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October 19, 2016

NYC DOT Announces Updated Transportation Safety Improvement Project for 111th Street in Corona, Queens

The updated proposal includes a two-way parking protected bike lane, signal timing enhancements, median tip extensions, and shortening crossing distances for pedestrians

October 19, 2016

NYC DOT & Motivate Celebrate #womenwhobike & Inaugurate Protected Bike Lane on 6th Avenue

Women leaders from across the city ride encourage women to bicycle
First built and then removed in 1980, “new” protected bike lane along 6th Avenue marks return of safer cycling from Greenwich Village to Midtown

October 17, 2016

NYC DOT Announces Safety Improvements and Partners with Senator Squadron and Hester Street Collaborative to Unveil New Artwork on South Street in Lower Manhattan

Safety improvements include a six-foot concrete safety median separating and protecting pedestrians and bicycles from vehicular traffic
One hundred and twenty-four colorful abstract sculptures will help beautify the new safety medians

October 7, 2016

Along Brooklyn Bridge Promenade, NYC DOT Cuts Off “Love Locks,” Announces New Signage and Fine Enforcement on New York City Landmark

New “No Locks” signs inform visitors of a $100 fine; thousands of padlocks are attached to the bridge’s central span every year, creating new maintenance costs and endangering vehicular traffic below
DOT sends letters to tour books asking for their assistance in changing tourist behavior

September 30, 2016

NYC DOT Implements Enhanced Crossings and Pedestrian Safety Improvements at Francis Lewis Park in Whitestone, Queens

The safety improvements included visual narrowing of the wide roadway with parking lane stripes, enhanced crossings with signage, and ADA compliant pedestrian ramps


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