Due to the state of emergency related to COVID-19:
Implementation of bus, pedestrian, and bike infrastructure projects is reduced
Traffic studies are suspended (except in emergencies)
NYC DOT has launched an interactive map for a selection of agency projects.
NYC 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.
Riverside Drive, 155th Street to 161st Street, Manhattan
NYC DOT is proposing pedestrian safety and accessibility improvements on Riverside Drive between 155th Street and 161st Street. This project proposes a lane reduction between 155th Street to 158th Street, painted curb extensions, concrete islands and medians, new crossings, and a two-way to one-way conversion between 158th Street and Riverside Drive West. This proposal aims to provide safer, shorter pedestrian crossings, increase visibility, and clarify traffic movements.
Riverside Drive, 155th Street to 161st Street – presented to Manhattan Community Board 12 in May 2020 (pdf)
Riverside Drive and Henry Hudson Parkway Ramps Safety Improvement
NYC DOT is proposing safety and accessibility improvements on Riverside Drive at the Henry Hudson Parkway Ramps, north of West 165th Street. This project proposes to create 5 new crosswalks, with ADA compliant pedestrian ramps, and complete the pedestrian network for access to Fort Washington Park. Included are new sidewalks, a reconfigured concrete median, a concrete curb extension, and a painted curb extension. This proposal aims to provide safer, shorter pedestrian crossings, slow vehicle turns, and improve the pedestrian network.
Riverside Drive and Henry Hudson Parkway Ramps Safety Improvement - presented to Manhattan Community Board 12 in April 2020 (pdf)
Broadway, Lafayette Avenue and Patchen Avenue, Brooklyn
NYC DOT is proposing a safety improvement at the intersection of Broadway, Lafayette Avenue and Patchen Avenue. The proposal seeks to close the Patchen Avenue slip lane with concrete to create improved pedestrian space, widen Kossuth Place to create a two-way road, improve street organization on Lafayette Avenue and upgrading all pedestrian ramps at the intersection. The standardization of the intersection will encourage safer, slower turns, shorten crossing distances and clarify traffic movements.
Broadway, Lafayette Avenue and Patchen Avenue – presented to Brooklyn Community Board 3 in March 2020 (pdf)
W 178th Street from Fort Washington Avenue to Wadsworth Avenue, Manhattan
2nd Ave, East 30 Street to East 33 Street, Manhattan
NYC DOT is proposing safety and accessibility improvements on 2nd Avenue from East 30 Street to East 33 Street. This project proposes a concrete median tip extension at East 30 Street and a concrete median extension from E 30 St to E 33 St to create a sidewalk. This proposal aims to provide safer, shorter pedestrian crossings, slow vehicle turns, and improve the pedestrian network.
2nd Ave, E 30 St to E 33 St – presented to Manhattan Community Board 6 in March 2020 (pdf)
Coney Island Ave is a Vision Zero Priority Corridor with 8.4 pedestrian killed or severely injured (KSI) per mile. Since the beginning of Vision Zero, NYC DOT has implemented a series of Street Improvement Projects as well as Left Turn Traffic Calming and Leading Pedestrian Intervals. NYC DOT is currently collecting new traffic volumes to inform further safety improvements on the corridor.
Street Safety Town Hall, P.S. 889 – presented to Brooklyn on November 2019 (pdf)
St Nicholas, Broadway and Audubon Safety Improvements
DOT is proposing safety and capacity improvements at BQE Exit Ramp (Exit 31) and Wythe Avenue. The project includes separating BQE Ramp traffic from Williamsburg Street West (Service Road) by jersey barriers and delineators, providing two travel lanes for the ramp, prohibiting turns from Service Road, installation of a painted neckdown, revised parking regulation and street direction changes on Wythe Avenue. The proposal will shorten queues on the ramp, simplify traffic movements and improve pedestrian safety.
BQE Exit Ramp (Exit 31) and Wythe Avenue – presented to Brooklyn Community Board 1 on September 2019 (pdf)
Varick St - Clarkson/ Carmine St to King St Safety Improvements
NYC DOT is proposing safety improvements on Varick Street between Clarkson/Carmine Street and King Street in the West Village. This project includes extended parking – protected bike lane 1 block south to Houston Street, painted islands at southeast corner of Carmine Street and northeast corner of Houston Street, and concrete splitter island on eastbound approach of Clarkson Street. Additionally, the project will remove the right turn lane on Varick Street at W Houston Street, and lastly relocate painted neckdown on Houston Street and Varick Street from southwest corner to southeast corner.
Varick St - Clarkson/Carmine St to King St Safety Improvements – presented to Manhattan Community Board 2 in May 2019 (pdf)
Myrtle Ave, St Nicholas Ave to Central Ave, QN
DOT is proposing safety improvements on Myrtle Avenue between St Nicholas Avenue and Central Avenue in Ridgewood, Queens. This project includes the installation of four painted curb extensions at three intersections, two additional crosswalks, and left turn traffic calming on the corridor. These improvements will increase safety on the corridor by creating shorter, safer crossings for pedestrians and encouraging slower, safer turns for vehicles, reducing conflicts at intersections. These changes will also improve the pedestrian network and provide additional pedestrian space along the busy commercial corridor.
Myrtle Ave, St Nicholas Ave to Central Ave – presented to Queens Community Board 5 Transportation Committee April 23, 2019 (pdf)
Vernon Blvd / 8th St / Astoria Blvd / 30th Ave Pedestrian Safety Improvements
NYC DOT is proposing pedestrian safety improvements for western Astoria on the streets near Two Coves Community Garden. The proposal includes reducing crossing distances, adding new crosswalks, expanding sidewalks, and extending curbs at various locations. All materials are proposed to be quick-response materials, utilizing gravel or paint, markings, signage, and flexible delineators. The proposal includes converting Main Ave between 8th St and 30th Ave to one-way eastbound while reducing Astoria Blvd between Main Ave and 8th St from 2 lanes to 1 lane and installing back-in angled parking. The plan proposes an increase in parking by an approximate net of 7 new parking spaces.
Vernon Blvd / 8th St / Astoria Blvd / 30th Ave Safety Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 1 Transportation Committee in February 2018 (pdf)
7th Ave, W 42nd St – W 34th St Sidewalk Widening and Safety Improvements
DOT is proposing pedestrian congestion reduction and safety improvements along 7 Av between W 42 St and W 34 St. The project includes widening the western sidewalk with epoxied gravel, protected by a row of flexible delineators, planters, and granite blocks. Epoxied gravel curb extensions would be added at the southeast corners of 7 Av at W 40 St, W 38 St, and W 36 St. 9 split phase leading pedestrian intervals (Split-LPIs/Delayed Turns) would be added throughout the corridor. 2 bus boarding islands would be added at bus stop locations to improve bus operations and reduce sidewalk crowding. In addition, a No Standing 7am-9am curb regulation would be added to the western curb to improve mobility during peak hours.
7th Ave, W 42nd St – W 34th St Sidewalk Widening and Safety Improvements - presented to Manhattan Community Board 5 Transportation Committee in May 2017 (pdf)
Corporal Kennedy St/23rd Ave Pedestrian Project
In response to numerous requests from the public, including Community Board 7 and elected officials, DOT is proposing pedestrian safety improvements along Corporal Kennedy Street and 23rd Ave between 26th Avenue and Bell Boulevard. The project area includes the intersection of Corporal Kennedy Street and 26th Avenue where DOT is proposing concrete curb extensions at the NE and SW corners, and the intersection of 211th Street and 23rd Avenue, where the DOT is proposing concrete curb extensions on both corners, pedestrian refuge islands, and an enhanced crossing. Wide parking lane lines are proposed along the corridor to help organize and calm traffic.
Corporal Kennedy St/23rd Ave Pedestrian Project - presented to Queens Community Board 7 TC in March 2017 (pdf)
Eastern Parkway, Washington Ave to Ralph Ave – Safety Improvements and Service Road Signalization
NYCDOT held a public workshop and open house on June 21, 2016 at the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning to gather input and feedback from the community on how best to improve the streetscapes in Downtown Jamaica for residents, commuters, workers and visitors. In coordination with the Jamaica NOW! Action Plan, a critical goal of the effort is creating a community- driven streetscape plan that prioritizes locations for potential future capital investment in Downtown Jamaica. Attendees were able to meet with city agencies, the Regional Plan Association and review the existing condition assessment prepared by ARUP consultants. Concurrent with public feedback and comments, DOT will be evaluating existing vehicular and pedestrian conditions, lighting, traffic congestion and transit passenger waiting areas to address issues residents, businesses and visitors face each day. The vision for a new Downtown Jamaica will prioritize the needs of all road users, especially pedestrians. DOT will be developing design concepts based on community feedback and will unveil the visions for a new Downtown Jamaica Streetscape in fall 2016.
Downtown Jamaica Streetscape Plan - presented at the Public Workshop in June 2016 (pdf)Downtown Jamaica Streetscape Plan - presented at the Public Workshop in June 2016 (pdf)
Far Rockaway (Downtown)- Mott Avenue Urban Design and Street Reconstruction
As Grand Ave is a Vision Zero Priority Corridor and the intersection of 71st St and Grand Ave is a Vision Zero Priority Intersection, DOT is responding to requests from the Community and Elected Officials to build out a concrete sidewalk extension at Mazeau St and Grand Ave, at 54th Ave and 69th Pl/69th Ln, to convert Mazeau St to one-way southbound, as well as reversing parts of 70th St, 57th Rd, and 71st St, and to add bicycle lanes on Grand Ave between 69th St and 74th St. These improvements will address safety concerns throughout the corridor.
Grand Ave Traffic Calming with Bicycle Lanes - presented to Queens Community Board 5 Transportation Committee in February 2016 (pdf)
Meeker Avenue Safety Improvements
In response to requests from Community Board 1, Assemblyman Lentol, Council Member Levin and Council Member Reynoso, DOT is proposing safety improvements to address gaps in the pedestrian network on Meeker Avenue from Union to Metropolitan Avenues, and safety concerns at the intersections along Metropolitan Avenue between Union Avenue and Havemeyer Street. Improvements include signal timing changes, new crosswalks, sidewalk extensions and clarified vehicular movements.
Meeker Avenue Safety Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 1 in January 2016 (pdf)
MLK Blvd (University Ave) - W 181st Safety Improvements
NYCDOT is proposing safety improvements along MLK Blvd (University Avenue), W. Burnside Ave to W.183rd Street. Improvements include re-aligning the intersection of W. 181st St and MLK Blvd to connect directly to Hall of Fame Terrace near Bronx Community College. The alignment will shorten pedestrian crossing distances and improve traffic flow. Several sidewalks will be widened within the project area including a major expansion to Aqueduct Walk Park at W.181st Street which will receive a significant expansion.
MLK Blvd (University Ave) - W 181st Safety Improvements - presented to Bronx Community Board 5 in January 2016 (pdf)
Northern Blvd – Honeywell St to Broadway Corridor Safety Improvements
In response to requests from Councilmember Lander and the community, NYC DOT is proposing safety enhancement on Terrace Place between McDonald Avenue and 18th St, as well as the intersection of Terrace Place, Windsor Place and Prospect Park Southwest. The improvements include a new concrete pedestrian triangle and curb extension at the intersection of Terrace and 19th St, updated markings, additional parking and construction of marked curb extension at Prospect Park Southwest in permanent materials. The proposal will calm traffic, create new crossing and shorten existing crossings.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 16 in January 2016 (pdf)
DOT's goal is to accelerate the growth of safe cycling by providing a system of bicycle routes that traverse and connect all five boroughs, while also creating a dense, fine-grained network of bike lanes in communities where cycling is already a popular mode of transportation.
Bicycle Route Projects Report
6th Avenue - 35th Street to Central Park South Protected Bike Lane
At the request of Community Board 5 and elected officials, NYC DOT is proposing to install a parking-protected bike lane on 6th Avenue between 35th Street and Central Park South. 6th Avenue is a Vision Zero Priority Corridor with nearly 3,500 people riding bicycles in an 18-hour period. The new configuration will remove a through lane from 6th Avenue while improving left turns to prevent back-ups. High conflict intersections will receive split-phase signal timing with left turn lanes while lower conflict intersections will be designed as offset crossings. Pedestrian islands and LPIs will improve safety for people crossing 6th Avenue. NYC DOT will work with stakeholders to ensure continued building access. 6th Avenue - 35th Steet to Central Park South Protected Bike Lane – presentation to Manhattan Community Board 5 in March 2020 (pdf)
N 14th Street from Kent Avenue/Franklin Street to Berry Street/Nassau Avenue, Brooklyn
Broadway, Whitehall St, City Hall to Battery Park Bicycle Connection
NYC DOT is proposing bicycle connections and safety improvements on Broadway and Whitehall St between Barclay St and Water St. As part of these improvements, NYC DOT has developed a plan to install a protected bicycle path on Broadway and Whitehall St. The proposed design would include the addition of new commercial loading, pedestrian spaces and signal timing improvements at John St and Vesey St. The proposed southbound bike lane would be separated from moving vehicles by channelization, delineators and new parking at feasible locations. The proposed design would alleviate demand for commercial loading along the corridor, provide pedestrian crossings, organize the roadway and provide a more direct, safe connection from City Hall to Battery Park.
Broadway, Whitehall St - presented to Manhattan Community Board 1 on October 2019 (pdf)
Following community requests for traffic calming on Remsen Avenue, the NYC DOT is proposing safety improvements on Remsen Avenue between Seaview Avenue and Avenue B. The project will include the removal of one travel lane in each direction on segments of the corridor where it is feasible. This design will include the installation of painted curb extensions at Flatbush Avenue, new signal timing and a dedicated southbound left turn lane at Remsen Avenue and Glenwood Road. In addition, the design will include bike lanes along the corridor. These safety improvements will work to address safety at the Vision Zero intersection on Flatlands Avenue and Remsen Avenue, discourage the observed speeding along the corridor, provide safer pedestrian crossings and organize the roadway for vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians.
Remsen Avenue Safety Improvements – presented to Brooklyn Community Board 18 in June 2019 (pdf)
Central Park West, Columbus Circle to Frederick Douglass Circle
In response to community requests, NYC DOT is proposing safety improvements on Central Park West between Columbus Circle and Frederick Douglass Circle. The project will add a northbound protected bike lane by removing parking along the east side of along Central Park West. In addition to the protected bike lanes, the updated street design include shorter crossing distances, updated signal timing, maintained access to bus stops while maintaining traffic capacity along the corridor. The project offers a safe, comfortable transportation option with connections to the bike network, subway stations, bus stops and other popular destinations along the corridor.
Central Park West, Columbus Circle to Frederick Douglass Circle – presented to Community Board 7 Transportation Committee on June 11, 2019 (pdf)
Fort Hamilton Parkway Protected Bike Lane
To improve pedestrian and bicycle safety, NYC DOT is proposing to upgrade the existing westbound buffered bike lane on Fort Hamilton Parkway with a two-way protected bike lane. On the overpass between Park Circle and East 5th Street the existing barrier-protected lane will be widened to accommodate two-way bicycle traffic. Between East 5th Street and McDonald Avenue, the existing bike lane on the north side Fort Hamilton Parkway will be upgraded to a parking-protected bike lane on the south side of the street. New pedestrian islands will shorten crossing distances and slow turning vehicles to improve safety for people crossing the street. At McDonald Avenue, new LPIs and protected pedestrian phases will provide safer opportunities to cross at a busy intersection. West of McDonald Avenue, a two-way barrier protected bike lane will lead to new bike ramps connecting to Dahill Road. The changes will reduce wrong way and sidewalk riding by providing a safe, direct route to Prospect Park.
Fort Hamilton Parkway Protected Bike Lane – presented to Community Board 7 Transportation Committee in May 2019 (pdf)
NYC DOT is proposing safety and mobility improvements to Willis Avenue between East 135th Street and East 147th Street in the Bronx. In 2015 and 2016 NYC DOT hosted a series of community workshops to improve walking and biking across the Harlem River Bridges. Willis Avenue is in a Vision Zero Priority Area, and includes a Vision Zero Priority intersection at East 138th Street. The project proposal includes signal phasing enhancements, left-turn traffic calming, bus boarding islands, pedestrian islands, and a 2-way parking-protected bicycle lane connecting the Willis Avenue Bridge to the Hub.
Willis Ave E 135th to 147th Street project - presented to Bronx Community Board 1 Municipal Service Committee in April 2019 (pdf)
Building off previous bicycle projects in Staten Island’s mid-island, NYC DOT is proposing linking the existing bicycle routes along North and South Railroad Avenues with the South Beach Greenway. Currently, the North and South Railroad Ave routes terminate at Jefferson Ave in the north and Guyon Ave in the south. Using bicycle lanes and shared lane markings, the project would provide cyclists with a route that links the communities of Oakwood Heights, New Dorp, Grant City, and Dongan Hills with the recreational facilities along the waterfront.
South Beach Greenway Bicycle Connections - presented to Staten Island Community Board 2 Transportation Committee in September 2018 (pdf)
Neighborhood Slow Zones are a community-based program that reduces the speed limit to 20 mph and adds safety measures within a select area in order to change driver behavior. The goal of the Neighborhood Slow Zone program is to lower the frequency and severity of crashes. Slow Zones also seek to enhance quality of life by reducing cut-through traffic and traffic noise in residential neighborhoods. DOT creates slow zones in response to applications from communities.
Learn more about Neighborhood Slow Zones
Westchester Square Slow Zone
The Bronx neighborhood of Westchester Square applied for a Neighborhood Slow Zones in Spring 2013. The application was accepted due to the proposed zone's high frequency of crashes and injuries, strong natural boundaries and the presence of multiple schools in the area. The proposed treatments will lower the speed limit to 20 mph within the zone, improving safety for all roadway users, reducing traffic noise and cut-through traffic, and enhancing the social quality of the streets.
Westchester Square Slow Zone - presented to Bronx Community Board 10 Transportation Committee in June 2016 (pdf)
The Flatiron Plazas were implemented using interim materials in 2008. The plazas (Broadway/5th Avenue between 21st and 25th Streets) were an important milestone in DOT’s efforts to enhance pedestrian accessibility and have transformed what was a congested, traffic dominated and hostile environment into a landmark public space.
In 2017 DOT refreshed the plazas and implemented a series of enhancements focused on public space, pedestrian safety and circulation whilst maintaining vehicular circulation. These proposals simplified the complex intersection of Broadway/5th Avenue/24th St, added a new protected bike lane on Broadway and 5th Avenue and converted the block of Broadway between 25th and 24th Streets into a Shared Street.
DOT is now working with NYC DDC to develop the preliminary design for the permanent reconstruction of the plazas, shared street and Worth Square. This design was presented to Community Board 5 on March 4th, 2019 and can be viewed at the following link.
Flatiron Plaza & Shared Street - presented to Manhattan Community Board 5 in March 2019 (pdf)
A primary element of the City’s Better Buses Action Plan is NYC DOT’s implementation of bus priority projects that include measures such as new or improved bus lanes, transit signal priority, improved access to bus stops, and curb management. These projects, together with MTA service improvements and enhanced enforcement, promote faster and more reliable bus service.
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DOT's School Safety Unit implements the agency’s Vision Zero program by developing street safety improvement projects near city schools. School Safety works with units throughout the agency to identify and implement safety projects, and coordinate the implementation of concrete, markings, signals and signage-based safety treatments.
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3rd Avenue and 59th Street, School Safety Improvements
DOT School Safety is planning safety improvements to accommodate a new school, PS 939/IS 936, which will open on the west side of 3rd Avenue between 59th Street and 60th Street in Brooklyn in September 2020. The proposed improvements include signalizing the intersection and opening a pedestrian only crossing across 3rd Avenue at 59th Street and upgrading the concrete median tips at the intersection to make them ADA-accessible. The new pedestrian crossings will provide direct pedestrian access between the new school and the subway stop on 4th Ave at 59th Street. In addition, DOT will redirect 59th Street between 2nd Avenue and 3rd Avenue to eastbound operation to allow for school buses with right side doors to load and unload students directly onto the sidewalk.
Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 7 Transportation Committee in January 2020 (pdf)
Fort Hamilton Parkway, New Utrecht Avenue and 44th Street School Safety Improvements
NYC DOT School Safety is planning safety improvements at the complex intersection of Fort Hamilton Parkway, New Utrecht Avenue and 44th Street. The project area includes a Vision Zero Priority Area and a Senior Safety Area. At this intersection, the elevated D train structure above New Utrecht Avenue poses safety and visibility concerns for school-aged pedestrians accessing PS 131 on Fort Hamilton Parkway. To address this safety issue, this project proposes street improvements including new crosswalks, new concrete curb extensions, the expansion of an existing concrete pedestrian island, left turn traffic calming, turn bans, and curb cut consolidation. These improvements will create safer, shorter pedestrian crossings, improve traffic flow, calm turning vehicles, and create better connections for pedestrians.
Fort Hamilton Parkway, New Utrecht Avenue and 44th Street School Safety Improvements – Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 12 in January 2020 (pdf)
Third Ave, East 163 St – St Ann’s Ave School Safety Improvements
NYC DOT School Safety is proposing a package of school safety improvements in the Lower East Side. This project includes Montgomery Street (Madison Street to Grand Street), as well as the intersections of Grand Street and Madison Street, Grand Street and East Broadway, and Grand Street and Henry Street. This project area includes a Vision Zero Priority Corridor (Grand Street), and a Priority Senior Area. There are nine schools in this area, as well as the NYCHA Vladeck Houses. In this largely residential neighborhood wide streets with low traffic volumes encourage speeding; as a result, there have been almost 80 injuries from 2013 to 2017. In order to address safety issues for school-aged pedestrians in this area School Safety proposes to narrow and calm Montgomery Street by replacing the existing bike lanes with protected bike lanes, and by adding safety treatments at the intersections. In addition, DOT proposes to normalize the irregular intersections of Grand Street and Madison Street, Grand Street and East Broadway, and Grand Street and Henry Street by adding painted curb extensions and shortening crosswalks. Lastly, School Safety would convert East Broadway to one way eastbound operation between Montgomery Street and Grand Street.
Lower East Side School Safety Improvements – Presented to Manhattan Community Board 3 in June 2019 (pdf)
East New York Avenue, Howard Avenue & Pitkin Avenue School Safety Improvements
7th Avenue Southbound, 65th Street to 84th Street, School Safety Improvements
DOT School Safety is proposing safety improvements on 7th Avenue Southbound from 65th Street to 84th street in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. The proposal seeks to reduce speeding on 7th Avenue Southbound by removing one southbound travel lane from 67th Street to 79th Street, adding a two-way jersey barrier protected bike lane against the Gowanus Expressway Service Road highway edge, and installing various traffic calming treatments to create safer, shorter crossings to the schools along the corridor. Proposed improvements at 67th Street/Erik Place would include painted curb extensions, lane reductions, signal improvements, new crosswalks, as well as a shared bicycle and pedestrian space on the south side of the 7th Avenue Southbound overpass from 66th Street to 67th Street/Erik Place to improve pedestrian and bicycle connectivity. School Safety is also proposing pedestrian and bicycle safety improvements at the intersections of 7th Avenue and Ovington Avenue and 7th Avenue and Bay Ridge Parkway. Safety improvements would include Leading Pedestrian Intervals (LPIs) and Leading Bike Intervals (LBIs) and Left Turn Traffic Calming Treatments. In addition, School Safety is proposing to add a conventional southbound bicycle lane on Fort Hamilton Parkway from 79th Street to 84th Street to connect to the existing Fort Hamilton Parkway bike network.
7th Avenue Southbound, 65th Street to 84th Street, School Safety Improvements – Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 10 Transportation Committee in April 2019 (pdf)
86th St School Safety Improvements
DOT School Safety is proposing corridor safety improvements to 86th St, from Stillwell Ave to Shell Rd, in Brooklyn. 86th St is a Vision Zero Priority Corridor used by students from nearby schools and other pedestrians accessing the D, N and F trains. Proposed improvements include new crosswalks, painted curb extensions, slip lane closures, and left turn bays. The proposal will better organize traffic, shorten crossings, and calm traffic at complex intersections.
86th Street School Safety - presented to Brooklyn Community Boards 11, 13, and 15 in February 2019 (pdf)
Linden Blvd at Troy Ave and E 48 St School Safety Improvements
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.
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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.
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Queens Blvd – 73rd St to Eliot Ave
Queens Boulevard Great Streets Capital: DOT is planning the next phase of the capital project on Queens Boulevard between 73rd Street and Eliot Ave as part of Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero Great Streets Initiative. The project will enhance safety and quality of life for all roadway users through the reconstruction and expansion of the service road medians with a pedestrian and bicycle path, greenery and trees, expanded pedestrian refuge at intersections, and the relocation of the Q60 bus stops from the curb to the reconstructed medians.
Queens Blvd / 73rd St to Eliot Ave - presented to Queens Community Board 4 Transportation Committee in September 2019 (pdf)
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.
Due to regular and sometimes severe flooding, West 11th, 12th, and 13th Roads from Cross Bay Boulevard in Broad Channel, Queens, will be reconstructed at a higher elevation. In addition, new bulkheads will be constructed at the bay end of each street. These streets were selected due to their low grades and their susceptibility to flooding during high tides. This project will decrease the amount of time that the streets are flooded, decrease the frequency and severity of the flooding, and enable the water on the streets to drain back into the bay through the use of one way valves.
Broad Channel Reconstruction - presented in May 2013 (pdf)
Broadway and Nagle Avenue Pedestrian Safety Improvements
DUMBO/Vinegar Hill Street and Plaza Reconstruction
DOT is working with DDC, the DUMBO Improvement District, and the communities of DUMBO and Vinegar Hill to develop a design for a $20 million capital project to reconstruct cobble roadways and subsurface utilities on multiple blocks of DUMBO and Vinegar Hill and build out Pearl Plaza, a successful public space that DOT and DUMBO Improvement District implemented in 2007 using temporary materials. The streets in the project area consist of granite cobbles, generally in poor condition, with some sections of asphalt. These conditions impede bicycles, are difficult for pedestrians and do not meet Americans with Disability Act (ADA) guidelines. At the same time, community members feel strongly about preserving the character of the neighborhood to the greatest extent possible. DOT is committed to a design that restores all streets with granite cobble in a way that makes these streets available for all users, including cyclists. For the Pearl Plaza, the goal is to create a design responsive to community desires, that incorporates seating and landscape elements in a manner that is consistent with the context, and that provides maximum flexibility for programming. The plaza design will connect Pearl Plaza to an adjacent public space under the Manhattan Bridge Arch. This design project includes extensive community outreach, with three public workshops held as of March, 2013. Following a vigorous discussion about the cobble roadway design at a workshop in January, 2013, the designers incorporated neighborhood feedback and presented revised concepts at a workshop on March 20th. The project team then built granite cobble mock-ups which were viewed by approximately 50-60 members of the public. Based on public input, a presentation was made to the Community Board 2 executive board, which endorsed the project on July 22, 2013. The project design will be submitted and presented to the Landmarks Preservation Commission in September 2013.
DUMBO / Vinegar Hill Street and Plaza Reconstruction - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 2 in July 2013 (pdf)DUMBO / Vinegar Hill Street and Plaza Reconstruction workshop presentation materials - March 2013 (pdf)
Empire Boulevard Reconstruction
Empire Blvd is being redesigned to improve pedestrian safety, create new public space and to optimize traffic circulation. At the area around the intersection of Empire Blvd and Washington Ave/Franklin Ave, and around the intersection of Empire Blvd and Utica Ave/E New York Ave, NYC DOT and the Department of Design and Construction (DDC) are proposing slip lane closures, wider sidewalks and concrete neckdowns to shorten pedestrian crossings and create large, continuous pedestrian spaces. To improve vehicle mobility NYC DOT is simplifying the signal timing at the Utica Ave intersection and creating a block of two-way traffic on E New York Ave.
Empire Boulevard Reconstruction - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 9 in September 2015 (pdf)
Hamilton Ave and 3rd Ave
Hamilton Ave and 3rd Ave, between Smith St and 29th St is currently being redesigned by NYC DOT and the Department of Design and Construction as part of a capital reconstruction project. Construction is expected to begin in Fall 2019, reconstructing the south bound portion of the roadway to encompass additional pedestrian amenities and a protected two-way bike path. This project builds another segment of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway, moving closer to NYC DOT’s vision of a continuous greenway facility along Brooklyn’s western waterfront, connecting Greenpoint to Owl’s Head Park in Sunset Park.
Hamilton Ave and 3rd Ave - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 7 in December 2014 (pdf)
North Flatbush Streetscape
Flatbush Avenue is a busy retail and transportation corridor surrounded by thriving neighborhoods with multiple subway stations and bus stops to serve these land uses, resulting in significant pedestrian volumes. Flatbush Avenue accommodates high volumes of local and through vehicles, however, the impacts of these vehicles on the pedestrian experience can be negative. This project, requested by the North Flatbush Avenue BID, will enhance pedestrian safety and the public realm, integrating all modes of transportation into the streetscape. Pedestrian space will be upgraded and in some cases expanded, including sidewalks and several triangles that are formed when Flatbush Avenue intersects with the numbered avenues.
North Flatbush Streetscape - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 6 in September 2013 (pdf)
Queens Blvd – Roosevelt Ave to 73rd St
Queens Boulevard Great Streets Capital: DOT is planning a capital project on Queens Boulevard between Roosevelt Avenue and 73rd Street as part of Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero Great Streets Initiative. The project will enhance safety and quality of life for all roadway users through the reconstruction and expansion of the service road medians with a pedestrian and bicycle path, greenery and trees, expanded pedestrian refuge at intersections, and the relocation of the Q60 bus stops from the curb to the reconstructed medians.
Queens Blvd / Roosevelt Ave to 73rd St - presented to Queens Community Board 2 Transportation Committee in March 2018 (pdf)
Roberto Clemente Plaza
This project will permanently improve what had been a complex intersection of five busy streets, providing 15,000 square feet of vibrant pedestrian plaza space, safer and shorter pedestrian crossings, improved bus movement and easier transit transfers and bike lanes. It will also allow for a memorial to the late Roberto Clemente. The new car-free area will provide greatly needed pedestrian space in a busy shopping district and will enhance commuters’ transfers between two subway lines and five bus lines.
NYCDOT has begun a project to rehabilitate the Riverside Drive Viaduct between 153rd and 161st streets in Manhattan. The project spans the northern section of Riverside Drive West from W. 155th to W. 161st streets and the southern cantilever section from W. 153rd to W. 155th streets. The bridge deck, sidewalks and expansion joints will be fully replaced; the steel framing will be rehabilitated; and the superstructure encasement will be removed. Historic elements such as the dual cast iron lampposts will be replaced in-kind to maintain their character and the parapet wall will be restored. The existing steel railings will be replaced with a Texas Aesthetic Concrete Barrier, and the cobra head luminaries with Type M light poles (also known as Flatbush poles). Vibration, noise and traffic will be closely monitored. NYCDOT has conducted community outreach events and will continue to be available to stakeholders through a dedicated, full-time community liaison, Valerie Torchon. She can be reached at 646.942.1909 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please review our Power Point presentation.
Riverside Drive Viaduct - presented at a Town Hall meeting in February 2019 (pdf)
Belt Parkway Bridges Reconstruction
In 2009 DOT began reconstruction of seven bridges and their approaches on the Belt Parkway. These bridges, over Bay Ridge Avenue, Nostrand Avenue, Gerritsen Inlet, Mill Basin, Paerdegat Basin, Rockaway Parkway, and Fresh Creek Basin Bridges, all are original structures, built beginning in 1939. These bridges have outlived their useful lives and must be replaced.
Learn more on the Belt Parkway Bridges project's Facebook page
BQE Atlantic to Sands Project
This project is for the rehabilitation, and/or replacement of approximately 1.5 miles of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE)/I-278 in the Borough of Brooklyn, New York, with a significant portion of its length supported by 21 bridges, including a unique 0.4-mile long triple-cantilever structure. This segment of the BQE is a critical link of I-278, which is the sole interstate highway in Brooklyn connecting Brooklyn with Queens, the Bronx, and New England to the North/East, and Staten Island and New Jersey to the South/West. The Project extends between Sands Street on the east and Atlantic Avenue on the west including the entire Atlantic Avenue interchange in the Borough of Brooklyn, New York.
For more information about this project visit: www.bqe-i278.com.
Brooklyn Bridge Rehabilitation
DOT is currently rehabilitating, repairing and re-striping of the ramps and approaches to the Brooklyn Bridge, to improve safety and reduce congestion along both the Brooklyn-side and Manhattan-side approaches, particularly from the FDR Drive. In addition, the entire bridge will be repainted to prevent steel corrosion.
Learn more about the Brooklyn Bridge Rehabilitation project
Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge Upper Deck Replacement
DOT is currently rehabilitating the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge. This project includes an upper deck replacement on the main bridge, upper deck rehabilitation on both approaches, structural steel rehabilitation, deck joints and barrier replacement, lighting and drainage improvements, incidental bridge painting, and fire standpipe system replacement. The anticipated completion is late 2022.
Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge Upper Deck Replacement Presentation December 2019
Work is underway on the Manhattan Bridge to replace all 628 bridge suspenders, rewrap main cables, replace and update lighting, and install access platforms for the bridge towers. During the construction, detours will sometimes be required for pedestrians and bicylists. The project is scheduled to continue until Summer 2013. This work is part of a complete overhaul of the bridge, which began in 1982
Learn more about the Manhattan Bridge project
The Brooklyn-Queens Connector (BQX) is a proposed streetcar that connects a dozen neighborhoods along a rapidly growing 11-mile corridor between Red Hook, Brooklyn and Astoria, Queens. The service would reduce travel times for trips along the corridor and provide connections to multiple subway lines. NYCEDC and NYC DOT are partnering to plan the BQX and will take the project though environmental review in 2020-2021.
BQX project website
Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway
The Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway is a planned 14-mile pedestrian and bicycle route connecting communities along Brooklyn’s waterfront. Separate paths for bicycles and pedestrians will allow cyclists and walkers to commute, exercise, explore, and relax from Newtown Creek in north Brooklyn to the beginning of the Shore Parkway Greenway in Bay Ridge, creating a full 27-mile greenway along Brooklyn’s waterfront. The Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway is a trunk segment in New York City’s expanding network of greenways, which includes the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway, the Queens East River Greenway, the Shore Parkway Greenway, and the Jamaica Bay Greenway. Over the past decade, New York City has truly opened public access to the waterfront with over 60 miles of public space planned or under construction. The completion of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway is a crucial part of this vision. Several segments of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway are already in place and include some of the most popular bicycle and pedestrian routes in the City. Altogether, this unique set of pathways, green spaces, and public programs is transforming Brooklyn’s waterfront.
Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway presentation (pdf) See an audio described version of the “Greenways in NYC: Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway” video.
Eastern Rockaways Access to Opportunity: Transportation and Housing Study
DOT invites all who live and work in the Eastern Rockaways to be a part of this multiyear transportation study to improve residents’ access to goods, activities, services, and destinations, which are collectively known as opportunities, in the Eastern Rockaways and the rest of the city.
Learn more about the Eastern Rockaways study
Connecting Communities: A Vision for the Harlem River Bridges
Beginning in the summer of 2015, the New York City Department of Transportation’s Office of Bicycle and Pedestrian Programs has led a community-driven planning process to increase pedestrian and bicycle safety and mobility between Manhattan and the Bronx across the Harlem River bridges. Through workshops, surveys, and mobile outreach, combined with technical analysis, NYC DOT has identified feasible, potential transportation improvements to create a continuous cross-borough user experience, incorporating bridge paths, on-street approaches, wayfinding and lighting.
Final report for the Harlem River Bridges - May 2018 (pdf)Learn more about the Harlem River Bridges study
Hudson Square/West Village Transportation Study
DOT is conducting a comprehensive transportation study and feasibility to provide specific and implementable recommendations for improving traffic and pedestrian safety and mobility in the Hudson Square/West Village area including early action items. The focus of the Study should be major roadways leading to the Holland Tunnel (i.e., Varick Street, Canal Street, Hudson Street, West Street, Watts Street, Sixth Avenue, etc.) experiencing constant traffic gridlock and creating adverse conditions for all street users (i.e., pedestrians, cyclists, transit riders and motorists), local residents, businesses, and emergency response vehicles.
Hudson Square / West Village Transportation Study - presented to Manhattan Community Board 2 Transportation Committee in April 2017 (pdf)
Jamaica Bay Greenway
The Jamaica Bay Greenway is a planned 28-mile network of pedestrian and bicycle paths connecting communities along the Jamaica Bay waterfront to more than 10,000 acres of city, state and federal parkland, including Rockaway Beach, Marine Park, Canarsie Pier, Floyd Bennett Field and the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. More than 10 miles of the Greenway already exist, serving roughly 100,000 local and regional visitors annually. When completed, multi-use paths and on-street bicycle markings will create a loop route around Jamaica Bay, allowing cyclists and walkers to commute, exercise and explore the Bay’s natural beauty from Sheepshead Bay and Spring Creek in Brooklyn to Howard Beach and the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens. Recently, more than two miles of protected path have been added to connect the Canarsie neighborhood in Brooklyn to the Greenway, and other segments are now in design.
Jamaica Bay Greenway presentation (pdf)
Long Island City/Hunters Point Reconstruction Project
The New York City Department of Transportation is conducting a study to evaluate the feasibility of reintroducing passenger rail service on the Lower Montauk Branch line. The branch connects the existing Long Island Rail Road stations of Long Island City and Jamaica, passing through the neighborhoods of Maspeth, Ridgewood, Glendale, Middle Village, and Richmond Hill. The Long Island Rail Road provided passenger service along the branch at five stations until 1998. Currently, the branch is used for freight service only.
Learn more about the Lower Montauk Branch Rail study
NYMTC Regional Establishment Survey
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC), the metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for New York City, Long Island, and the Lower Hudson Valley has recently undertaken regional establishment surveys to better inform its travel demand forecasting tool, the New York Best Practice Model (NYBPM) for the region’s transportation system. To support NYMTC’s planning efforts, NYCDOT will be conducting pilot surveys at 30 Hotel establishments across the five boroughs. Surveys will provide more informed data about the travel patterns of customers and visitors in NYC. Selected hotel establishments will receive brochures about the surveys and letters explaining the process to the property managers. Surveys will be conducted on weekdays and weekends through the Fall of 2016.
Red Hook Streetcar Feasibility Study
DOT conducted a five-month study to determine the feasibility of a running a streetcar route in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook. This initial analysis will help determine if this mode, once a staple of New York City’s streets, is a viable method of connecting the residents and businesses of Red Hook with Brooklyn’s broader transportation network and supporting economic development in the area. The study is funded through a Federal Transit Administration grant secured by U.S. Representative Nydia Velázquez and has long had the support of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce.
Learn more about the Red Hook Streetcar Feasibility study
Smart Truck Management Plan
DOT is developing a plan to improve the quality of life for all New Yorkers through the safe, reliable, and environmentally responsible movement of goods. The citywide Smart Truck Management Plan will improve our understanding of truck route usage and compliance, movement of goods, needs of shoppers and receivers, and community concerns.The plan support goals of OneNYC, the NYCDOT Strategic Plan 2016: Safe*Green*Smart*Equitable as well as NYC’s Roadmap to 80x50. For more information on upcoming public events, please visit our DOT Truck Webpage.
Washington Heights Neighborhood Transportation Study
DOT has initiated a conceptual design study for three short blocks of Willoughby and Pearl streets in the heart of Downtown Brooklyn. DOT aims to provide an enhanced pedestrian and public space experience linking the recently constructed Willoughby Plaza to major nearby destinations while providing limited, low-speed vehicular access for deliveries and drop offs.
Learn more about the Willoughby Street Pedestrian Priority study
Valet Bike Parking Pilot
DOT is conducting an 8-month pilot to test the feasibility of paid, secure bike parking facilities at three locations in New York City. The agency will evaluate cyclists’ willingness to pay for more secure bike parking, survey cyclists who use the facilities about their bike parking preferences, and determine whether a concession-based operating model is feasible.
Valet Bike Parking Pilot - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 4 in February 2018 (pdf)
Gateways to Chinatown
Gateways to Chinatown, a NYC DOT collaboration with the Chinatown Partnership and Van Alen Institute, is an initiative seeking innovative proposals to plan, design and construct a symbolic and functional landmark at the nexus of Manhattan’s Chinatown and the southern entrance to Little Italy’s historic Mulberry and Mott Streets. The project will provide a new marker for Chinatown, Little Italy, and the surrounding neighborhoods in Lower Manhattan at the triangle bounded by Canal, Baxter and Walker Streets to engender pride of place, foster connectivity and cultural and social identity, and stimulate economic development. Straddling art and architecture, symbolism and function, the new structure and public space aims to become a vibrant place of exchange at the center of one of New York City’s most dynamic and historically-rich areas. For more information visit gatewaysto.chinatown.nyc.
See a one-page project description on the Gateways to Chinatown (pdf)Gateways to Chinatown project (pdf)
The East Side Coastal Resiliency (ESCR) Project
The East Side Coastal Resiliency (ESCR) Project is a federally funded coastal protection initiative aimed at reducing flood risk due to coastal storms and sea level rise on Manhattan's East Side from East 23rd Street to Montgomery Street.
Visit the East Side Coastal Resiliency project website