Bike Network Expansion - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 10 Transportation Committee in June 2018 (pdf)

Bronxdale Ave - East Tremont Ave to Bronx Park East – Corridor and Intersection Safety Improvements

NYC DOT proposes to calm traffic and enhance safety on Bronxdale Ave through the addition of left turn lanes, bike lanes, and improved pedestrian crossings. NYC DOT has requested feedback about safety issues along the corridor and plans to work with the community to develop improvements at the complex intersections along the corridor such as at Antin Pl, Pierce Ave, and East Tremont Ave. Bronxdale Ave - East Tremont Ave to Bronx Park East Safety Improvements - presented to Bronx Community Board 11 Transportation Committee in June 2018 (pdf)

Cross Bay Bridge Intersection Safety Improvements & Jamaica Bay Greenway Connections

DOT proposed to install a new traffic signal at the intersection of Beach 94th St and Beach Channel Drive, as well as a new bike lane connecting the Cross Bay Bridge to the Rockaway Beach Boardwalk. The proposed project additionally includes sidewalk extensions, concrete repairs, and a new crosswalk at the Beach 95th St off-ramp from the Cross Bay Bridge. Cross Bay Bridge Intersection Safety Improvements & Jamaica Bay Greenway Connections - presented to Queens Community Board 14 in June 2018 (pdf) Cross Bay Bridge Intersection Safety Improvements & Jamaica Bay Greenway Connections - presented to Queens Community Board 14 Transportation Committee May 2018 (pdf) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Rockaway Civic Association in February 2015)

South Beach Greenway Bicycle Connections

Building off previous bicycle projects in Staten Island’s mid-island, NYC DOT is proposing linking the existing bicycle routes along North and South Railroad Avenues with the South Beach Greenway. Currently, the North and South Railroad Ave routes terminate at Jefferson Ave in the north and Guyon Ave in the south. Using bicycle lanes and shared lane markings, the project would provide cyclists with a route that links the communities of Oakwood Heights, New Dorp, Grant City, and Dongan Hills with the recreational facilities along the waterfront. South Beach Greenway Bicycle Connections - presented to Staten Island Community Board 2 Transportation Committee in September 2018 (pdf)

5th Avenue Protected Bicycle Lane

In response to requests from the community and elected officials, NYC DOT is proposing to upgrade the existing buffered bicycle lane on 5th Avenue to a protected bicycle lane between 23rd Street and 8th Street. The proposal includes painted pedestrian islands and protected left turn phases at 14th Street and 8th Street. No travel lanes would be removed. 5th Avenue Protected Bicycle Lane - presented to Manhattan Community Board 5 in March 2017 (pdf) 5th Avenue Protected Bicycle Lane - presented to Manhattan Community Board 2 in March 2017 (pdf)

The Big Jump

The Big Jump is a three-year sustained community engagement and planning project with the goals of improving community outreach and increasing bicycle ridership in the neighborhoods pf Corona, Elmhurst, East Elmhurst, and Jackson Heights. Please email us at bigjump@dot.nyc.gov or sign-up for our monthly sign up newsletter to learn more. The Big Jump - presented to Queens Community Board 3 Transportation Committee in March 2019 (pdf) The Big Jump - presented to Queens Community Board 4 Transportation Committee in January 2019 (pdf) The Big Jump - presented to Queens Community Board3 Transportation Committee in December 2018 (pdf) The Big Jump - presented to the Community Advisory Committee in October 2018 (pdf) The Big Jump - presented to the Community Advisory Committee in April 2018 (pdf) The Big Jump - presented to the Community Advisory Committee in October 2017 (pdf) The Big Jump in Spanish - presented to the Community Advisory Committee in October 2017 (pdf) Visit our online portal for Big Jump project updates and feedback opportunities.

East New York Safety Improvement & Bicycle Network

Following an extensive outreach process, and as part of continuing development of the bicycle network in East New York, NYCDOT is proposing protected bicycle lanes on Fountain Ave between Sutter Ave and Seaview Ave, and on Seaview Ave between Erskine St and Fountain Ave. The proposed project will connect to the entrance of Shirley Chisholm Park, which is scheduled to open in 2019. The project will also addresses community safety concerns by calming traffic, organizing vehicular movements on the roadway, improving pedestrian safety, and providing a protected bicycle connection from the park to residential areas. East New York Safety Improvement & Bicycle Network - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 5 Transportation Committee in September 2018 (pdf) East New York Safety Improvement & Bicycle Network - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 5 in June 2017 (pdf)

Harlem Bicycle Network and Safety Improvements

In response to community requests through various outreach processes, NYC DOT is proposing to install new bike lanes in Harlem’s Community Board 7, 9, 10 and 11 to establish a neighborhood bike network, improve access to key destinations, and improve safety for all street users. Despite the lack of bike facilities, the number of cyclists using Cathedral Pkwy/110th St exceeds 1,000 on weekend days. The volume of cyclists in the neighborhood is expect to continue to grow as bike share expands to Harlem in Summer 2017. The proposal includes east and westbound bike lanes on Cathedral Pkwy (Riverside Dr and Frederick Douglass Circle), eastbound bike lane on 110th St (Frederick Douglass Circle and A New St), westbound shared lane on 110th St (Frederick Douglass Blvd and 5th Ave), westbound bike lanes on 111th St (FDR Service Rd and Frederick Douglass Blvd). The proposal would also include bike lanes on 126th St (2nd Ave and Amsterdam Ave), and 128th St (2nd Ave and Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd). On 5th Ave between Marcus Garvey Park and Central Park, DOT is proposing a corridor re-design that would remove one travel lane to create a parking protected two-way bike lane and pedestrian safety improvements. Harlem Bicycle Network and Safety Improvements - presented to Manhattan Community Board 11 in February 2018 (pdf) Harlem Bicycle Network and Safety Improvements - presented to Manhattan Community Board 7 Transportation Committee in November 2017 (pdf) Harlem Bicycle Network and Safety Improvements - presented to Manhattan Community Board 10 in October 2017 (pdf) Harlem Bicycle Network and Safety Improvements - presented to Manhattan Community Board 10 in September 2017 (pdf) Harlem Bicycle Network and Safety Improvements - presented to Manhattan Community Board 11 in September 2017 (pdf) Harlem Bicycle Network and Safety Improvements - presented to Manhattan Community Board 10 in June 2017 (pdf) Harlem Bicycle Network and Safety Improvements - presented to Manhattan Community Board 7 in June 2017 (pdf) Harlem Bicycle Network and Safety Improvements - presented to Manhattan Community Board 11 in June 2017 (pdf) Cathedral Parkway Bike Lanes and Safety Improvements - presented to Manhattan Community Board 9 in June 2017 (pdf)

Amsterdam Avenue - 110th St to 162nd St Safety Improvements

The proposal for Amsterdam Avenue from 110th St to 162nd St is a street improvement project designed to improve safety along the corridor and addressing a gap in the cycling network. Improvements include reduction of lanes from two to one in each direction, addition of left turn lanes and bike lanes, updated parking regulations, targeted safety improvements at key intersections. These improvements combined will shorten crossing distances, organize traffic, and improve bicycle safety. Amsterdam Avenue Safety Improvements - presented to Manhattan Community Board 9 in January 2019 (pdf) Amsterdam Avenue Safety Improvements - presented to Manhattan Community Board 9 Transportation Committee in December 2017 (pdf) Amsterdam Avenue Safety Improvements - presented to Manhattan Community Board 9 Executive Committee in May 2017) (pdf) Amsterdam Avenue Safety Improvements - presented to Manhattan Community Board 12 in March 2017(pdf) Amsterdam Avenue Safety Improvements - presented to Manhattan Community Board 9 in March 2017 (pdf)

Neighborhood Slow Zones

Neighborhood Slow Zones are a community-based program that reduces the speed limit to 20 mph and adds safety measures within a select area in order to change driver behavior. The goal of the Neighborhood Slow Zone program is to lower the frequency and severity of crashes. Slow Zones also seek to enhance quality of life by reducing cut-through traffic and traffic noise in residential neighborhoods. DOT creates slow zones in response to applications from communities. Learn more about Neighborhood Slow Zones

Westchester Square Slow Zone

The Bronx neighborhood of Westchester Square applied for a Neighborhood Slow Zones in Spring 2013. The application was accepted due to the proposed zone's high frequency of crashes and injuries, strong natural boundaries and the presence of multiple schools in the area. The proposed treatments will lower the speed limit to 20 mph within the zone, improving safety for all roadway users, reducing traffic noise and cut-through traffic, and enhancing the social quality of the streets. Westchester Square Slow Zone - presented to Bronx Community Board 10 Transportation Committee in June 2016 (pdf)

Public Space

NYCDOT Public Space is responsible for empowering New Yorkers to reimagine and utilize their city streets as public space through a series of application-based programs. These programs include CityRacks, Bike Corrals, CityBench, Leaning Bars, Weekend Walks, Seasonal Streets, Shared Streets, StreetSeats, and Pedestrian Plazas.

Myrtle Wyckoff Public Plaza

Implemented in interim materials in 2016, Myrtle-Wyckoff Plaza has become a huge success and an asset to the community. DOT implemented the plaza as part of a larger safety project in response to 3 fatalities in the intersection of Myrtle, Wyckoff, and Palmetto. Together DOT and DDC have developed a preliminary design for the plaza including more space for in ground plantings, more lighting, and new plaza amenities while maintaining the safety benefits. Myrtle Wyckoff Public Plaza - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 4 in November 2018 (pdf) Myrtle Wyckoff Public Plaza - presented to Queens Community Board 5 in September 2018 (pdf)

Flatiron Plaza & Shared Street

The Flatiron Plazas were implemented using interim materials in 2008. The plazas (Broadway/5th Avenue between 21st and 25th Streets) were an important milestone in DOT’s efforts to enhance pedestrian accessibility and have transformed what was a congested, traffic dominated and hostile environment into a landmark public space.
In 2017 DOT refreshed the plazas and implemented a series of enhancements focused on public space, pedestrian safety and circulation whilst maintaining vehicular circulation. These proposals simplified the complex intersection of Broadway/5th Avenue/24th St, added a new protected bike lane on Broadway and 5th Avenue and converted the block of Broadway between 25th and 24th Streets into a Shared Street.
DOT is now working with NYC DDC to develop the preliminary design for the permanent reconstruction of the plazas, shared street and Worth Square. This design was presented to Community Board 5 on March 4th, 2019 and can be viewed at the following link. Flatiron Plaza & Shared Street - presented to Manhattan Community Board 5 in March 2019 (pdf)

Times Plaza

At the intersection of Flatbush Avenue, Fourth Avenue, and Atlantic Avenue, Times Plaza is a bustling meeting point of three corridors. Times Plaza was expanded in asphalt following the development of Barclays Center and is now slated to be redesigned to create an enhanced, permanent public space. DOT, Greenland Forest City, and Stantec presented a preliminary plan to the public on Wednesday, 1/27/16, and will incorporate feedback received before presenting to Community Board 2. Times Plaza - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 2 Transportation Committee in May 2017 (pdf) Times Plaza - presented in January 2016 (pdf)

Better Buses

A primary element of the City’s Better Buses Action Plan is NYC DOT’s implementation of bus priority projects that include measures such as new or improved bus lanes, transit signal priority, improved access to bus stops, and curb management. These projects, together with MTA service improvements and enhanced enforcement, promote faster and more reliable bus service. Learn more about Better Buses

School Safety

DOT's School Safety Unit implements the agency’s Vision Zero program by developing street safety improvement projects near city schools. School Safety works with units throughout the agency to identify and implement safety projects, and coordinate the implementation of concrete, markings, signals and signage-based safety treatments. Learn more about School Safety

3rd Avenue and 59th Street, School Safety Improvements

DOT School Safety is planning safety improvements to accommodate a new school, PS 939/IS 936, which will open on the west side of 3rd Avenue between 59th Street and 60th Street in Brooklyn in September 2020. The proposed improvements include signalizing the intersection and opening a pedestrian only crossing across 3rd Avenue at 59th Street and upgrading the concrete median tips at the intersection to make them ADA-accessible. The new pedestrian crossings will provide direct pedestrian access between the new school and the subway stop on 4th Ave at 59th Street. In addition, DOT will redirect 59th Street between 2nd Avenue and 3rd Avenue to eastbound operation to allow for school buses with right side doors to load and unload students directly onto the sidewalk. Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 7 Transportation Committee in January 2020 (pdf)

Fort Hamilton Parkway, New Utrecht Avenue and 44th Street School Safety Improvements

NYC DOT School Safety is planning safety improvements at the complex intersection of Fort Hamilton Parkway, New Utrecht Avenue and 44th Street. The project area includes a Vision Zero Priority Area and a Senior Safety Area. At this intersection, the elevated D train structure above New Utrecht Avenue poses safety and visibility concerns for school-aged pedestrians accessing PS 131 on Fort Hamilton Parkway. To address this safety issue, this project proposes street improvements including new crosswalks, new concrete curb extensions, the expansion of an existing concrete pedestrian island, left turn traffic calming, turn bans, and curb cut consolidation. These improvements will create safer, shorter pedestrian crossings, improve traffic flow, calm turning vehicles, and create better connections for pedestrians. Fort Hamilton Parkway, New Utrecht Avenue and 44th Street School Safety Improvements – Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 12 in January 2020 (pdf)

Third Ave, East 163 St – St Ann’s Ave School Safety Improvements

DOT School Safety is planning safety improvements in the Bronx along Third Avenue between East 163 Street and East 161 Street. The project area includes a Vision Zero Priority Area and a Vision Zero Priority Corridor on Third Avenue. There are several schools in the area, and Third Avenue is a local truck route as well as a route for the Bx15 and Bx21 buses. The proposal includes new bike lanes and shared lanes along Third Avenue, a two-stage bike turn box at the southwest corner of Third Avenue and East 161 Street, and painted curb extensions along Third Avenue and East 161 Street at St Ann’s Avenue. These improvements will provide a crucial connection between bike lanes along St Ann’s Avenue to the south and along Third Avenue to the north, and will create safer, shorter pedestrian crossings. Third Ave, East 163 St – St Ann’s Ave School Safety Improvements – Presented to Bronx Community Board 3 in September 2019 (pdf) Third Ave, East 163 St – St Ann’s Ave School Safety Improvements – Presented to Bronx Community Board 1 in September 2019 (pdf)

Lower East Side School Safety Improvements

NYC DOT School Safety is proposing a package of school safety improvements in the Lower East Side. This project includes Montgomery Street (Madison Street to Grand Street), as well as the intersections of Grand Street and Madison Street, Grand Street and East Broadway, and Grand Street and Henry Street. This project area includes a Vision Zero Priority Corridor (Grand Street), and a Priority Senior Area. There are nine schools in this area, as well as the NYCHA Vladeck Houses. In this largely residential neighborhood wide streets with low traffic volumes encourage speeding; as a result, there have been almost 80 injuries from 2013 to 2017. In order to address safety issues for school-aged pedestrians in this area School Safety proposes to narrow and calm Montgomery Street by replacing the existing bike lanes with protected bike lanes, and by adding safety treatments at the intersections. In addition, DOT proposes to normalize the irregular intersections of Grand Street and Madison Street, Grand Street and East Broadway, and Grand Street and Henry Street by adding painted curb extensions and shortening crosswalks. Lastly, School Safety would convert East Broadway to one way eastbound operation between Montgomery Street and Grand Street. Lower East Side School Safety Improvements – Presented to Manhattan Community Board 3 in June 2019 (pdf)

East New York Avenue, Howard Avenue & Pitkin Avenue School Safety Improvements

In response to community concerns DOT School Safety developed a safety proposal at the intersection of Howard Avenue, Pitkin Avenue and East New York Avenue. This is a Vision Zero intersection which is regularly used by students. The proposal includes painted curb extensions and painted median tip extensions to normalize the intersection and shorten crossing distances. East New York Avenue, Howard Avenue & Pitkin Avenue School Safety Improvements – Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 16 in April 2019 (pdf)

7th Avenue Southbound, 65th Street to 84th Street, School Safety Improvements

DOT School Safety is proposing safety improvements on 7th Avenue Southbound from 65th Street to 84th street in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. The proposal seeks to reduce speeding on 7th Avenue Southbound by removing one southbound travel lane from 67th Street to 79th Street, adding a two-way jersey barrier protected bike lane against the Gowanus Expressway Service Road highway edge, and installing various traffic calming treatments to create safer, shorter crossings to the schools along the corridor. Proposed improvements at 67th Street/Erik Place would include painted curb extensions, lane reductions, signal improvements, new crosswalks, as well as a shared bicycle and pedestrian space on the south side of the 7th Avenue Southbound overpass from 66th Street to 67th Street/Erik Place to improve pedestrian and bicycle connectivity. School Safety is also proposing pedestrian and bicycle safety improvements at the intersections of 7th Avenue and Ovington Avenue and 7th Avenue and Bay Ridge Parkway. Safety improvements would include Leading Pedestrian Intervals (LPIs) and Leading Bike Intervals (LBIs) and Left Turn Traffic Calming Treatments. In addition, School Safety is proposing to add a conventional southbound bicycle lane on Fort Hamilton Parkway from 79th Street to 84th Street to connect to the existing Fort Hamilton Parkway bike network. 7th Avenue Southbound, 65th Street to 84th Street, School Safety Improvements – Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 10 Transportation Committee in April 2019 (pdf)

86th St School Safety Improvements

DOT School Safety is proposing corridor safety improvements to 86th St, from Stillwell Ave to Shell Rd, in Brooklyn. 86th St is a Vision Zero Priority Corridor used by students from nearby schools and other pedestrians accessing the D, N and F trains. Proposed improvements include new crosswalks, painted curb extensions, slip lane closures, and left turn bays. The proposal will better organize traffic, shorten crossings, and calm traffic at complex intersections. 86th Street School Safety - presented to Brooklyn Community Boards 11, 13, and 15 in February 2019 (pdf)

Linden Blvd at Troy Ave and E 48 St School Safety Improvements

DOT School Safety is proposing safety improvements on Linden Boulevard at the intersections of Troy Avenue and East 48th Street. The proposed improvements include concrete curb extensions to provide shorter, safer pedestrian crossings, and to calm vehicle turns. Linden Boulevard School Safety Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 17 in January 2019 (pdf) Linden Boulevard School Safety Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 17 in December 2018 (pdf)

Willowbrook Rd School Safety Improvements

Following community requests, DOT School Safety proposes to improve pedestrian safety on Willowbrook Rd between Crafton Avenue and Forest Hill Road. The proposal adds a painted curb extension on the south curb of Willowbrook Rd, where no sidewalk exists, to create a safe and vital connection for students and other pedestrians traveling to the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities campus. Willowbrook Rd School Safety Improvements - presented to Staten Island Community Board 2 Transportation Committee in May 2018 (pdf)

Mount Eden and Morris Heights School Safety Improvements

DOT School Safety proposes to improve student pedestrian safety in the Morris Heights and Mount Eden area of the Bronx. DOT will construct concrete pedestrian refuge islands and expand concrete median tips at the following locations: Jerome Avenue and the Cross Bronx Expressway, East 170 Street and Wythe Place, East 170 Street and Morris Avenue, and East 174 Street and Morris Avenue. The project area is within a Vision Zero Priority Area, and is used by students accessing PS 170 and the Taft High School Campus. Mount Eden and Morris Heights School Safety Improvements - presented to Bronx Community Board 4 in March 2017 (pdf) Mount Eden and Morris Heights School Safety Improvements - presented to Bronx Community Board 5 in March 2017 (pdf)

Safe Streets For Seniors

Safe Streets for Seniors is a pedestrian safety initiative for older New Yorkers. The Safe Streets for Seniors program studies crash data, and then develops and implements mitigation measures to improve the safety of seniors and other pedestrians, as well as all road users in New York City. Learn more about Safe Streets for Seniors

Capital Projects

Capital street projects are major street reconstruction projects, ranging from milling and repaving to full reconstruction of the roadbed, sidewalks, sewer and water pipes, and other utilities. Learn more about Capital Projects

Queens Blvd – 73rd St to Eliot Ave

Queens Boulevard Great Streets Capital: DOT is planning the next phase of the capital project on Queens Boulevard between 73rd Street and Eliot Ave as part of Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero Great Streets Initiative. The project will enhance safety and quality of life for all roadway users through the reconstruction and expansion of the service road medians with a pedestrian and bicycle path, greenery and trees, expanded pedestrian refuge at intersections, and the relocation of the Q60 bus stops from the curb to the reconstructed medians. Queens Blvd / 73rd St to Eliot Ave - presented to Queens Community Board 4 Transportation Committee in September 2019 (pdf)

Ocean Parkway in Front of Coney Island Hospital

As part of a capital project, NYC DOT developed a proposal to enhance pedestrian safety and accessibility at the B1, B4, B36 bus stop in front of Coney Island Hospital. Improvements include expanding the sidewalk width along the bus stop, building a bus stop waiting area with pedestrian ramps, improving drainage, and enhancing the streetscape with new trees, greenery, and street furniture. Ocean Parkway - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 13 transportation, environmental and sanitation committees in February 2019 (pdf)

3rd Ave and 36th St Safety and Streetscape Enhancements

DOT is proposing safety and streetscape enhancements on 3rd Ave and 36th St in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The proposal for this intersection includes installing curb extensions, shortening crossing distances and improving pedestrian visibility, and expanding the center median islands, to improve sightlines and provide additional queue space for pedestrians crossing the street. 3rd Ave / 36th St - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 7 Transportation Committee in February 2017 (pdf)

4th Avenue Great Streets

Building upon the success of safety improvements implemented on 4th Ave in 2012. NYC DOT is proposing a Capital project that will deliver pedestrian refuge islands at intersections, shortening pedestrian crossings and improving visibility between pedestrians and motorists. The proposal incorporates curb side parking protected bike lanes to accommodate the growing number of cyclists in New York City. Lastly, the proposal includes beautification of the streetscape by adding space for public art, CityBenches, planted and landscaped space along the sidewalk, median and pedestrian refuge islands. 4th Avenue Great Streets - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 7 in December 2017 (pdf) 4th Avenue Great Streets - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 6 in December 2017 (pdf)

Astor Place–Cooper Square Improvements

Astor Place and Cooper Square serve as the gateway to the East Village and have a high level of pedestrian traffic due to the presence of a number of important institutions and transportation connections. This project will improve pedestrian mobility and community quality of life. The project brings a number of improvements to the street network and creates large areas of pedestrian space. Traffic will be realigned along Fourth Avenue creating additional open space adjacent to Peter Cooper Park, the pedestrian island housing the northbound 6 train will roughly double in size, and Astor Place between Lafayette Street and Fourth Avenue will be pedestrianized. In an effort to increase safety and shorten crossing distances. Medians will be constructed in the center of Third Avenue between 4th and 9th Streets.

Atlantic Avenue Great Streets

DOT is proposing a capital project on Atlantic Avenue between Georgia Avenue and Conduit Boulevard, which is part of Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero Great Streets initiative. This safety projects aims to reduce crashes by working with the community and DDC to develop a design that includes a raised, planted, center median, pedestrian safety islands, left turn bays, turn restrictions, curb extensions, midblock crossings and an upgraded markings plan. Atlantic Avenue Great Streets - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 5 Transportation Committee in December 2015 (pdf) Atlantic Avenue Great Streets - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 5 Full Board in December 2015 (pdf) Atlantic Avenue Great Streets - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 5 in June 2015 (pdf)

Beach 108th St Capital Reconstruction

The Rockaway West NY Rising report identified Beach 108th St as a key economic development and infrastructure project. DOT/DDC will be reconstructing Beach 108th St between Beach Channel Drive and Shore Front Parkway. The project will reconstruct and expand sidewalks, improve vehicular operations and left turns, add landscaping and greenery, and improve bicycle connections. Beach 108th St Capital Reconstruction - presented to Queens Community Board 14 Transporation Committee in January 2019 (pdf) Beach 108th St Capital Reconstruction - presented to Rockaway Park Community in February 2018 (pdf)

Broad Channel Reconstruction

Due to regular and sometimes severe flooding, West 11th, 12th, and 13th Roads from Cross Bay Boulevard in Broad Channel, Queens, will be reconstructed at a higher elevation. In addition, new bulkheads will be constructed at the bay end of each street. These streets were selected due to their low grades and their susceptibility to flooding during high tides. This project will decrease the amount of time that the streets are flooded, decrease the frequency and severity of the flooding, and enable the water on the streets to drain back into the bay through the use of one way valves. Broad Channel Reconstruction - presented in May 2013 (pdf)

Broadway and Nagle Avenue Pedestrian Safety Improvements

DOT proposes concrete sidewalk extensions at the intersection of Broadway with Nagle and Hillside Avenues. This improvement will help to normalize this complex intersection, making crossing distances significantly shorter and easier to navigate for pedestrians. By closing existing slip turn lanes and creating a four corner intersection with right angle turns, movements will be clarified and made safer for all users. These improvements will take place through the capital process, in collaboration with the Department of Design and Construction. Broadway and Nagle Avenue Safety Improvements - presented to Manhattan Community Board 12 in November 2013 (pdf)

Brooklyn Bridge Gateway: Tillary-Adams Reconstruction

The intersection of Tillary and Adams Streets, the to Brooklyn from the Brooklyn Bridge, is currently being redesigned by DOT and the Department of Design and Construction as part of a capital reconstruction project. Construction is expected to begin in 2014 with a multi-million dollar budget, encompassing all of Tillary Street and portions of Adams Street. Learn more about the Brooklyn Bridge Gateway: Tillary - Adams Reconstruction project View the Final Plans for the Tillary - Adams Street Reconstruction project (pdf)

Church Avenue Reconstruction

As part of a capital project that will be implemented by the Department of Design and Construction, DOT has developed a proposal to enhance pedestrian safety by adding curb extensions along the corridor of Church Avenue from Coney Island Avenue to Flatbush Avenue. Church Avenue Reconstruction - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 14 in April 2014 (pdf)

DUMBO/Vinegar Hill Street and Plaza Reconstruction

DOT is working with DDC, the DUMBO Improvement District, and the communities of DUMBO and Vinegar Hill to develop a design for a $20 million capital project to reconstruct cobble roadways and subsurface utilities on multiple blocks of DUMBO and Vinegar Hill and build out Pearl Plaza, a successful public space that DOT and DUMBO Improvement District implemented in 2007 using temporary materials. The streets in the project area consist of granite cobbles, generally in poor condition, with some sections of asphalt. These conditions impede bicycles, are difficult for pedestrians and do not meet Americans with Disability Act (ADA) guidelines. At the same time, community members feel strongly about preserving the character of the neighborhood to the greatest extent possible. DOT is committed to a design that restores all streets with granite cobble in a way that makes these streets available for all users, including cyclists. For the Pearl Plaza, the goal is to create a design responsive to community desires, that incorporates seating and landscape elements in a manner that is consistent with the context, and that provides maximum flexibility for programming. The plaza design will connect Pearl Plaza to an adjacent public space under the Manhattan Bridge Arch. This design project includes extensive community outreach, with three public workshops held as of March, 2013. Following a vigorous discussion about the cobble roadway design at a workshop in January, 2013, the designers incorporated neighborhood feedback and presented revised concepts at a workshop on March 20th. The project team then built granite cobble mock-ups which were viewed by approximately 50-60 members of the public. Based on public input, a presentation was made to the Community Board 2 executive board, which endorsed the project on July 22, 2013. The project design will be submitted and presented to the Landmarks Preservation Commission in September 2013. DUMBO / Vinegar Hill Street and Plaza Reconstruction - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 2 in July 2013 (pdf) DUMBO / Vinegar Hill Street and Plaza Reconstruction workshop presentation materials - March 2013 (pdf)

Empire Boulevard Reconstruction

Empire Blvd is being redesigned to improve pedestrian safety, create new public space and to optimize traffic circulation. At the area around the intersection of Empire Blvd and Washington Ave/Franklin Ave, and around the intersection of Empire Blvd and Utica Ave/E New York Ave, NYC DOT and the Department of Design and Construction (DDC) are proposing slip lane closures, wider sidewalks and concrete neckdowns to shorten pedestrian crossings and create large, continuous pedestrian spaces. To improve vehicle mobility NYC DOT is simplifying the signal timing at the Utica Ave intersection and creating a block of two-way traffic on E New York Ave. Empire Boulevard Reconstruction - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 9 in September 2015 (pdf)

Hamilton Ave and 3rd Ave

Hamilton Ave and 3rd Ave, between Smith St and 29th St is currently being redesigned by NYC DOT and the Department of Design and Construction as part of a capital reconstruction project. Construction is expected to begin in Fall 2019, reconstructing the south bound portion of the roadway to encompass additional pedestrian amenities and a protected two-way bike path. This project builds another segment of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway, moving closer to NYC DOT’s vision of a continuous greenway facility along Brooklyn’s western waterfront, connecting Greenpoint to Owl’s Head Park in Sunset Park. Hamilton Ave and 3rd Ave - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 7 in December 2014 (pdf)

North Flatbush Streetscape

Flatbush Avenue is a busy retail and transportation corridor surrounded by thriving neighborhoods with multiple subway stations and bus stops to serve these land uses, resulting in significant pedestrian volumes. Flatbush Avenue accommodates high volumes of local and through vehicles, however, the impacts of these vehicles on the pedestrian experience can be negative. This project, requested by the North Flatbush Avenue BID, will enhance pedestrian safety and the public realm, integrating all modes of transportation into the streetscape. Pedestrian space will be upgraded and in some cases expanded, including sidewalks and several triangles that are formed when Flatbush Avenue intersects with the numbered avenues. North Flatbush Streetscape - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 6 in September 2013 (pdf)

Queens Blvd – Roosevelt Ave to 73rd St

Queens Boulevard Great Streets Capital: DOT is planning a capital project on Queens Boulevard between Roosevelt Avenue and 73rd Street as part of Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero Great Streets Initiative. The project will enhance safety and quality of life for all roadway users through the reconstruction and expansion of the service road medians with a pedestrian and bicycle path, greenery and trees, expanded pedestrian refuge at intersections, and the relocation of the Q60 bus stops from the curb to the reconstructed medians. Queens Blvd / Roosevelt Ave to 73rd St - presented to Queens Community Board 2 Transportation Committee in March 2018 (pdf)

Roberto Clemente Plaza

This project will permanently improve what had been a complex intersection of five busy streets, providing 15,000 square feet of vibrant pedestrian plaza space, safer and shorter pedestrian crossings, improved bus movement and easier transit transfers and bike lanes. It will also allow for a memorial to the late Roberto Clemente. The new car-free area will provide greatly needed pedestrian space in a busy shopping district and will enhance commuters’ transfers between two subway lines and five bus lines.

Rockaway Beach Boulevard Safety Improvements

Rockaway Beach Boulevard from Beach 73rd Street to Beach 88th Streets is currently being redesigned for a new water main installation, sewer infrastructure improvements, and street reconstruction. Seeking to reduce injuries related to traffic crashes, DOT will incorporate Vision Zero safety elements such as sidewalk extensions, installation of new medians and new left turn bays. These improvements will reduce speeds, create a consistent street width, shorten crossing distances, and better organize traffic. These improvements will take place through the capital process, in collaboration with the Department of Design and Construction and the Department of Environmental Protection. Construction is expected to begin during the summer of 2016. Rockaway Beach Boulevard Safety Improvements - presented to Queens CM Richards in March 2016 (pdf) Rockaway Beach Boulevard Safety Improvements - presented to Queens CM Richards in March 2015 (pdf)

Thomson Avenue – Skillman Ave to VanDam St

Thomson Avenue falls within a Vision Zero Priority Area with many pedestrian generators on a constrained south sidewalk, an underutilized north sidewalk and substandard moving lanes that process a high volume of vehicular traffic. NYCDOT developed this capital plan to reallocate sidewalk from the north to the south and to mark standard width moving lanes. Thomson Avenue / Skillman Ave to VanDam St - presented to Queens Community Board 2 in February 2016 (pdf)

Bridge Reconstruction Projects

DOT owns, operates, and maintains 793 bridges and tunnels throughout New York, including the Brooklyn, Manhattan, Williamsburg and Ed Koch Queensboro Bridges. DOT performs many bridge construction projects, ranging from preventative maintenance to installing entirely new bridges. Learn more about Bridge Reconstruction Projects

Riverside Drive Viaduct over West 158th Street

NYCDOT has begun a project to rehabilitate the Riverside Drive Viaduct between 153rd and 161st streets in Manhattan. The project spans the northern section of Riverside Drive West from W. 155th to W. 161st streets and the southern cantilever section from W. 153rd to W. 155th streets. The bridge deck, sidewalks and expansion joints will be fully replaced; the steel framing will be rehabilitated; and the superstructure encasement will be removed. Historic elements such as the dual cast iron lampposts will be replaced in-kind to maintain their character and the parapet wall will be restored. The existing steel railings will be replaced with a Texas Aesthetic Concrete Barrier, and the cobra head luminaries with Type M light poles (also known as Flatbush poles). Vibration, noise and traffic will be closely monitored. NYCDOT has conducted community outreach events and will continue to be available to stakeholders through a dedicated, full-time community liaison, Valerie Torchon. She can be reached at 646.942.1909 or via email at riversiderehab158@gmail.com. Please review our Power Point presentation. Riverside Drive Viaduct - presented at a Town Hall meeting in February 2019 (pdf)

Belt Parkway Bridges Reconstruction

In 2009 DOT began reconstruction of seven bridges and their approaches on the Belt Parkway. These bridges, over Bay Ridge Avenue, Nostrand Avenue, Gerritsen Inlet, Mill Basin, Paerdegat Basin, Rockaway Parkway, and Fresh Creek Basin Bridges, all are original structures, built beginning in 1939. These bridges have outlived their useful lives and must be replaced. Learn more on the Belt Parkway Bridges project's Facebook page

BQE Atlantic to Sands Project

This project is for the rehabilitation, and/or replacement of approximately 1.5 miles of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE)/I-278 in the Borough of Brooklyn, New York, with a significant portion of its length supported by 21 bridges, including a unique 0.4-mile long triple-cantilever structure. This segment of the BQE is a critical link of I-278, which is the sole interstate highway in Brooklyn connecting Brooklyn with Queens, the Bronx, and New England to the North/East, and Staten Island and New Jersey to the South/West. The Project extends between Sands Street on the east and Atlantic Avenue on the west including the entire Atlantic Avenue interchange in the Borough of Brooklyn, New York.
For more information about this project visit: www.bqe-i278.com.

Brooklyn Bridge Rehabilitation

DOT is currently rehabilitating, repairing and re-striping of the ramps and approaches to the Brooklyn Bridge, to improve safety and reduce congestion along both the Brooklyn-side and Manhattan-side approaches, particularly from the FDR Drive. In addition, the entire bridge will be repainted to prevent steel corrosion. Learn more about the Brooklyn Bridge Rehabilitation project

Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge Upper Deck Replacement

DOT is currently rehabilitating the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge. This project includes an upper deck replacement on the main bridge, upper deck rehabilitation on both approaches, structural steel rehabilitation, deck joints and barrier replacement, lighting and drainage improvements, incidental bridge painting, and fire standpipe system replacement. The anticipated completion is late 2022. Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge Upper Deck Replacement Presentation December 2019

Manhattan Bridge

Work is underway on the Manhattan Bridge to replace all 628 bridge suspenders, rewrap main cables, replace and update lighting, and install access platforms for the bridge towers. During the construction, detours will sometimes be required for pedestrians and bicylists. The project is scheduled to continue until Summer 2013. This work is part of a complete overhaul of the bridge, which began in 1982 Learn more about the Manhattan Bridge project

Metropolitan Ave & Fresh Pond Road Bridge Deck Replacement

DOT is currently replacing a deck at Metropolitan Avenue and Fresh Pond Road Bridge over the LIRR to bring the bridge into a state of Good Repair. No full closure of Metropolitan Avenue or Fresh Pond Road is expected during the duration of the deck replacement. The anticipated completion of the project is January 2018. Metropolitan Ave & Fresh Pond Rd Bridge Deck Replacement - presented to Queens Community Board 5 in May 2016 (pdf)

Project Planning

Concourse Village West between E 153rd Street and E 161st Street, Bronx

NYC DOT conducted a traffic study and proposes congestion mitigation and safety improvements to Concourse Village West between E 153rd and E 161st Streets. This project proposes street direction changes, adding pedestrian space and crossings, and parking updates. Concourse Village West between E 153rd Street and E 161st Street – presented to Bronx Community Board 4 in March 2020 (pdf)

Grand and Clinton Access Study

The New York City Department of Transportation is developing strategies to improve the traffic congestion on Grand Street and surrounding street network related to traffic accessing the Williamsburg Bridge. With input from the community, this plan will evaluate, recommend, and implement strategies that ease the traffic burden and improve the quality of life in the neighborhood. Grand and Clinton Access Study - presented to Manhattan Community Board 3 Transportation Committee in May 2019 (pdf) Grand and Clinton Access Study - presented to Manhattan Community Board 3 Transportation Committee in October 2018 (pdf) Grand and Clinton Access Study - presented to Manhattan Community Board 3 Transportation Committee in June 2018 (pdf) Grand and Clinton Access Study - presented to Manhattan Community Board 3 Transportation Committee in January 2018 (pdf)

Brooklyn-Queens Connector (BQX)

The Brooklyn-Queens Connector (BQX) is a proposed streetcar that connects a dozen neighborhoods along a rapidly growing 11-mile corridor between Red Hook, Brooklyn and Astoria, Queens. The service would reduce travel times for trips along the corridor and provide connections to multiple subway lines. NYCEDC and NYC DOT are partnering to plan the BQX and will take the project though environmental review in 2020-2021. BQX project website

Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway

The Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway is a planned 14-mile pedestrian and bicycle route connecting communities along Brooklyn’s waterfront. Separate paths for bicycles and pedestrians will allow cyclists and walkers to commute, exercise, explore, and relax from Newtown Creek in north Brooklyn to the beginning of the Shore Parkway Greenway in Bay Ridge, creating a full 27-mile greenway along Brooklyn’s waterfront. The Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway is a trunk segment in New York City’s expanding network of greenways, which includes the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway, the Queens East River Greenway, the Shore Parkway Greenway, and the Jamaica Bay Greenway. Over the past decade, New York City has truly opened public access to the waterfront with over 60 miles of public space planned or under construction. The completion of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway is a crucial part of this vision. Several segments of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway are already in place and include some of the most popular bicycle and pedestrian routes in the City. Altogether, this unique set of pathways, green spaces, and public programs is transforming Brooklyn’s waterfront. Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway presentation (pdf)
See an audio described version of the “Greenways in NYC: Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway” video.

East Midtown Rezoning

In response to recommendations put forth by the East Midtown Steering Committee and in partnership with DCP and MTA, DOT has assembled a menu of public realm improvement projects in the East Midtown district. DOT presented these potential improvements which include pedestrian plazas, shared streets, bus bulbs, and neck downs to Manhattan Community Board 5 on November 2, 2016 and to Manhattan Community Board 6 on November 7, 2016.
For further info about DCP’s East Midtown Rezoning please: Download the East Midtown Rezoning Proposal (pdf) East Midtown Rezoning - presented to Manhattan Community Board 6 in November 2016 (pdf)

Eastern Rockaways Access to Opportunity: Transportation and Housing Study

DOT invites all who live and work in the Eastern Rockaways to be a part of this multiyear transportation study to improve residents’ access to goods, activities, services, and destinations, which are collectively known as opportunities, in the Eastern Rockaways and the rest of the city. Learn more about the Eastern Rockaways study

Connecting Communities: A Vision for the Harlem River Bridges

Beginning in the summer of 2015, the New York City Department of Transportation’s Office of Bicycle and Pedestrian Programs has led a community-driven planning process to increase pedestrian and bicycle safety and mobility between Manhattan and the Bronx across the Harlem River bridges. Through workshops, surveys, and mobile outreach, combined with technical analysis, NYC DOT has identified feasible, potential transportation improvements to create a continuous cross-borough user experience, incorporating bridge paths, on-street approaches, wayfinding and lighting. Final report for the Harlem River Bridges - May 2018 (pdf) Learn more about the Harlem River Bridges study

Hudson Square/West Village Transportation Study

DOT is conducting a comprehensive transportation study and feasibility to provide specific and implementable recommendations for improving traffic and pedestrian safety and mobility in the Hudson Square/West Village area including early action items. The focus of the Study should be major roadways leading to the Holland Tunnel (i.e., Varick Street, Canal Street, Hudson Street, West Street, Watts Street, Sixth Avenue, etc.) experiencing constant traffic gridlock and creating adverse conditions for all street users (i.e., pedestrians, cyclists, transit riders and motorists), local residents, businesses, and emergency response vehicles. Hudson Square / West Village Transportation Study - presented to Manhattan Community Board 2 Transportation Committee in April 2017 (pdf)

Jamaica Bay Greenway

The Jamaica Bay Greenway is a planned 28-mile network of pedestrian and bicycle paths connecting communities along the Jamaica Bay waterfront to more than 10,000 acres of city, state and federal parkland, including Rockaway Beach, Marine Park, Canarsie Pier, Floyd Bennett Field and the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. More than 10 miles of the Greenway already exist, serving roughly 100,000 local and regional visitors annually. When completed, multi-use paths and on-street bicycle markings will create a loop route around Jamaica Bay, allowing cyclists and walkers to commute, exercise and explore the Bay’s natural beauty from Sheepshead Bay and Spring Creek in Brooklyn to Howard Beach and the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens. Recently, more than two miles of protected path have been added to connect the Canarsie neighborhood in Brooklyn to the Greenway, and other segments are now in design. Jamaica Bay Greenway presentation (pdf)

Long Island City/Hunters Point Reconstruction Project

NYC DOT, DDC and Councilmember Van Bramer’s office hosted a community workshop on December 9th in Long Island City to present an overview of the Long Island City/Hunters Point Street Reconstruction project. Community members discussed preliminary design for safety and streetscape improvements within the project area. Preliminary design is expected to be completed by summer 2016. This is the first step in a broader, ongoing and robust conversation with local stakeholders and elected officials to improve these streets so they work better for current and future residents. Long Island City/Hunters Point Reconstruction Project - presented to Queens Community Board 2 in November 2016 (pdf) Long Island City/Hunters Point Reconstruction Project - presented to Queens Community Board 2 Transportation Committee in September 2016 (pdf) Long Island City/Hunters Point Reconstruction Project - presented in June 2016) Long Island City/Hunters Point Reconstruction Project - presented to Queens Community Board 2 Transportation Committee in May 2016 (pdf) Long Island City/Hunters Point Reconstruction Project - presented in December 2015 (pdf)

Lower Montauk Branch Rail Study

The New York City Department of Transportation is conducting a study to evaluate the feasibility of reintroducing passenger rail service on the Lower Montauk Branch line. The branch connects the existing Long Island Rail Road stations of Long Island City and Jamaica, passing through the neighborhoods of Maspeth, Ridgewood, Glendale, Middle Village, and Richmond Hill. The Long Island Rail Road provided passenger service along the branch at five stations until 1998. Currently, the branch is used for freight service only. Learn more about the Lower Montauk Branch Rail study

NYMTC Regional Establishment Survey

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC), the metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for New York City, Long Island, and the Lower Hudson Valley has recently undertaken regional establishment surveys to better inform its travel demand forecasting tool, the New York Best Practice Model (NYBPM) for the region’s transportation system. To support NYMTC’s planning efforts, NYCDOT will be conducting pilot surveys at 30 Hotel establishments across the five boroughs. Surveys will provide more informed data about the travel patterns of customers and visitors in NYC. Selected hotel establishments will receive brochures about the surveys and letters explaining the process to the property managers. Surveys will be conducted on weekdays and weekends through the Fall of 2016.

Red Hook Streetcar Feasibility Study

DOT conducted a five-month study to determine the feasibility of a running a streetcar route in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook. This initial analysis will help determine if this mode, once a staple of New York City’s streets, is a viable method of connecting the residents and businesses of Red Hook with Brooklyn’s broader transportation network and supporting economic development in the area. The study is funded through a Federal Transit Administration grant secured by U.S. Representative Nydia Velázquez and has long had the support of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. Learn more about the Red Hook Streetcar Feasibility study

Smart Truck Management Plan

DOT is developing a plan to improve the quality of life for all New Yorkers through the safe, reliable, and environmentally responsible movement of goods. The citywide Smart Truck Management Plan will improve our understanding of truck route usage and compliance, movement of goods, needs of shoppers and receivers, and community concerns.The plan support goals of OneNYC, the NYCDOT Strategic Plan 2016: Safe*Green*Smart*Equitable as well as NYC’s Roadmap to 80x50. For more information on upcoming public events, please visit our DOT Truck Webpage.

Washington Heights Neighborhood Transportation Study

DOT invites all who live, work and play in Northern Manhattan to be a part of the Washington Heights Neighborhood Transportation Study, an in-depth effort to improve safety, mobility, parking and quality of life in the area between 155th Street and 182nd Street. Learn more about the Washington Heights Neighborhood Transportation study

Willoughby Street Pedestrian Priority Study

DOT has initiated a conceptual design study for three short blocks of Willoughby and Pearl streets in the heart of Downtown Brooklyn. DOT aims to provide an enhanced pedestrian and public space experience linking the recently constructed Willoughby Plaza to major nearby destinations while providing limited, low-speed vehicular access for deliveries and drop offs. Learn more about the Willoughby Street Pedestrian Priority study

Partnership Projects

Valet Bike Parking Pilot

DOT is conducting an 8-month pilot to test the feasibility of paid, secure bike parking facilities at three locations in New York City. The agency will evaluate cyclists’ willingness to pay for more secure bike parking, survey cyclists who use the facilities about their bike parking preferences, and determine whether a concession-based operating model is feasible. Valet Bike Parking Pilot - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 4 in February 2018 (pdf)

Gateways to Chinatown

Gateways to Chinatown, a NYC DOT collaboration with the Chinatown Partnership and Van Alen Institute, is an initiative seeking innovative proposals to plan, design and construct a symbolic and functional landmark at the nexus of Manhattan’s Chinatown and the southern entrance to Little Italy’s historic Mulberry and Mott Streets. The project will provide a new marker for Chinatown, Little Italy, and the surrounding neighborhoods in Lower Manhattan at the triangle bounded by Canal, Baxter and Walker Streets to engender pride of place, foster connectivity and cultural and social identity, and stimulate economic development. Straddling art and architecture, symbolism and function, the new structure and public space aims to become a vibrant place of exchange at the center of one of New York City’s most dynamic and historically-rich areas. For more information visit gatewaysto.chinatown.nyc. See a one-page project description on the Gateways to Chinatown (pdf) Gateways to Chinatown project (pdf)

The East Side Coastal Resiliency (ESCR) Project

The East Side Coastal Resiliency (ESCR) Project is a federally funded coastal protection initiative aimed at reducing flood risk due to coastal storms and sea level rise on Manhattan's East Side from East 23rd Street to Montgomery Street. Visit the East Side Coastal Resiliency project website