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.
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 10, 2019 (pdf)
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)
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 6, 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)
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)
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)
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
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
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
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)
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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)
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
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
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
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
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
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)
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)
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 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 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)
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
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
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)
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)
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
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
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)
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)
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
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.
DOT's School Safety Unit implements the agency’s Vision Zero program by developing street safety improvement projects near city schools. School Safety works with units throughout the agency to identify and implement safety projects, and coordinate the implementation of concrete, markings, signals and signage-based safety treatments.
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Third Ave, East 163 St – St Ann’s Ave School Safety Improvements
NYC DOT School Safety is proposing a package of school safety improvements in the Lower East Side. This project includes Montgomery Street (Madison Street to Grand Street), as well as the intersections of Grand Street and Madison Street, Grand Street and East Broadway, and Grand Street and Henry Street. This project area includes a Vision Zero Priority Corridor (Grand Street), and a Priority Senior Area. There are nine schools in this area, as well as the NYCHA Vladeck Houses. In this largely residential neighborhood wide streets with low traffic volumes encourage speeding; as a result, there have been almost 80 injuries from 2013 to 2017. In order to address safety issues for school-aged pedestrians in this area School Safety proposes to narrow and calm Montgomery Street by replacing the existing bike lanes with protected bike lanes, and by adding safety treatments at the intersections. In addition, DOT proposes to normalize the irregular intersections of Grand Street and Madison Street, Grand Street and East Broadway, and Grand Street and Henry Street by adding painted curb extensions and shortening crosswalks. Lastly, School Safety would convert East Broadway to one way eastbound operation between Montgomery Street and Grand Street.
Lower East Side School Safety Improvements – Presented to Manhattan Community Board 3 in June 2019 (pdf)
East New York Avenue, Howard Avenue & Pitkin Avenue School Safety Improvements
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
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 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)
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
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
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)
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
Safe Streets for Seniors is a pedestrian safety initiative for older New Yorkers. The Safe Streets for Seniors program studies crash data, and then develops and implements mitigation measures to improve the safety of seniors and other pedestrians, as well as all road users in New York City.
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Capital street projects are major street reconstruction projects, ranging from milling and repaving to full reconstruction of the roadbed, sidewalks, sewer and water pipes, and other utilities.
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Queens Blvd – 73rd St to Eliot Ave
Queens Boulevard Great Streets Capital: DOT is planning the next phase of the capital project on Queens Boulevard between 73rd Street and Eliot Ave as part of Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero Great Streets Initiative. The project will enhance safety and quality of life for all roadway users through the reconstruction and expansion of the service road medians with a pedestrian and bicycle path, greenery and trees, expanded pedestrian refuge at intersections, and the relocation of the Q60 bus stops from the curb to the reconstructed medians.
Queens Blvd / 73rd St to Eliot Ave - presented to Queens Community Board 4 Transportation Committee in September 2019 (pdf)
Astor Place and Cooper Square serve as the gateway to the East Village and have a high level of pedestrian traffic due to the presence of a number of important institutions and transportation connections. This project will improve pedestrian mobility and community quality of life. The project brings a number of improvements to the street network and creates large areas of pedestrian space. Traffic will be realigned along Fourth Avenue creating additional open space adjacent to Peter Cooper Park, the pedestrian island housing the northbound 6 train will roughly double in size, and Astor Place between Lafayette Street and Fourth Avenue will be pedestrianized. In an effort to increase safety and shorten crossing distances. Medians will be constructed in the center of Third Avenue between 4th and 9th Streets.
Due to regular and sometimes severe flooding, West 11th, 12th, and 13th Roads from Cross Bay Boulevard in Broad Channel, Queens, will be reconstructed at a higher elevation. In addition, new bulkheads will be constructed at the bay end of each street. These streets were selected due to their low grades and their susceptibility to flooding during high tides. This project will decrease the amount of time that the streets are flooded, decrease the frequency and severity of the flooding, and enable the water on the streets to drain back into the bay through the use of one way valves.
Broad Channel Reconstruction - presented in May 2013 (pdf)
Broadway and Nagle Avenue Pedestrian Safety Improvements
DUMBO/Vinegar Hill Street and Plaza Reconstruction
DOT is working with DDC, the DUMBO Improvement District, and the communities of DUMBO and Vinegar Hill to develop a design for a $20 million capital project to reconstruct cobble roadways and subsurface utilities on multiple blocks of DUMBO and Vinegar Hill and build out Pearl Plaza, a successful public space that DOT and DUMBO Improvement District implemented in 2007 using temporary materials. The streets in the project area consist of granite cobbles, generally in poor condition, with some sections of asphalt. These conditions impede bicycles, are difficult for pedestrians and do not meet Americans with Disability Act (ADA) guidelines. At the same time, community members feel strongly about preserving the character of the neighborhood to the greatest extent possible. DOT is committed to a design that restores all streets with granite cobble in a way that makes these streets available for all users, including cyclists. For the Pearl Plaza, the goal is to create a design responsive to community desires, that incorporates seating and landscape elements in a manner that is consistent with the context, and that provides maximum flexibility for programming. The plaza design will connect Pearl Plaza to an adjacent public space under the Manhattan Bridge Arch. This design project includes extensive community outreach, with three public workshops held as of March, 2013. Following a vigorous discussion about the cobble roadway design at a workshop in January, 2013, the designers incorporated neighborhood feedback and presented revised concepts at a workshop on March 20th. The project team then built granite cobble mock-ups which were viewed by approximately 50-60 members of the public. Based on public input, a presentation was made to the Community Board 2 executive board, which endorsed the project on July 22, 2013. The project design will be submitted and presented to the Landmarks Preservation Commission in September 2013.
DUMBO / Vinegar Hill Street and Plaza Reconstruction - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 2 in July 2013 (pdf)DUMBO / Vinegar Hill Street and Plaza Reconstruction workshop presentation materials - March 2013 (pdf)
Empire Boulevard Reconstruction
Empire Blvd is being redesigned to improve pedestrian safety, create new public space and to optimize traffic circulation. At the area around the intersection of Empire Blvd and Washington Ave/Franklin Ave, and around the intersection of Empire Blvd and Utica Ave/E New York Ave, NYC DOT and the Department of Design and Construction (DDC) are proposing slip lane closures, wider sidewalks and concrete neckdowns to shorten pedestrian crossings and create large, continuous pedestrian spaces. To improve vehicle mobility NYC DOT is simplifying the signal timing at the Utica Ave intersection and creating a block of two-way traffic on E New York Ave.
Empire Boulevard Reconstruction - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 9 in September 2015 (pdf)
Hamilton Ave and 3rd Ave
Hamilton Ave and 3rd Ave, between Smith St and 29th St is currently being redesigned by NYC DOT and the Department of Design and Construction as part of a capital reconstruction project. Construction is expected to begin in Fall 2019, reconstructing the south bound portion of the roadway to encompass additional pedestrian amenities and a protected two-way bike path. This project builds another segment of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway, moving closer to NYC DOT’s vision of a continuous greenway facility along Brooklyn’s western waterfront, connecting Greenpoint to Owl’s Head Park in Sunset Park.
Hamilton Ave and 3rd Ave - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 7 in December 2014 (pdf)
North Flatbush Streetscape
Flatbush Avenue is a busy retail and transportation corridor surrounded by thriving neighborhoods with multiple subway stations and bus stops to serve these land uses, resulting in significant pedestrian volumes. Flatbush Avenue accommodates high volumes of local and through vehicles, however, the impacts of these vehicles on the pedestrian experience can be negative. This project, requested by the North Flatbush Avenue BID, will enhance pedestrian safety and the public realm, integrating all modes of transportation into the streetscape. Pedestrian space will be upgraded and in some cases expanded, including sidewalks and several triangles that are formed when Flatbush Avenue intersects with the numbered avenues.
North Flatbush Streetscape - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 6 in September 2013 (pdf)
Queens Blvd – Roosevelt Ave to 73rd St
Queens Boulevard Great Streets Capital: DOT is planning a capital project on Queens Boulevard between Roosevelt Avenue and 73rd Street as part of Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero Great Streets Initiative. The project will enhance safety and quality of life for all roadway users through the reconstruction and expansion of the service road medians with a pedestrian and bicycle path, greenery and trees, expanded pedestrian refuge at intersections, and the relocation of the Q60 bus stops from the curb to the reconstructed medians.
Queens Blvd / Roosevelt Ave to 73rd St - presented to Queens Community Board 2 Transportation Committee in March 2018 (pdf)
Roberto Clemente Plaza
This project will permanently improve what had been a complex intersection of five busy streets, providing 15,000 square feet of vibrant pedestrian plaza space, safer and shorter pedestrian crossings, improved bus movement and easier transit transfers and bike lanes. It will also allow for a memorial to the late Roberto Clemente. The new car-free area will provide greatly needed pedestrian space in a busy shopping district and will enhance commuters’ transfers between two subway lines and five bus lines.
NYCDOT has begun a project to rehabilitate the Riverside Drive Viaduct between 153rd and 161st streets in Manhattan. The project spans the northern section of Riverside Drive West from W. 155th to W. 161st streets and the southern cantilever section from W. 153rd to W. 155th streets. The bridge deck, sidewalks and expansion joints will be fully replaced; the steel framing will be rehabilitated; and the superstructure encasement will be removed. Historic elements such as the dual cast iron lampposts will be replaced in-kind to maintain their character and the parapet wall will be restored. The existing steel railings will be replaced with a Texas Aesthetic Concrete Barrier, and the cobra head luminaries with Type M light poles (also known as Flatbush poles). Vibration, noise and traffic will be closely monitored. NYCDOT has conducted community outreach events and will continue to be available to stakeholders through a dedicated, full-time community liaison, Valerie Torchon. She can be reached at 646.942.1909 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please review our Power Point presentation.
Riverside Drive Viaduct - presented at a Town Hall meeting in February 2019 (pdf)
Belt Parkway Bridges Reconstruction
In 2009 DOT began reconstruction of seven bridges and their approaches on the Belt Parkway. These bridges, over Bay Ridge Avenue, Nostrand Avenue, Gerritsen Inlet, Mill Basin, Paerdegat Basin, Rockaway Parkway, and Fresh Creek Basin Bridges, all are original structures, built beginning in 1939. These bridges have outlived their useful lives and must be replaced.
Learn more on the Belt Parkway Bridges project's Facebook page
BQE Atlantic to Sands Project
This project is for the rehabilitation, and/or replacement of approximately 1.5 miles of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE)/I-278 in the Borough of Brooklyn, New York, with a significant portion of its length supported by 21 bridges, including a unique 0.4-mile long triple-cantilever structure. This segment of the BQE is a critical link of I-278, which is the sole interstate highway in Brooklyn connecting Brooklyn with Queens, the Bronx, and New England to the North/East, and Staten Island and New Jersey to the South/West. The Project extends between Sands Street on the east and Atlantic Avenue on the west including the entire Atlantic Avenue interchange in the Borough of Brooklyn, New York.
For more information about this project visit: www.bqe-i278.com.
Brooklyn Bridge Rehabilitation
DOT is currently rehabilitating, repairing and re-striping of the ramps and approaches to the Brooklyn Bridge, to improve safety and reduce congestion along both the Brooklyn-side and Manhattan-side approaches, particularly from the FDR Drive. In addition, the entire bridge will be repainted to prevent steel corrosion.
Learn more about the Brooklyn Bridge Rehabilitation project
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
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.
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 has initiated a conceptual design study for three short blocks of Willoughby and Pearl streets in the heart of Downtown Brooklyn. DOT aims to provide an enhanced pedestrian and public space experience linking the recently constructed Willoughby Plaza to major nearby destinations while providing limited, low-speed vehicular access for deliveries and drop offs.
Learn more about the Willoughby Street Pedestrian Priority study
Valet Bike Parking Pilot
DOT is conducting an 8-month pilot to test the feasibility of paid, secure bike parking facilities at three locations in New York City. The agency will evaluate cyclists’ willingness to pay for more secure bike parking, survey cyclists who use the facilities about their bike parking preferences, and determine whether a concession-based operating model is feasible.
Valet Bike Parking Pilot - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 4 in February 2018 (pdf)
Gateways to Chinatown
Gateways to Chinatown, a 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