Current Projects

DOT has launched an interactive map for a selection of agency 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.

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

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Complete Streets

Marine Pkwy (Nostrand Ave to Fillmore Ave), BK

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

Street Safety Town Hall

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

St Nicholas, Broadway and Audubon Safety Improvements

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

Goethals Bridge Connections

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

BQE Exit Ramp (Exit 31) and Wythe Avenue

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

139th St/Manton St/85th Dr

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

42 St Transit Improvements

DOT is proposing transit improvements along 42 St in Manhattan. The project includes enhanced curbside bus lanes, offset bus lanes, bus boarders, bus queue jump signals, turn restrictions, curb extensions, and signal timing adjustments. The project also will improve curb management throughout the corridor. The project will improve safety for all roadway users, enhance bus speeds and reliability, and increase pedestrian space at bus stops. 42 St Transit Improvements – presented to Manhattan Community Board 6 Transportation Committee on September 4, 2019 (pdf) 42 St Transit Improvements – presented to Manhattan Community Board 5 Transportation Committee on June 24, 2019 (pdf) 42 St Transit Improvements – presented to Manhattan Community Board 4 Transportation Committee on June 19, 2019 (pdf) 42 St Transit Improvements – presented to Manhattan Community Board 6 Transportation Committee on June 3, 2019 (pdf)

8th Avenue – 38th St to 45th St

NYC DOT is proposing a series of pedestrian and cyclist safety improvements along 8th Avenue near the Port Authority Bus Terminal. In order to reduce sidewalk crowding, DOT proposes a continuous sidewalk expansion on the west side and curb extensions on the east side. DOT is also proposing closing the gap in the 8th Avenue protected bike lane by creating a protected bike lane from 39th St to 42nd St. 8th Avenue – 38th St to 45th St – presented to Manhattan Community Board 5 Transportation Planning Committee in June 2019 (pdf) 8th Avenue – 38th St to 45th St – presented to Manhattan Community Board 4 Transportation Planning Committee in June 2019 (pdf)

Northern Blvd – 70th St to 92nd St Corridor Safety Improvements

Starting in 2014, DOT constructed 14 pedestrian refuge islands on Northern Boulevard from 62nd St to 114th St. Northern Boulevard is a Vision Zero Priority Corridor with 6.4 Pedestrians Killed or Severely Injured (KSI) per mile. This proposal will add 10 new pedestrian refuge islands, providing safer pedestrian crossings and reducing motor vehicle and pedestrian conflict. Northern Blvd – 70th St to 92nd St Corridor Safety Improvements – presented to Community Board 3 in May 2019 (pdf)

Rockaway Beach Blvd Improvements

DOT is proposing transit, safety, and traffic improvements along Rockaway Beach Blvd in the Rockaways. The project includes bus lanes, median tip extensions, curb extensions, pedestrian islands, and new sidewalks. The project will improve safety for all roadway users, enhance bus speeds and reliability, and improve accessibility at bus stops. Rockaway Beach Blvd Improvements – presented to Queens Community Board 14 Transportation Committee in June 2019 (pdf)

Cropsey Ave, 26th Ave to Bay 50th St

NYC DOT is proposing safety improvements on Cropsey Ave from 26th Ave to Bay 50th St. This project will be a continuation of improvements installed in 2018 on Cropsey Ave from Bay Pkwy to 26th Ave. It will add pedestrian space, better organize vehicle movements, and increase safety for all road users. Cropsey Ave, 26th Ave to Bay 50th St Safety Improvements – presented to Brooklyn Community Board 13 on May 2019 (pdf)

Fort Hamilton Parkway Protected Bike Lane

To improve pedestrian and bicycle safety, NYCDOT 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)

W 238 St and Cannon Pl – Enhanced Crossings

DOT is proposing safety improvements at W 238 St and Cannon Pl. The project includes high visibility crosswalks, painted curb extensions, markings improvements, and upgraded pedestrian ramps. The proposal will increase visibility between vehicles and pedestrians, expand the pedestrian network, and calm traffic. W 238 St and Cannon Pl – Enhanced Crossings – presented to Bronx Community Board 8 Traffic and Transportation Committee in May 2019 (pdf)

Kappock St and Palisade Ave – Pedestrian Safety Improvements

NYC DOT is proposing pedestrian safety improvements at the intersection of Kappock St and Palisade Ave. Improvements include high visibility crosswalks, concrete curb extensions, markings improvements, and upgraded pedestrian ramps. The proposal will simplify the location, increase visibility between vehicles and pedestrians, and shorten crossing distances. Kappock St and Palisade Ave – Pedestrian Safety Improvements – presented to Bronx Community Board 8 Traffic and Transportation Committee in May 2019 (pdf)

Webster Av, E 174 St – E 176 St

DOT is proposing to improve bus service and traffic safety along Webster Avenue near the Cross Bronx Expressway. The project includes a southbound bus lane between E 174 St and E 176 St and clarified roadway markings. In addition, a pedestrian island and two painted curb extensions will be added at the intersection of Webster Avenue and Ittner Place. The project will improve safety for all roadway users, enhance bus priority to improve bus speeds and reliability, and improve traffic flow. Webster Avenue, E 174 St – E 176 St Improvements – presented to Bronx Community Board 5 in May 2019 (pdf) Webster Avenue, E 174 St – E 176 St Improvements – presented to Bronx Community Board 6 Transportation Committee in May 2019 (pdf) Webster Avenue, E 174 St – E 176 St Improvements – presented to Bronx Community Board 5 Municipal Services Committee in May 2019 (pdf)

Roosevelt Ave and 90th St, QN

NYC DOT is proposing safety improvements at the intersection of Roosevelt Ave and 90th St, at the confluence of two Vision Zero Priority Corridors underneath the elevated 7 train. Building on improvements installed in 2017, this project will add pedestrian space, bring enhanced clarity to vehicle movements, and adjust signal timing and pedestrian crossings in order to provide an improved pedestrian experience at the intersection. This project will increase safety for all road users and especially for pedestrians at a known dangerous location. Roosevelt Ave and 90th St, QN Safety Improvements – presented to Queens Community Board 3 Transportation Committee May 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)

Seaview Ave and E 80th St

In the ongoing effort to fill in the gaps in the pedestrian network, NYC DOT is proposing pedestrian safety enhancements at the intersections of Seaview Ave at E 80th St and Paerdegat Ave N. The project includes new pedestrian crossings to Canarsie Park with painted sidewalk extensions, including extending the median on Seaview Ave. Seaview Ave and E 80th St – presented to Brooklyn Community Board 18 in April 2019 (pdf)

Broadway, Roosevelt Av to Queens Blvd – Safety and Mobility Improvements

NYC DOT is planning safety and mobility improvements on Broadway and Elmhurst, Queens. Beginning in 2017, NYC DOT, in collaboration with MTA, has been making significant improvements to Woodhaven Blvd through implementation of Select Bus Service. However, Broadway remains the slowest portion of the Q53 SBS. To address this, DOT is planning several “queue jumps” to speed service for 17,000 daily trips using the Q53 SBS and Q58 bus services. Additionally, the project will install bicycle lanes and shared lane markings creating a bicycle network connection between 74th/75th St and Queens Blvd as a part of The Big Jump!. Finally, the project includes pedestrian safety improvements including new and shorter crossings at Roosevelt Av/75th St and Woodside Av/Broadway/80th St. Broadway Safety and Mobility Improvements – presented to Queens Community Board 4 Transportation Committee in April 2019 (pdf)

Columbia St and Stanton St – Enhanced Crossings

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

Willis Ave E 135th to E 147th Street

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 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)

65th St, West 6th Street to Bay Parkway

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

Hylan Boulevard/Narrows Road South improvements

NYC DOT in collaboration with MTA/NYCT is proposing several signalization, roadway geometry, and street direction changes and bus stops relocations to improve traffic flow and enhance safety in the vicinity of the Hylan Blvd/Narrows Road South and Hylan Blvd/Olga Place intersections in Staten Island. The proposal includes bagging the existing traffic signal along Narrows Road South at its intersection with the east leg of Hylan Blvd (nearest the on-ramp to the Staten Island Expressway) and reversing the direction of the east leg of Hylan Blvd from northbound to southbound. In conjunction with these improvements, changes would be made to the traffic signal phasing and timing on the west leg of Hylan Blvd (the northbound mainline) to simplify signal operations and reduce congestion associated with traffic flow towards the on-ramp. Pavement markings and signs would also be added along Narrows Road South to accommodate two moving lanes at the entrance to the on-ramp to the Staten Island Expressway. In addition, intersection channelization features and curb extensions would be added in the vicinity of the Hylan Blvd/Olga Place intersection to enhance pedestrian connections in the area, provide additional circulation space for pedestrians, and reduce crossing distances. DOT will monitor traffic operations and safety and make changes as necessary after the project is implemented. Hylan Boulevard/Narrows Road South Improvements - presented to Staten Island Community Board 2 Transportation Committee in March 2019 (pdf)

Nassau Street between Bridge Street and Navy Street Pedestrian Improvements

NYC DOT is proposing to reconfigure Nassau Street between Bridge Street and Navy Street to better address pedestrian needs, reflect the current uses of the street, and accommodate the growing local neighborhood. The proposal includes converting an excess lane of traffic to painted pedestrian space to improve access to Trinity Park, removes redundant ramps to the Manhattan Bridge, calms and clarifies traffic, shortens pedestrian crossings, and improves pedestrian and vehicular visibility. Nassau Street – Bridge to Navy Street Pedestrian Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 2 Transportation Committee in January 2019 (pdf)



E 33rd St and Ave T Pedestrian Safety Improvements

Following community requests, DOT is proposing pedestrian safety improvements on E 33rd St along Marine Park. The proposal includes new enhanced crossings and a painted curb extension at E 33rd St and Ave T and a speed bump on E 33rd St. The proposal would reduce speeding along E 33rd St and improve visibility of pedestrians accessing Marine Park. E 33rd St and Ave T Pedestrian Safety Improvements - presented to Marine Park Civic Association in May 2018 (pdf) E 33rd St and Ave T Pedestrian Safety Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 18 in April 2018 (pdf)

50th Avenue One-Way Conversion

Following requests from Wynwood Gardens Civic Association and Community Board 2, DOT is proposing street directional changes to 50 Avenue between 60 Street and 65 Place. The proposed changes are to improve pedestrian and motorist safety by reducing cut-through traffic, intersection movement conflicts between Pedestrian / Vehicle or vehicle / vehicle and opposing vehicle conflicts due to the narrow width of 50th Avenue. 50th Avenue One-Way Conversion - presented to Queens Community Board 2 and Wynwood Gardens Civic Association in March 2018 (pdf)

W 235th St and W 238th St Enhanced Crossings

In response to requests from Council Member Andrew Cohen and the community for new crosswalks, DOT is installing enhanced crossing on W 238th St at Oxford Ave and Cambridge Ave, and on Waldo Ave and Irwin Ave at the W 238th St step street in the Bronx. Enhanced crossings include high-visibility crosswalk markings, daylighting, pedestrian warning signs and ADA compliant pedestrian ramps. W 235th St and W 238th St Enhanced Crossings - presented to Bronx Community Board 8 Transportation Committee in April 2018 (pdf)

Atlantic Ave Great Streets Phase II

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

Austin Street Curb Management

DOT is proposing curb management interventions for the area surrounding Austin St between Yellowstone Blvd and Ascan Ave to help mitigate congestion, balance users at the curb, open up on-street parking spaces, and provide safer pedestrian crossings. The proposal includes dedicating commercial loading zones along the corridor that convert to customer parking as the day progresses, street design changes such as enhanced crosswalks to improve pedestrian safety, expanding the existing evening meter hours, and providing the option of additional parking time at a higher rate. These proposals will provide access to more users at the curb (both passenger and commercial), while reducing double parking and congestion along the corridor. Austin Street Curb Management - presented to Queens Community Board 6 in April 2018 (pdf) Austin Street Curb Management - presented to Queens Community Board 6 Transportation Committee in February 2018 (pdf)

Beach Channel Drive and Far Rockaway Boulevard Pedestrian Safety Improvements

NYC DOT is proposing pedestrian safety improvements at the intersection of Beach Channel Drive and Far Rockaway Boulevard. Improvements include relocating the crosswalk on Far Rockaway Boulevard and closing the Northbound right turn slip lane from Beach Channel drive to Far Rockaway Boulevard. Traffic network improvements include converting Bay 32nd St to two-way from Beach Channel Drive to Far Rockaway Boulevard and converting Far Rockaway Boulevard to one-way westbound between Beach Channel Drive and Bay 32nd St. Beach Channel Drive and Far Rockaway Blvd Safety Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 14 Transportation Committee in May 2018 (pdf)

Bedford Ave and Nassau Ave Pedestrian Safety Improvements

In advance of the Canarsie Tunnel Reconstruction, NYC DOT will be making pedestrian safety improvements to the intersection of Bedford Ave and Nassau Ave in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Improvements included painted curb extensions, new crosswalks, consolidated bus stops, street conversions, metered parking and commercial loading zones, and signal timing changes. The changes will shorten crossings and provide better pedestrian access to the Nassau Ave G train station. Bedford Ave and Nassau Ave Pedestrian Safety Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 1 Transportation Committee in November 2018 (pdf) Bedford Ave and Nassau Ave Pedestrian Safety Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 1 Transportation Committee in June 2018 (pdf) Bedford Ave and Nassau Ave Pedestrian Safety Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 1 in June 2018 (pdf)

Broadway, 14th St to Canal Pedestrian Improvements

NYCDOT is proposing safety and pedestrian congestion improvements along Broadway from 14th to Canal St. Improvements include 25 painted curb extensions between 9th st and Howard St and a standard bike lane from 14th St to Bleecker St. Broadway, 14th St to Canal Pedestrian Improvements - presented to Manhattan Community Board2 in December 2018 (pdf)

Broadway, Hooper St to Flushing Ave Pedestrian Safety Improvements

In anticipation of increased ridership for the J, M, and G trains, NYC DOT is proposing pedestrian safety enhancements around key station entrances. The project includes safer crossings to and along Broadway, painted sidewalk extensions, minor street conversions, and traffic signal changes to clarify vehicular movements. Broadway, Hooper St to Flushing Ave Safety Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 1 in June 2018 (pdf)

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

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

Bronx River Avenue Corridor Safety Improvements

DOT is proposing safety improvements on Bronx River Avenue from E 174th St to Westchester Avenue in the Bronx. DOT proposed to install a flush median, left turn bays, and a bicycle lane and remove one low-volume travel lane. In addition, this proposal includes five painted curb extensions and two median tip extensions to encourage slower, safer turns and increase pedestrian safety at intersections. The improvements prevent unsafe vehicle movements, reduce conflicts between vehicles and pedestrians, shorten crossing distances, better organize traffic on the corridor, and provide an important and safe bike connection in the Soundview neighborhood. Bronx River Avenue Safety Improvements - presented to Bronx Community Board 9 Transportation Committee in May 2018 (pdf)

Flatbush Ave/Utica Ave/Ave S Pedestrian Safety Improvements

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

Francis Lewis Blvd and 26th Ave/169th St Traffic Safety Improvements

DOT is proposing traffic safety improvements at the intersection of Francis Lewis Blvd and 26th Ave/169th St in Queens. The project includes signal timing changes, pedestrian space, and improved markings for pedestrians and vehicles. The improvements prevent unsafe vehicle movements, reduce conflicts between vehicles and pedestrians, shortens crossing distances, and gives more time for pedestrians to cross. Francis Lewis Blvd and 26th Ave/169th St Safety Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 7 in April 2018 (pdf)

Lindenwood Triangle Intersection Safety Improvements

Following community requests, DOT is proposing safety improvements at the intersection of 153rd Ave and 88th St in Queens. The proposal reconfigures the existing 3-legged intersection as a mini roundabout, calming traffic and relocating all turning movements to a central traffic circle. New marked crossings and painted pedestrian space clarify pedestrian paths and expand the pedestrian network. Lindenwood Triangle Safety Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 10 Elected Officials in April 2018 (pdf)

Marine Ave and 3rd Ave Pedestrian Safety Improvements

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

Maspeth Street Directional Evaluation

In response to Community Board 5 and Council Member Elizabeth Crowley, DOT conducted an evaluation of street directional changes in Maspeth, Queens. The proposed changes are to address safety concerns due to narrow widths of the streets in the area. The proposal would create an alternating street grid network and help in reducing vehicle/pedestrian, vehicle/vehicle conflicts as well as reduce congestion and grid lock intersections. Maspeth Street Directional Evaluation - presented to Queens Community Board 5 in March 2018 (pdf)

Morris Park Ave/Adams St to Newport Ave Corridor Safety Improvements

DOT is proposed traffic calming improvements on Morris Park Ave from Adams St to Newport Ave. Morris Park Ave is a Vision Zero Priority Corridor with 7.6 pedestrians killed or severely injured per mile. DOT proposed to install a flush median, left turn bays, and a bicycle lane and remove one low-volume travel lane in each direction. These improvements will organize traffic, reduce speeding, and create safer left turns. Morris Park Ave/Adams St to Newport Ave Safety Improvements – Spring 2019 (pdf) Morris Park Ave/Adams St to Newport Ave Safety Improvements - presented to Bronx Community Board 11 in October 2018 (pdf) Morris Park Ave/Adams St to Newport Ave Safety Improvements - presented to Bronx Community Board 11 in February 2018 (pdf) Morris Park Ave/Adams St to Newport Ave Safety Improvements - presented to Bronx Community Board 11 in January 2018 (pdf)

Mosholu Parkway and Paul Ave Intersection Safety Improvements

DOT is proposing safety and traffic improvements at Mosholu Parkway and Paul Av. The project includes converting unprotected pedestrian space (currently a large channelized/striped area) to a concrete curb extension with landscaping. A pedestrian island would be installed on the north leg of the intersection to provide pedestrian refuge and calm left turns onto Mosholu Parkway. In addition, DOT would install a concrete bus boarding island and painted pedestrian space to improve bus operations for the Bx10 / Bx28, shorten crossing distances, and calm traffic. In 2018, DOT plans to implement the curb extension with painted materials in addition to installing left turn traffic calming tools. Mosholu Parkway and Paul Ave Safety Improvements - presented to Bronx Community Board 7 Transportation Committee in March 2018 (pdf)

Myrtle Ave Safety Improvements

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

Northern Blvd Street Improvement Project (SIP)

NYC DOT is proposing safety, accessibility, and livability improvements along Northern Blvd between Prince St and Union St. Improvements include installing accessible and regular pedestrian signals, median/pedestrian walkway concrete extension, pedestrian ramps, temporary corner and curb extensions with delineators, new crosswalks, painted marking and signs, a bus stop relocation, and signal timing and phase modifications including split LPI (Leading Pedestrian Interval) to enhance safety of all street users and accessibility of pedestrians, and improve transit operations along the corridor. Northern Blvd Street Improvement - presented in September 2018 (pdf)

Ocean Pkwy / Prospect Expwy and Church Ave Traffic Safety Improvements

DOT is proposing traffic safety improvements at the intersection of Ocean Pkwy/Prospect Expwy and Church Ave in Brooklyn. The project includes markings improvements, concrete median extensions, painted curb extensions, signal timing changes, upgraded signane, and bus improvements. The proposal will simplify the intersection, reduce conflicts between vehicles and pedestrians, reduce the impacts of heavy vehicles, shorten crossing distances and give pedestrians more time to cross. Ocean Pkwy / Prospect Expwy and Church Ave Safety Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 12 in March 2019 (pdf) Ocean Pkwy / Prospect Expwy and Church Ave Safety Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Town Hall in November 2018 (pdf) Ocean Pkwy / Prospect Expwy and Church Ave Safety Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Town Hall in April 2018 (pdf)

Park Ave / Flushing Ave and Navy St Pedestrian Safety Improvements

NYC DOT is proposing pedestrian safety improvements at the intersection of Park Ave and Navy St and at Park Ave / Williamsburg PL and Flushing Ave. Improvements include updated markings, a painted curb extension, and closing the Northbound right turn slip lane from Navy St to Park Ave in temporary materials. Park Ave / Flushing Ave and Navy St Safety Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 2 in April 2018 (pdf)

Penn Herald District Pedestrian Access Plan

Implemented in 2009, the pedestrian plazas at Herald and Greeley Squares have been hugely successful but face new challenges. The bike network has outgrown the connection through Herald Square; the pedestrian space isn’t meeting the demands of the neighborhood while traffic volumes are low; the materials are showing their age. We are coming back to refresh and reconfigure the public space. We hope to expand the successful public space; make network changes to meet neighborhood demand; create a 2-way, north-south bike connection on Sixth Ave. On March 26th, representatives from the NYC DOT gave a presentation to Manhattan Community Board 5’s Transportation Committee. The presentation put the Herald and Greeley Square refresh in the context of all that DOT is doing in the district. Penn Herald District Pedestrian Access Plan - presented to Manhattan Community Board 5 Transportation Committee in March 2018 (pdf)

Queens Blvd – Yellowstone Blvd to Union Turnpike Safety Improvements

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

Ralph Avenue Corridor Safety Improvements

DOT is proposing traffic safety improvements on Ralph Avenue from Avenue J to Avenue T in Brooklyn. The project includes five pedestrian refuge islands, an expanded pedestrian triangle, two new signalized intersections at the entrance to the Georgetown Shopping Center, and improved markings on the corridor. The improvements prevent unsafe vehicle movements, reduce conflicts between vehicles and pedestrians, shortens crossing distances, and provides new opportunities for safe pedestrian crossings. Ralph Avenue Safety Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 18 in April 2018 (pdf)

Soundview Ave Pedestrian Safety and Access Improvements

NYC DOT presented a proposal for pedestrian safety and access improvements for Soundview Ave from Lafayette Ave to Cornell Ave. Improvements include installing missing crosswalks and painting curb extensions, sidewalks, and triangles to complete the pedestrian network. The project also includes the permanent closure of Theriot Ave between Randall Ave and Soundview Ave in front of PS 69. Soundview Ave Safety Improvements - presented to Bronx Community Board 9 Transportation Committee in June 2018 (pdf)

Southern Blvd / Crotona Pkwy and E 179th St Safety Improvements

DOT is proposing safety improvements at the intersection of Southern Blvd / Crotona Pkwy and E 179th St in the Bronx. The project includes the creation of painted curb extensions in existing channelization, and improved markings for vehicles and pedestrians. These improvements will define the roadway space for pedestrians and vehicles, create shorter, safer crossings for pedestrians, clarify vehicle movements, discourage speeding, and create safer turns. Southern Blvd / Crotona Pkwy and E 179th St Safety Improvements - presented to Bronx Community Board 6 Transportation Committee in May 2018 (pdf)

Steinway St Pedestrian Improvements

Following requests from the Steinway Astoria Partnership and Council Member Constantinides, NYC DOT is installing three new midblock signals on Steinway St. Each new signalized crossing will include painted curb extensions with planters. The pedestrian space at Steinway St and Newtown Rd will also be expanded as an additional safety treatment. Steinway St Pedestrian Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 1 in March 2018 (pdf)

Thomson and Van Dam Pedestrian Safety Improvements

NYC DOT presented a proposal of both shorter term and longer term concepts to the community regarding Thomson Avenue. The presentation was in response to previous announcements and the community’s comments about those ideas. Thomson and Van Dam Safety Improvements - presented to LaGuardia Community College in Queens May 2018 (pdf)

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

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

Victory Blvd and Arlene St / Sideview Ave Safety Improvements

DOT is proposing safety improvements at the intersection of Victory Blvd and Arlene St / Sideview Ave in Staten Island. The project includes the construction of an ADA accessible concrete sidewalk / bus stop on, a concrete splitter / pedestrian refuge island on the east side of the intersection, and improved markings for vehicles and pedestrians. The project benefits include shorter, safer crossings for pedestrians, clarified vehicle movements, and improved conditions for transit riders. Victory Blvd and Arlene St / Sideview Ave Safety Improvements - presented to Staten Island Community Board 2 in May 2018 (pdf)



3rd Ave and E 143rd St Pedestrian Safety Enhancements

DOT is proposing pedestrian safety enhancements to the Vision Zero Priority Intersection of 143rd Street and 3rd Avenue in the Bronx. Proposed enhancement included expanding the existing triangle to meet ADA standards, constructing curb extension on the SW corner, painting curb extension on the SE corner, and marking a crosswalk along 3rd Avenue on the south side. 3rd Ave and E 143rd St Pedestrian Safety Enhancements - presented to Bronx Community Board 1 Land Use Committee in June 2017 (pdf)

5th St, 46th Ave to Borden Ave

In response to community requests, NYCDOT is proposing pedestrian and traffic improvements on 5th St between 46th Ave and Borden Ave. The proposal includes converting 5th St to a one-way south bound road from 50th Ave to Borden Ave, installing a parking lane stripe to mark a wide parking lane on 5th St from 46th Ave to Borden Ave and installing a painted curb extension and crosswalk at 5th St and Borden Ave. Enhanced Crossings will be installed on 5th St at 46th Ave and 50th Ave and a school crossing at 5th St and 49th Ave will be converted to an Enhanced Crossing and the missing south crosswalk at the intersection will be marked. 5th St, 46th Ave to Borden Ave - presented to Queens Community Board 2 in October 2017 (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)

86th St – 3rd Ave to Shore Rd Corridor Safety Improvements

In response to community requests to calm traffic on the corridor, DOT will implement corridor safety improvements on 86 St from 3rd Avenue to Shore Road in Brooklyn. 86 St is a Vision Zero Priority Corridor with 8.8 pedestrians killed or severely injured per mile. To calm traffic on the corridor, DOT will remove one travel lane in each direction, install a flush median with left turn bays, install bicycle lanes, and install defined parking lane stripes. The new markings plan will help encourage slower speeds on the corridor to help reduce crash severity. Bicycle lanes on 86 St provide an important east/west connection to existing north/south routes in the Brooklyn bicycle network. 86th St – 3rd Ave to Shore Rd Corridor Safety Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 10 in September 2017 (pdf)

111th Ave – Van Wyck Expressway to Guy Brewer Blvd Traffic Calming Improvements

DOT is proposing traffic calming improvements on 111 Ave from Van Wyck Expressway to Guy Brewer Blvd. DOT will install a 4’ flush median, parking lane stripes, and additional channelization at select intersections. The new markings plan will better organize traffic and discourage speeding, improving safety for all road users. 111th Ave – Van Wyck Expressway to Guy Brewer Blvd Traffic Calming Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 12 Transportation Committee in May 2017 (pdf)

115th Ave – Rockaway Boulevard to Van Wyck Expressway Traffic Calming Improvements

DOT is proposing traffic calming improvements on 115 Ave from Rockaway Boulevard to Van Wyck Expressway. DOT will install a 4’ flush median, parking lane stripes, and additional channelization at the select intersection. The new markings plan will complement the new traffic signal at 115 Ave and 130 St, helping better organize traffic and discourage speeding, improving safety for all road users. 115th Ave – Rockaway Boulevard to Van Wyck Expressway Traffic Calming Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 10 Transportation Committee in April 2017 (pdf)

E 138th St, Exterior St to 3rd Ave - Corridor Safety, Access, and Mobility Improvements

DOT is proposing corridor safety improvements along E 138 St between the Madison Avenue Bridge and 3 Avenue in the Bronx. The proposal includes new pedestrian and bicycle crossings, expanded sidewalks, pedestrian safety islands, a new traffic signal, and bicycle lanes. New lane markings, turn lanes, and adjustments to signal timing would better organize traffic, reduce congestion, and improve traffic flow. The changes would calm traffic, shorten pedestrian crossing distances, expand pedestrian space, improve bicycle connections, and enhance safety for all roadway users. E 138th St, Exterior St to 3rd Ave - Corridor Safety, Access, and Mobility Improvements< - presented to Bronx Community Board 1 in March 2017 (pdf)

188th St and 73rd Ave - Pedestrian Safety Improvements

DOT is proposing safety improvements at the intersection of 188th St and 73rd Ave. The proposal includes installing Qwick Kurb along the centerline of 188th St and just north of 73rd Ave at the shopping center exit to deter the NB left turn. A southbound left turn lane will also be installed on 188th St onto eastbound 73rd Ave. 188th St and 73rd Ave - Pedestrian Safety Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 11 Transportation Committee in April 2017 (pdf)

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

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

Baychester Ave - E 241st St Corridor Safety Improvements

Baychester Ave is a Vision Zero Priority Corridor with 7.9 Pedestrian Killed or Severely Injured (KSI) crashes per mile. This proposal calms traffic on Baychester Ave and E 241 St, installs four pedestrian islands, and adds 2.6 lane miles to the bicycle network. These improvements will provide safer pedestrian crossings, create simpler, safer left turns from cross streets, reduce motor vehicle and pedestrian conflict, and create safe and convenient cycling routes. The project will redesign 0.9 miles of a Vision Zero Priority Corridor. Baychester Ave - E 241st St Corridor Safety Improvements - presented to Bronx Community Board 12 Transportation Committee in April 2017 (pdf)

Boston Road, Waring Avenue to Pelham Parkway North

In response to community requests and Vision Zero priority NYCDOT is proposing a series of safety and mobility improvements along Boston Road. Both Boston road and White Plains Road are Vision Zero priority corridors containing two priority intersections at Thwaites Pl and Pelham Pkwy N. NYCDOT is proposing to improve safety along this corridor with various treatments including installing pedestrian safety islands, creating two new signalized intersections, widening sidewalks, and installing new markings and turn lanes. Boston Road, Waring Avenue to Pelham Parkway North - presented to Bronx Community Board 6 in May 2017 (pdf)

Broadway (W 155th St to W 170th St), Corridor Safety Improvements

DOT is proposing corridor safety improvements on Broadway from W 155th St to W 170th St in Washington Heights. Broadway is a Vision Zero Priority Corridor and this 15 block area includes 5 Priority Intersections. The proposals includes the construction of new concrete medians and pedestrians islands, median widening and markings improvements, painted pedestrian space, new crosswalks and signal timing improvements. These improvements are intended to shorten crossing distances, clarify vehicle movements, encourage slower, safer turns, and reduce conflicts between vehicles and pedestrians. Broadway (W 155th St to W 170th St), Corridor Safety Improvements - presented to Manhattan Community Board 12 Transportation Committee in May 2017(pdf)

Broadway at Van Cortlandt Park Safety and Mobility Improvements

DOT is proposing corridor safety improvements along Broadway from W 242nd St to the Westchester County line. The proposal looks to improve access to Van Cortlandt Park by installing a parking protected bike lane along the east curb of Broadway. As part of the project, NYC DOT is also proposing pedestrian safety islands and bus islands to make shorter, safer pedestrian crossings. The DOT is also making targeted intersection improvements at Mosholu Avenue, Henry Hudson Parkway and Manhattan College Parkway. Broadway at Van Cortlandt Park Safety and Mobility Improvements - presented to Bronx Community Board 8 Transportation Committee in March 2018 (pdf) Broadway at Van Cortlandt Park Safety and Mobility Improvements - presented to Bronx Community Board 8 Transportation Committee in May 2017 (pdf) Broadway at Van Cortlandt Park Safety and Mobility Improvements - presented to Bronx Community Board 8 Transportation Committee in April 2017 (pdf)

Cherry St and Water St – Two Bridges Pedestrian Access Improvementss

DOT is proposing safety improvements on Cherry st between the FDR Service Rd and Jackson St and on Water St from Gouverneur Slip West to Gouverneur Slip East. The proposal includes a stop control and crossing midblock on Cherry St at the entrance to Corlears Hook Park and two Enhanced Crossings on Jackson St at Cherry St. Sharrows will be marked westbound on Cherry St from the end of the bike lane to the FDR Service Rd to Jackson St and northbound on Jackson St to the shared lanes on Madison St. Three Enhanced Crossings will also implemented at the intersections of Water St and Gouverneur Slip West and Gouverneur Slip East. Cherry St and Water St – Two Bridges Pedestrian Access Improvementss - presented to Manhattan Community Board 3 in April 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)

Cropsey Ave – Bay Parkway to 26th Ave Traffic Calming Improvements

DOT is proposing traffic calming improvements on Cropsey Ave from Bay Parkway to 26th Ave. DOT will install two pedestrian refuge islands, ten expanded median tips, a bus-boarding island between 24th Ave and Bay 37th St, painted pedestrian space on Harway Ave between Bay 37th St, and Bay 38th St, wide parking lane stripes, and channelization along the existing median. The improvements will shorten crossing distance on Cropsey Ave, better organize traffic, discourage speeding, improve bus operations, and improve safety for all road users. Cropsey Ave – Bay Parkway to 26th Ave Traffic Calming Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 11 Transportation Committee in April 2017 (pdf)

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

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

Flatbush Ave and Atlantic Ave

DOT is proposing pedestrian safety improvements at the Vision Zero Priority intersection of Flatbush Ave and Atlantic Ave, as part of a comprehensive safety plan for the area. The project includes concrete pedestrian refuge islands to create safer and shorter pedestrian crossings, lane reductions to calm traffic, eliminating dual right-turns to reduce conflicts between pedestrians and vehicles, and signal timing changes to improve traffic flow. Flatbush Ave and Atlantic Ave - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 2 Transportation Committee in May 2017 (pdf)

Franklin Avenue – Eastern Parkway to Empire Blvd Safety Improvements

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

Fulton Street Bus and Pedestrian Improvements

Thousands of pedestrians and bus passengers travel on Fulton Street in Brooklyn every day. DOT is proposing safety and bus infrastructure improvements for the corridor. Fulton Street Bus and Pedestrian Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 2 Transportation Committee in June 2017 (pdf) Fulton Street Bus and Pedestrian Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 2 Transportation Committee in February 2017 (pdf)

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

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

Meeker Avenue – Union Ave to Graham Ave

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

Merrick Blvd - Springfield Blvd to Hook Creek Blvd Corridor Safety Improvements

DOT is proposing safety improvements on Merrick Blvd in Queens between Springfield Blvd and Hook Creek Blvd (Ocean Ave). The proposal includes extending the existing center median into the crosswalk at multiple locations along the corridor to shorten crossing distances and give pedestrians a safe place to wait. The project will also improve markings on the corridor to clarify vehicles movements and discourage speeding. Merrick Blvd - Springfield Blvd to Hook Creek Blvd Corridor Safety Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 13 in April 2017 (pdf)

Park Lane South Safety Improvements

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

Park Row and Broadway

Park Row and Broadway is a hub of pedestrian activity with nearby subway stations and tourist destinations. In order to increase pedestrian space and accessibility, DOT is proposing pedestrian safety improvements at the intersection. The proposal includes adding a painted curb extension at Park Row/Broadway/Barclay St and a concrete island at Park Row/Broadway/Vesey St to shorten pedestrian crossings and increase sidewalk space. In addition, the proposal will install one thru lane and one left turn lane on Park Row approaching Broadway and one thru lane and one right turn lane on Barclay St approaching Church St. The proposal as a whole will shorten crossings, reduce conflicts, and clarify vehicular movements. Park Row and Broadway - presented to Manhattan Community Board 1 in November 2017 (pdf)

Queens Boulevard Corridor Safety Improvements

DOT presented on corridor safety improvements implemented on Queens Blvd in 2015 and 2016 as well as outreach plans, including the upcoming safety workshop, for Queens Blvd in 2017. Queens Boulevard Corridor Safety Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 6 in January 2017 (pdf)

Queens Boulevard – Eliot Ave to Yellowstone Blvd Safety Improvements

DOT is proposing robust safety improvements on Queens Boulevard between Eliot Ave and Yellowstone Blvd. Proposed safety improvements are based on community feedback and crash history. This project proposes to continue the work DOT installed between Roosevelt Ave and Eliot Ave in 2015 and 2016 and also lays the groundwork for a $100 million capital investment on Queens Boulevard, a Vision Zero Priority Corridor, as part of the de Blasio Administration’s Great Streets initiative. Queens Boulevard – Eliot Ave to Yellowstone Blvd Safety Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 6 in May 2017 (pdf) Queens Boulevard – Eliot Ave to Yellowstone Blvd Safety Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 6 Transportation Committee in May 2017 (pdf)

Sunset Park Upland Connectors: 43rd St and 58th St Safety Improvements

The Upland Connectors project seeks to develop a plan with the community to establish safe and inviting pedestrian and bicycling routes connecting the upland community to waterfront destinations. These upland connector routes combine pedestrian safety improvements, bike facilities, landscaping, and wayfinding to create more inviting environmentally sustainable spaces. Sunset Park Upland Connectors: 43rd St and 58th St Safety Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 7 Transportation Committee in September 2017 (pdf)

White Plains Rd and Burke Ave (Bus Stop Under the El)

DOT is proposing intersection and bus stop improvements at White Plains Rd and Burke Ave in the Bronx. The project includes construction of two concrete bus boarding islands on White Plains Rd (NW and SE corners), upgraded pedestrian ramps, and painted pedestrian space. The Bus Stops Under the El program constructs accessible bus boarding islands and curb extensions at locations under elevated trains where the columns prevent the bus from maneuvering to the curb. The improvements provide a safe space to wait for bus riders, expedite bus operations, shorten crossing distances, and clarify vehicle movements. White Plains Rd and Burke Ave (Bus Stop Under the El) - presented to Bronx Community Board 12 in December 2017 (pdf)

Willoughby and DeKalb Aves – Pedestrian Access Improvements

DOT is proposing pedestrian access improvements in the neighborhood of Fort Greene. The project includes a stop sign and crossing at Washington Park and DeKalb at the entrance to Fort Greene Park. Enhanced Crossings will be installed at the intersections of St Edwards St and Auburn Pl, Willoughby Ave and Waverly Ave, Willoughby Ave at the entrance to Pratt Institute, Willoughby Ave at Emerson Pl, and midblock on DeKalb Ave at the B38 bus stop. Willoughby and DeKalb Aves – Pedestrian Access Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 2 Transportation Committee in June 2017 (pdf)



77th Ave at 81st St Pedestrian Safety Improvements

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

116th St Corridor Safety Improvements

DOT is proposing safety enhancements on 116th Street between Lenox Ave and Madison Ave. The proposal for E 116th St and Madison Ave—a Vision Zero Priority Intersection—includes installing a pedestrian safety island and painted curb extension in the north crosswalk on Madison Ave, designating the left lane on Madison Ave approaching E 116th St as left turn only, and installing plastic bollards on the double yellow line behind the west crosswalk. The proposal for W 116th St and Lenox Ave—also a Vision Zero Priority Intersection—would restrict two low-volume left turns and extend the medians in the north and south crosswalks. These improvements would shorten crossing distances and create safer turns, reducing conflicts between motor vehicles and pedestrians, at both intersections. At E 116th St and 5th Ave, DOT is proposing to install a left turn signal for turns from westbound E 116th St onto 5th Ave to improve safety for drivers and pedestrians. 116th St Corridor Safety Improvements - presented to Manhattan Community Board 10 Transportation Committee in December 2016 (pdf) 116th St Corridor Safety Improvements - presented to Manhattan Community Board 11 Transportation Committee in November 2016 (pdf)

Adams Street Southbound Service Road Queue Jump Signal

In order to address safety issues on Adams Street between Fulton Mall and Johnson Street, DOT examined potential solutions to the complex three-lane merge that the B25, B38 (LTD), and B52 buses traveling south on Adams Street currently make from curbside stops in the service road to the southbound left turn bay at the Fulton Mall intersection. DOT’s signal timing proposal to address this issue gives the service road a 10 second queue jump signal (leading green), allowing buses and general traffic in the service road to merge while main roadway traffic is held. DOT believes this proposal will result in safer bus operations, with only minimal effects on Adams Street southbound traffic. Adams Street Southbound Service Road Queue Jump Signal - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 2 Transportation & Public Safety Committee in February 2016 (pdf)

Broadway - Isham St/W 211th St and Seaman Ave at W 214th St Pedestrian Safety Improvements

In response to community requests, DOT has developed pedestrian safety improvements at two Inwood intersections. The proposed changes will create safer, more direct crossings, increase pedestrian space and accessibility, clarify vehicular turning movements, and improve visibility. The plan also includes a reversal of W 211th St between Broadway and 10th St from eastbound to westbound. >Broadway - Isham St/W 211th St and Seaman Ave at W 214th St Pedestrian Safety Improvements - presented to Manhattan Community Board 12 Transportation Committee in May 2016 (pdf)

Castle Hill Ave Corridor Safety Improvements

Castle Hill Ave is a Vision Zero Priority Corridor with 7.9 Pedestrian Killed or Severely Injured (KSI) crashes per mile. The proposal will calm the corridor between East Tremont Ave and Westchester Ave, and between Bruckner Expy and Hart St, and add 1 pedestrian island, 1 curb extension, and 1 refuge expansion which will provide safer pedestrian crossings, create simpler, safer left turns from cross streets, and reduce motor vehicle and pedestrian conflict. Bike lanes are also proposed. Castle Hill Ave Corridor Safety Improvements - presented to Bronx Community Board 9 in February 2016 (pdf)

Conduit Blvd - Atlantic Ave to Sutter Ave Traffic Calming and Safety Improvements

Conduit Blvd in Brooklyn acts as a connector between Atlantic Ave and the Belt Parkway, cutting through the neighborhoods of East New York and Ozone Park. The highway-like design of Conduit Blvd has high crash rates and makes it a daunting environment for pedestrians trying to access adjacent transit, schools, and other community destinations. DOT’s plan to calm speeding vehicles, make pedestrian crossings safer, and improve neighborhood connectivity includes improvements such as a speed limit reduction, new signalized intersections, and sidewalk extensions. Conduit Blvd - Atlantic Ave to Sutter Ave Traffic Calming and Safety Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 5’s in June 2016 (pdf) Conduit Blvd - Atlantic Ave to Sutter Ave Traffic Calming and Safety Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 5’s Transportation Committee in June 2016 (pdf) Conduit Blvd - Atlantic Ave to Sutter Ave Traffic Calming and Safety Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 5’s Transportation Committee in May 2016 (pdf)

Downtown Jamaica Streetscape Plan

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

East Fordham Road Corridor Safety Improvements

NYCDOT is proposing corridor safety improvements on E. Fordham Rd. in the Bronx between Washington Ave. and Southern Blvd. The proposal includes the construction of new concrete pedestrian refuge islands at select intersections, as well as construction of concrete and painted curb extensions, shortening crossing distances for pedestrians. The proposal also includes the addition of new crosswalks, which will improve access to transit, and improved markings intended to clarify vehicle movements and reduce speeding. East Fordham Road Corridor Safety Improvements - presented to Bronx Community Board 6 in January 2016 (pdf)

East Tremont Ave - Van Nest Ave to Unionport Rd Traffic Calming and Safety Improvements

Continuing upon previous safety improvements along the E. Tremont Ave corridor NYCDOT is proposing traffic calming and safety improvements on E. Tremont Ave from Devoe Ave to Unionport Rd. The proposal includes installing pedestrian islands and medians, new lane markings and parking lane stripes to calm speeding traffic and shorten crossing distances. East Tremont Ave Traffic Calming and Safety Improvements - presented to Bronx Community Board 9 in April 2016 and to Community Board 11 in May 2016 (pdf)

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

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

Gerritsen Ave Corridor Safety Improvements

In response to a history of pedestrian and cyclist injuries on the corridor, DOT has proposed safety improvements on Gerritsen Ave between Avenue X and its southern terminus. This proposal will add marked crossings, pedestrian refuge islands, a parking-protected two-way bike lane, bus boarding islands at northbound bus stops and a traffic signal at Channel Avenue. This proposal will create shorter, safer crossing for pedestrians, provide a bicycle route connecting the Gerritsen Beach neighborhood with local amenities, reduce speeding, discourage driving in the median, improve bus operations and increase safety for all users of Gerritsen Ave. Gerritsen Ave Corridor Safety Improvements - presented to Brooklyn in October 2016 (pdf)

Grand Ave Traffic Calming with Bicycle Lanes

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

Grand Concourse – 138th St to 158th St Corridor Safety Improvements

DOT is proposing corridor safety improvements along the Grand Concourse between 138th St and 158th St. The proposal includes installing 14 concrete and 2 painted median tip extensions at intersections along the corridor to calm traffic and shorten pedestrian crossings. The street would be converted from 6 thru moving lanes to 5 moving lanes, including left turn lanes where needed to better organize traffic and clarify travel lanes. At 153rd St, pedestrian space would be increased by closing the slip lane outside of Cardinal Hayes High School, expanding the north triangle island, and widening the sidewalk by Franz Sigel Park in paint. At 156th St, a pedestrian island would be installed and the northeast curb would be extended to improve the alignment of the northbound bus stop and increase pedestrian space. The changes would calm traffic, reduce speeding, shorten pedestrian crossing distances, provide better refuge for pedestrians, and improve safety for all roadway users. Grand Concourse – 138th St to 158th St Corridor Safety Improvements - presented to Bronx Community Board 4 in March 2016 (pdf) Grand Concourse – 138th St to 158th St Corridor Safety Improvements - presented to Bronx Community Board 1 in March 2016 (pdf) Grand Concourse – 138th St to 158th St Corridor Safety Improvements - presented to Bronx Community Board 4 in March 2016 (pdf)

Greeley Ave Corridor Traffic Calming

In response to numerous requests from Borough President James Oddo, City Council Minority Leader Steven Matteo, and members of the community to calm traffic along Greeley Ave in Staten Island, DOT is proposing safety improvements along the corridor. The main feature of the proposal are neighborhood traffic circles at four intersections on Greeley Ave, to slow vehicle speeds, while maintaining traffic flow during peak hours. Gateway treatments at Hylan Blvd and Father Capodanno Blvd are also proposed to slow vehicles turning onto Greeley Ave. The plan aims to calm traffic and enhance the neighborhood character of the street. Greeley Ave Corridor Traffic Calming - presented to Community Board 2 Transporation Committee in May 2017 (pdf) Greeley Ave Corridor Traffic Calming - presented to Midland Beach Civic Association in November 2016 (pdf)

Hillside Avenue - Sutphin Blvd to 179 Pl Corridor Safety Improvements

Hillside Ave is a Vision Zero Priority Corridor with 7.7 Pedestrian Killed or Severely Injured (KSI) crashes per mile. This proposal will add 7 pedestrian islands which will provide safer pedestrian crossings, create simpler, safer left turns from cross streets, and reduce motor vehicle and pedestrian conflict. At 4 intersections where the addition of an island is not feasible, a Hardened Centerline will be added to help calm left turning vehicles from the cross street onto Hillside Ave. The project will redesign 1.4 miles of a Vision Zero Priority Corridor and three Priority Intersections. Hillside Avenue - Sutphin Blvd to 179 Pl Corridor Safety Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 12 in February 2016 (pdf)

Jamaica Ave - Jackie Robinson Pkwy Intersection Safety and Mobility Improvements

DOT is proposing safety and mobility improvements for the intersection of Jamaica Ave, Pennsylvania Ave, Bushwick Ave, and the Jackie Robinson Pkwy. Proposed improvements include installing new crosswalks and pedestrian signals to accommodate pedestrian desire lines; shortening pedestrian crossing distances on Jamaica Ave; improving traffic flow on Pennsylvania Ave, Jamaica Ave and southbound Jackie Robinson Pkwy; simplifying the traffic signal display for northbound Pennsylvania Ave; and adding parking on Jamaica Ave. This proposal will create safer pedestrian crossings and safer conditions for motor vehicle operators and improve traffic flow at this complicated, busy intersection. Jamaica Ave - Jackie Robinson Pkwy Intersection Safety and Mobility Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 5 Transportation Committee in April 2016 (pdf)

Kappock St Pedestrian Safety Improvements

Following requests from the a local senior center, day school and additional members of the community to clarify Kappock St in the Bronx for pedestrians, DOT is proposing safety improvements. The improvements include new concrete pedestrian spaces, high-visibility crosswalks, additional parking and separating vehicular movements. The proposed improvements will tighten the intersection, shorten pedestrian crossings and reduce turning vehicle conflicts. Kappock St Pedestrian Safety Improvements - presented to Bronx Community Board 8’s Transportation Committee in May 2016 (pdf)

Lincoln Square Safety Improvement Study

DOT presented to Community Board 7 Traffic and Transportation Committee on June 14, 2016 a proposal for pedestrian safety enhancements and traffic direction changes in the Lincoln Square area. The proposal impacts the direction of traffic on West 60th Street (West End to Columbus), 62nd Street (Amsterdam to Columbus) and 64th Street (West End to Amsterdam). Lincoln Square Safety Improvement Study - presented to Manhattan Community Board 7 Transportation Committee in June 2016 (pdf)

Linden Blvd – Van Sinderen Ave to 78th St Corridor Safety Improvements

DOT is proposing a set of safety improvements on 2.4 miles of Linden Blvd between Van Sinderen Ave and 78 St in Brooklyn. The corridor ranks in the top 10% of Brooklyn corridors by KSI (persons killed or severely injured) per mile among pedestrians, bicyclists, and motor vehicle occupants. Since 2009, there have been four traffic fatalities on this portion of the corridor. The proposal includes upgraded makings and signage, new dedicated left turn phases, and numerous concrete median improvements. The proposal will create shorter and safer pedestrian crossings, safer left turns, discourage speeding, and better define the roadway. Linden Blvd – Van Sinderen Ave to 78th St Corridor Safety Improvement - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 5 in March 2016 (pdf)

Madison Avenue at 96th Street Traffic, Bus, and Safety Improvements

In response to community concerns about traffic and pedestrian safety, and a request from the MTA to improve street conditions for the M96 bus, this project proposes traffic, bus, and safety improvements at Madison Avenue and E 96th Street and surrounding intersections. The project area includes E 96 Street and E 97 Street from 5th Avenue to Madison Avenue, specifically looking at traffic, bus, and safety concerns associated with crosstown traffic traveling to and from Central Park. The project proposal includes ten neckdowns, a pedestrian island, curb regulation changes to improve traffic and bus movements to and from the park, and traffic signal changes to better coordinate crosstown travel. Madison Avenue at 96th Street Traffic, Bus, and Safety Improvements - presented to Manhattan Community Board 8 Transportation Committee in April 2016 (pdf) Madison Avenue at 96th Street Traffic, Bus, and Safety Improvements - presented to Manhattan Community Board 11 Transportation Committee in March 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 – 105th St to 114th St Corridor Safety Improvements

In 2014, DOT constructed 11 islands on Northern Boulevard from 61 St to 102 St. At the request of Community Board 3 and Council Member Ferreras, DOT continued the study of improvements on Northern Boulevard to 114 St. Northern Boulevard is a Vision Zero Priority Corridor with 9.0 Pedestrian Killed or Severely Injured (KSI) crashes per mile. The proposal will add 5 pedestrian islands, which will provide safer pedestrian crossings, create simpler, safer left turns from cross streets, and reduce motor vehicle and pedestrian conflict. Northern Blvd – 105th St to 114th St Corridor Safety Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 3 in January 2016 (pdf)

Northern Blvd – Honeywell St to Broadway Corridor Safety Improvements

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

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

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

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

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

Rockaway Parkway Corridor Safety Improvements

DOT is proposing safety improvements for Rockaway Parkway between Flatlands Avenue and Seaview Ave. These improvements include removing a travel lane in each direction and installing pedestrian safety islands and left turn bays to calm and better organize traffic, to shorten crossing distances, and to create safer turns. In addition, DOT is proposing to upgrade all crosswalks to high visibility and install a parking lane stripe along the corridor. This proposal will improve safety for both pedestrians and motor vehicle occupants along this Vision Zero Priority Corridor. Rockaway Parkway Corridor Safety Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 18 in January 2018 (pdf) Rockaway Parkway Corridor Safety Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 18 in April 2016 (pdf)

Shore Front Parkway Pedestrian Safety Improvements

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

St. Johns Pl/Sterling Pl Safety Improvements

DOT is proposing safety improvements on St Johns Pl. and Sterling Pl. in Brooklyn. The proposal includes the addition of new bicycle connections, and improved markings intended to reduce speeding and create standard lane widths. The proposal also includes intersection improvements on St. Johns Pl. at Utica Ave, Eastern Pkwy. and E. New York Ave. St. Johns Pl/Sterling Pl Safety Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 8 Transportation Committee in February 2016 (pdf) St. Johns Pl/Sterling Pl Safety Improvements - presentedto Brooklyn Community Board 8 in January 2016 (pdf) St. Johns Pl/Sterling Pl Safety Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 16 in January 2016 (pdf)

Terrace Place Pedestrian Improvements

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

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. 111th Street Transportation Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 4 in November 2016 (pdf) 111th Street Transportation Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 4 in June 2015 (pdf) 111th Street Transportation Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 4 in June 2015 (pdf) 111th Street Transportation Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 3 in May 2015 (pdf) 111th Street Transportation Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 4 in March 2015 (pdf)

Astoria Blvd-East Elmhurst Pedestrian Improvements

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

Astoria Park Study Area Safety Improvements

In response to requests from Council Member Constantinides and Assembly member Simotas, DOT is studying the streets around Astoria Park for safety improvements. At the request of Council Member Constantinides, DOT attended the Astoria Park Planning Session and presented examples of safety improvements used in other parts of the city and facilitated small group discussions about issues and opportunities around Astoria Park. Ideas generated at the meeting will inform future improvements. Astoria Park Study Area Safety Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 1 Full Board in February 2016 (pdf) Astoria Park Study Area Safety Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 1 Transportation Committee in January 2016 (pdf) Astoria Park Study Area Safety Improvements - presented in October 2015 (pdf)

Broadway at Van Cortlandt Park Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Improvements

In response to a request from Council Member Andrew Cohen, DOT held a community workshop in Riverdale to discuss potential safety improvements for pedestrians and cyclists on the Broadway corridor along the west side of Van Cortlandt Park. The intent of this workshop was to identify how community members interact with Broadway and to identify safety issues that they experience. Broadway at Van Cortlandt Park Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Improvements - presented in November 2015 (pdf)

Fulton St and Utica Ave Intersection Safety 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. Fulton St and Utica Ave Intersection Safety Improvements - presented at the Brooklyn Community Board 3 Town Hall Meeting May 2015 (pdf) Fulton St and Utica Ave Intersection Safety Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 3 Transportation Committee February 2015 (pdf)

Long Island City/Hunters Point Reconstruction Project

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

Q47 Bus Route Changes

At the request of Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, Assembly Member Michael Dendekker and Councilmember Costa Constantinides, along with the community requests, we conducted a feasibility study of converting 77th Street from 25th avenue to 30th Avenue from a two-way operation into a one-way operation. This request emanates from the safety concerns and congestion due to the narrowness of 77th Street. 77th street currently operates as a two-way street with parking on both sides and also as a bus route for the Q47 operated by MTA Bus Company. The narrowness of the street does not allow for the safe passage of buses or other vehicles and results in congestion, delays and other negative effects upon the residents of the block. NYCDOT conducted a joint study with the MTA Bus Company and based on the results, are recommending that 77th Street be converted into a one-way northbound street for one block from 30th Avenue to 25th Avenue. Q47 Bus Route Changes - presented to Queens Community Board 3 in January 2016 (pdf) Q47 Bus Route Changes - presented to Queens Community Board 3 in October 2015 (pdf)

West 14th St and Washington St Intersection Improvements

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

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. York, Jay, and Pearl Streets Intersection Improvements and Bicycle Facility - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 2 Transportation Committee in May 2017 (pdf) York, Jay, and Pearl Streets Intersection Improvements and Bicycle Facility - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 2 in February 2017 (pdf) York, Jay, and Pearl Streets Intersection Improvements and Bicycle Facility - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 2 in March 2016 (pdf) York, Jay, and Pearl Streets Intersection Improvements and Bicycle Facility - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 2 in January 2016 (pdf) York, Jay, and Pearl Streets Intersection Improvements and Bicycle Facility - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 2 in January 2015 (pdf)

Hunter Street-Crescent Area Pedestrian Network Improvements

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

Park Avenue and 125th Safety Improvements

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

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. Third Avenue Bus Lane Improvements - presented to Manhattan Community Board 6 Transportation Committee in May 2014 (pdf)

Bicycle Route Projects

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

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

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

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

NYC DOT is proposing bicycle connectionsand safety improvements on Broadway and Whitehall St between Barclay St and Water St. As part of these improvmeents, 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 seperated from moving vehicles by channelization, delineators and new parking at feasible locations. The proposed design would alleviate demand for commercial loading along the corridor, provide pedestrian crossings, organize the roadway and provide a more direct, safe connection from City Hall to Battery Park. Broadway, Whitehall St - presented to Manhattan Community Board 1 on October 2019 (pdf)

Hylan Blvd Improvements, Page Ave to Satterlee St

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

Mosholu Avenue Traffic Calming

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

Remsen Avenue Safety Improvements

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

Central Park West, Columbus Circle to Frederick Douglass Circle

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

Grand St - Update

DOT provided an update about the protected bike lanes on Grand St, summarizing the project route, design updates, curb management, and remaining work to be installed in Spring 2019. Grand St Update – presented to Brooklyn Community Board 1 on May 21, 2019 (pdf) Grand St Update – presented to Brooklyn Community Board 1 in May 2019 (pdf)

Flatbush Ave, Grand Army Plaza to Empire Blvd

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

12th St, 13th St, and Connections - Crosstown Bike Lanes

DOT provided an update about crosstown protected bike lanes on 12th St, 13th St, summarizing the project route and design details, curb management and traffic flow elements, and remaining work to be installed in Spring 2019. 12th St, 13th St, and Connections - Crosstown Bike Lanes - presented to Manhattan Community Board 2 in May 2019 (pdf) 12th St, 13th St, and Connections - Crosstown Bike Lanes - presented to Manhattan Community Board 3 in May 2019 (pdf)

Shore Parkway Greenway Connector

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

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

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

Kosciuszko Bridge Bike Connections

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

Broad Street and Vanderbilt Ave Street Improvements

NYC DOT is proposing an expansion of the Stapleton/Clifton neighborhood bicycle network with the addition of two new bicycle routes on Broad St and Vanderbilt Ave. These new routes, consisting of standard bike lanes and shared lanes would connect to the existing bicycle network on Bay St, Targee St, and Van Duzer St which includes local business, SIR stations, and large apartment complexes. Speed cushions would be added to Vanderbilt Ave, a Vision Zero Priority Corridor. Together these changes will help calm traffic and improve transportation options for the local community. Broad Street and Vanderbilt Ave Street Improvements - presented to Staten Island Community Board 1 in April 2019 (pdf) Broad Street and Vanderbilt Ave Street Improvements - presented to Staten Island Community Board 1 in March 2019 (pdf)

52nd Street and 55th Street Midtown Crosstown Protected Bike Lanes

NYC DOT has unveiled plans for east-west protected bike lanes to improve crosstown connectivity between existing north-south protected lanes in Midtown Manhattan, in effort to build out the protected network at every half mile. Building on the success of new lanes in the 20’s, the next pair of crosstown protected bike lanes is proposed on 52nd Street and 55th Street, offering a safe, comfortable transportation option with connections to existing protected bike lanes, subway stations, bus stops and other popular destinations along the corridors. In addition to the protected bike lanes, the updated street designs include updated curb regulations and elements such as high visibility crosswalks and turn calming measures that improve safety for all road users. DOT will follow up with a proposal for an additional protected lanes in the Times Square area, on streets still to be determined after further community consultation and study. 52nd Street and 55th Street Midtown Crosstown Protected Bike Lanes - presented to Manhattan Community Boards 4, 5 & 6 Transportation Committees in March 2019 (pdf)

Southern Blvd Traffic Calming and Protected Bike Lanes

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

Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights Bicycle Network Expansion

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

Catherine Street and Market Street Bike Network

The Catherine Street and Market Street project is the creation of a community bicycle network for the Two Bridges neighborhood. Catherine Streets and Market Streets provide the main north-south corridors connecting East River Bikeway and Esplanade with the existing bicycle facilities on East Broadway and the Manhattan Bridge. Monroe Street, Cherry Street and Water Street provide the east-west corridors connecting Catherine Street to the Pike Slip bicycle path. This network of bike lanes and shared lanes connects the residential community to the various important community amenities such as Murray Bergtraum Softball Field, Alfred E Smith Recreation Center, PS 126 and much more. Catherine and Market Streets Bike Network - presented to Manhattan Community Board 3 in January 2019 (pdf)

Flushing, Queens Community Board 7 Bike Network

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

2nd Avenue Protected Bike Lane Update – Analysis of 2017 Project and Proposal for 68th St to 59th St

NYC DOT updated Community Board 6 on its efforts to create a continuous protected bike lane along 2nd Avenue in Manhattan, including analysis of the project that was installed last year between 42nd St and 43rd St, and its current proposal for 68th St to 59th St. The proposed design includes a curbside buffered bike lane that is parking protected during off-peak hours and a new crossing for pedestrians and cyclists along the east side of 2nd Avenue at the Queensboro Bridge entrance. 2nd Avenue Protected Bike Lane Update - presented to Manhattan Community Board 8 in September 2018 (pdf) 2nd Avenue Protected Bike Lane Update - presented to Manhattan Community Board 6 in September 2018 (pdf) 2nd Avenue Protected Bike Lane Update - presented to Manhattan Community Board 8 Transportation Committee in July 2018 (pdf) 2nd Avenue Protected Bike Lane Update - presented to Manhattan Community Board 6 in July 2018 (pdf)

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

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

8th Avenue and Columbus Circle

In response to requests from the community and elected officials, NYC DOT is proposing an extension to the existing protected bicycle lane on 8th Avenue, a Vision Zero priority corridor in Manhattan, from West 56th Street up to Columbus Circle. The proposal also includes dedicated cycling space within Columbus Circle itself, as well as bike lane connections to Broadway and Central Park West from within the circle. In addition, the proposal also includes five planted concrete pedestrian islands at intersections and a protected left turn at West 57th Street. 8th Avenue and Columbus Circle - presented to Manhattan Community Board 4 and 5 in June 2018 and Manhattan Community Board 7 in July 2018 (pdf)

10th Avenue / Amsterdam Avenue

In response to requests from the community and elected officials, NYC DOT is proposing an extension to the existing protected bicycle lane on Amsterdam Avenue. This extension will start at 10th Avenue and West 52nd Street and connect to the existing protected lane at West 72nd Street and Amsterdam Avenue. The proposal would complimentary to the existing southbound protected lane on Columbus Avenue/9th Avenue. The proposal also includes numerous safety improvements, including shorter crossings, painted refuge islands, and protected turns at both West 57th Street and West 66th Street. 10th Avenue / Amsterdam Avenue Protected Bike Lanes - presented to Manhattan Community Board 4 in June 2018 and Manhattan Community Board 7 in July 2018 (pdf)

26th Street and 29th Street Midtown Crosstown Protected Bike Lanes

In response to requests from the community and elected officials, NYC DOT is proposing a series of proposals for new crosstown protected bicycle lanes in Midtown Manhattan. The plan seeks to improve safety for cyclists/pedestrians while allowing businesses’ delivery access and keeping other vehicles in motion on some of New York City’s busiest streets. The proposal includes two pairs of one-way protected crosstown bicycle lanes: the first pair of lanes are 26th Street eastbound and 29th Street westbound, from 1st Avenue to 12th Avenue. These lanes would be complemented by a pair of protected lanes south of Central Park in the 50s, on streets still to be determined after further community consultation and study. 26th Street and 29th Street Midtown Crosstown Protected Bike Lanes - presented to Manhattan Community Board 5 Transportation Committee in March 2018 (pdf) 26th Street and 29th Street Midtown Crosstown Protected Bike Lanes - presented to Manhattan Community Boards 4, 5 & 6 Transportation Committees in January 2018 (pdf)

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

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

Cross Bay Bridge Intersection Safety Improvements & Jamaica Bay Greenway Connections

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

Cypress Hills St Protected Bicycle Lanes

Following previous work along Cypress Hills Street, the NYC DOT is proposing an extension of protected bike lanes between Jackie Robinson Parkway and Jamaica Avenue. The project will include the installation of bike lanes in both directions on Cypress Hills Street in the existing channelization as well as the installation of a new pedestrian crossing at Jamaica Avenue. These improvements will discourage speeding along the corridor, provide safer pedestrian crossings and define roadway space for cyclists and vehicles. As one of the few street connections between Brooklyn and Queens in this area, the project will also serve a safe and convenient cycling route between the two boroughs, and improve park and greenway access. Cypress Hills St Protected Bicycle Lanes - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 5 Transportation Committee in October 2018 (pdf)

South Beach Greenway Bicycle Connections

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

5th Avenue Protected Bicycle Lane

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

The Big Jump

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

Delancey Street Protected Bike Lanes and Safety Improvements

DOT is proposing a Jersey barrier protected bike lane and pedestrian safety enhancements on Delancey St between Clinton St and Chrystie St in Manhattan. The proposal aims to improve bicycle access from the Williamsburg Bridge to the existing protected bike lanes on Allen St and Chrystie St. Currently, more than 7,500 bicycles use the bridge daily, and DOT anticipates a sharp increase in ridership during the L train shutdown. This project will improve connectivity on the Manhattan side of the bridge in anticipation of the projected increase. As part of the project, NYC DOT will also implement pedestrian safety improvements, including painted median extensions along the Delancey St median, creating shorter safer crossings for pedestrians. Delancey Street Protected Bike Lanes and Safety Improvements - presented to Manhattan Community Board 3 Transportation Committee in April 2017 (pdf)

East New York Safety Improvement & Bicycle Network

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

Harlem Bicycle Network and Safety Improvements

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

Park Row Access Bike and Pedestrian Connections

The New York City Department of Transportation, in collaboration with the NYPD, would create new pedestrian and bicycle access through Park Row in Lower Manhattan. These enhancements will serve to help reconnect the Chinatown and Civic Center areas that have been somewhat physically separated since September 11, 2001. The road design efforts will increase mobility and accessibility while maintaining the necessary security around One Police Plaza and the other critical civil institutions. Also, new Wayfinding signage will be installed to better direct pedestrian traffic to Chinatown and Lower Manhattan and their many attractions. Park Row Access Bike and Pedestrian Connections - presented to Manhattan Community Board 1 in October 2017 (pdf) Park Row Access Bike and Pedestrian Connections - presented to Manhattan Community Board 3 in September 2017 (pdf)

Queens Community Board 8 Bike Network Proposed Upgrades: 150th St, Parsons Blvd, and Connections

DOT is proposing to install new bike lanes in Queens Community District 8, to create new connections in the neighborhood bike network and improve access to Queens College and St. John’s University. Queens Community Board 8 Bike Network 150th St, Parsons Blvd, and Connections - presented to Queens Community Board 8 in September 2017 (pdf) Queens Community Board 8 Bike Network 150th St, Parsons Blvd, and Connections - presented to Queens Community Board 8 in June 2017 (pdf)

Neighborhood Slow Zones

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

Alphabet City/Tompkins Square Slow Zone

The Alphabet City/Tompkins Square Slow Zone was installed in Summer 2014. The zone was chosen for installation due to the zone's high frequency of crashes and injuries, strong natural boundaries and the presence of multiple schools in the area. 2 years of ‘after’ crash data showed a reduction in crashes and crashes with injuries after the installation. A reduction in average speeds was also observed at locations within the zone. Alphabet City / Tompkins Square Slow Zone - presented to Manhattan Community Board 3 in November 2016 (pdf)

Westchester Square Slow Zone

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

Public Space

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

University Place Shared Street

With new traffic changes on the 14th Street corridor, DOT has developed a proposal for a Shared Street on University Place between 13th and 14th Streets to balance the needs of pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists. University Place will run southbound, providing an exit for vehicles using 14th Street. The Shared Street will prioritize pedestrians and add bicycle parking while continuing to provide access to buildings and bikeshare. Vehicles are encouraged to share the road and drive 5 mph through signage, markings, and streetscape design. University Place Shared Street Update – presented to Manhattan Community Board 2 in May 2019 (pdf)

Chinatown Seasonal Streets 2019

In 2019, DOT is planning to implement Seasonal Streets on Doyers Street and Mott Street during the summer and fall months. Seasonal Streets are temporary transformations of streets into vibrant public space. DOT Public Space works with community partners to design and manage the street for various uses, from programming and events for pedestrians, to managed access and deliveries for businesses. Chinatown Seasonal Streets – presented to Manhattan Community Board 3 Transportation Committee in April 2019

Herald + Greeley Square Enhancements

Implemented in 2009, the pedestrian plazas at Herald and Greeley Squares remain lively. However, they face new challenges. The interim materials are showing the wear after years of use. The bike connection through Herald Square across Sixth Avenue is complicated and causes conflicts between cyclists and pedestrians. Cyclists and pedestrians compete for space while the space is not clearly designated. Broadway between 32nd and 33rd has low vehicle volumes, while the adjacent sidewalks are overflowing with pedestrians. Suggested improvements include public space enhancements, strengthening bike connections, and reopening 33rd Street to vehicular traffic. Herald + Greeley Square Enhancements - presented in March 2019 (pdf) Herald + Greeley Square Enhancements - presented in January 2019 (pdf)

12th Street, Queens StreetSeat

Street Seats is a citywide program where partners apply to transform underused streets into vibrant, social public spaces between the months of March through December (the Season). Street Seats are installed in the roadbed along the curb line or on wide sidewalks to create an attractive setting for eating, reading, working, meeting a friend or taking a rest. The Vorea Group, the StreetSeat partner, applied to the program in 2019 and will install in the Summer of 2019. 12th St Street Seat project - presented to Queens Community Board 2 in April 2019 (pdf)

44th Drive, Queens StreetSeat

Street Seats is a citywide program where partners apply to transform underused streets into vibrant, social public spaces between the months of March through December (the Season). Street Seats are installed in the roadbed along the curb line or on wide sidewalks to create an attractive setting for eating, reading, working, meeting a friend or taking a rest. Rockrose, the StreetSeat partner, applied for a StreetSeat in 2018 and will install in the Spring of 2019. 44th Dr Street Seat project - presented to Queens Community Board 2 in April 2019 (pdf)

Hamilton Place Plaza Proposal

The Brotherhood Sister Sol (BSS) was accepted into the NYC Plaza Program in 2017 to convert Hamilton Place between Amsterdam Ave and W. 143rd St to a pedestrian plaza. BSS and DOT have since held a series of 7 One-Day Plaza events to show to the community what a plaza could mean in their neighborhood and to bring other community based organizations into the process. The proposed plaza would bring safety benefits, public space, more seating options, more shade, and opportunities for programming to the neighborhood. Hamilton Place Plaza Proposal – presented to Community Board 9 General Board in May 2019 Hamilton Place Plaza Proposal – presented to Community Board 9 Uniformed Services and Transportation Committee in May 2019 Hamilton Place Plaza 2nd proposal - presented at a public workshop in February 2019 Hamilton Place Plaza proposal - presented at a public workshop in February 2019

North 5th Street Plaza Proposal

In 2018, the Church of the Annunciation applied to the NYC DOT Plaza Program to turn N. 5th between Metropolitan and Havemeyer into a plaza. Serving as a gateway to the neighborhood, a plaza would offer the community a new space to socialize, rest, wait for the bus, hold cultural or charitable events, and gather. Building on the successful 2016 Meeker Avenue Safety Improvements and 2018 Meeker Avenue – Union Ave to Graham Ave project, the plaza proposal will shorten crossings and eliminate pedestrian-vehicle conflicts. DOT is partnering with the Church of the Annunciation to hold a workshop to gather community feedback on the proposal. North 5th Street Plaza proposal - presented at a Community Workshop in February 2019 (pdf)

Myrtle Wyckoff Public Plaza

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

43rd Street East Midtown Shared Street

As part of the City's Greater East Midtown Rezoning efforts, DOT is developing a Shared Street proposal with local stakeholders on East 43rd Street between Lexington and Third Avenues. DOT presented a design proposal and timeline at the Community Board 6 Transportation Committee meeting on May 7th 2018. 43rd Street East Midtown shared street - presented to Manhattan Community Board 6 in May 2018 (pdf) 43rd Street East Midtown shared street - presented to Manhattan Community Board 6 in November 2017 (pdf)

Haven Avenue

Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) applied to Round 9 of DOT's Plaza Program to create a Pedestrian Plaza on Haven Ave and W 168th Street between Fort Washington and W 169th Street. CUMC and DOT have since held a series of One-Day Plaza Events and public workshops to gather input from local residents and the CUMC community. CUMC and DOT will present a final proposal to Community Board 12 for their review on 11/6. Haven Avenue - presented to Manhattan Community Board 12 Transportation Committee in November 2017 (pdf) Haven Avenue - presented to Manhattan Community Board 12 Transportation Committee in October 2017 (pdf)

Hillel Place between Kenilworth Place and Nostrand Avenue

Flatbush Junction sees thousands of pedestrians daily as it sits at the intersection of a major commercial, transit, culture, and education hub. In 2015, the Flatbush Junction BID applied to DOT’s Plaza Program to create a pedestrian plaza on Hillel Place between Kenilworth Place and Nostrand Avenue. A plaza would create much needed pedestrian space at this bustling intersection by creating a space where shoppers, students, and residents alike can find a place to sit, study, or socialize. The intersection of Flatbush, Nostrand, and Hillel Place is a Vision Zero Intersection and sits along 2 Vision Zero Corridors. A plaza would also help enhance safety by removing a leg from this complicated intersection and reducing crossing distances for pedestrians. DOT is partnering with the Flatbush Junction BID to host a number of One-Day Plaza Events and workshops, survey the larger community, and hold stakeholder meetings. Hillel Place - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 14 Transportation Committee in December 2017 (pdf) Hillel Place - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 14 Transportation Committee in September 2017 pdf) Hillel Place - presented presented at a community workshop in May 2017 (pdf)

Broadway Seasonal Street Closure

DOT and the Garment District Alliance are proposing a seasonal closure pilot on two blocks of Broadway between 37th and 36th Streets and 39th and 40th Streets and from June to August. These blocks will provide additional public space in the neighborhood during the summer months when traffic volumes are lower. The BID will program the blocks with public art, plantings, and seating. DOT will closely monitor traffic network impacts including volumes, diversions, and delivery activity. Broadway Seasonal Street Closure - presented to Manhattan Community Board 5 in May 2017 (pdf)

Flatiron Plaza & Shared Street

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

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. Putnam Plaza - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 2 Transportation Committee in March 2015 (pdf) Putnam Plaza - workshop #2 presented in December 2014 (pdf) Putnam Plaza Frequently Asked Questions sheet for project facts and timeline (pdf)

Times Plaza

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

Bus Forward Initiatives

Bus Forward is a collaborative initiative between DOT and the MTA to improve local and limited (non-SBS) bus service across the city. Bus Forward examines street design, signal timing, curb activity, and bus operations along key local and limited bus corridors and applies improvements such as bus lanes, transit signal priority, bus stop moves or consolidation, routing changes, improved fare collection, and queue jumps to improve travel time and reliability for bus customers.

5th Ave (61st St - 34th St) Bus Lane Improvements

NYC DOT is proposing a double bus lane on 5th Avenue between 34th Street and 60th Street, accompanied by slight markings changes between 60th Street and 61st Street. This double bus lane will improve on the existing single curbside bus lane currently on 5th Avenue, creating a facility similar to the double bus lane that’s existed on Madison Avenue since 1983. A red-painted 24 hour double bus lane on 5th Avenue has the potential to improve the lives of 75,000 daily bus riders by making the 39 bus routes that run on 5th Avenue faster and more reliable. DOT proposes implementing the 5th Avenue double bus lane in fall 2017. 5th Ave (61st St - 34th St) Bus Lane Improvements - workshop presented to Manhattan Community Board 5 Transportation & Environment Committee in September 2017(pdf)

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 about Select Bus Service 14th Street Update - presented to Manhattan Community Board 2 in May 2019 (pdf)

School Safety

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

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

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

Lower East Side School Safety Improvements

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

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

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

Avenues V, W and X School Safety Improvements

DOT School Safety is planning safety improvements in Sheepshead Bay on Ave V (E 22nd St to Gerritsen Ave), Ave W (E 16th St to Gerritsen Ave), and Ave X (E 16th St to Gerritsen Ave). The project area includes a Vision Zero Priority Area, a Vision Zero Priority Corridor on Nostrand Ave, a Priority Senior Area and a Bike Priority District. There are eight schools in this area, as well as the NYCHA Sheepshead Bay and Nostrand Houses. Planned improvements include new crosswalks, painted curb extensions, concrete pedestrian islands, left turn bays, flush medians, bike lanes, parking lane stripes, a one to two-way conversion, and marked angle parking. These improvements will create safer, shorter pedestrian crossings, improve traffic flow, calm turning vehicles, and create better connections for pedestrians and cyclists. Avenues V, W and X School Safety Improvements – Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 15 in May 2019 (pdf)

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

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

Alexander Avenue, East 135th Street to East 138th Street, School Safety Improvements

DOT School Safety is proposing safety improvements on Alexander Ave from East 135 St to East 138 St in Mott Haven, Bronx. Alexander Ave is a part of the Vision Zero Priority area in the Bronx. The proposal adds two new signalized crossings, six painted curb extensions, and two new school loading zones to this stretch of Alexander Ave, which separates the NYCHA Mitchel Houses from three local schools (PS 154, the South Bronx Classical Charter School II, and Zeta Bronx 1 Elementary.) The proposed improvements will create safer, shorter pedestrian crossings, slow turns, improve visibility, and reduce double parking. Alexander Avenue, East 135th Street to East 138th Street, School Safety Improvements – presented to Bronx Community Board 1 in March 2019 (pdf)

Hudson Manor Terrace, West 236th St to West 239th St

In response to requests for new crosswalks from the community and a former elected official, DOT School Safety is proposing pedestrian safety improvements on Hudson Manor Terrace at West 239 St, West 237 St and West 236 St, adjacent to PS 24 and MS/HS 141 in the Bronx. School Safety proposes to implement enhanced crosswalk treatments at these intersections, which include new ADA accessible pedestrian ramps, high-visibility crosswalk markings, pedestrian crossing signs, and daylighting in advance of the crosswalks to improve pedestrian visibility and access. At West 237 St, the School Safety unit also proposes to add a painted curb extension to shorten the crossing distance and slow turning vehicles. Hudson Manor Terrace, West 236th St to West 239th St, School Safety Improvements – presented to Bronx Community Board 8 in March 2019 (pdf)

Glenwood Rd, Remsen Ave to East 92nd St

In response to a community request, DOT School Safety is proposing pedestrian safety improvements at the intersection of Remsen Ave to East 92nd St on Glenwood Rd, immediately adjacent to PS 114, Excel Charter School and the Raven School. The proposal includes painted curb extensions on Glenwood Rd at Remsen Ave and at East 92 St to shorten the crossings and control vehicle turns. A parking lane stripe and a parking lane buffer are also proposed to reduce speeding, narrow the 44’ foot wide street and organize parked and moving vehicles on Glenwood Rd. Glenwood Rd, Remsen Ave to East 92nd St, School Safety Improvements – presented to Brooklyn Community Board 18 in March 2019 (pdf)

86th St School Safety Improvements

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

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

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

Fulton Avenue and East 174th Street School Safety Improvements

In response to requests from PS/MS 4, DOT School Safety is proposing pedestrian safety improvements at the intersection of Fulton Avenue and East 174th Street, immediately adjacent to PS/MS 4 in the Bronx. The intersection is in a Vision Zero Priority Area and is regularly used by students. School Safety proposes to add a painted curb extension with green planters on the southwest corner of the intersection so that drivers travelling eastbound on East 174th Street and those traveling northbound on Fulton Avenue are better able to see one another, thus reducing crashes and improving safety. In addition, School Safety proposes to add an enhanced crosswalk across Fulton Avenue to improve pedestrian visibility and access. Fulton Avenue and East 174th Street School Safety Improvements - presented to PS/MS 4 in November 2018 (pdf)

Columbia Street, West 9th Street to Luquer Street School Safety Improvements

In response to requests from PS 676 and Summit Academy Charter School, DOT School Safety developed safety improvements for Columbia Street from West 9th Street to Luquer St. Proposed improvements include new enhanced crossings and expanded pedestrian space that will help slow turns, organize traffic movements, and provide pedestrians with new crossings across Columbia Street. Columbia Street, West 9th Street to Luquer Street, School Safety project presented to Brooklyn Community Board 6 Transportation Committee in November 2018 (pdf)

New Dorp Lane School Safety Improvements

In response to requests from New Dorp High School, DOT School Safety proposes pedestrian safety improvements on New Dorp Lane, from Hylan Boulevard to Mill Road. The proposal adds a new traffic signal and pedestrian refuge to create a safe, visible, ADA-accessible crossing for the many students crossing New Dorp Lane between school, the bus stop, and other destinations. New Dorp Lane School Safety Improvements - presented to Staten Island Community Board 2 in May 2018 (pdf)

Northern Blvd, 146 St – 147 St School Safety Improvements

DOT School Safety is proposing pedestrian safety improvements on Northern Blvd between 146 St and 147 St in Queens. Northern Blvd is a Vision Zero Priority Corridor and 146 St is a VZ Priority Intersection used by students from nearby schools. The proposal includes construction of concrete pedestrian safety islands on Northern Blvd to create safer, shorten pedestrian crossings, and relocating a bus stop to provide a safe and accessible space for bus riders to wait. Northern Blvd, 146 St – 147 St, School Safety Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 7 Full Board in February 2019 (pdf) Northern Blvd, 146 St – 147 St, School Safety Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 7 Transportation Committee in January 2019 (pdf) Northern Blvd, 146 St – 147 St, School Safety Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 7 Transportation Committee in May 2018 (pdf)

9th Ave School Safety Improvements

In response to requests from PS 69, DOT School Safety proposes safety improvements on 9th Ave, from 62nd St to 66th St. This section of 9th Ave, used heavily by students from PS 69, is a short, four block stretch with light industrial and residential land uses. This project proposes a southbound one-way conversion between 62nd and 64th Street, which enables the installation of large painted curb extensions that will slow turns, reduce crossing distances, and improve visibility. The project also includes a hardened centerline treatment at 65th St as well as new crossings to Leif Ericson Park at 66th St. 9th Ave School Safety Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 10 in April 2018 (pdf)

E 98th St School Safety Improvements

DOT School Safety is proposing corridor safety improvements on East 98th Street between East New York Avenue and Hegeman Avenue in Brooklyn. East 98th Street is located in a Vision Zero Priority Area and is heavily used by students from many nearby schools. The proposal normalizes skewed intersections and shortens crosswalks using large painted curb extensions. It also includes new signalized crosswalks, traffic calming treatments, and daylighting for improved visibility. E 98th St School Safety Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 16 in April 2018 (pdf) E 98th St School Safety Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 17 in April 2018 (pdf)

Lafayette Ave, Hunts Point School Safety Improvements

In response to community requests DOT School Safety developed a package of safety improvements along Lafayette Avenue between Tiffany Street and Edgewater Street in the Bronx, in the immediate vicinity of six schools. The proposal includes new crossings, concrete pedestrian islands, painted curb extensions and a slip lane closure, all designed to improve traffic safety and visibility of student pedestrians along Lafayette Avenue. Lafayette Ave, Hunts Point School Safety Improvements - presented to Bronx Community Board 2 Economic Development and Municipal Services Committee in May 2018 (pdf)

Pleasant Avenue School Safety Improvements

DOT School Safety is proposing a package of improvements to calm and better organize traffic on Pleasant Avenue between E. 114th Street and E. 116th Street adjacent to the Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics High School and Isaac Newton Middle School. The project involves a one way conversion to eliminate U turns in front of the school, a reorganization of teacher parking and school loading regulations to provide students clear access to the sidewalk, and a painted sidewalk extension to reduce sidewalk overcrowding and calm vehicular traffic on Pleasant Avenue. Pleasant Avenue School Safety Improvements - presented to Manhattan Community Board 11 in May 2018 (pdf)

Ralph Avenue, Bainbridge Street, Patchen Avenue School Safety Improvements

DOT School Safety is proposing to improve traffic safety on Ralph Avenue, Bainbridge Street, and Patchen Avenue near PS 40 and PS 21 in Bedford Stuyvesant. The project area is within a Vision Zero Priority Area and includes a Vision Zero Priority Corridor. DOT proposes to install roadway markings to calm and organize traffic, build concrete pedestrian islands and painted curb extensions to shorten crosswalks, and reorganize parking to improve pedestrian visibility and bus operations. Ralph Avenue, Bainbridge Street, Patchen Avenue School Safety Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 3 in June 2018 (pdf) Ralph Avenue, Bainbridge Street, Patchen Avenue School Safety Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 3 Transportation Committee in May 2018 (pdf)

Willowbrook Rd School Safety Improvements

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

10th and 11th Aves School Safety Improvements

In response to community requests, DOT School Safety proposes corridor safety improvements along 10th Ave and 11th Ave / Terrace Pl in Windsor Terrace. 10th and 11th Aves are 42’ wide, one-way streets that currently lack lane markings, contributing to speeding and reckless driving. The project includes buffered bike lanes on 10th and 11th Aves and a standard northbound lane on Terrace Pl to calm traffic and create dedicated space for cyclists. It also includes new parking and a left turn lane on the 11th Ave bridge over the Prospect Expy to improve traffic flow and reduce conflicts at 18th St. Finally, the project includes a new marked crosswalk on 18th St at 10th Ave for safer access to the pedestrian bridge over the expressway. The project is in coordination with the previously approved Terrace Pl proposal, which includes a new concrete curb extension and pedestrian refuge island at 19th St. The project is supported by the PTA of PS 154, Council Member Lander, and State Assembly Member Robert Carroll. 10th and 11th Aves School Safety Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 7 in June 2017 (pdf)

108th Street and Horace Harding Expressway School Safety Improvements

DOT School Safety has developed a safety project for the intersection of 108th Street and the Horace Harding Expressway, immediately adjacent to PS 220. This is a Vision Zero priority location with student pedestrians crossing immediately adjacent to highway entrance and exit ramps. As part of the project DOT proposes to build a pedestrian refuge island in the south leg of the intersection to improve safety for pedestrians crossing 108th Street. In addition, the agency is studying the feasibility of Leading Pedestrian Intervals for both the north and south legs of the intersection. 108th Street and Horace Harding Expressway School Safety Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 6 in January 2017 (pdf)

Hillside Avenue - 179th Street to 208th Street School Safety Improvements

DOT School Safety proposes to make safety improvements on Hillside Avenue between 179th Street and 208th Street. Hillside Ave is a Vision Zero Priority Corridor and the project area is heavily used by students accessing nearby schools. The proposal will add five pedestrian islands which will provide safer, shorter pedestrian crossings, provide pedestrian refuge, encourage safer left turns, and reduce motor vehicle and pedestrian conflict. At three intersections, a hardened centerline will be added to slow and normalize left turns from the side streets onto Hillside Avenue. Hillside Avenue - 179th Street to 208th Street School Safety Improvements - presented to Queens Community Boards 8 and 12 in December 2016 (pdf)

Jamaica Ave School Safety Improvements

DOT School Safety proposes to make safety improvements on Jamaica Avenue between 168th Street and Francis Lewis Blvd. Jamaica Ave is a Vision Zero Priority Corridor and the project area is heavily used by students accessing nearby schools. The proposal will add 8 median tip extensions and 2 pedestrian islands, which will provide safer, shorter pedestrian crossings, provide pedestrian refuge, encourage safer left turns, and reduce motor vehicle and pedestrian conflict. The proposal also includes a new marking plan, including a left turn lane, for Woodhull Ave where it approaches Jamaica Ave. Jamaica Ave School Safety Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 12 in January 2017 (pdf)

Mount Eden and Morris Heights School Safety Improvements

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

Oceania Street/210 Street School Safety Improvements

In response to safety concerns in front of MS 74, such as illegal U-turns, double parking, and speeding, DOT School Safety has developed a safety project on Oceania Street/210 Street from the Horace Harding Expressway to the Brooklyn-Queens Greenway. The project area is heavily used by students accessing MS 74, as well as those visiting Cunningham Park. This project is designed to enhance the safety of pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers. As part of the project, DOT proposes to install a two-way parking protected bike lane along the west side of Oceania Street/210 Street adjacent to Cunningham Park from the Horace Harding Expressway South Service Road to the Brooklyn-Queens Greenway. Buffered one-way bike lanes are proposed for the east and west sides of the Oceania Street bridge over the Long Island Expressway. To eliminate the hazardous vehicular merge of Oceania Street and 210 Street, DOT is proposing to convert 210 Street adjacent to the Greenstreet to a one-way northbound operation, with channelization and quick curb to be installed at the approach to provide lane clarification for vehicles continuing northbound onto either Oceania Street or 210 Street. Channelization and signage is also proposed to inform southbound 210 Street drivers that they must continue onto the slip. 210 Street north of the slip lane would remain two way. New crosswalks are proposed at the Greenstreet to accommodate the existing flows of student pedestrians. Leading Pedestrian Intervals (LPIs) were installed on the Horace Harding North and South Service Roads at Oceania Street in December 2016. Oceania Street/210 Street School Safety Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 8 in April 2017 (pdf) Oceania Street/210 Street School Safety Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 11 Transportation Committee in February 2017 (pdf)

PS 20 Port Richmond School Safety Improvements

DOT School Safety is proposing safety improvements in the vicinity of PS 20 in Port Richmond. Two concrete curb extensions are proposed at two intersections on Heberton Avenue to improve pedestrian visibility, shorten the distance that pedestrians have to cross, and create safer turns. In addition, DOT is proposing to extend the existing parking lane stripes and add new ones to organize traffic on Heberton Avenue, Park Avenue, and Castleton Avenue, which are all used by children walking to and from PS 20. As part of the project, DOT has already installed Leading Pedestrian Interval (LPI) at the intersection of Castleton Avenue and Port Richmond Avenue, in order to give pedestrians a head start and reduce conflicts with turning vehicles. PS 20 Port Richmond School Safety Improvements - presented to Staten Island Community Board 1 in February 2017 (pdf)

Rockaway Parkway School Safety Improvements

DOT School Safety is proposing safety improvements on Rockaway Parkway at Rutland Road and at Rockaway Parkway and Kings Highway. This portion of Rockaway Parkway is a Vision Zero priority corridor and Rockaway Parkway and Rutland Road is a VZ priority intersection. The corridor is heavily used by students accessing local schools. As part of the package of improvements, DOT would build a concrete pedestrian island at Rockaway Parkway and Rutland Road, and would construct two pedestrian refuge islands, extend three median tips, and expand the concrete triangle at Rockaway Parkway and Kings Highway. Rockaway Parkway School Safety Improvements - shared with Brooklyn Community Board 17 in March 2017 (pdf)

South Williamsburg School Safety Improvements

Based on suggestions from the South Williamsburg Transportation Study, DOT School Safety proposes intersection safety improvements at three locations: Union Avenue/Lorimer Street/Harrison Avenue, Wallabout Street and Middleton Street, and Marcy Avenue and Division Avenue. The entire area is located in a Vision Zero Priority Area and is used by students accessing local schools, including PS 380, the Beth Chana School, and IS 318. The street network includes many complex and skewed intersections, often with missing pedestrian crossings. Safety improvements have been requested by Senator Squadron, Council Member Levin, and local community leaders. At the intersection of Union Avenue, Lorimer Street, and Harrison Avenue, DOT is proposing building out the channelized triangle and adding four missing crosswalks. At Wallabout Street and Middleton Street, DOT is proposing a curb extension on the northeast corner and new crosswalks across Wallabout Street. Finally, at Marcy Avenue and Division Avenue, DOT is proposing to add a new crosswalk across Division Avenue on the east side of northbound Marcy Avenue. South Williamsburg School Safety Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 1 in May 2017 (pdf)

Third Avenue School Safety Improvements

DOT School Safety is proposing safety improvements on Third Avenue in the Bronx. Third Avenue is a Vision Zero Priority Corridor with a high injury rate and is heavily traveled by students attending the dozens of schools with a five minute walk of the avenue. The proposal for Third Avenue between East 164 Street and East Tremont Avenue includes the construction of pedestrian refuge islands, left turn bays, a painted median, and bike lanes. In addition, DOT proposes to install a curb extension at the complicated intersection of Third Avenue, Washington Avenue & East 187th Street, and to install plastic bollards along the centerline of Third Avenue at East 188th Street to calm movements through the intersection. The proposed improvements would shorten crossing distance, organize traffic, discourage speeding and improve safety for all road users. Third Avenue School Safety Improvements - presented to Bronx Community Board 6 in June 2017 (pdf) Third Avenue School Safety Improvements - presented to Bronx Community Board 6 in May 2017 (pdf) Third Avenue School Safety Improvements - presented to Bronx Community Board 3 in May 2017 (pdf)

Webster Avenue and 187th Street School Safety Improvements

DOT School Safety is proposing safety improvements near the intersection of Webster Avenue and East 187th Street in the Bronx. This is in a Vision Zero priority area, and is adjacent to PS 85. Webster Avenue and East 187th Street is an offset intersection, so vehicles traveling on 187th make a complicated “S” movement through the Webster Avenue and 187th intersection right where students accessing the school are crossing. To reduce crashes at this location DOT proposed to split 187th Street, eliminating the “S", so that the block west of Webster runs one way westbound until it dead ends at the step street, and the block east of Webster runs one way eastbound. The remainder of 187th would remain unchanged. DOT is also proposing to improve student safety at the intersection of Marion Ave and 187th Street by removing parking and adding a painted pedestrian area at the base of the step street. As parking is presently permitted at the bottom of the step street, students using the stairs emerge from behind parked vehicles when crossing to the school. Clearing the parking and adding the painted pedestrian area would improve student visibility and green the area. Webster Avenue and 187th Street School Safety Improvements - presented to Bronx Community Board 5 in November 2016 (pdf) Webster Avenue and 187th Street School Safety Improvements - presented to Bronx Community Board 6 in November 2016 (pdf)

Yellowstone Boulevard and Austin Street School Safety Improvements

DOT School Safety proposes to improve traffic safety at the complicated intersection of Yellowstone Boulevard and Austin Street, immediately adjacent to JHS 190. As part of this project DOT would add a new crosswalk and new pedestrian signals on the west leg of the intersection, install a curb extension on the northwest corner to slow turns onto Austin Street and improve pedestrian visibility directly in front of JHS 190, and expand an existing pedestrian island on the east leg of the intersection to make that crossing ADA accessible, and remove NYPD parking from the south curb of Yellowstone Boulevard at the eastbound approach to Austin to create a right turn lane. Yellowstone Boulevard and Austin Street School Safety Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 6 in April 2017 (pdf) Yellowstone Boulevard and Austin Street School Safety Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 6 in January 2017 (pdf)

Safe Streets For Seniors

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

Capital Projects

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

Queens Blvd – 73rd St to Eliot Ave

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

Ocean Parkway in Front of Coney Island Hospital

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

3rd Ave and 36th St Safety and Streetscape Enhancements

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

4th Avenue Great Streets

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

Astor Place–Cooper Square Improvements

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

Atlantic Avenue Great Streets

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

Beach 108th St Capital Reconstruction

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

Broad Channel Reconstruction

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

Broadway and Nagle Avenue Pedestrian Safety Improvements

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

Brooklyn Bridge Gateway: Tillary-Adams Reconstruction

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

DUMBO/Vinegar Hill Street and Plaza Reconstruction

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

Empire Boulevard Reconstruction

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

Hamilton Ave and 3rd Ave

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

North Flatbush Streetscape

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

Queens Blvd – Roosevelt Ave to 73rd St

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

Roberto Clemente Plaza

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

Rockaway Beach Boulevard Safety Improvements

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

Thomson Avenue – Skillman Ave to VanDam St

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

Bridge Reconstruction Projects

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

Riverside Drive Viaduct over West 158th Street

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

Belt Parkway Bridges Reconstruction

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

BQE Atlantic to Sands Project

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

Brooklyn Bridge Rehabilitation

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

Manhattan Bridge

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

Metropolitan Ave & Fresh Pond Road Bridge Deck Replacement

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

Project Planning

Grand and Clinton Access Study

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

Atlantic Avenue and Flatbush Avenue Comprehensive Safety Plan

On August 3rd, 2016 DOT presented a comprehensive plan and hosted a workshop regarding safety improvements in the area around the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and Flatbush Avenue. The presentation included plans to calm traffic, improve mobility and improve the quality of public space in the area. The workshop that followed provided community members the opportunity to work with DOT staff directly to provide comments and propose solutions to the challenges faced in the area. Atlantic and Flatbush Avenue's Safety Plan - presented to the community in August 2016 (pdf)

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.

Citywide Transit Plan

The New York City Department of Transportation is developing a Citywide Transit Plan to plan for the future of transit in New York City, and account for where and how New Yorkers live today and into the future. With input from the community, the plan will identify citywide needs, values and a shared vision, and then define priorities for enhancing transit service for our neighborhoods and connecting all residents to safe, convenient and reliable public transportation. Learn more at transitplan.nyc Citywide Transit Plan - presented on July 27, 2017 to the Town Hall, hosted by Council members Richards and Miller) (pdf)

East Midtown Rezoning

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

Eastern Rockaways Access to Opportunity: Transportation and Housing Study

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

Fort Greene/Clinton Hill Vision Zero

On January 26th, 2016 DOT attended a Town Hall hosted by Council Member Laurie Cumbo to discuss Vision Zero related projects and statistics in the Fort Greene and Clinton Hill neighborhoods of Brooklyn. The presentation included citywide statistics on the progress of Vision Zero and details on several projects that are planned for the area. Fort Greene / Clinton Hill - presented in January 2016 (pdf)

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)

Lower Montauk Branch Rail Study

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

NYMTC Regional Establishment Survey

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

Red Hook Streetcar Feasibility Study

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

Smart Truck Management Plan

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

Washington Heights Neighborhood Transportation Study

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

Willoughby Street Pedestrian Priority Study

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

Partnership Projects

Valet Bike Parking Pilot

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

Gateways to Chinatown

Gateways to Chinatown, a 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. DOT released the Request for Proposals (RFP) April 18, 2017, and submissions are due June 19, 2017. An optional pre-proposal conference will be held at NYC DOT on May 9th at 1:00pm. For more information and a link to the RFP, 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