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The Vision Zero Crash & Interventions Map is an interactive tool that shows detailed information on traffic injury and fatality crashes in New York City, and highlights how the city is responding every day to make our streets safer. The map displays crash types, dates and locations and highlights Vision Zero initiatives such as Arterial Slow Zones, planning workshops and expanded traffic enforcement, major safety projects, as well as other long running safety programs. The data used in the map is available in the links below (see the online map for more information about the data creation and sources).
Crash Data Street Design Speed Limits Outreach & Education District Summary Data
As part of its Citywide traffic improvement program, the New York City Department of Transportation compiles lists of areas where major street construction or street events will impede the normal flow of traffic. Schedules are subject to change due to inclement weather or emergencies.
DOT issues a weekly traffic alert, providing the locations of road construction and events where lane and street closings will affect the flow of traffic. Lane closings may also occur due to circumstances beyond our control. Weekly traffic updates
DOT issues a weekly alert providing the locations where street construction or street events will impede the normal flow of traffic this weekend. Weekend traffic updates
DOT issues a list of areas where major street construction or street events will impede the normal flow of traffic. These activities tend to be larger in scale or last longer than the activities listed in the Weekly Traffic Updates. Special traffic updates
DOT issues a list of streets where crews will be doing milling or resurfacing work each week. Milling is the process of grinding off the top layer of asphalt or surface of a roadway. Milling is the process of grinding off the top layer of asphalt or surface of a roadway, and is usually done in preparation for paving. Resurfacing is the process of placing an asphalt overlay on a roadway, whether or not it has been milled. These lists are shared with Community Boards, local police precincts and other stakeholders via e-mail and posted on DOT's website. Weekly Resurfacing Schedule
Street Pothole Work Orders – Closed
A pothole is a hole in the street with a circular or ovular shape and a definable bottom. The bottom may be the concrete roadway base and may be partially filled with mud, dirt, or loose gravel. Condition does not look manmade and usually is not sitting in an area of collapse. To be ‘actionable’ the pothole should be at least one foot in diameter and three inches deep.
The Street Pothole Work Orders data consists of closed street potholes inspected and repaired by DOT. The dataset includes a pothole’s location, the date it was reported, and date the report was completed. Street Pothole Work Orders – Closed Shapefile (zip) Street Pothole Work Orders – Closed: Metadata
Street Assessment/Street Pavement Ratings
The New York City Department of Transportation is responsible for keeping the City's streets in good repair. The Agency performs ongoing assessment of New York City streets. Ratings are based on a scale from 1 to 10, and results are grouped in the following categories: Good (%) - ratings of 8 to 10, Fair (%) - ratings of 4 to 7, and Poor (%) - ratings of 1 to 3. This data will allow you to create a map. Download the Street Pavement Rating Metadata (pdf) Download the Street Assessment Rating Shapefile (zip) Download the Street Assessment Rating Geojson file (json)
A Protected Street is a street segment or intersection that has been resurfaced or reconstructed within the last five years. No street openings are allowed on protected streets, except for emergency work or as authorized by the Commissioner. Future Protected Streets included streets that will soon be entered on the Protected Streets list because of active or planned projects. This listing can be used for scheduling street work for segments and intersections that will soon be resurfaced. See more about Protected Streets
NYC DOT 10 Year Street Reconstruction Capital PlanThe New York City Street Reconstruction 10 Year Capital Plan identifies capital street projects funded from fiscal years 2015 to 2025, created by the New York City Department of Transportation. DOT capital street projects are major street construction projects, often including full reconstruction of the sewer pipes, the roadbed, and sidewalks. Capital projects require detailed surveys and design, and increased inter-agency coordination and approvals. They are essential to keeping the City’s infrastructure in a state of good repair. Intersection data in Shapefile, Geojson, CSV
Blocks data in Shapefile, Geojson, CSV
Adopt-a-Highway Service Ratings
DOT offers an Adopt-a-Highway program, which allows individuals, companies or organizations to ensure clean and beautiful roadways. The Adopt-a-Highway Service Rating is a service task evaluation conducted by the Adopt-a-Highway staff of DOT. Service tasks include litter removal, mechanical sweeping and beautification and can vary by segment. DOT sets both the service (task) for the adopted segment and the level of service (i.e., frequency) to be provided by the contractor. See more info on Adopt-a-Highway Adopt-a-Highway Service Ratings
DOT provides information about locations of the City's outdoor bicycle racks and the NYC Cycling Map developer-friendly formats. DOT encourages developers who use this data to create maps or applications to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
DOT provides free sidewalk bicycle parking racks throughout the five boroughs. Download locations of city bike parking racks (kml) Download locations of city bike parking racks (shp) Bike Parking Metadata Download locations of bike shelters (kml)
NYC Cycling Map
The New York City Cycling Map is an annual free publication of DOT. Over 375,000 are distributed annually at bicycle shops, libraries, and schools. DOT also distributes geodata of NYC bike routes. Get the NYC Cycling Map Download NYC Bike Routes (shp) NYC Bike Routes Metadata (pdf)
NYC Bike Share operates Citi Bike program and generates data regarding the program, including trip records, a real time feed of station status and monthly reports. The Citi Bike program data is exclusively generated by the operator NYC Bike Share, a limited liability corporation solely owned by Motivate. The City of New York does not generate, produce or endorse the Citi Bike program data, and disclaims any liability for the contents contained therein. Visit the Citi Bike system data page Citi Bike stations status feed (json) Get Citi Bike monthly reports
Bicycle Network Connectivity
DOT conducts regular bike counts, which are summarized in Cycling in the City, an update on cycling trends in New York City that was released in May 2016. Bike count data is available for the East River bridges and Midtown. Bike Count Data for East River Bridges Bike Count Data for Midtown
CityBench is an initiative to increase the amount of public seating on New York City’s streets. DOT installs attractive and durable benches around the city, particularly at bus stops, retail corridors, and in areas with high concentrations of senior citizens. Download CityBench locations shapefile (zip)
Bi-Annual Pedestrian Counts
An index of pedestrian volumes tracking the long-term trends of neighborhood commercial corridors. Data is collected at 114 locations, including 100 on-street locations (primarily retail corridors), 13 East River and Harlem River bridge locations, and the Hudson River Greenway. Screenline sampling is conducted during May and September on the sidewalk, mid-block (or mid-bridge) on both sides of street where applicable. Pedestrian volumes at 50 sample locations around the City are combined to create the Pedestrian Volume Index for the Mayor’s Management Report. Download Bi-Annual Pedestrian Counts (shp) Download Bi-Annual Pedestrian Counts (xls) Download Bi-Annual Pedestrian Counts Locations (pdf) Bi-Annual Pedestrian Counts Metadata (pdf)
Staten Island Ferry
The Staten Island Ferry carries over 22 million passengers a year between St. George Terminal in Staten Island and Whitehall Terminal in Manhattan. On a typical workday, the ferry makes 109 trips. This General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) dataset includes information about the ferry terminal, and all scheduled weekday, weekend and holiday trips. The ferry's schedule may be adjusted due to heavy weather or low visibility. Adjustments are announced by email and in DOT's Twitter stream. Download the Staten Island Ferry dataset (zip)
Alternate Side Parking
The City suspends alternate side parking (street cleaning) regulations, for both street cleaning purposes and traffic flow, on the 34 legal and religious holidays. This includes suspension of street cleaning regulations at metered spaces. This policy is implemented jointly by the Department of Transportation,the Department of Sanitation, and the Police Department. On major legal holidays, No Stopping, No Standing, and No Parking regulations are suspended, except where those regulations are normally in effect seven days a week. On all other holidays, only Street Cleaning Rules are suspended. All other regulations remain in effect. Parking meter regulations will be suspended on major legal holidays. Alternate-Side Parking Twitter feed 2017 Alternate Side Parking Calendar (pdf) 2017 Alternate Side Parking Calendar (ics)
The DOT manages over one million traffic signs in New York City. DOT's Parking Regulations search tool allows you to find the parking regulations on any block in the city. DOT distributes the data that underlies the search tool in shapefile format. The file includes the location and a description of parking signs throughout the city, and is updated monthly. Download the Parking Regulations shapefile (zip) Parking Regulation Metadata (pdf) Parking Regulation Locations (csv) Parking Regulation Signs (csv) Subscribe for update notifications
Citywide Low Bridges
Trucks and commercial vehicles cannot travel on most Parkways. There are several hundred low vertical clearance structures in New York City including elevated rail lines, tunnels, bridges, highway ramps, buildings over highways and other obstructions. DOT has prepared maps of low vertical clearances on the limited access highway system, which you can download below. Download maps of low vertical clearances on the limited access highway system (kml) Low Bridges Metadata
DOT owns, operates, and maintains bridges and tunnels throughout New York (some bridges in NYC are operated by other agencies). This data provides information and condition of bridges in New York. DOT also conducts studies and compiles rating and statistics for the bridges and publishes a Bridge and Tunnel Condition Report annually. Bridge Ratings
New York City Truck Routes
New York City has over 1,000 miles of truck routes. These data sets contain the centerlines of through and local truck routes, and were created from LION, the City's base map of streets. Learn more about truck routes Download NYC Truck Routes Data (kml) Download NYC Truck Routes Data (shp) Download NYC Thru Truck Routes Data (kml) Download NYC Thru Truck Routes Data (shp) Download NYC Local Truck Routes Data (kml) Download NYC Local Truck Routes Data (zip) Truck Routes Metadata
Real-Time Traffic Cameras
DOT maintains a map of traffic cameras throughout the five boroughs. The cameras themselves belong to various city and state agencies and are clearly branded on the map. Developers wishing to access the cameras' data feed should contact DOT at email@example.com. Developers must sign a data-sharing agreement. Sample data-sharing agreement
Real-Time Traffic Speed Data
The TMC maintains a map of traffic speed detectors throughout the City. The speed detector themselves belong to various city and state agencies. The Traffic Speeds Map is available on the DOT's website. This data feed contains 'real-time' traffic information from locations where DOT picks up sensor feeds within the five boroughs, mostly on major arterials and highways. DOT uses this information for emergency response and management. The metadata defines the fields available in this data feed and explains more about the data. Traffic Speed (csv) Traffic Speed (kml) Traffic Speed Metadata (pdf)
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This application may contain and/or utilize information which was originally compiled by the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) for governmental purposes; the information may subsequently been modified by entity/entities other than DOT. DOT and the City of New York make no representation as to the accuracy or usefulness of the information provided by this application or the information's suitability for any purpose and disclaim any liability for omissions or errors that may be contained therein. The public is advised to observe posted signage for compliance with applicable laws and regulations.