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.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens Community Board 2 in February 2016)
Hillside Ave - Sutphin Blvd to 179 Pl
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.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens Community Board 12 in February 2016)
Castle Hill Ave
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.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Bronx Community Board 9 in February, 2016)
Bowne Park & Francis Lewis Park
DOT studied the areas around Bowne Park and Francis Lewis Park to see how pedestrian access to the parks can be improved. To slow speeds around Bowne Park, four new speed humps were approved by DOT. DOT is also planning to increase pedestrian access to Francis Lewis Park by adding new enhanced crossings, and to calm traffic by and marking parking lane stripes on 3rd Ave adjacent to the park.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens CB7 Transportation Committee in January, 2016)
Downtown Far Rockaway- Mott Avenue
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.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens CB 14 Transportation Committee January, 2016)
138th St and 31st Rd – Pedestrian Safety Improvements
Following community requests, DOT is planning pedestrian safety improvements at the intersection of 138th St and 31st Rd. The plan includes a new enhanced crossing, upgrading crosswalks to high-visibility, a concrete pedestrian refuge triangle and additional traffic calming. The proposed improvements will expand the pedestrian network, slow vehicle speeds, and make crossing pedestrians more visible to approaching vehicles.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens CB7 Transportation Committee in January, 2016)
MLK Blvd/University Ave - W 181st
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.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 5 in January, 2016)
East Fordham Road
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.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Bronx Community Board 6 in January, 2016)
Northern Boulevard – 105 St to 114 St
In 2014, DOT constructed 11 islands on Northern Boulevard from 61 St to 102 St. At the request of CB 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.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens Community Board 3 in January, 2016)
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.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 1 in January, 2016)
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)
St. Johns Pl/Sterling Pl
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.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 8 in January, 2016)Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 16 in January, 2016)
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.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented in December, 2015)
Astoria Blvd from 77th St to 92nd St
In response to requests from Council Member Costa Constantinides, Assembly Members Michael DenDekker and Jeffrion Aubry and Queens Community Board 3, DOT is studying the corridor of Astoria Blvd between 77th St and 92nd St for safety improvements. DOT, CM Constantinides and Assembly members Aubry and DenDekker held an Astoria Boulevard Visioning workshop on 12/2 which began with a brief presentation followed by break out groups where residents were able to identify issues and areas of concern. The information gathered will shape future operational and capital improvements.
Download a slideshow about the study (pdf) (Presented in December, 2015)
Broadway at Van Cortlandt Park
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.
Download a slideshow about the study (pdf) (Presented in November, 2015)
Astoria Blvd-East Elmhurst
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.
Download a slideshow about the study (pdf) (Presented to the Community Board 3 Transportation Committee in January, 2016)Download a slideshow about the study (pdf) (Presented to the East Elmhurst Civic Association in November, 2015)
Division Street - Market St to Bowery
In response to community requests, NYCDOT is proposing pedestrian safety improvements along Division Street between Market Street and the Bowery. The proposal includes installing a pedestrian plaza and new markings to provide additional pedestrian space, calm traffic, and deter double parking. In addition, the corner of Division Street, Bowery, and Catherine Street would be rebuilt and expanded, improving sidewalk and roadway conditions while increasing pedestrian space. Additional channelization along Bowery north of Division Street would also be installed to calm and rationalize traffic.
Download a slideshow about the study (pdf) (Presented to the Manhattan Community Board 3 in November, 2015)
Astoria Park Study Area
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.
Download a slideshow about the study (pdf) (Presented to the Queens Community Board 1 in January, 2016)Download a slideshow about the study (pdf) (Presented on October 28, 2015)
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.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Queens Community Board 3 in January, 2016)Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Queens Community Board 3 in October, 2015)
3rd Ave, E 60th St to E 72nd St 66th St, 2nd Ave and 3rd Ave
In an effort to address pedestrian safety issues along Vision Zero Priority Corridors, DOT plans to implement improvements on 3rd Ave and 2nd Ave in the Upper East Side. The proposal includes turn-only lanes, neckdowns, reconfigured crosswalks, and median tip extensions at intersections that have high pedestrian injury rates. These changes would reduce crossing distances, clarify vehicular movements, and expand pedestrian space.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Manhattan Community Board 8 in October, 2015)
Guider Avenue at Coney Island Avenue
In response to requests from Councilmember Deutsch and Community Boards 13 and 15, NYCDOT is proposing safety improvements along Guider Avenue, Neptune Avenue, and Coney Island Avenue. Congestion and conflicting vehicle movements, as well as pedestrian safety and access will be addressed at the intersection of Coney Island Avenue and Guider Avenue. Clarified traffic movement, pedestrian safety, greening and additional parking will be addressed along the Guider Avenue corridor. Congestion will also be addressed along Neptune Avenue between Coney Island Avenue and E 12th Street.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Community Board 13 and 15 in July, 2015)Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Community Board 13 and 15 in June, 2015)
Ocean Ave and Parkside Ave – Intersection Safety Improvements
NYCDOT is proposing pedestrian and traffic safety improvements at the intersection of Ocean Avenue and Parkside Avenue, at the southeast corner of Prospect Park. The plan follows earlier improvements in 2012 that tightened the intersection and significantly reduced motor vehicle occupant injuries but has not reduced pedestrian injuries. The plan includes installing a pedestrian island in the north crosswalk, and banning the southbound and westbound left turns at the intersection. This would provide a safer, shorter crossing between the Parkside Ave subway station and Prospect Park, encourage drivers to turn more carefully, simplify movements and reduce conflicts between turning vehicles and pedestrians in the intersection.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Brooklyn Community Board 9 in June, 2015)
Sheepshead Bay Road
DOT is proposing corridor safety improvements for both Sheepshead Bay Rd and Ave Z between E13th and Jerome. The proposal includes a one way conversion for two blocks of Sheepshead Bay Rd to improve circulation and congestion, pedestrian safety islands, bus route changes to improve on time service, and an upgraded markings plan.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Brooklyn Community Board 15 in June, 2015)
Currently implemented with interim materials, Diversity Plaza is to be redesigned to create a permanent public space. After two public workshops, DOT along with DDC have developed a preliminary design for the two plaza spaces based on feedback received from the community. The two plaza spaces are 37th Road between 73rd and 74th Streets and the triangle bound by 73rd St, Broadway and Roosevelt Avenue. The preliminary design includes the reconstruction of both spaces to create level plaza areas, new tree planting and landscaping, improved lighting and new plaza amenities such as movable furniture and umbrellas. Plans were presented to Queens CB3’s Transportation Committee on May 11th and will go to the Full Board on May 21st.
Download a slideshow about the study (Presented to the Queens Community Board 3 in May, 2015)
Broadway (135th-153rd St)
NYCDOT is studying corridor safety conditions on Broadway, between 135th and 153rd Sts, in the Hamilton Heights neighborhood of Manhattan. Broadway has been identified as a Priority Corridor in the Vision Zero Manhattan Pedestrian Safety Action Plan. The preliminary proposal includes creating two lanes in each direction with turn bays, a wide parking lane, and expanded pedestrian space in the center medians. New markings and signage will create simpler, safer left turns. Additionally, DOT will continue to work with the community to identify locations for commercial loading zones and to identify select locations where turn restrictions will improve safety.
Download a slideshow about the study (Presented to the Manhattan Community Board 9 on November 05, 2015)Download a slideshow about the study (Presented to the Manhattan Community Board 9 on October 27, 2015)Download a slideshow about the study (Presented to the Manhattan Community Board 9 on July 9, 2015)Download a slideshow about the study (Presented to the Manhattan Community Board 9 on June 4, 2015)Download a slideshow about the study (Presented to the Manhattan Community Board 9 on May 7, 2015)
Manhattan Bridge – Mobility and Safety Improvements
After requests from the community for pedestrian safety enhancements around the mouth of the Manhattan Bridge, NYC DOT is proposing to convert the Lower Roadway of the Bridge to Manhattan-bound at all times, eliminating daily reversals. This traffic pattern change allows for significant pedestrian improvements, including expanded pedestrian space, shorter crossings, new crosswalks and signal infrastructure, and improved traffic alignments while maintaining current traffic capacities. The location is a Vision Zero Priority intersection and ranks in the top 10% for most dangerous intersections in the borough. The project will improve safety for all users.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Brooklyn Community Board 2 in May, 2015)Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Manhattan Community Board 3 in May, 2015)
Astoria Blvd from 99th St to 105th Street
In response to community requests for pedestrian improvements, DOT is proposing concrete, signal and marking improvements to Astoria Blvd from 99th St to 105th Street. The improvements include new signalized intersections, enhanced medians, and upgraded markings. Astoria Blvd is in a Vision Zero Priority Area and the proposal will provide more direct, safer opportunities to cross, enhance the corridor and connect the boulevard to the surrounding neighborhoods.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Queens Community Board 3 in May, 2015)
NYC DOT is proposing to improve pedestrian and bicycle access to Brooklyn Bridge Park via Joralemon St. Based on vehicle and pedestrian volumes NYC DOT proposes to close Joralemon St at Furman St to through traffic. The closure will allow for cobblestone improvements establishing a strong connection into the park. Improvements include cobblestone repairs, ADA compliant crosswalks, new pedestrian ramps and the introduction of a smooth granite slab in the street allowing bike access. The proposed changes on Joralemon will insure that Joralemon remains an inviting place for pedestrians and creates a new connection between the park and the bike network.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Brooklyn Community Board 2 in April, 2015)
Neptune Avenue - between Stillwell Ave and W 25th St
NYCDOT is proposing to make improvements to Neptune Avenue (from Stillwell Ave to W 25th St near IS239 Mark Twain) in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn. Neptune Avenue is a Vision Zero Priority Corridor, with a Priority Intersection at Neptune Ave and Cropsey/W 17th St. The proposal includes the addition of 4 new pedestrian refuge islands and a flush median with left turn bays. Increasing left turn storage at the eastbound approach to Cropsey Avenue, adding a pedestrian island in the east crosswalk and banning the westbound left turn will simplify turn movements in the intersection and ease congestion at peak times. The proposal retains the existing number of moving lanes and consolidates buffer area in the center of the roadway which creates space for pedestrian refuge islands and will introduce more consistent parallel parking between Cropsey and Stillwell Ave. These changes will provide shorter and safer crossings for pedestrians, simpler and safer left turns for drivers, ease congestion and create a more consistent and predictable environment for all road users.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Brooklyn Community Board 13 in May, 2015)Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Brooklyn Community Board 13 in April, 2015)
111th Street Transportation Improvements
In response to requests from Council Member Ferreras, DOT is proposing safety and mobility enhancements to 111th Street in the vicinity of Flushing Meadows Corona Park. The improvements include new pedestrian crossings, expanded pedestrian space, additional vehicular parking spaces, a 2-way parking protected bicycle path and bicycle route connections to the 34th Avenue bicycle lanes and to the pedestrian bridge at Corona Avenue and Horace Harding Expressway.
(presented to Queens Community Board 4 March 31st, 2015)
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens Community Board 4 on June 9, 2015)Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens Community Board 4 in June 2015)Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens Community Board 3 in May 2015)Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens Community Board 4 in March 2015)
Lenox Ave and 145th St Safety Improvements
NYCDOT is proposing pedestrian and traffic safety improvements in the area of Lenox Avenue and W 145th St to create safer pedestrian crossings, shorten crossing distances, increase pedestrian space, and calm traffic. This proposal includes a new concrete median between W 145th St and W 146th St along Lenox Avenue with parallel parking on both sides, a new pedestrian safety island at Lenox Avenue and W 146th St, and a widened concrete median with median tips extended through the crosswalks along Lenox Avenue between W 144th St and W 145th St. At W 147th St and Lenox Avenue, high-visibility crosswalks would be installed to improve visibility of pedestrians at the intersection. At W 145th St and Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, NYCDOT is proposing restricting the southbound left turn in order to reduce confusion and congestion for motorists, while improving pedestrian safety. Along W 145th St between Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd and Lenox Avenue, NYCDOT is proposing the striping of parking lanes, a painted flush median near Lenox Avenue, and an extended left turn lane in order to clarify and calm traffic.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 10 in March 2015)
Southern Blvd & Boston Rd at E 174th St Intersection Safety Improvements
In response to community requests, DOT is proposing a set of safety improvements for the intersection of Southern Blvd, Boston Rd, and E 174th St in the Bronx. The proposal includes the installation of a new crosswalk and adds new concrete elements, including a pedestrian safety island and sidewalk extensions, that will shorten crossing distances and simplify the intersection. DOT is also proposing improvements to the northbound Bx19 bus stop under the El structure, including a painted sidewalk extension with a bus boarding island, allowing for better access to the bus and a safe space for passengers and other pedestrians to wait away from traffic. This proposal will allow for safer, shorter pedestrian crossings, less conflict points between pedestrians and vehicles, and a safer, less complex intersection design that will improve safety for all road users.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Bronx Community Board 3 in March 2015)
Surf Ave and Stillwell Ave – Intersection Safety Improvements
NYCDOT is proposing pedestrian and traffic safety improvements at the intersection of Surf Avenue and Stillwell Avenue in Coney Island. The proposal includes painted curb extensions on three corners that increase pedestrian space, shorten crossing distances, and calm traffic. These curb extensions, in addition to new markings and turn bays, would re-align Stillwell Avenue to improve traffic flow and safety. Between Surf Avenue and the Boardwalk along Stillwell Avenue, parking would be moved to the curbsides to increase parking supply while calming traffic. The eastbound B36 bus stop would be moved closer to the intersection to encourage bus users to use the crosswalk and deter midblock crossings. A drop off and pick up zone would be created on the northeast corner to alleviate double parking.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Brooklyn Community Board 13 in April 2015)Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Brooklyn Community Board 13 in March 2015)Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Brooklyn Community Board 13 in February 2015)
Fulton St and Utica Ave - Intersection Improvements
DOT proposes to normalize this intersection by replacing existing right-turn slip lanes and triangle islands with concrete sidewalk extensions. These improvements will slow turning vehicles, align crosswalks with pedestrian desire lines, shorten crossing distances, and provide ADA accessibility.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented at CB 3 Town Hall Meeting May 2015)Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented at Brooklyn CB 3 Transportation Committee February 2015)
W 14th St and Washington St – Intersection Improvements
In response to community requests, DOT plans to construct granite paver crosswalks and upgrade pedestrian ramps at this intersection. In areas with cobblestone streets, this crosswalk treatment provides a smooth, ADA compliant crossing surface.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented in February 2015)
Cross Bay Bridge Safety Improvements
In response to community request, DOT proposes to make safety improvements, including a new signal, at Beach Channel Dr and Beach 94th St. As part of the same project, DOT proposes to create a missing and vital link in Jamaica Bay Greenway by connecting the paths in Broad Channel to those on Rockaway Beach. The design will improve safety and circulation on both sides of the Cross Bay Bridge.Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Rockaway Civic Association in February 2015)
York, Jay, and Pearl Streets Intersection Improvements and Bicycle Facility
As a result of a community walk-through organized by the Dumbo BID, DOT has developed a proposal to calm traffic, improve pedestrian safety, and improve pedestrian and bicycle access in the DUMBO neighborhood. The proposal fills gaps in the pedestrian network with new sidewalks and pedestrian spaces at underutilized roadbed locations, and accessible crossings. A one-way to two-way conversion is proposed for both bicycle and vehicular traffic.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Brooklyn Community Board 2 in January, 2016)Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Brooklyn Community Board 2 in January 2015)
Riverside Drive 116th St to 135th St Pedestrian Improvements
In response to requests from the community, DOT is proposing pedestrian network connections and corridor safety improvements along Riverside Drive between 116th St and 135th St. The proposal includes new concrete curb extensions, sidewalks, and pedestrian islands, new crosswalks, lane reductions, and speed limit reduction on Riverside Drive to 25 mph. The proposal would help calm traffic, improve pedestrian safety, and improve pedestrian connections between bus stops, the General Grant National Memorial, Riverside Church, Riverside Park and the surrounding neighborhood.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 9, Full Board in March 2015)
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 9 in January 2015)
Eastern Parkway and Rockaway Avenue - Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Improvements
In response to numerous community requests, DOT is proposing safety improvements on Eastern Pkwy from Rockaway Ave to Atlantic Ave. The proposal includes expanded crosswalks, curb extensions, pedestrian fencing, and left-turn restrictions, new markings, restoration of trees and bike lanes. These changes will provide shorter and enhanced pedestrian crossings, reduce potential for conflicts between automobiles and pedestrians, and provide a safe cycling route through a complex intersection.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the CB 16 Transportation Committee in December 2014).
Lincoln Square Bow Tie Pedestrian Improvements
NYCDOT held a public workshop to determine community needs and solicit specific input regarding pedestrian safety improvements in the Lincoln Square Bow Tie Area on June 4, 2014. At the request of the community board and local officials, the workshop provided community members the opportunity to sit with DOT staff and comment on the local needs and potential improvements that should be explored in the Bow Tie area – roughly from W. 66th St to W. 62nd St on Broadway and Columbus Ave. The information gathered at this meeting was directly used to develop pedestrian safety improvements which were presented to the local community board in December 2014. (See below for update.)
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Manhattan Community Board 7 Transportation Committee in June 2014)
In early December 2014, DOT presented their recommendations to Community Board 7 as well as many attendees who were present at the initial workshop. The proposal includes solutions to many of the issues identified at the June workshop. DOT will continue to refine this proposal and return in early 2015 with a final set of recommendations.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Manhattan Community Board 7 Transportation Committee in December 2014)
In February 2015, DOT presented final recommendations to Community Board 7, incorporating feedback received from the December 2014 meeting.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Manhattan Community Board 7 Transportation Committee in February 2015)
Hillside and Metropolitan Pedestrian Safety Improvements
DOT is proposing pedestrian safety improvements to the complicated intersections of Hillside Avenue with Metropolitan Avenue and with Kew Gardens Road. The pedestrian safety improvements include concrete sidewalk extensions, shorter and safer pedestrian crossings, an improved traffic network with more efficient signal timing, turn restrictions to improve traffic flow, and the elimination of dangerous pedestrian and vehicle conflicts at the intersection of Hillside and Metropolitan Avenues. This proposal will enhance pedestrian safety and mobility while improving traffic flow through the complex intersections along Hillside Avenue.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (May 2014)Updated Project Proposal (pdf) (September 2014)
Park Avenue Traffic Calming
Incorporating recommendations from a community-led safety study, DOT is proposing traffic calming treatments for Park Avenue between Navy Street and Flushing Avenue in Brooklyn. The proposal will remove excess road capacity and add a wide parking stripe to eastbound Park Avenue and add a wide parking stripe to narrow westbound Park Avenue. Signal timing will be optimized on Park Avenue to provide more crossing time for pedestrians, reduce speeding and provide smoother traffic flow. The parking areas under the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, which divide the eastbound and westbound sections of Park Avenue, will have their entrances improved. All these treatments will better organize traffic, discourage speeding and remove dangerous pedestrian and vehicle conflicts, improving safety for everyone using the street.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (May 2014)
Third Avenue Bus Lane Improvements
The current curbside bus lane on Third Avenue in Manhattan is persistently obstructed by trucks and other vehicles, forcing the bus to operate in the adjacent lane with mixed-flow traffic. This results in poor travel times and reliability for the 59,000 daily riders who use the M98, M101, M102, and M103 buses, in addition to the dozen express routes utilizing the corridor. The Third Avenue Bus Lane Improvement project will move the bus lane to an “offset” position, one lane away from the curb, while restoring daytime commercial vehicle loading along the eastern curb. The new design will accommodate the demand for commercial loading, allowing the bus lane to stay clear to expedite bus speeds. Additionally, DOT is studying a potential new bus stop at 57th Street via a boarding island. The goal is to accommodate a much needed stop at a major destination while working to improve pedestrian safety at Third Avenue and 57th Street, a high crash intersection.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (May 2014)
Hunter Street-Crescent Area Pedestrian Network Improvements
This Long Island City area proposal emerged from several community requests for pedestrian network improvements. The proposed improvements include widening sidewalks, constructing pedestrian islands and clarifying the traffic network to enhance safety and mobility for all users.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to the Queens Community Board 2 Transportation Committee in March 2014)
Park Avenue and 125th Safety Improvements
As an early action item of an on-going plan for Park Avenue and 125th Street by the NYC Economic Development Corporation, DOT is proposing three painted neckdowns on Park Ave at 125th St. These neckdowns will contain landscaped planters maintained in partnership with New Harlem East Merchants Association, and provide shorter crossings, pedestrian visibility, and traffic calming for the heavy pedestrian volumes.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Community Board 11 in February 2014)
Willis Avenue Connections
To improve bicycle and pedestrian access to the Willis Avenue Bridge, DOT will improve markings and signage on the bridge and its approaches. In addition, the agency will implement pedestrian enhancements, such as curb extensions and new pedestrian crossings of RFK Bridge on-ramps at East 124th and 125th Streets.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (March 2014)
Columbus Avenue Parking-Protected Bicycle Path
Following a feasibility study requested by Community District 7, DOT is installing a parking-protected bicycle path on Columbus Avenue between West 96th and West 77th to improve safety for all road users along the corridor. Improvements include a "floating" parking lane on the east side of the street to retain parking and loading capacity, concrete pedestrian refuge islands and dedicated left-turn vehicle lanes installed at wide two-way intersecting streets to shorten crossing distances for pedestrians and channel vehicle traffic, mixing zone safety treatments at narrow one-way intersecting eastbound streets. The project will retain all existing vehicle travel lanes.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf)Download a preliminary assessment of the project (pdf) (October 2011)Download the post-implementation presentation (pdf) (November 2012)
Bicycle Route Projects
DOT's goal is to accelerate the growth of safe cycling by providing a system of bicycle routes that traverse and connect all five boroughs, while also creating a dense, fine-grained network of bike lanes in communities where cycling is already a popular mode of transportation.
Upper East Side Crosstown Bike Routes
In response to Manhattan Community Board 8’s request to study crosstown routes in the Upper East Side on February 3, DOT proposed crosstown bike routes on E 85th/84th St, E 78th/77th St, and E 68th/E 67th St. These crosstown routes will help fill in an existing gap in the bicycle network without removing any vehicle travel lanes or parking. They will provide clear connections from Central Park and the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway, while also linking subway stations to other neighborhood destinations such as Hunter College and the commercial corridor on E 86th Street. Furthermore the crosstown routes will reinforce the recently expanded CitiBike within Community Board 8. We are reviewing the community’s concerns about the current proposed routes for crosstown UES bike lanes and will return to the Board next month with more information.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Manhattan Community Board 8 in February 2016)
1st Avenue and East 124th Street – Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Improvements
DOT is proposing safety improvements to 1st Ave between E 124th St and E 125th St and to E 124th St between 1st Ave and 2nd Ave in Manhattan. The proposed improvements include 2-way protected bike lanes and a midblock enhanced pedestrian crossing with a concrete pedestrian island. The project would improve bicycle network connectivity near the Willis Ave and RFK Bridges and improve pedestrian safety and access to Mayor Wagner Pool and Othmar Ammann Playground.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Manhattan Community Board 11 in February 2016)
On January 20 and 21, DOT presented the Tremont Avenue Corridor Safety Improvements project to Bronx Community Boards 5 and 6, respectively. The proposed safety improvements along this Vision Zero Corridor will benefit all roadway users. The improvements include a more organized roadway by establishing a critical east-west bike route with the installation of bike lanes along most of the corridor, connecting the numerous north-south bike routes and parks in the Bronx, including the anticipated bike and pedestrian esplanade at Roberto Clemente State Park. Pedestrian safety improvements include enhanced intersection improvements, creating better accessibility and visibility for pedestrians with shorter crossing distances and new crosswalks. Through a key section of the corridor clear lane assignments, markings, and left turn lanes at Third Avenue will assist traffic flow.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Bronx Community Board 6 in January, 2016)Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Bronx Community Board 5 in January, 2016)
Marine Park Connector to Jamaica Bay Greenway
DOT is proposing to improve access to the Jamaica Bay Greenway entrance on Flatbush Ave by installing a parking protected 2-way bicycle path along the edge of Marine Park, from Ave U and 38th St to Hendrickson Pl and Flatbush Ave. The installation of a high quality recreational path will provide a safe, separated facility for Jamaica Bay Greenway users and improve the edge condition along Marine Park. As part of the project, DOT proposes to remove underused metered parking on Hendrickson Pl, and mark vehicle lanes at a standard width throughout the project to discourage speeding on residential streets. The project also intends to increase safety at the bike and pedestrian crossings at Shore Pkwy with signage, crossing markings and ADA accessible ramps. DOT will return to the CB with detailed proposal for improvements to the greenway path condition along Flatbush Ave, from Hendrickson Pl to Shore Pkwy.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 18 in January, 2016)
Lafayette Avenue Buffered Bicycle Lane and Traffic Calming
DOT is proposing to upgrade the existing shared bike lane on Lafayette Ave between Fulton St and Classon Ave to a buffered bike lane to improve safety and reduce stressful cycling conditions. To address excess street capacity leading to speeding the project consists of the removal of one of the two existing moving lanes. The parking lane and bus stops on the south side of Lafayette Ave will be widened to improve bus mobility and access to vehicles. Changes to signal timing on Lafayette Ave will maintain vehicle mobility. A curb extension at Cumberland Street will be installed to reduce crossing distances and improve accessibility at a location where a street tree currently prevents the passage of wheelchairs or strollers.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Community Board 2 in January, 2016)
2nd Avenue Protected Bike Lane – 59th St to 105th St
DOT is proposing to install a parking-protected bicycle lane on 2nd Avenue between East 105th St and East 68th St to improve safety for all road users along the corridor. Improvements include a "floating" parking lane, concrete pedestrian refuge islands, updated parking regulations, leading pedestrian and bicycle signal phases and dedicated left-turn treatments. These improvements combined will shorten crossing distances, organize traffic, and improve bicycle safety. From East 68th St to E 59th St DOT is proposing to install an enhanced shared lane, which will concentrate bicycle traffic on the left side of the street.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Manhattan Community Board 8 in January, 2016)
6th Avenue W 8th St – W 33rd St – Parking Protected Bike Lane and Traffic Calming
DOT is proposing to upgrade the existing bike lane on 6th Ave between W 8th St and W 33rd St to a parking protected bike lane to improve safety for all road users. Pedestrian safety islands will shorten crossing distances across 6th Ave from 66 to 49 feet. Mixing zones and turn lanes will improve safety at intersections with left turns while maintaining the existing number of moving lanes.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Manhattan Community Board 4 in November, 2015)Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Manhattan Community Board 2 in January, 2016)
Amsterdam Avenue Northbound Bike Route
Following a feasibility study requested by Manhattan Community Board 7 to identify a northbound bicycle route for the Upper West Side, DOT is proposing to install a parking-protected bicycle lane on Amsterdam Avenue between West 72nd and West 110th to improve safety for all road users along the corridor. Improvements include a "floating" parking lane, concrete pedestrian refuge islands, updated parking regulations, leading pedestrian and bicycle signal phases and dedicated left-turn treatments. These improvements combined will shorten crossing distances, organize traffic, and improve bicycle safety. Additional options were studied a part of the request however Amsterdam emerged as the preferred option.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Manhattan Community Board 7 in February, 2016)Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Community Board 7 in January, 2016)Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Manhattan Community Board 7 in November, 2015)
Queens Community Board 5 – Phase 3
As part of the third phase of a community-planning initiative, DOT has worked with the community to expand the bicycle network in Queens Community Board 5 on 69th Street, 80th Street, and Juniper Boulevard North. These routes will increase mobility options for cyclists, provide access to recreational opportunities, and improve safety for all road users.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Queens Community Board 5 in September, 2015)
Metropolitan Avenue - Bicycle Route
The proposed Metropolitan Avenue project will provide a crucial link in NYC’s bicycle network, connecting neighborhood bicycle lanes in Queens to the existing Grand Street bicycle lane in Brooklyn. This project consists of a mix of shared lanes and bicycle lanes, as well as other geometric improvements that will result in greater organization of traffic and increased safety for all road users.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Brooklyn Community Board 1 in May, 2015)
Queens Community Board 5 – Phase 2
For the second phase of an ongoing community planning initiative, NYC DOT proposes to expand the bicycle network in the Ridgewood, Glendale, Maspeth, and Middle Village neighborhoods that make up Queens Community Board 5. The improvements proposed in this plan include bicycle lanes and shared lanes, resulting in greater organization of traffic and increased safety for all road users.
Williamsburg Bridge Connections: South 5th Place and South 4th Street
DOT is proposing improvements to South 5th Place and the connection with the Williamsburg Bridge bicycle path. In the existing condition the street is one-way northbound, and cyclists heading southbound towards the bridge path are routed onto the sidewalk. The proposed design would allow bi-directional bicycle travel in the roadway, reserving the sidewalk for pedestrian use only. This project also includes a concrete curb extension which will improve connections between the bicycle path and the roadway, as well as between the Continental Park Plaza and the pedestrian path entrance on Bedford Ave.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 1 in March 2015)
Argyle, Rugby, and Beverley Roads
In response to a community-based request, DOT is proposing a network of bicycle routes that will connect the neighborhoods within Brooklyn Community Board 14 to Prospect Park and the Parade Ground. The proposed plan includes northbound and southbound bicycle lanes as well as eastbound and westbound shared lanes, which will improve mobility options and increase access to recreational opportunities.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 14 in April 2015)Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 14 in December 2014)
Bushwick Bicycle Network Community Planning
NYC DOT is proud to partner with Brooklyn Community Board 4, Council Member Antionio Reynoso, Council Member Rafael Espinal, the NYC Department of City Planning and NYPD to gather information from residents of Bushwick regarding where they would like to expand the bicycle network. This community-based process will include a series of workshops and an online survey to gather data from residents. Following an open-data collection period, NYC DOT and NYC DCP will work closely with the community to develop a phased network plan that will be installed over several years. Upcoming workshops will be posted on the DOT events page and on Facebook.
Download a slideshow outlining the community process and proposed routes (pdf) (presented to Community Board 4’s Environmental Protection/Transportation Committee on February 2, 2016)Download a slideshow and see photos from the May 9, 2015 workshopDownload a slideshow from the kickoff meeting (pdf) (Presented at the 83rd Precinct Community Council meeting on November 18, 2014)Download a slideshow
and see photos from the February 19, 2015 workshop
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Fill out the Bushwick Biking SurveyShare your photos! Use #BikeBushwick or #BushwickBikes on Twitter and Instagram and tag @NYC_DOT
Brownsville & East New York Community Bicycle Network Phase II
For the second phase of the Brownsville and East New York Bicycle Network, DOT proposes to further increase bicycle connectivity for the two neighborhoods by adding 14.5 lane miles to the bicycle network on Blake Avenue, Dumont Avenue, Pitkin Avenue, Saratoga Avenue, and Thomas Boyland Street. DOT will install a mix of shared lanes and bicycle lanes to these streets. In addition to adding bicycle connects, these changes will organize traffic and improve safety for all road users.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Brooklyn Community Board 16 in June 2014)Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Brooklyn Community Board 5 in October 2014)
Franklin Avenue Transportation Improvements
Based on community input from an April 2, 2014 joint Community Board 8 & 9 workshop, DOT is proposing safety and mobility enhancements to Franklin Avenue between Atlantic Avenue and Empire Boulevard including improved signal operation and traffic flow, widened parking and travel lanes, a dedicated bicycle lane, parking regulation changes, and concrete pedestrian islands on Atlantic Avenue. Additionally, DOT is proposing improved signal operation and traffic flow on Franklin Avenue and Tompkins Avenue north of Fulton Street, and shared lane markings to guide bicyclists from the Tompkins Avenue bicycle lane to Brooklyn Avenue.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Brooklyn Community Board 3 in September 2014)Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Brooklyn Community Board 8 in May 2014)
Washington Heights Bicycle Network, Phase I
Following a two year planning effort with Community Board 12, this project is the first of a multi-phase installation of bicycle facilities in Washington Heights. The project will provide 5.4 lane miles of new bicycle facilities. This includes bike lanes on West 177th and 180th Streets and Ft George Avenue and a two-way parking-protected path on Ft. George Hill. Amsterdam Avenue, a high crash corridor, will be redesigned with new left turn lanes and a mix of shared and bicycle lanes.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (April 2014)
Pulaski Bridge Pedestrian and Bicycle Improvements
In response to community requests for bicycle and pedestrian improvements on the Pulaski Bridge, DOT proposes building a new bicycle path on the bridge adjacent to the existing shared path. The design includes a new barrier to protect bicyclists from motor vehicles. This proposed path would double the space on the bridge dedicated to bicyclists and pedestrians, enhance safety by separating those two modes and improve access to Long Island City subway stations for Brooklyn residents.
Download a presentation about the project (pdf) December 2013Download a presentation about the project (pdf) December 2014
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.
NYC Plaza Program
DOT works with selected not-for-profit organizations to create neighborhood plazas throughout the City to transforming underused streets into vibrant, social public spaces. The NYC Plaza Program is a key part of the City's effort to ensure that all New Yorkers live within a 10-minute walk of quality open space.
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.
Download a slideshow about the project(pdf)
Roosevelt Avenue Plaza
The Korean American Association of Queens (KAAQ) applied to the NYC Plaza Program to create a plaza on Roosevelt Avenue between Northern Boulevard and 155th Street in Flushing. If approved, the plaza will be implemented with interim materials and could enhance pedestrian safety in an area with a high number of crashes. As part of our public input process a community workshop was held on April 16, 2015 at the Korean Community Services Center and KAAQ hosted two One-Day Plaza events at the proposed location on April 18th and August 7th. A second community workshop is being planned for September and the project will be presented to Queens Community Board 7 for approval.
Download a slideshow about the project(pdf)Download a slideshow about the project workshop (pdf)
South 6th Street between Broadway and Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn Community Board 1
Aesthetic Urban Works
Currently implemented using interim materials, George B. Post Plaza has repurposed approximately 5000 square feet of roadway into a pedestrian-only public plaza by moving South 6th Street vehicle traffic onto Broadway. This change created safer crossings and more public space while maintaining current traffic operations. DOT is now working with NYC DDC to capitally redesign and construct the plaza to provide permanent amenities for this rapidly changing neighborhood. The capital redesign includes new paving, new planting, enhanced street lighting, moveable furniture, wayfinding and flexible open space for small scale programming. Brooklyn CB1 voted in support of the capital design in March 2015. A copy of the CB presentation can be downloaded here.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Brooklyn Community Board 1 in February 2015)
The Fulton Area Business Alliance (FAB) applied to the NYC Plaza Program to create Putnam Plaza, a community gathering space along the bustling commercial and transit corridor of Fulton Street in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. The existing15,000 square-foot plaza was implemented with interim materials in 2011 and is currently being redesigned to increase safety, create more shade, improve accessibility for seniors, and enhance community events from children’s concerts to movie nights. As part of our on-going public input process, a second community workshop was held to gather feedback on three preliminary design concepts created from input provided at our first community workshop in September.
Download the workshop presentation (pdf) (shown during Public Workshop #2 on Wednesday, December 3, 2014)Download the Frequently Asked Questions sheet for project facts and timeline (pdf)
Lowery and Bliss Plazas
Sunnyside Shines BID applied to Round 6 of the plaza program to revitalize the existing public spaces under the elevated 7 Train at the 40th Street-Lowery Street and 46th Street-Bliss Street stations. If approved, concrete will be used the infill the former roadway at 46th Street creating a consistent and level public space in keeping with 40th Street and other stations along this section of the 7 train. The plazas will be furnished with moveable tables and chairs, planters and granite blocks. The community outreach stage of this project included a community workshop. Sunnyside Shines BID will be responsible for the maintenance of these spaces once implemented.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Queens Community Board 2 Transportation Committee in May 2014)
Select Bus Service
Select Bus Service is a program to improve bus speed, reliability, and convenience, implemented as a partnership between DOT and the MTA. Select Bus Service is New York City’s brand of bus rapid transit, a system implemented around the world to provide a cost effective approach to transit improvements. Select Bus Service improves bus service through features such as dedicated bus lanes, off-board fare payment systems, and transit signal priority, as well as pedestrian access improvements to bus stops.
Safe Routes To Schools
The Safe Routes to School initiative focuses safety improvements around city schools with the highest crash rates nearby. Each of schools in the program receives an individualized planning study which determines both short-term and long-term measures to improve safety.
Safety Improvements for Our Lady Queens of Peace School, Staten Island
As a part of the Safe Route to Schools - Priority Schools Safety Improvement Project, DOT performed a comprehensive study to enhance the safety for students and all pedestrians in proximity to Our Lady Queens of Peace School. This school has one of the highest crash rates in Staten Island. Safety improvements proposed include new curb extensions at the intersection of New Dorp Lane and Third Street and also at the intersection where Richmond Road, First Street and New Dorp Lane meet. The proposal for this project was presented at the Community Board 2 meeting on November 2, 2015. Construction is anticipated to begin in 2017. Download the presentation (pdf) November 2015
Traffic & School Safety in Windsor Terrace & Kensington
At the request of Council Member Lander and the local community, DOT developed a comprehensive plan to enhance safety for all street users in the Windsor Terrace and Kensington neighborhoods of Brooklyn. Features of the plans include curb extensions by the new K437 school building at E 7th St and Caton Ave (to be contructed by the New York School Construction Authority), a traffic calming proposal for Caton Ave between Ocean Parkway and Coney Island Ave, School Safety improvements around K437, traffic signal and speed hump studies and capital construction work at select intersections. The plan was presented at a community meeting hosted by Council Member Lander at PS 130 on January 8th, 2015. Download the presentation (pdf) January 2015
Safety Improvements for PS 347, Manhattan
To address high crash rates near PS 347, located at Second Avenue and East 23rd Street in Manhattan, DOT proposes curb extensions and neckdowns.
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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.
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.
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.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 9 on September 16, 2015)
Atlantic Avenue Great Streets
DOT is proposing a capital project on Atlantic Avenue between Georgia Avenue and Conduit Boulevard, which is part of Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero Great Streets initiative. This safety projects aims to reduce crashes by working with the community and DDC to develop a design that includes a raised, planted, center median, pedestrian safety islands, left turn bays, turn restrictions, curb extensions, midblock crossings and an upgraded markings plan.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn CB 5 Transportation Committee December 14, 2015)Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn CB 5 Full Board December 16, 2015)Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Community Board 5 June, 2015)
Fourth Avenue Great Streets
Fourth Avenue is a mixed use Vision Zero Priority Corridor over the subway that runs one block parallel to the Gowanus Expressway, with a history of community requests for pedestrian safety improvements. In its wider section between Atlantic Ave and 65th St, DOT made operational changes that widened the pedestrian median with a 4’ painted buffer on each side, created two more consistent moving lanes, and added a wide bike-friendly parking lane in two phases: 15th-65th Sts in 2012, and Atlantic Ave-15th St in 2013. Based on one year of after data, the redesign decreased pedestrian injuries 29% between 15th-65th Sts, and 61% between Atlantic Ave and 15th St. The Great Streets capital redesign builds out this new geometry with planters elevated above the subway tunnels, raises subway vents to prevent flooding, and creates larger protected pedestrian refuge space with benches in some locations. There are also curb extensions proposed on the south side of Prospect Avenue at Fourth Ave, and a sidewalk extension on the east side of Fourth Avenue next to Green-Wood Cemetery near the 36th St express stop where the existing sidewalk is very narrow. The first phase is 8th-18th Sts and 33rd to 52nd Sts, where the most crashes are clustered. The second phase will be 18th-33rd St. DOT is seeking funding for Atlantic Ave-8th St and 52nd St to 65th St. These improvements will take place through the capital process, in collaboration with the Department of Design and Construction and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Construction is expected to begin in Spring 2017.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Brooklyn Community Board 7 in June 2015) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Brooklyn Community Board 6 in April 2015)
Rockaway Beach Boulevard Safety Improvements
Rockaway Beach Boulevard from Beach 73rd Street to Beach 88th Streets is currently being redesigned for a new water main installation, sewer infrastructure improvements, and street reconstruction. Seeking to reduce injuries related to traffic crashes, DOT will incorporate Vision Zero safety elements such as sidewalk extensions, installation of new medians and new left turn bays. These improvements will reduce speeds, create a consistent street width, shorten crossing distances, and better organize traffic. These improvements will take place through the capital process, in collaboration with the Department of Design and Construction and the Department of Environmental Protection. Construction is expected to begin during the summer of 2016.
Download a presentation about the project (pdf)
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.
Broadway and Nagle Avenue Pedestrian Safety Improvements
DOT proposes concrete sidewalk extensions at the intersection of Broadway with Nagle and Hillside Avenues. This improvement will help to normalize this complex intersection, making crossing distances significantly shorter and easier to navigate for pedestrians. By closing existing slip turn lanes and creating a four corner intersection with right angle turns, movements will be clarified and made safer for all users. These improvements will take place through the capital process, in collaboration with the Department of Design and Construction.
Download a presentation about the project (pdf)
Astor Place–Cooper Square Improvements
Astor Place and Cooper Square serve as the gateway to the East Village and have a high level of pedestrian traffic due to the presence of a number of important institutions and transportation connections. This project will improve pedestrian mobility and community quality of life. The project brings a number of improvements to the street network and creates large areas of pedestrian space. Traffic will be realigned along Fourth Avenue creating additional open space adjacent to Peter Cooper Park, the pedestrian island housing the northbound 6 train will roughly double in size, and Astor Place between Lafayette Street and Fourth Avenue will be pedestrianized. In an effort to increase safety and shorten crossing distances. Medians will be constructed in the center of Third Avenue between 4th and 9th Streets.
North Flatbush Streetscape
Flatbush Avenue is a busy retail and transportation corridor surrounded by thriving neighborhoods with multiple subway stations and bus stops to serve these land uses, resulting in significant pedestrian volumes. Flatbush Avenue accommodates high volumes of local and through vehicles, however, the impacts of these vehicles on the pedestrian experience can be negative. This project, requested by the North Flatbush Avenue BID, will enhance pedestrian safety and the public realm, integrating all modes of transportation into the streetscape. Pedestrian space will be upgraded and in some cases expanded, including sidewalks and several triangles that are formed when Flatbush Avenue intersects with the numbered avenues.
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Reconstruction of Broad Channel
Due to regular and sometimes severe flooding, West 11th, 12th, and 13th Roads from Cross Bay Boulevard in Broad Channel, Queens, will be reconstructed at a higher elevation. In addition, new bulkheads will be constructed at the bay end of each street. These streets were selected due to their low grades and their susceptibility to flooding during high tides. This project will decrease the amount of time that the streets are flooded, decrease the frequency and severity of the flooding, and enable the water on the streets to drain back into the bay through the use of one way valves.
Download a presentation about the project (pdf)
DUMBO/Vinegar Hill Street and Plaza Reconstruction
DOT is working with DDC, the DUMBO Improvement District, and the communities of DUMBO and Vinegar Hill to develop a design for a $20 million capital project to reconstruct cobble roadways and subsurface utilities on multiple blocks of DUMBO and Vinegar Hill and build out Pearl Plaza, a successful public space that DOT and DUMBO Improvement District implemented in 2007 using temporary materials. The streets in the project area consist of granite cobbles, generally in poor condition, with some sections of asphalt. These conditions impede bicycles, are difficult for pedestrians and do not meet Americans with Disability Act (ADA) guidelines. At the same time, community members feel strongly about preserving the character of the neighborhood to the greatest extent possible. DOT is committed to a design that restores all streets with granite cobble in a way that makes these streets available for all users, including cyclists. For the Pearl Plaza, the goal is to create a design responsive to community desires, that incorporates seating and landscape elements in a manner that is consistent with the context, and that provides maximum flexibility for programming. The plaza design will connect Pearl Plaza to an adjacent public space under the Manhattan Bridge Arch. This design project includes extensive community outreach, with three public workshops held as of March, 2013. Following a vigorous discussion about the cobble roadway design at a workshop in January, 2013, the designers incorporated neighborhood feedback and presented revised concepts at a workshop on March 20th. The project team then built granite cobble mock-ups which were viewed by approximately 50-60 members of the public. Based on public input, a presentation was made to the Community Board 2 executive board, which endorsed the project on July 22, 2013. The project design will be submitted and presented to the Landmarks Preservation Commission in September 2013.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Community Board 2 in July 2013)Download the workshop presentation materials (pdf) (March 2013)
Roberto Clemente Plaza
This project will permanently improve what had been a complex intersection of five busy streets, providing 15,000 square feet of vibrant pedestrian plaza space, safer and shorter pedestrian crossings, improved bus movement and easier transit transfers and bike lanes. It will also allow for a memorial to the late Roberto Clemente. The new car-free area will provide greatly needed pedestrian space in a busy shopping district and will enhance commuters’ transfers between two subway lines and five bus lines.
Bridge Reconstruction Projects
DOT owns, operates, and maintains 789 bridges and tunnels throughout New York, including the Brooklyn, Manhattan, Williamsburg and Ed Koch Queensboro Bridges. DOT performs many bridge construction projects, ranging from preventative maintenance to installing entirely new bridges.
Reconstruction of Belt Parkway Bridges
In 2009 DOT began reconstruction of seven bridges and their approaches on the Belt Parkway. These bridges, over Bay Ridge Avenue, Nostrand Avenue, Gerritsen Inlet, Mill Basin, Paerdegat Basin, Rockaway Parkway, and Fresh Creek Basin Bridges, all are original structures, built beginning in 1939. These bridges have outlived their useful lives and must be replaced.
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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.
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
Vision Zero in Fort Greene/Clinton Hill
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.
Learn more about the study (pdf)
Access to Opportunity: Transportation and Housing Study in the Eastern Rockaways
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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