Current Projects

DOT generally presents projects at community board meetings where the public can ask questions and provide feedback. To find out more about these meetings check the Events Calendar or contact your local community board. See older projects from recent years: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 Contact DOT if you have a question, comment or concern about a project

Complete Streets

Brooklyn Avenue/Kingston Avenue Transportation Improvements

In response to a request from Brooklyn Community Board 8, DOT is planning safety improvements to Brooklyn Avenue and Kingston Avenue. The changes include improved signal coordination and traffic flow, an improved lane configuration and a designated bicycle route. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented March 24th, 2015 to Brooklyn Community Board 8 Transportation Committee) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented May 12th, 2015 and June 22nd, 2015 to the Brooklyn Community Board 3 Transportation Committee and full board, respectively) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented June 16th, 2015 and June 23rd, 2015 to Brooklyn Community Board 9 Transportation Committee and full board, respectively)

Car-Free Central and Prospect Parks

In Summer 2015, the DOT will implement partial car-free park drives in both Central and Prospect Parks. Changes will make two of NYC’s crown jewel parks safer and healthier, enhance public space and encourage New Yorkers to get active. Central Park Drives north of 72nd Street will be permanently car-free starting June 29. Prospect Park West Drive will be permanently car-free starting July 6. Central Park Drives Traffic Management (pdf) Prospect Park Drives Closure (pdf)

Guider Avenue at Coney Island Avenue

In response to requests from Councilmember Deutsch and Community Boards 13 and 15, NYCDOT is proposing safety improvements along Guider Avenue, Neptune Avenue, and Coney Island Avenue. Congestion and conflicting vehicle movements, as well as pedestrian safety and access will be addressed at the intersection of Coney Island Avenue and Guider Avenue. Clarified traffic movement, pedestrian safety, greening and additional parking will be addressed along the Guider Avenue corridor. Congestion will also be addressed along Neptune Avenue between Coney Island Avenue and E 12th Street. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Community Board 13 and 15 in July, 2015) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Community Board 13 and 15 in June, 2015)

Ocean Ave and Parkside Ave – Intersection Safety Improvements

NYCDOT is proposing pedestrian and traffic safety improvements at the intersection of Ocean Avenue and Parkside Avenue, at the southeast corner of Prospect Park. The plan follows earlier improvements in 2012 that tightened the intersection and significantly reduced motor vehicle occupant injuries but has not reduced pedestrian injuries. The plan includes installing a pedestrian island in the north crosswalk, and banning the southbound and westbound left turns at the intersection. This would provide a safer, shorter crossing between the Parkside Ave subway station and Prospect Park, encourage drivers to turn more carefully, simplify movements and reduce conflicts between turning vehicles and pedestrians in the intersection. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Brooklyn Community Board 9 in June, 2015)

Sheepshead Bay Road

DOT is proposing corridor safety improvements for both Sheepshead Bay Rd and Ave Z between E13th and Jerome. The proposal includes a one way conversion for two blocks of Sheepshead Bay Rd to improve circulation and congestion, pedestrian safety islands, bus route changes to improve on time service, and an upgraded markings plan. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Brooklyn Community Board 15 in June, 2015)

Prospect Ave (Jennings St to E. 149 St)

NYCDOT is planning corridor safety improvements on Prospect Ave between Jennings St and E 149 St. Prospect Ave was identified as a Priority Corridor in the 2015 Bronx Pedestrian Safety Action Plan. The new design for the corridor will improve safety for all users on Prospect Ave and includes a flush median, left turn bays, and bike lanes which will better organize traffic and improve safety while maintaining traffic flow. Pedestrian refuge islands will be constructed at five locations to provide shorter crossing distances for pedestrians crossing Prospect Ave. In addition, painted curb extensions will be added at two adjacent intersections—Prospect Ave & Ave St. John and Prospect Ave & E. 155 St/Dawson St—to clearly create two distinct intersections. The new curb extensions will also shorten crossing distances for pedestrians as well as create slower and safer turns onto Prospect Ave. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Bronx Community Board 2 in June, 2015)

Linden Boulevard Corridor Project

DOT is proposing a set of safety improvements on Linden Blvd between Kings Hwy and Avenue D in Brooklyn. The corridor ranks in the top 10% of Brooklyn corridors by KSI (killed or severely injured) crashes per mile among pedestrians, bicyclists and motor vehicle occupants. Since 2009, there have been five traffic fatalities on the corridor. The proposal includes upgraded makings and signage, new dedicated left turn phases, numerous concrete curb and median tip extensions, and improved bus stop facilities. The proposal will allow shorter safer pedestrian crossings, safer left and right turns, discourage speeding and better define the roadway, and give transit riders a safer place to wait. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Brooklyn Community Board 18 in June 2015) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Brooklyn Community Board 16 in June 2015) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Brooklyn Community Board 17 in June 2015) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented on February 05 and 12, 2015) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented on February 05 and 12, 2015) Visit our Feedback Portal

Forest Ave and Myrtle Ave at George St Intersection Safety Improvements

DOT is planning safety improvements at the intersection of Forest Ave, Myrtle Ave, and George St. DOT will install a concrete curb extension on the south side of the intersection on George St to realign the crosswalk and shorten pedestrian crossing distances. DOT is also planning to install high visibility crosswalks to increase visibility of pedestrians as well as peg-a-track markings to clarify direction of travel for vehicles on Forest Ave. These changes will help to calm traffic, improve visibility, and provide for safer pedestrian crossings, improving safety for all road users.Download a slideshow about the study (Presented to the Queens Community Board 5 in April, 2015)

Diversity Plaza

Currently implemented with interim materials, Diversity Plaza is to be redesigned to create a permanent public space. After two public workshops, DOT along with DDC have developed a preliminary design for the two plaza spaces based on feedback received from the community. The two plaza spaces are 37th Road between 73rd and 74th Streets and the triangle bound by 73rd St, Broadway and Roosevelt Avenue. The preliminary design includes the reconstruction of both spaces to create level plaza areas, new tree planting and landscaping, improved lighting and new plaza amenities such as movable furniture and umbrellas. Plans were presented to Queens CB3’s Transportation Committee on May 11th and will go to the Full Board on May 21st. Download a slideshow about the study (Presented to the Queens Community Board 3 in May, 2015)

Broadway (135th-153rd St)

NYCDOT is studying corridor safety conditions on Broadway, between 135th and 153rd Sts, in the Hamilton Heights neighborhood of Manhattan. Broadway has been identified as a Priority Corridor in the Vision Zero Manhattan Pedestrian Safety Action Plan. The preliminary proposal includes creating two lanes in each direction with turn bays, a wide parking lane, and expanded pedestrian space in the center medians. New markings and signage will create simpler, safer left turns. Additionally, DOT will continue to work with the community to identify locations for commercial loading zones and to identify select locations where turn restrictions will improve safety. Download a slideshow about the study (Presented to the Manhattan Community Board 9 on July 9, 2015) Download a slideshow about the study (Presented to the Manhattan Community Board 9 on June 4, 2015) Download a slideshow about the study (Presented to the Manhattan Community Board 9 on May 7, 2015)

Caton Avenue – Pedestrian Safety Improvements

In response to community requests, NYCDOT is proposing pedestrian safety improvements along Caton Avenue between Ocean Parkway and Coney Island Avenue. The proposal includes installing 3 concrete pedestrian islands to shorten crossing distances and new crosswalks and signals to improve access and safety. The corridor would be converted from 2 lanes in each direction to 1 lane with left turn bays to improve alignment and reduce speeding. A split-LPI signal phase would be added to Ocean Parkway E and Caton Ave to reduce pedestrian and vehicle conflicts. Street directions in the neighborhood would be modified to improve mobility and accommodate school activity. Five parking spaces would be “daylighted” to improve sight lines and visibility. The eastbound B16 bus stop at Ocean Parkway would be moved to improve bus operations and improve traffic flow. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Brooklyn Community Board 7 on May 26, 2015) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Brooklyn Community Board 12 on May 12, 2015)

Manhattan Bridge – Mobility and Safety Improvements

After requests from the community for pedestrian safety enhancements around the mouth of the Manhattan Bridge, NYC DOT is proposing to convert the Lower Roadway of the Bridge to Manhattan-bound at all times, eliminating daily reversals. This traffic pattern change allows for significant pedestrian improvements, including expanded pedestrian space, shorter crossings, new crosswalks and signal infrastructure, and improved traffic alignments while maintaining current traffic capacities. The location is a Vision Zero Priority intersection and ranks in the top 10% for most dangerous intersections in the borough. The project will improve safety for all users. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Brooklyn Community Board 2 in May, 2015) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Manhattan Community Board 3 in May, 2015)

E 165 St (Jerome Ave to Melrose Ave)

NYCDOT is planning corridor safety improvements on E 165 St between Jerome Ave and Melrose Ave. E 165 St was identified as a Priority Corridor in the 2015 Bronx Pedestrian Safety Action Plan. The new design for the corridor will improve safety for all users on E 165 St. From Walton Ave to Sherman Ave, where E 165 St becomes 75’ wide, new lane designations will better organize traffic and improve safety while maintaining traffic flow. At E 165 St and Grand Concourse, pedestrian refuge islands will be constructed to provide shorter crossing distances for pedestrians crossing E 165 St and left turn bays will be will be installed to better organize traffic turning onto Grand Concourse. A new east/west bike route, with a combination of bike lanes and shared lane markings, will be installed to connect to the five existing north/south bike routes that intersect with E 165 St, increasing connectivity to the Bicycle Network in the neighborhood. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Bronx Community Board 4 in May, 2015)

1st Avenue Parking Protected Bicycle Lane

NYC DOT is proposing to upgrade the existing shared bike lane infrastructure on 1st Avenue between E 49th St and E 59th St in Midtown Manhattan to parking protected bike lanes. This proposal will connect to protected lanes already in place south of 49th and north of 59th streets. The proposed project involves installing a parking protected bike lane with mixing zones and left turn lanes in the corridor that currently has a shared bicycle lane, as well as installing pedestrian safety islands at intersections. The project will also provide simpler, safer left turns, shorten pedestrian crossing distances, and will improve safety for all road users. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Manhattan Community Board 6 in May, 2015)

Astoria Blvd from 99th St to 105th Street

In response to community requests for pedestrian improvements, DOT is proposing concrete, signal and marking improvements to Astoria Blvd from 99th St to 105th Street. The improvements include new signalized intersections, enhanced medians, and upgraded markings. Astoria Blvd is in a Vision Zero Priority Area and the proposal will provide more direct, safer opportunities to cross, enhance the corridor and connect the boulevard to the surrounding neighborhoods. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Queens Community Board 3 in May, 2015)

Canarsie Pier—Fresh Creek Connector

NYC DOT proposes to extend the Jamaica Bay Greenway via a two-way protected path from Canarsie Circle to Flatlands Ave, along Rockaway Parkway, Shore Parkway Service Road, East 102nd St, Seaview Ave, and East 108th St. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Brooklyn Community Board 18 in April, 2015) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Brooklyn Community Board 18 in February, 2015)

Joralemon St

NYC DOT is proposing to improve pedestrian and bicycle access to Brooklyn Bridge Park via Joralemon St. Based on vehicle and pedestrian volumes NYC DOT proposes to close Joralemon St at Furman St to through traffic. The closure will allow for cobblestone improvements establishing a strong connection into the park. Improvements include cobblestone repairs, ADA compliant crosswalks, new pedestrian ramps and the introduction of a smooth granite slab in the street allowing bike access. The proposed changes on Joralemon will insure that Joralemon remains an inviting place for pedestrians and creates a new connection between the park and the bike network. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Brooklyn Community Board 2 in April, 2015)

65 St (6 Ave to 12 Ave)

In response to numerous community requests, DOT is proposing traffic calming improvements on 65 St from 6 Ave to 12 Ave. 65 St has been identified as a Priority Corridor in the Vision Zero Brooklyn Pedestrian Safety Action Plan. DOT will remove rush hour regulations from Fort Hamilton Parkway to 6 Ave allowing a markings upgrade with the addition of a parking lane stripe from 6 Ave to 12 Ave. All intersections will received upgraded high visibility crosswalks and six intersections will receive leading pedestrian intervals (LPIs). In addition, a curb extension and lane designations for northbound traffic will be added at 7 Ave and 65 St. These proposed changes will better discourage speeding, organize traffic, and provide safer crossings for pedestrians. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Brooklyn Community Board 10 in April, 2015)

Neptune Avenue - between Stillwell Ave and W 25th St

NYCDOT is proposing to make improvements to Neptune Avenue (from Stillwell Ave to W 25th St near IS239 Mark Twain) in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn. Neptune Avenue is a Vision Zero Priority Corridor, with a Priority Intersection at Neptune Ave and Cropsey/W 17th St. The proposal includes the addition of 4 new pedestrian refuge islands and a flush median with left turn bays. Increasing left turn storage at the eastbound approach to Cropsey Avenue, adding a pedestrian island in the east crosswalk and banning the westbound left turn will simplify turn movements in the intersection and ease congestion at peak times. The proposal retains the existing number of moving lanes and consolidates buffer area in the center of the roadway which creates space for pedestrian refuge islands and will introduce more consistent parallel parking between Cropsey and Stillwell Ave. These changes will provide shorter and safer crossings for pedestrians, simpler and safer left turns for drivers, ease congestion and create a more consistent and predictable environment for all road users. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Brooklyn Community Board 13 in May, 2015) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Brooklyn Community Board 13 in April, 2015)

South St at Battery Park Underpass – Corridor Mobility Improvements

NYCDOT is proposing to open the entrance from South St to the Battery Park Underpass by removing existing barriers and redesigning the intersection to allow vehicles to merge into the tunnel. Opening this entrance removes traffic from the local street network by providing a direct bypass route for vehicles from South St destined for Route 9A/West St or the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel. Removing vehicles from the local street network will reduce instances of vehicle-pedestrian conflict in areas of heavy pedestrian activity in Lower Manhattan. In conjunction with the introduction of the new merge condition, the speed limit on the FDR Dr will be reduced to 30mph south of Exit 2, and the FDR segment between Exit 2 and Exit 1 will be reduced to two moving lanes to accommodate the new design. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Manhattan Community Board 1 in April, 2015)

Queens Blvd Safety Improvement Project – Roosevelt Ave to 73rd St

DOT is presenting a draft proposal for robust safety improvements on Queens Boulevard between Roosevelt Avenue and 73rd St. The plan includes protected bicycle lanes, increased pedestrian space and specific safety improvements at intersections, with anticipated implementation in August 2015. This project 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. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Queens Community Board 2 June 04, 2015) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Queens Community Board 2 June 02, 2015) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Queens Community Board 2 in March 2015) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (DOT Safety Workshop January 2015) Visit our feedback portal page

Surf Ave and Stillwell Ave – Intersection Safety Improvements

NYCDOT is proposing pedestrian and traffic safety improvements at the intersection of Surf Avenue and Stillwell Avenue in Coney Island. The proposal includes painted curb extensions on three corners that increase pedestrian space, shorten crossing distances, and calm traffic. These curb extensions, in addition to new markings and turn bays, would re-align Stillwell Avenue to improve traffic flow and safety. Between Surf Avenue and the Boardwalk along Stillwell Avenue, parking would be moved to the curbsides to increase parking supply while calming traffic. The eastbound B36 bus stop would be moved closer to the intersection to encourage bus users to use the crosswalk and deter midblock crossings. A drop off and pick up zone would be created on the northeast corner to alleviate double parking. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Brooklyn Community Board 13 in April 2015) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Brooklyn Community Board 13 in March 2015) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Brooklyn Community Board 13 in February 2015)

111th Street Transportation Improvements

In response to requests from Council Member Ferreras, DOT is proposing safety and mobility enhancements to 111th Street in the vicinity of Flushing Meadows Corona Park. The improvements include new pedestrian crossings, expanded pedestrian space, additional vehicular parking spaces, a 2-way parking protected bicycle path and bicycle route connections to the 34th Avenue bicycle lanes and to the pedestrian bridge at Corona Avenue and Horace Harding Expressway. (presented to Queens Community Board 4 March 31st, 2015) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens Community Board 4 on June 9, 2015) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens Community Board 4 in June 2015) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens Community Board 3 in May 2015) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens Community Board 4 in March 2015)

Bruckner Blvd – Hunts Point Safety Improvements

Bruckner Blvd and specifically the intersection with Hunts Point Ave are identified as Vision Zero priorities. This project proposes pedestrian and bike safety improvements along the corridor, including: wider pedestrian refuge islands, curb extensions, shortened crossings, and bike paths that are physically separated from vehicles. Overall, the project takes a holistic planning approach to the corridor, new slip lanes will improve vehicular movements onto the Bruckner Expressway and enhance safety for pedestrians and cyclists that cross between the neighborhoods of Longwood and Hunts Point. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Bronx Community Board 2 in March 2015)

East Tremont Ave – Williamsbridge Rd to Bruckner Blvd

In response to community requests and building upon the completed 2014 project DOT is proposing to improve East Tremont from Williamsbridge Road to Bruckner Blvd. Improvements will include shortening crossing distances and clarifying traffic patterns at complex intersections, studying signal timing for potential phasing changes and new signals and installing traffic calming markings along the entire corridor. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Community Board 10 in March 2015)

Lenox Ave and 145th St Safety Improvements

NYCDOT is proposing pedestrian and traffic safety improvements in the area of Lenox Avenue and W 145th St to create safer pedestrian crossings, shorten crossing distances, increase pedestrian space, and calm traffic. This proposal includes a new concrete median between W 145th St and W 146th St along Lenox Avenue with parallel parking on both sides, a new pedestrian safety island at Lenox Avenue and W 146th St, and a widened concrete median with median tips extended through the crosswalks along Lenox Avenue between W 144th St and W 145th St. At W 147th St and Lenox Avenue, high-visibility crosswalks would be installed to improve visibility of pedestrians at the intersection. At W 145th St and Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, NYCDOT is proposing restricting the southbound left turn in order to reduce confusion and congestion for motorists, while improving pedestrian safety. Along W 145th St between Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd and Lenox Avenue, NYCDOT is proposing the striping of parking lanes, a painted flush median near Lenox Avenue, and an extended left turn lane in order to clarify and calm traffic. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 10 in March 2015)

Southern Blvd & Boston Rd at E 174th St Intersection Safety Improvements

In response to community requests, DOT is proposing a set of safety improvements for the intersection of Southern Blvd, Boston Rd, and E 174th St in the Bronx. The proposal includes the installation of a new crosswalk and adds new concrete elements, including a pedestrian safety island and sidewalk extensions, that will shorten crossing distances and simplify the intersection. DOT is also proposing improvements to the northbound Bx19 bus stop under the El structure, including a painted sidewalk extension with a bus boarding island, allowing for better access to the bus and a safe space for passengers and other pedestrians to wait away from traffic. This proposal will allow for safer, shorter pedestrian crossings, less conflict points between pedestrians and vehicles, and a safer, less complex intersection design that will improve safety for all road users. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Bronx Community Board 3 in March 2015)

Edgecombe Ave Bicycle & Pedestrian Connections

In anticipation of the opening of the High Bridge, DOT proposes bicycle and pedestrian improvements to increase access to and safety around this new connection between Manhattan and the Bronx. The proposal includes traffic calming on Edgecombe Ave through the installation of a 2-way, protected bicycle path between W 170 St and W 165 St, shared bicycle markings between W 165 St and W 155 St, and three Yield to Pedestrian crosswalks. The 2-way parking protected bicycle path continues on W 170 St, connecting Edgecombe Ave to bicycle facilities on Ft Washington Ave and Haven Ave with access to the GW Bridge. Access to the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway at W 158 St is highlighted with a 2-way protected bicycle path from Henry Hudson Pkwy to Broadway, and shared bicycle markings on W 158 St and W 159 St from Broadway to Edgecombe Ave. Additional pedestrian improvements include increased pedestrian space at Vision Zero Priority Intersections. The benefits of the proposal include increased visibility and access to High Bridge and Highbridge Park, safer shorter pedestrian crossings and reduced speeding. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 12 in March 2015) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Condensed Presentation Given to Full Board)

21st Street Corridor Safety Improvements

DOT is planning a set of safety improvements to 21st Street between Queens Plaza and Hoyt Ave S. DOT recently installed leading pedestrian intervals at 10 intersections along this High Crash Corridor to give pedestrians a head start crossing 21st Street without conflict from turning vehicles. DOT is planning to install a new traffic signal at 21st Street and 29th Avenue and to upgrade all street lights along the corridor to brighter LED lights. DOT is also proposing to install 12 painted curb extensions and a parking lane stripe along the corridor. These changes will help to calm traffic, improve visibility, and provide for safer pedestrian crossings, improving safety for all road users. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens Community Board 1 in February 2015)

Fulton St and Utica Ave - Intersection Improvements

DOT proposes to normalize this intersection by replacing existing right-turn slip lanes and triangle islands with concrete sidewalk extensions. These improvements will slow turning vehicles, align crosswalks with pedestrian desire lines, shorten crossing distances, and provide ADA accessibility. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented at CB 3 Town Hall Meeting May 2015) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented at Brooklyn CB 3 Transportation Committee February 2015)

W 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. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented in February 2015)

Edward L. Grant Safety Improvements

Edward L. Grant Highway near the Washington Bridge on- and off-ramps is a critical node in the bus network. Five bus routes use the highway to travel between the Bronx and Manhattan. The high volume of buses, mixed with heavy pedestrian and general traffic, must navigate a wide roadway that includes long pedestrian crossings and a three-lane merge for the buses. Starting in 2014, DOT began reshaping the roadway to increase pedestrian safety, reduce conflicts between buses and other vehicles, and improve bus stops. The project includes a bus boarding island, a one-block bus lane, a pedestrian refuge island, and two sidewalk extensions. The upgrades are complete and buses began using the new bus boarding island on February 8, 2015. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (April 2014) Click here to see photos (February 2015)

Intervale Avenue Traffic Calming and Pedestrian Safety

In response to community requests for safety improvements, DOT is proposing traffic calming with pedestrian islands on the Intervale Avenue corridor from Freeman to Dawson St. At the southern end, the city's first true roundabout will be constructed at the large, wide intersection of Intervale Avenue and Dawson Street, providing access between Rainey Park and the surrounding residential and community uses.Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Bronx Community Board 2 in February 2015)

Cross Bay Bridge Safety Improvements

In response to community request, DOT proposes to make safety improvements, including a new signal, at Beach Channel Dr and Beach 94th St. As part of the same project, DOT proposes to create a missing and vital link in Jamaica Bay Greenway by connecting the paths in Broad Channel to those on Rockaway Beach. The design will improve safety and circulation on both sides of the Cross Bay Bridge.Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Rockaway Civic Association in February 2015)

Maspeth and Kingsland Avenues Pedestrian Safety Improvements

In response to numerous community complaints of speeding, DOT is proposing pedestrian safety improvements in East Williamsburg. The proposal increases pedestrian access and improves visibility by adding new crosswalks with daylighting on Maspeth Ave, Kingsland Ave, Debevoise Ave and Frost St. The plan also includes a channelized median and parking buffer on Kingsland Ave, a parking buffer on Jackson St, and stop controls at the intersection of Jackson St and Debevoise Ave. These improvements will enhance safety by narrowing travel lanes and by reducing vehicle speeds throughout the area. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Community Board 1 in February 2015)

York, Jay, and Pearl Streets Intersection Improvements and Bicycle Facility

As a result of a community walk-through organized by the Dumbo BID, DOT has developed a proposal to calm traffic, improve pedestrian safety, and improve pedestrian and bicycle access in the DUMBO neighborhood. The proposal fills gaps in the pedestrian network with new sidewalks and pedestrian spaces at underutilized roadbed locations, and accessible crossings. A two-way bicycle facility is also proposed on Jay Street. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Brooklyn Community Board 2 in January 2015)

7th Ave S at Waverly Pl and W 4th St/Christopher St Pedestrian Improvements

In response to requests from the community and NYPD, DOT is proposing pedestrian safety improvements at two intersections along 7th Ave S in the West Village. The complex intersection of 7th Ave S and W 4th St/Christopher St ranks in the top 1% of Manhattan intersections for people killed or severely injured. Proposed improvements include street closures, expanded sidewalk space, improved crosswalks and signal timing changes. These improvements would reduce conflicts between pedestrians and turning vehicles, shorten crossings, and improve connectivity of the pedestrian network. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Manhattan Community Board 2 in February 2015) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Manhattan Community Board 2 in January 2015)

Jackson Avenue and Westchester Ave Pedestrian Improvements

In response to community requests, DOT is proposing pedestrian improvements to the eastbound Bx4 bus stop on Westchester Ave at Jackson Ave. The proposal creates a large pedestrian triangle that allows passengers to access the bus from a raised concrete sidewalk, where they currently stand in the road. This will reduce potential conflicts between vehicles and pedestrians, and will accommodate passengers with mobility constraints. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Bronx Community Board 1 in January 2015)

Riverside Drive 116th St to 135th St Pedestrian Improvements

In response to requests from the community, DOT is proposing pedestrian network connections and corridor safety improvements along Riverside Drive between 116th St and 135th St. The proposal includes new concrete curb extensions, sidewalks, and pedestrian islands, new crosswalks, lane reductions, and speed limit reduction on Riverside Drive to 25 mph. The proposal would help calm traffic, improve pedestrian safety, and improve pedestrian connections between bus stops, the General Grant National Memorial, Riverside Church, Riverside Park and the surrounding neighborhood. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 9, Full Board in March 2015) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 9 in January 2015)

Atlantic Ave/Washington Ave Pedestrian Safety Improvements

In response to local community requests, DOT is proposing pedestrian safety improvements at the intersection of Atlantic Ave and Washington Ave. The proposal adds new concrete elements to shorten pedestrian crossings, provides additional pedestrian crossing time and provides a northbound left turn arrow allowing pedestrians to begin their crossing in advance of left turning vehicles. Additionally, the proposal restricts the southbound left turn from Washington Ave to Atlantic Ave, adds new crosswalks along Washington Ave and restricts westbound Atlantic Ave and southbound Washington Ave turns onto Underhill Ave. The plan reduces pedestrian conflicts throughout the intersection and provides both shorter pedestrian crossings and greater pedestrian crossing time in the intersection. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 2 and Community Board 8 in December 2014)

Broadway, Jefferson Avenue, and Saratoga Avenue Pedestrian Improvements

NYCDOT is proposing pedestrian improvements at the intersection of Broadway, Jefferson Avenue, and Saratoga Avenue in Brooklyn to create safer pedestrian crossings, increase pedestrian space, and calm traffic. The proposal includes the construction of a concrete pedestrian triangle where existing small islands and channelization exist along Broadway. It also includes a curb extension at the southeastern corner of the intersection of Saratoga and Jefferson Avenues, with new crosswalks along all 4 legs of the intersection. Additionally, a new crosswalk will be added across Broadway on the southern / eastern side of the intersection of Broadway and Jefferson Avenue, providing a safe place for pedestrians to cross. Along Jefferson Saratoga Avenues in the project area, parking lanes would be striped to clarify traffic movements and reduce speeding. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Brooklyn Community Board 16 in December 2014)

Eastern Parkway and Rockaway Avenue - Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Improvements

In response to numerous community requests, DOT is proposing safety improvements on Eastern Pkwy from Rockaway Ave to Atlantic Ave. The proposal includes expanded crosswalks, curb extensions, pedestrian fencing, and left-turn restrictions, new markings, restoration of trees and bike lanes. These changes will provide shorter and enhanced pedestrian crossings, reduce potential for conflicts between automobiles and pedestrians, and provide a safe cycling route through a complex intersection. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the CB 16 Transportation Committee in December 2014).

Kent Avenue Loop Roads

To improve safety for all users of the road, DOT proposed safety improvements for intersections at Kent Avenue North. This project will convert two-way roads west of Kent Avenue into one-way loop roads on N 4th Street -N 5th Street, and N 6th Street - N 7th Street. Left turns would be eliminated at N 5th and N 7th Streets. Pedestrian safety will also be increased with the installation of concrete pedestrian safety islands at N 5th and N 7th Streets. Eliminating two-way traffic on the roads will reduce pedestrian conflict points, and will create consistency with the existing one-way street grid. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 1 in November 2014)

Eighth Street: 6th Ave to Broadway

In response to community requests, this proposed redesign of 8th Street and Ruth Wittenberg Triangle will address several pedestrian safety issues. The project will include new lane and parking markings along 8th Street from Broadway to 6th Ave as well as neckdowns at Greene, Mercer, MacDougal streets, University Place, 5th and 6th Avenues. Additionally, DOT is proposing widening Ruth Wittenberg Triangle and adding several neckdowns to all intersections around the triangle. The plan will help shorten pedestrian crossings, improve pedestrian visibility, and calm traffic.Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Manhattan Community Board 2 in November 2014)

Lexington Avenue Pedestrian Safety Improvement Project

Grand Central Terminal is the gateway to midtown for thousands of people a day. The sidewalks on Lexington Avenue between E.42nd and E.45th Streets are overcrowded often leading to pedestrians walking in the street creating an unsafe condition for all users. DOT has proposed installing two painted neckdowns to shorten the crossing distances at E.43rd and E.44th Streets while providing additional pedestrian space, adding a new right-turn only lane on Lexington at E.42nd Street and reconfiguring the bus only lane between E.42nd and E.44th Streets to enhance mobility.Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Manhattan Community Board 5 in September 2014)

Lincoln Square Bow Tie Pedestrian Improvements

NYCDOT held a public workshop to determine community needs and solicit specific input regarding pedestrian safety improvements in the Lincoln Square Bow Tie Area on June 4, 2014. At the request of the community board and local officials, the workshop provided community members the opportunity to sit with DOT staff and comment on the local needs and potential improvements that should be explored in the Bow Tie area – roughly from W. 66th St to W. 62nd St on Broadway and Columbus Ave. The information gathered at this meeting was directly used to develop pedestrian safety improvements which were presented to the local community board in December 2014. (See below for update.) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Manhattan Community Board 7 Transportation Committee in June 2014)

In early December 2014, DOT presented their recommendations to Community Board 7 as well as many attendees who were present at the initial workshop. The proposal includes solutions to many of the issues identified at the June workshop. DOT will continue to refine this proposal and return in early 2015 with a final set of recommendations. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Manhattan Community Board 7 Transportation Committee in December 2014)

In February 2015, DOT presented final recommendations to Community Board 7, incorporating feedback received from the December 2014 meeting. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Manhattan Community Board 7 Transportation Committee in February 2015)

115 Avenue Corridor Safety Improvements

In response to numerous community requests, DOT is proposing traffic calming improvements on 115 Ave from Springfield Blvd to Cross Island Parkway Service Road. DOT will install a 4’ flush median, parking lane stripes, and additional channelization at the intersections of Springfield Blvd/115 Ave and Cross Island Parkway Service Road/115 Ave. These changes will organize traffic and discourage speeding, improving safety for all road users. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens CB 13 in December 2014)

Coney Island Avenue Corridor Safety Improvements

DOT is proposing safety improvements for Coney Island Ave between Avenue M and Avenue O. The proposal includes constructing three concrete pedestrian safety islands on Coney Island Ave at the intersections with Roder Ave, Avenue N, and Avenue O to provide safer refuge for pedestrians. The proposal also includes upgrading all crosswalks to high-visibility markings and installing a parking lane stripe to calm traffic on Coney Island Ave. DOT is also proposing to modify the signal timing at Coney Island Ave and Avenue O in order to streamline intersection operations and to reduce conflict points between vehicles and between vehicles and pedestrians. These changes will provide for safer crossings for pedestrians and help calm and better organize traffic, improving safety for all road users. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn CBs 12 & 14 Transportation Committees in November 2014)

Hillside and Metropolitan Pedestrian Safety Improvements

DOT is proposing pedestrian safety improvements to the complicated intersections of Hillside Avenue with Metropolitan Avenue and with Kew Gardens Road. The pedestrian safety improvements include concrete sidewalk extensions, shorter and safer pedestrian crossings, an improved traffic network with more efficient signal timing, turn restrictions to improve traffic flow, and the elimination of dangerous pedestrian and vehicle conflicts at the intersection of Hillside and Metropolitan Avenues. This proposal will enhance pedestrian safety and mobility while improving traffic flow through the complex intersections along Hillside Avenue. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (May 2014) Updated Project Proposal (pdf) (September 2014)

Foster Avenue Traffic Calming & Pedestrian Safety Improvements

DOT is proposing a set of changes to Foster Avenue between Kings Highway and Remsen Avenue. DOT will install left turn bays and add a parking stripe to narrow moving lanes. In addition, new pedestrian space will be added and one lane in each direction will be removed between East 81st Street & East 88th Street. These changes will organize traffic and discourage speeding, improving safety for everyone using the street. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Brooklyn Community Board 18 in May 2014)

St. Nicholas Place & West 155th Street Street Intersection Safety Improvements

In response to several requests from the community for safety improvements at the complicated intersection of 155th Street with St. Nicholas Place, Edgecombe Avenue and Harlem River Driveway, DOT is proposing sidewalk extensions for shorter, safer pedestrian crossings and turn restrictions for improved traffic flow and reduced conflict points. Improvements are also proposed on St. Nicholas Place between 151st Street and 155th Street, including a new pedestrian crossing at 152nd Street and several pedestrian safety islands. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (October 2014) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (May 2014)

Park Avenue Traffic Calming

Incorporating recommendations from a community-led safety study, DOT is proposing traffic calming treatments for Park Avenue between Navy Street and Flushing Avenue in Brooklyn. The proposal will remove excess road capacity and add a wide parking stripe to eastbound Park Avenue and add a wide parking stripe to narrow westbound Park Avenue. Signal timing will be optimized on Park Avenue to provide more crossing time for pedestrians, reduce speeding and provide smoother traffic flow. The parking areas under the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, which divide the eastbound and westbound sections of Park Avenue, will have their entrances improved. All these treatments will better organize traffic, discourage speeding and remove dangerous pedestrian and vehicle conflicts, improving safety for everyone using the street. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (May 2014)

Redesign of Northern Boulevard, 62nd Street to 102nd Street

In response to a request from Council Member Daniel Dromm to conduct a traffic safety study along Northern Boulevard, DOT is proposing traffic safety improvements on the arterial. This portion of Northern Boulevard is a high crash corridor, ranking in the top 10% of all Queens corridors for traffic injuries. The proposal will add 9 pedestrian islands, which will provide safer pedestrian crossings, create simpler, safer left turns from cross streets, and reduce motor vehicle and pedestrian conflict. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Queens Community Board 3 in May 2014)

Astoria Boulevard Safety Improvements

In response to community requests and NYPD concerns, DOT is proposing to split the I-278 exit ramp from Astoria Boulevard North between 33rd Street and 31st Street in Astoria. This proposal will reduce collisions caused by weaving and cross over traffic. Turn restrictions will be implemented at 31st Street to further improve safety. West of 31st Street, traffic will be able to merge as needed, maintaining access to the local street network and the RFK Bridge. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Queens Community Board 1 Transportation Committee in May 2014)

Third Avenue Bus Lane Improvements

The current curbside bus lane on Third Avenue in Manhattan is persistently obstructed by trucks and other vehicles, forcing the bus to operate in the adjacent lane with mixed-flow traffic. This results in poor travel times and reliability for the 59,000 daily riders who use the M98, M101, M102, and M103 buses, in addition to the dozen express routes utilizing the corridor. The Third Avenue Bus Lane Improvement project will move the bus lane to an “offset” position, one lane away from the curb, while restoring daytime commercial vehicle loading along the eastern curb. The new design will accommodate the demand for commercial loading, allowing the bus lane to stay clear to expedite bus speeds. Additionally, DOT is studying a potential new bus stop at 57th Street via a boarding island. The goal is to accommodate a much needed stop at a major destination while working to improve pedestrian safety at Third Avenue and 57th Street, a high crash intersection. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (May 2014)

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. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to the Queens Community Board 2 Transportation Committee in March 2014)

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. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Community Board 11 in February 2014)

Willis Avenue Connections

To improve bicycle and pedestrian access to the Willis Avenue Bridge, DOT will improve markings and signage on the bridge and its approaches. In addition, the agency will implement pedestrian enhancements, such as curb extensions and new pedestrian crossings of RFK Bridge on-ramps at East 124th and 125th Streets. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (March 2014)

Park Avenue Corridor Safety Improvements (96th–111th Streets)

In response to requests from the community, DOT is proposing safety improvements along Park Avenue between 96th and 111th Streets. The proposal includes new concrete neckdowns along the Park Avenue viaduct at each pedestrian tunnel opening, signal modifications, new markings, and new lighting within the tunnels. The plan will help shorten pedestrian crossings, improve pedestrian visibility, and calm traffic, and improve pedestrian lighting. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf)

6th Avenue and Houston St - Intersection Safety Improvement

In response to community requests for pedestrian safety improvements at the intersection of Sixth Avenue and Houston Street, the DOT developed a plan to provide conflict-free pedestrian crossings, improve intersection visibility, shorten pedestrian crossings and clarify vehicle movements. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Community Board 2 in June 2013)

Columbus Avenue Parking-Protected Bicycle Path

Following a feasibility study requested by Community District 7, DOT is installing a parking-protected bicycle path on Columbus Avenue between West 96th and West 77th to improve safety for all road users along the corridor. Improvements include a "floating" parking lane on the east side of the street to retain parking and loading capacity, concrete pedestrian refuge islands and dedicated left-turn vehicle lanes installed at wide two-way intersecting streets to shorten crossing distances for pedestrians and channel vehicle traffic, mixing zone safety treatments at narrow one-way intersecting eastbound streets. The project will retain all existing vehicle travel lanes. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) Download a preliminary assessment of the project (pdf) (October 2011) Download the post-implementation presentation (pdf) (November 2012)

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. Learn more

Bond Street Bicycle Route Upgrade

The proposed Bond Street bicycle project would upgrade the existing shared lane between Wyckoff Street and Schermerhorn Street to a green painted curb side bike lane on the east side of the street, which will improve access, circulation and safety for cyclists. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Brooklyn Community Board 2 in May, 2015)

Metropolitan Avenue - Bicycle Route

The proposed Metropolitan Avenue project will provide a crucial link in NYC’s bicycle network, connecting neighborhood bicycle lanes in Queens to the existing Grand Street bicycle lane in Brooklyn. This project consists of a mix of shared lanes and bicycle lanes, as well as other geometric improvements that will result in greater organization of traffic and increased safety for all road users. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Brooklyn Community Board 1 in May, 2015)

Delancy Street North – Bicycle Route

The DOT is proposing a shared lane route on Delancey Street North. Previously southbound cyclists approaching the Williamsburg Bridge from East River Park were routed via Grand St. Guide signs now direct cyclists to Delancey Street North. The proposed shared lane markings would compliment these guide signs while also increasing awareness of the presence of cyclists on this route. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Manhattan Community Board 3 in May, 2015)

Sherman and St Nicholas Avenues - Safety Improvements and Bicycle Lanes

DOT is proposing traffic calming along both Sherman Ave and St Nicholas Ave in Manhattan’s CB 12. The proposal seeks to improve safety for all road users by installing bicycle lanes and clarifying vehicular movements with the use of left turn lanes. In addition, DOT is proposing to simplify and improve the intersection of Broadway and Sherman Ave by constructing concrete sidewalk extensions, a median island, planting new trees, and reversing Ellwood St between Sherman Ave and Nagel Ave. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Manhattan Community Board 12 in May, 2015)

Queens Community Board 5 – Phase 2

For the second phase of an ongoing community planning initiative, NYC DOT proposes to expand the bicycle network in the Ridgewood, Glendale, Maspeth, and Middle Village neighborhoods that make up Queens Community Board 5. The improvements proposed in this plan include bicycle lanes and shared lanes, resulting in greater organization of traffic and increased safety for all road users.

Updated Project Proposal (April 2015) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens Community Board 5 in March 2015)

Williamsburg Bridge Connections: South 5th Place and South 4th Street

DOT is proposing improvements to South 5th Place and the connection with the Williamsburg Bridge bicycle path. In the existing condition the street is one-way northbound, and cyclists heading southbound towards the bridge path are routed onto the sidewalk. The proposed design would allow bi-directional bicycle travel in the roadway, reserving the sidewalk for pedestrian use only. This project also includes a concrete curb extension which will improve connections between the bicycle path and the roadway, as well as between the Continental Park Plaza and the pedestrian path entrance on Bedford Ave. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 1 in March 2015)

Spring Street Bicycle Lane

DOT is proposing a bicycle route on Spring Street between Washington Street and Bowery, with a connection to the Stanton Street bicycle route via Bowery. The project consists of a mix of bicycle lanes and shared lanes. DOT is also proposing to install a leading pedestrian interval at Spring Street and Varick Street and a turn lane on Spring Street approaching Lafayette Street. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 3 in March 2015, Scheduled to present 4/2/15 to Manhattan Community Board 2)

Greenpoint Ave Traffic Flow Improvements

The proposed Greenpoint Avenue project offers an improvement in traffic flow with the installation of a second travel lane in the westbound direction from Greenpoint Avenue Bridge to Provost Street, and relocating the bike lane curbside with a buffer. In the eastbound direction, the bike lane will be relocated curbside west of Humboldt Street to the bridge and include a buffer. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 1 in March 2015)

Greenpoint Avenue Bridge Improvements

In conjuncture with Queens CB 2 Network Phase II DOT is moving forward with the Greenpoint Ave Bridge project that was presented to the community several years ago but was delayed due to construction activity. The proposed plan includes bicycle lanes that offer an important eastbound and westbound bicycle route across the bridge, improving a critical link by connecting to an existing facility on the Brooklyn side to an existing facility in Queens on Van Dam St, and eventually a proposed facility on Greenpoint Ave. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens Community Board 2 and Brooklyn Community Board 1 in April 2015)

Argyle, Rugby, and Beverley Roads

In response to a community-based request, DOT is proposing a network of bicycle routes that will connect the neighborhoods within Brooklyn Community Board 14 to Prospect Park and the Parade Ground. The proposed plan includes northbound and southbound bicycle lanes as well as eastbound and westbound shared lanes, which will improve mobility options and increase access to recreational opportunities. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 14 in April 2015) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 14 in December 2014)

Ocean Avenue Bicycle Route Improvements

DOT is proposing to upgrade the existing shared lane markings on Ocean Avenue to dedicated bicycle lanes between Parkside Avenue and Foster Avenue. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented December 1st, 2014 to Brooklyn Community Board 14)

Bushwick Bicycle Network Community Planning

NYC DOT is proud to partner with Brooklyn Community Board 4, Council Member Antionio Reynoso, Council Member Rafael Espinal, the NYC Department of City Planning and NYPD to gather information from residents of Bushwick regarding where they would like to expand the bicycle network. This community-based process will include a series of workshops and an online survey to gather data from residents. Following an open-data collection period, NYC DOT and NYC DCP will work closely with the community to develop a phased network plan that will be installed over several years. Upcoming workshops will be posted on the DOT events page and on Facebook. Download a slideshow and see photos from the May 9, 2015 workshop Download a slideshow from the kickoff meeting (pdf) (Presented at the 83rd Precinct Community Council meeting on November 18, 2014) Download a slideshow and see photos from the February 19, 2015 workshop

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Clove Road Transportation Improvements

Following a 2013 request from Community Board 1, DOT is proposing transportation improvements to Clove Road between Richmond Terrace and Howard Avenue. The improvements include dedicated bicycle lanes, shared lane markings, traffic calming measures that reduce speeding, and improved parking access to Clove Lakes Park. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Community Board 1 in April 2015)

Fort Hamilton Parkway, 6th Ave, and Marine Ave

In response to Community Board 10’s request to expand the bicycle network within their community, NYC DOT has developed designs for their recommended routes which include bicycle lanes and shared lanes. Also requested by CB 10, pedestrian safety improvements will be implemented at three key intersections. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (April 2015) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (June 2014)

Brownsville & East New York Community Bicycle Network Phase II

For the second phase of the Brownsville and East New York Bicycle Network, DOT proposes to further increase bicycle connectivity for the two neighborhoods by adding 14.5 lane miles to the bicycle network on Blake Avenue, Dumont Avenue, Pitkin Avenue, Saratoga Avenue, and Thomas Boyland Street. DOT will install a mix of shared lanes and bicycle lanes to these streets. In addition to adding bicycle connects, these changes will organize traffic and improve safety for all road users. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Brooklyn Community Board 16 in June 2014) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Brooklyn Community Board 5 in October 2014)

Franklin Avenue Transportation Improvements

Based on community input from an April 2, 2014 joint Community Board 8 & 9 workshop, DOT is proposing safety and mobility enhancements to Franklin Avenue between Atlantic Avenue and Empire Boulevard including improved signal operation and traffic flow, widened parking and travel lanes, a dedicated bicycle lane, parking regulation changes, and concrete pedestrian islands on Atlantic Avenue. Additionally, DOT is proposing improved signal operation and traffic flow on Franklin Avenue and Tompkins Avenue north of Fulton Street, and shared lane markings to guide bicyclists from the Tompkins Avenue bicycle lane to Brooklyn Avenue. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Brooklyn Community Board 3 in September 2014) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Brooklyn Community Board 8 in May 2014)

Manhattan Waterfront Greenway - East 37th Street Connector

This project will improve access to and from the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway at East 37th Street, where there is currently a break in the Greenway before it resumes at East 60th Street. There is increased need for improved Greenway access at this location due to the East River Ferry, Citibike station, and upcoming improvements to Glick Park. The existing Greenway connection lacks sufficient visibility, wayfinding, and pavement markings. The proposal includes improvements to the exsting path from East 34th Street to East 37th Street, installation of a two-way path on East 37th Street between the FDR Service Road and connections to Second Avenue through shared lanes on East 38th Street and East 35th Street and a two-way path on First Avenue between East 38th Street and East 37th Street. These routes increase safety by enabling cyclists to use routes that avoid the FDR Service Road and the entrance to the Midtown Tunnel. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (May 2014)

Washington Heights Bicycle Network, Phase I

Following a two year planning effort with Community Board 12, this project is the first of a multi-phase installation of bicycle facilities in Washington Heights. The project will provide 5.4 lane miles of new bicycle facilities. This includes bike lanes on West 177th and 180th Streets and Ft George Avenue and a two-way parking-protected path on Ft. George Hill. Amsterdam Avenue, a high crash corridor, will be redesigned with new left turn lanes and a mix of shared and bicycle lanes. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (April 2014)

Hudson Street Parking-Protected Bicycle Path

In response to a community request for a parking-protected bicycle path on Hudson Street, DOT proposes to improve the existing buffered bike lanes between West Houston Street and Bleecker Street, and between West 14th Street and Eighth Avenue by upgrading them both to parking protected-bicycle paths. The proposed paths would improve safety for cyclists, shorten pedestrian crossing distances, and provide simpler and safer left turns, all while retaining the existing vehicular capacity. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Manhattan Community Board 2 in April 2014)

High Bridge and Bridge Park Access – Pedestrian and Bicycle Connections

In response to community requests for better access to the High Bridge—scheduled to reopen in 2014—and the recently completed Bridge Park on the Harlem River, DOT plans to install a series of bicycle and pedestrian improvements in the High Bridge neighborhood of the Bronx. This project will establish West 170th Street as a highly visible pedestrian and bicycle corridor leading up to the High Bridge. It will enhance safety, particularly at challenging intersections such as Edward L. Grant Highway and West 170th Street. The project will also complete connections between the High Bridge and the existing bicycle network, create new bicycle routes to and from the waterfront, designate a temporary greenway path along the waterfront to Bridge Park. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Bronx Community Board 4 in April 2014)

Jamaica Bay Greenway

The Jamaica Bay Greenway is a proposed 28-mile path for active transportation and recreation serving communities surrounding Jamaica Bay. More than ten miles of Greenway, including sections in Canarsie, Broad Channel, and Marine Park, are already in place and welcoming large numbers of visitors. The Greenway provides direct access to more than 10,000 acres of parkland and beaches, including regional destinations such as Jacob Riis Park and the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. Beginning in March, 2014, DOT will lead a community-based planning process to develop an implementation plan to complete and enhance the Greenway. The planning process will take place in partnership with the National Park Service, the Department of Parks & Recreation, and the Regional Plan Association, and will build upon previous studies and planning efforts. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (February 2014) Download slides from public workshops conducted in March and April, 2014 (pdf)

Pulaski Bridge Pedestrian and Bicycle Improvements

In response to community requests for bicycle and pedestrian improvements on the Pulaski Bridge, DOT proposes building a new bicycle path on the bridge adjacent to the existing shared path. The design includes a new barrier to protect bicyclists from motor vehicles. This proposed path would double the space on the bridge dedicated to bicyclists and pedestrians, enhance safety by separating those two modes and improve access to Long Island City subway stations for Brooklyn residents. Download a presentation about the project (pdf) December 2013 Download a presentation about the project (pdf) December 2014

Queens Community Board 2 Bike Routes

In early 2012, Queens Community Board 2 and Council Member Van Bramer approached DOT to co-host public forums to solicit community input on proposed bicycle routes throughout the Community District. Following two forums and an online survey, DOT proposed routes that expand the bike network with new east-west and north-south connections, as well as safe routes directing cyclists to the East River Ferry and Pulaski and Queensboro Bridges. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Queens Community Board 2 in May, 2015) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Community Board 2 in March, 2015) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Community Board 2 in November, 2013) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to the Community Board 2 Transportation Committee in October, 2013) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to bike forum in July, 2012) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to the Community Board 2 Transportation Committee in June, 2013)

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

Midland Beach Slow Zone

The Staten Island Neighborhood of Midland Beach 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 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. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Staten Island Community Board 2 in June, 2015)

Prospect Heights Slow Zone

The Brooklyn Neighborhood of Prospect Heights 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. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Brooklyn Community Board 8 in April, 2015)

Brooklyn Heights Slow Zone

The Brooklyn Neighborhood of Brooklyn Heights 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. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Brooklyn Community Board 2 in April, 2015)

West Village Slow Zone

The Manhattan neighborhood of the West Village 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.Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Manhattan Community Board 2 in February 2015)

Hudson Heights Slow Zone

The Manhattan neighborhood of Hudson Heights applied for a Neighborhood Slow Zones in May, 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.Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Manhattan Community Board 12 in February 2015)

Astoria Neighborhood Slow Zone

The Queens neighborhood of Astoria applied for a Neighborhood Slow Zones in May, 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. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Queens Community Board 1 in June 2015) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Queens Community Board 1 in November 2014)

Crown Heights Neighborhood Slow Zones

The Brooklyn neighborhood of Crown Heights applied for a Neighborhood Slow Zones in May, 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. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Brooklyn Community Board 9 in October 2014)

Sunnyside and Sunnyside Gardens-Woodside Neighborhood Slow Zones

The Queens neighborhoods of Sunnyside and Sunnyside Gardens-Woodside applied for Neighborhood Slow Zones in May, 2013. The applications were accepted due to the proposed zones’ high frequency of crashes and injuries, strong natural boundaries and an appropriate local street network. 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. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Queens Community Board 2 in September 2014)

Brownsville-East New York Neighborhood Slow Zone

The Brooklyn neighborhood of Brownsville-East New York applied for a Neighborhood Slow Zone in May, 2013. The application was accepted due to the proposed zone’s high frequency of crashes and injuries, strong natural boundaries and an appropriate local street network. 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. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Brooklyn Community Board 5 in October 2014) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Brooklyn Community Board 16 in June 2014)

Jackson Heights Neighborhood Slow Zone

The Queens neighborhood of Jackson Heights applied for a Neighborhood Slow Zone in May, 2013. The application was accepted due to the proposed zone’s high frequency of crashes and injuries, strong natural boundaries and an appropriate local street network. 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. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (May 2014) Download a fact sheet about the slow zone (pdf) (September 2013)

Norwood Neighborhood Slow Zone

The Bronx neighborhood of Norwood applied for a Neighborhood Slow Zone in May, 2013. The application was accepted due to the proposed zone’s high frequency of crashes and injuries, strong natural boundaries and an appropriate local street network. 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. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (March 2014) Download a fact sheet about the project (pdf) (September 2013)

Elmhurst Neighborhood Slow Zone

P.S. 89 (the Elmhurst School) applied for a Neighborhood Slow Zone in February of 2012. The application was accepted due to a high crash rating, a large amount of schools and daycare centers, good natural boundaries and a strong residential character. 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. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf)

Auburndale Neighborhood Slow Zone

The neighborhood of Auburndale, Queens applied for a Neighborhood Slow Zone in February, 2012. The application was accepted due to the proposed zone’s high frequency of crashes and injuries, strong natural boundaries and an appropriate local street network. 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. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf)

Rosebank Neighborhood Slow Zone

The neighborhood of Rosebank, Staten Island applied for a Neighborhood Slow Zone in January, 2012. The application was accepted due to the proposed zone’s high frequency of crashes and injuries, strong natural boundaries and an appropriate local street network. 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. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf)

Boerum Hill Neighborhood Slow Zone

The neighborhood of Boerum Hill, Brooklyn applied for a Neighborhood Slow Zone in February, 2012. The application was accepted due to the proposed zone’s high frequency of crashes and injuries, strong natural boundaries and an appropriate local street network. 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. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf)

Riverdale Neighborhood Slow Zone

The Bronx neighborhood of Riverdale applied for a Neighborhood Slow Zone in November, 2012. The application was accepted due to the proposed zone’s high frequency of crashes and injuries, strong natural boundaries and an appropriate local street network. 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. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Bronx Community Board 8 in October 2012)

Eastchester Neighborhood Slow Zone

The Bronx neighborhood of Eastchester applied for a Neighborhood Slow Zone in February, 2012. The application was accepted due to the proposed zone’s high frequency of crashes and injuries, strong natural boundaries and an appropriate local street network. 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. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf)(presented to Bronx Community Board 11 in September 2012)

East Elmhurst/Jackson Heights Slow Zone

City Council Member Daniel Dromm applied for a Neighborhood Slow Zone in February of 2012. The application was accepted due to a high crash rating, an ideal size, good natural boundaries and a strong residential character. 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. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf)

Dongan Hills Neighborhood Slow Zone

The Staten Island neighborhood of Dongan Hills applied for a Slow Zone in February, 2012. The application was accepted due to the proposed Zones high frequency of crashes and injuries, strong natural boundaries and an appropriate local street network. 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. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf)

NYC Plaza Program

DOT works with selected not-for-profit organizations to create neighborhood plazas throughout the City to transforming underused streets into vibrant, social public spaces. The NYC Plaza Program is a key part of the City's effort to ensure that all New Yorkers live within a 10-minute walk of quality open space. Learn more

Roosevelt Avenue Plaza

The Korean American Association of Queens (KAAQ) applied to the NYC Plaza Program to create a plaza on Roosevelt Avenue between Northern Boulevard and 155th Street in Flushing. If approved, the plaza will be implemented with interim materials and could enhance pedestrian safety in an area with a high number of crashes. As part of our public input process a community workshop was held on April 16, 2015 at the Korean Community Services Center and KAAQ hosted two One-Day Plaza events at the proposed location on April 18th and August 7th. A second community workshop is being planned for September and the project will be presented to Queens Community Board 7 for approval. Download a slideshow about the project(pdf)

Putnam Plaza

The Fulton Area Business Alliance (FAB) applied to the NYC Plaza Program to create Putnam Plaza, a community gathering space along the bustling commercial and transit corridor of Fulton Street in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. The existing15,000 square-foot plaza was implemented with interim materials in 2011 and is currently being redesigned to increase safety, create more shade, improve accessibility for seniors, and enhance community events from children’s concerts to movie nights. As part of our on-going public input process, a consensus plan developed with input from two community workshops was presented to the Brooklyn Community Board 2 Transportation Committee in March. Download the Plaza Proposal presented to Brooklyn CB2 Transportation Committee on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 Download the Frequently Asked Questions sheet for project facts and timeline (pdf)

George B. Post Plaza

South 6th Street between Broadway and Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn Community Board 1 Aesthetic Urban Works

Currently implemented using interim materials, George B. Post Plaza has repurposed approximately 5000 square feet of roadway into a pedestrian-only public plaza by moving South 6th Street vehicle traffic onto Broadway. This change created safer crossings and more public space while maintaining current traffic operations. DOT is now working with NYC DDC to capitally redesign and construct the plaza to provide permanent amenities for this rapidly changing neighborhood. The capital redesign includes new paving, new planting, enhanced street lighting, moveable furniture, wayfinding and flexible open space for small scale programming. Brooklyn CB1 voted in support of the capital design in March 2015. A copy of the CB presentation can be downloaded here. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Brooklyn Community Board 1 in February 2015)

Putnam Plaza

The Fulton Area Business Alliance (FAB) applied to the NYC Plaza Program to create Putnam Plaza, a community gathering space along the bustling commercial and transit corridor of Fulton Street in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. The existing15,000 square-foot plaza was implemented with interim materials in 2011 and is currently being redesigned to increase safety, create more shade, improve accessibility for seniors, and enhance community events from children’s concerts to movie nights. As part of our on-going public input process, a second community workshop was held to gather feedback on three preliminary design concepts created from input provided at our first community workshop in September. Download the workshop presentation (pdf) (shown during Public Workshop #2 on Wednesday, December 3, 2014) Download the Frequently Asked Questions sheet for project facts and timeline (pdf)

Lowery and Bliss Plazas

Sunnyside Shines BID applied to Round 6 of the plaza program to revitalize the existing public spaces under the elevated 7 Train at the 40th Street-Lowery Street and 46th Street-Bliss Street stations. If approved, concrete will be used the infill the former roadway at 46th Street creating a consistent and level public space in keeping with 40th Street and other stations along this section of the 7 train. The plazas will be furnished with moveable tables and chairs, planters and granite blocks. The community outreach stage of this project included a community workshop. Sunnyside Shines BID will be responsible for the maintenance of these spaces once implemented. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Queens Community Board 2 Transportation Committee in May 2014)

Select Bus Service

Select Bus Service is a program to improve bus speed, reliability, and convenience, implemented as a partnership between DOT and the MTA. Select Bus Service is New York City’s brand of bus rapid transit, a system implemented around the world to provide a cost effective approach to transit improvements. Select Bus Service improves bus service through features such as dedicated bus lanes, off-board fare payment systems, and transit signal priority, as well as pedestrian access improvements to bus stops. Learn more

Safe Routes To Schools

The Safe Routes to School initiative focuses safety improvements around city schools with the highest crash rates nearby. Each of schools in the program receives an individualized planning study which determines both short-term and long-term measures to improve safety. Learn more

Traffic & School Safety in Windsor Terrace & Kensington

At the request of Council Member Lander and the local community, DOT developed a comprehensive plan to enhance safety for all street users in the Windsor Terrace and Kensington neighborhoods of Brooklyn. Features of the plans include curb extensions by the new K437 school building at E 7th St and Caton Ave (to be contructed by the New York School Construction Authority), a traffic calming proposal for Caton Ave between Ocean Parkway and Coney Island Ave, School Safety improvements around K437, traffic signal and speed hump studies and capital construction work at select intersections. The plan was presented at a community meeting hosted by Council Member Lander at PS 130 on January 8th, 2015. Download the presentation (pdf) January 2015

Safety Improvements for PS 347, Manhattan

To address high crash rates near PS 347, located at Second Avenue and East 23rd Street in Manhattan, DOT proposes curb extensions and neckdowns. Download the presentation

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

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

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. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Community Board 5 June, 2015)

Fourth Avenue Great Streets

Fourth Avenue is a mixed use Vision Zero Priority Corridor over the subway that runs one block parallel to the Gowanus Expressway, with a history of community requests for pedestrian safety improvements. In its wider section between Atlantic Ave and 65th St, DOT made operational changes that widened the pedestrian median with a 4’ painted buffer on each side, created two more consistent moving lanes, and added a wide bike-friendly parking lane in two phases: 15th-65th Sts in 2012, and Atlantic Ave-15th St in 2013. Based on one year of after data, the redesign decreased pedestrian injuries 29% between 15th-65th Sts, and 61% between Atlantic Ave and 15th St. The Great Streets capital redesign builds out this new geometry with planters elevated above the subway tunnels, raises subway vents to prevent flooding, and creates larger protected pedestrian refuge space with benches in some locations. There are also curb extensions proposed on the south side of Prospect Avenue at Fourth Ave, and a sidewalk extension on the east side of Fourth Avenue next to Green-Wood Cemetery near the 36th St express stop where the existing sidewalk is very narrow. The first phase is 8th-18th Sts and 33rd to 52nd Sts, where the most crashes are clustered. The second phase will be 18th-33rd St. DOT is seeking funding for Atlantic Ave-8th St and 52nd St to 65th St. These improvements will take place through the capital process, in collaboration with the Department of Design and Construction and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Construction is expected to begin in Spring 2017. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Brooklyn Community Board 7 in June 2015) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Brooklyn Community Board 6 in April 2015)

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. Download a presentation about the project (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

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. Download a presentation about the project (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.

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. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf)

Reconstruction of Broad Channel

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. Download a presentation about the project (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. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Community Board 2 in July 2013) Download the workshop presentation materials (pdf) (March 2013)

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.

Bridge Reconstruction Projects

DOT owns, operates, and maintains 789 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

Reconstruction of Belt Parkway Bridges

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 project’s Facebook page

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

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

Project Planning

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 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 study

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 study