2014 Projects

This is a list of past community presentations from DOT projects from 2014. DOT generally presents projects at community board meetings where the public can ask questions and provide feedback. Contact DOT if you have a question, comment or concern about a project See a list of current projects See lists of projects from other recent years: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016

the Bronx

Albany Crescent and Bailey Avenue Intersection Improvements

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Albany Crescent and Bailey Avenue is a designated high pedestrian crash location. DOT is proposing to install a pedestrian safety island in the east crosswalk to shorten crossing distances and to relocate the south crosswalk to minimize pedestrian/vehicle conflict, reduce crossing distance, and provide conflict-free space for Fire Department vehicles. DOT also proposes reversing Albany Crescent between Bailey Avenue and West 231st Street to reduce conflicts in the intersection, and install parking lane stripes to reduce speeding and calm traffic. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Bronx Community Board 8 in March 2014)

Burke Avenue Traffic Calming

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DOT is proposing a set of changes to Burke Avenue between Bronx Park East and East Gun Hill Road. DOT will install left turn bays and add a parking stripe to narrow moving lanes. These changes will organize traffic, reduce congestion and discourage speeding, improving safety for everyone using the street. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Bronx CB 12 Transportation Committee in February 2014)

High Bridge and Bridge Park Access – Pedestrian and Bicycle Connections

Bicycle Route Projects

In response to community requests for better access to the High Bridge—scheduled to reopen in 2014—and the recently completed Bridge Park on the Harlem River, DOT plans to install a series of bicycle and pedestrian improvements in the High Bridge neighborhood of the Bronx. This project will establish West 170th Street as a highly visible pedestrian and bicycle corridor leading up to the High Bridge. It will enhance safety, particularly at challenging intersections such as Edward L. Grant Highway and West 170th Street. The project will also complete connections between the High Bridge and the existing bicycle network, create new bicycle routes to and from the waterfront, designate a temporary greenway path along the waterfront to Bridge Park. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Bronx Community Board 4 in April 2014)

Norwood Neighborhood Slow Zone

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The Bronx neighborhood of Norwood applied for a Neighborhood Slow Zone in May, 2013. The application was accepted due to the proposed zone’s high frequency of crashes and injuries, strong natural boundaries and an appropriate local street network. 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. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Bronx Community Board 7 in March 2014) Download a fact sheet about the project (pdf) (October 2013)

White Plains Road Traffic Calming

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DOT is proposing a set of changes to White Plains Road between Birchall Avenue and Soundview Avenue. DOT will install left turn bays and add parking stripes to narrow moving lanes. These changes will organize traffic and discourage speeding, improving safety for everyone using the street. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Bronx Community Board 11 in June 2014) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Bronx Community Board 9 in June 2014)

Brooklyn

Atlantic Ave/Washington Ave Pedestrian Safety Improvements

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In response to local community requests, DOT is proposing pedestrian safety improvements at the intersection of Atlantic Ave and Washington Ave. The proposal adds new concrete elements to shorten pedestrian crossings, provides additional pedestrian crossing time and provides a northbound left turn arrow allowing pedestrians to begin their crossing in advance of left turning vehicles. Additionally, the proposal restricts the southbound left turn from Washington Ave to Atlantic Ave, adds new crosswalks along Washington Ave and restricts westbound Atlantic Ave and southbound Washington Ave turns onto Underhill Ave. The plan reduces pedestrian conflicts throughout the intersection and provides both shorter pedestrian crossings and greater pedestrian crossing time in the intersection. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board's 2 & 8 in December 2014)

Bond Street Bicycle Route

Bicycle Route Projects

The proposed Bond Street project offers an important northbound bike route connection between Gowanus, Cobble Hill and Downtown Brooklyn. This facility would add 0.9 miles to the existing network and connect with the east-west routes on 3rd Street, Union Avenue, Bedford Avenue, Bergen Street, Dean Street, and Schermerhorn Street. The design treatment for the corridor consists primarily of shared lanes. Where feasible, bike lanes are proposed. No parking will be removed. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 2 in February 2014)

Broadway, Jefferson Avenue, and Saratoga Avenue Pedestrian Improvements

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NYCDOT is proposing pedestrian improvements at the intersection of Broadway, Jefferson Avenue, and Saratoga Avenue in Brooklyn to create safer pedestrian crossings, increase pedestrian space, and calm traffic. The proposal includes the construction of a concrete pedestrian triangle where existing small islands and channelization exist along Broadway. It also includes a curb extension at the southeastern corner of the intersection of Saratoga and Jefferson Avenues, with new crosswalks along all 4 legs of the intersection. Additionally, a new crosswalk will be added across Broadway on the southern / eastern side of the intersection of Broadway and Jefferson Avenue, providing a safe place for pedestrians to cross. Along Jefferson Saratoga Avenues in the project area, parking lanes would be striped to clarify traffic movements and reduce speeding. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Brooklyn Community Board 16 in December 2014)

Brownsville & East New York Community Bicycle Network Phase II

Bicycle Route Projects

For the second phase of the Brownsville and East New York Bicycle Network, DOT proposes to further increase bicycle connectivity for the two neighborhoods by adding 14.5 lane miles to the bicycle network on Blake Avenue, Dumont Avenue, Pitkin Avenue, Saratoga Avenue, and Thomas Boyland Street. DOT will install a mix of shared lanes and bicycle lanes to these streets. In addition to adding bicycle connects, these changes will organize traffic and improve safety for all road users. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 16 in June 2014) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 5 in October 2014)

Brownsville-East New York Neighborhood Slow Zone

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The Brooklyn neighborhood of Brownsville-East New York applied for a Neighborhood Slow Zone in May, 2013. The application was accepted due to the proposed zone’s high frequency of crashes and injuries, strong natural boundaries and an appropriate local street network. 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. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 5 in October 2014) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 16 in June 2014)

Canarsie Park Connector

Bicycle Route Projects

The Canarsie Park Connector is a proposed two-way recreational, multi-use trail along the east side of Paerdegat Basin, from Flatlands Avenue to Seaview Avenue on East 76th Street and Paerdegat Avenue North. The project will create new recreational space, simplify alignment along the entire corridor, and connect the surrounding neighborhood to parks and the new path with new crossings. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 18 in February 2014)

Coney Island Avenue Corridor Safety Improvements

Complete Streets

DOT is proposing safety improvements for Coney Island Ave between Avenue M and Avenue O. The proposal includes constructing three concrete pedestrian safety islands on Coney Island Ave at the intersections with Roder Ave, Avenue N, and Avenue O to provide safer refuge for pedestrians. The proposal also includes upgrading all crosswalks to high-visibility markings and installing a parking lane stripe to calm traffic on Coney Island Ave. DOT is also proposing to modify the signal timing at Coney Island Ave and Avenue O in order to streamline intersection operations and to reduce conflict points between vehicles and between vehicles and pedestrians. These changes will provide for safer crossings for pedestrians and help calm and better organize traffic, improving safety for all road users. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn CBs 12 & 14 Transportation Committees in November 2014)

Flatbush Avenue Extension at Myrtle Avenue Intersection Safety Improvements

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In response to requests from the community, DOT is proposing pedestrian safety improvements for the intersection of Flatbush Avenue Extension and Myrtle Avenue. These changes will reduce conflicts between pedestrians and vehicles while improving the conditions for turning vehicles, including the buses on the B54 route. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn CB 2 Transportation Committee in June 2014) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn CB 2 Transportation Committee in February 2014)

Fort Hamilton Parkway, 6th Ave, and Marine Ave

Bicycle Route Projects

In response to Community Board 10’s request to expand the bicycle network within their community, NYC DOT has developed designs for their recommended routes which include bicycle lanes and shared lanes. Also requested by CB 10, pedestrian safety improvements will be implemented at three key intersections. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 10 in April 2015) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 10 in June 2014)

Foster Avenue Traffic Calming & Pedestrian Safety Improvements

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DOT is proposing a set of changes to Foster Avenue between Kings Highway and Remsen Avenue. DOT will install left turn bays and add a parking stripe to narrow moving lanes. In addition, new pedestrian space will be added and one lane in each direction will be removed between East 81st Street & East 88th Street. These changes will organize traffic and discourage speeding, improving safety for everyone using the street. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 18 in May 2014)

Franklin Avenue Transportation Improvements

Bicycle Route Projects

Based on community input from an April 2, 2014 joint Community Board 8 & 9 workshop, DOT is proposing safety and mobility enhancements to Franklin Avenue between Atlantic Avenue and Empire Boulevard including improved signal operation and traffic flow, widened parking and travel lanes, a dedicated bicycle lane, parking regulation changes, and concrete pedestrian islands on Atlantic Avenue. Additionally, DOT is proposing improved signal operation and traffic flow on Franklin Avenue and Tompkins Avenue north of Fulton Street, and shared lane markings to guide bicyclists from the Tompkins Avenue bicycle lane to Brooklyn Avenue. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 3 in September 2014) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 8 in May 2014)

Ocean Avenue Bicycle Route Improvements

Bicycle Route Projects

DOT is proposing to upgrade the existing shared lane markings on Ocean Avenue to dedicated bicycle lanes between Parkside Avenue and Foster Avenue. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 14 in December 2014)

Park Avenue Traffic Calming

Complete Streets

Incorporating recommendations from a community-led safety study, DOT is proposing traffic calming treatments for Park Avenue between Navy Street and Flushing Avenue in Brooklyn. The proposal will remove excess road capacity and add a wide parking stripe to eastbound Park Avenue and add a wide parking stripe to narrow westbound Park Avenue. Signal timing will be optimized on Park Avenue to provide more crossing time for pedestrians, reduce speeding and provide smoother traffic flow. The parking areas under the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, which divide the eastbound and westbound sections of Park Avenue, will have their entrances improved. All these treatments will better organize traffic, discourage speeding and remove dangerous pedestrian and vehicle conflicts, improving safety for everyone using the street. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 2 in May 2014)

Rockaway Point Blvd at B 169th St – Marine Park Bridge Connector

Bicycle Route Projects

As part of a larger safety project, DOT installed painted curb extensions and shared bike lane markings on B 169th St from Rockaway Point Blvd to the Jacob Riis Greenway entrance.

Manhattan

8th Street - 6th Ave to Broadway Pedestrian Safety Improvement Project

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In response to community requests, this proposed redesign of 8th Street and Ruth Wittenberg Triangle will address several pedestrian safety issues. The project will include new lane and parking markings along 8th Street from Broadway to 6th Ave as well as neckdowns at Greene, Mercer, MacDougal streets, University Place, 5th and 6th Avenues. Additionally, DOT is proposing widening Ruth Wittenberg Triangle and adding several neckdowns to all intersections around the triangle. The plan will help shorten pedestrian crossings, improve pedestrian visibility, and calm traffic.Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 2 in November 2014)

Bowery and Delancey Street Intersection Improvements

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The intersection of Bowery and Delancey Street suffers from heavy vehicle volumes travelling to and from the Williamsburg Bridge. This volume mixed with a large amount of pedestrian traffic and an inefficient use of roadway space causes congestion and creates an unwelcoming crossing condition for pedestrians. In 2014, DOT will be reshape this intersection to improve traffic flow, increase pedestrians safety, and enhance the street scape by adding a new southbound through travel lane, reshaping and shifting the existing pedestrian safety islands, planting two trees, adding a pedestrian-only signal phase and modifying parking regulations. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 3 in February 2014)

Broadway at West 96th Street Pedestrian Safety Improvements

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DOT proposed safety improvements at the intersection of Broadway and West 96th St at a special meeting of Community Board 7. The proposal will reduce conflicts between pedestrians and motor vehicles at the busy intersection while increasing pedestrian crossing options and reducing wait time. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 7 in January 2014)

East 106th Street to Randalls Island: Street Safety and Improved Access

Bicycle Route Projects

In response to community requests for improved access to Randalls Island, DOT is proposing new connections between the recreational amenities of Central Park, the East River Greenway and the 103th Street Pedestrian Bridge to Randalls Island. This project will calm traffic on East 106th Street by reducing the number of travel lanes from four to two, adding a striped median with left turn bays, and installing a bike lane in each direction from Fifth Avenue to the FDR Service Road. Two pedestrian islands are proposed at Second Avenue and Third Avenue to reduce crossing distance. A two-way bike connection on East 102nd Street, combined with the existing bike routes on 1st and 2nd Avenues, will connect the new bike lanes on East 106th Street to the 103rd Street Bridge to the Greenway and Randalls Island. A new curb cut and bike stamps will facilitate cyclist access to the bridge.

The route for this project was revised based on community input. The initial proposal was to connect East 106th Street to the 103rd Street Bridge via a two-way path on the FDR Service Road. In response to community concerns about using the FDR Service Road, DOT modified the design to install a two-way connection on East 102nd Street instead. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 11 in May 2014) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 11 in April 2014)

Hudson Street Parking - Protected Bicycle Path

Bicycle Route Projects

In response to a community request for a parking-protected bicycle path on Hudson Street, DOT proposes to improve the existing buffered bike lanes between West Houston Street and Bleecker Street, and between West 14th Street and Eighth Avenue by upgrading them both to parking protected-bicycle paths. The proposed paths would improve safety for cyclists, shorten pedestrian crossing distances, and provide simpler and safer left turns, all while retaining the existing vehicular capacity. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 2 in April 2014)

Lafayette Street and Fourth Avenue Parking Protected Bicycle Path

Bicycle Route Projects

This project will improve the existing buffered bike lane between Prince Street and East 12th Street by upgrading it to a parking protected bike path. In addition, a bike lane on both sides of Fourth Avenue between East 12th and 14th Streets will provide cyclists with safer options for turning onto East 14th or continuing on Park Avenue. The bicycle route on Lafayette Avenue between Spring and Prince Streets will remain as a buffered bike lane to accommodate operations of the firehouse. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan CB 2 Transportation Committee in March 2014)

Lexington Avenue Pedestrian Safety Improvement Project

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Grand Central Terminal is the gateway to midtown for thousands of people a day. The sidewalks on Lexington Avenue between E.42nd and E.45th Streets are overcrowded often leading to pedestrians walking in the street creating an unsafe condition for all users. DOT has proposed installing two painted neckdowns to shorten the crossing distances at E.43rd and E.44th Streets while providing additional pedestrian space, adding a new right-turn only lane on Lexington at E.42nd Street and reconfiguring the bus only lane between E.42nd and E.44th Streets to enhance mobility.Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 5 in September 2014)

Manhattan Waterfront Greenway - East 37th Street Connector

Bicycle Route Projects

This project will improve access to and from the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway at East 37th Street, where there is currently a break in the Greenway before it resumes at East 60th Street. There is increased need for improved Greenway access at this location due to the East River Ferry, Citibike station, and upcoming improvements to Glick Park. The existing Greenway connection lacks sufficient visibility, wayfinding, and pavement markings. The proposal includes improvements to the existing path from East 34th Street to East 37th Street, installation of a two-way path on East 37th Street between the FDR Service Road and connections to Second Avenue through shared lanes on East 38th Street and East 35th Street and a two-way path on First Avenue between East 38th Street and East 37th Street. These routes increase safety by enabling cyclists to use routes that avoid the FDR Service Road and the entrance to the Midtown Tunnel. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 6 May 2014)

Park Avenue - 96th to 111th Streets Corridor Safety Improvements

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In response to requests from the community, DOT is proposing safety improvements along Park Avenue between 96th and 111th Streets. The proposal includes new concrete neckdowns along the Park Avenue viaduct at each pedestrian tunnel opening, signal modifications, new markings, and new lighting within the tunnels. The plan will help shorten pedestrian crossings, improve pedestrian visibility, and calm traffic, and improve pedestrian lighting. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan CB 11 Transportation Committee in March 2014)

Riverside Drive and West 72nd and 79th Streets Pedestrian Improvements

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DOT is proposing shorter, safer pedestrian crossings, tightened intersections, and simplified vehicle movements at the intersections of Riverside Drive and West 72nd and 79th Street. Signals will be added to the Henry Hudson Parkway exit ramp at 79th Street and bike markings will be added between East 77th Street and the Henry Hudson Greenway for improved bicycle connections in the bicycle network. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan CB 7 Transportation Committee in May 2014) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan CB 7 Transportation Committee in March 2014)

St. Nicholas Place & West 155th Street Intersection Safety Improvements

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In response to several requests from the community for safety improvements at the complicated intersection of 155th Street with St. Nicholas Place, Edgecombe Avenue and Harlem River Driveway, DOT is proposing sidewalk extensions for shorter, safer pedestrian crossings and turn restrictions for improved traffic flow and reduced conflict points. Improvements are also proposed on St. Nicholas Place between 151st Street and 155th Street, including a new pedestrian crossing at 152nd Street and several pedestrian safety islands. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan Community Board's 9 & 10 in October 2014) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented in May 2014)

Third Avenue at East 60th Street Pedestrian Safety Improvement Project

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In response to a recent pedestrian fatality and community concern, DOT is proposing safety improvements for the intersection of Third Avenue and East 60th Street. The project includes a shorter pedestrian crossing distance with painted neckdowns, a left-turn-only lane on Third Avenue and the extension of the right-turn-only lane on East 60th Street. These proposals will ease congestion and reduce weaving through the intersection. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 8 in January 2014)

Washington Heights Bicycle Network, Phase I

Bicycle Route Projects

Following a two year planning effort with Community Board 12, this project is the first of a multi-phase installation of bicycle facilities in Washington Heights. The project will provide 5.4 lane miles of new bicycle facilities. This includes bike lanes on West 177th and 180th Streets and Ft George Avenue and a two-way parking-protected path on Ft. George Hill. Amsterdam Avenue, a high crash corridor, will be redesigned with new left turn lanes and a mix of shared and bicycle lanes. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan CB 12 Transportation Committee in April 2014)

West End Avenue Traffic Calming and Pedestrian Safety Improvements

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DOT is proposing safety improvements for W 72nd St to W 106th St on West End Avenue. The proposal will remove excess road capacity, add left turn bays in a painted center median, and add a wide parking stripe to calm traffic and reduce unnecessary lane changes. The left turns off of West End Avenue at W 95th and W 97th Streets would be banned and replaced with pedestrian safety islands that provide safer crossings for pedestrians and require traffic turning on to West End Ave from side streets to make slower safer turns around the islands. Four islands are included in the proposal: two at each intersection, in the north and south crosswalks across West End Avenue. These changes will better organize traffic and improve safety for everyone using the street. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan CB 7 Transportation Committee in August 2014) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 7 Town Hall in July 2014)

Willis Avenue Connections

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To improve bicycle and pedestrian access to the Willis Avenue Bridge, DOT will improve markings and signage on the bridge and its approaches. In addition, the agency will implement pedestrian enhancements, such as curb extensions and new pedestrian crossings of RFK Bridge on-ramps at East 124th and 125th Streets. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan CB 11 Transportation Committee in March 2014)

Queens

115 Avenue Corridor Safety Improvements

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In response to numerous community requests, DOT is proposing traffic calming improvements on 115 Ave from Springfield Blvd to Cross Island Parkway Service Road. DOT will install a 4’ flush median, parking lane stripes, and additional channelization at the intersections of Springfield Blvd/115 Ave and Cross Island Parkway Service Road/115 Ave. These changes will organize traffic and discourage speeding, improving safety for all road users. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens Community Board 13 in December 2014)

Astoria Boulevard Safety Improvements

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In response to community requests and NYPD concerns, DOT is proposing to split the I-278 exit ramp from Astoria Boulevard North between 33rd Street and 31st Street in Astoria. This proposal will reduce collisions caused by weaving and cross over traffic. Turn restrictions will be implemented at 31st Street to further improve safety. West of 31st Street, traffic will be able to merge as needed, maintaining access to the local street network and the RFK Bridge. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens CB 1 Transportation Committee in May 2014)

Astoria Neighborhood Slow Zone

Neighborhood Slow Zones

The Queens neighborhood of Astoria applied for a Neighborhood Slow Zones in May, 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. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens Community Board 1 in June 2015) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens Community Board 1 in November 2014)

Broadway - Elmhurst Corridor Safety Improvements

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DOT is proposing a plan to calm traffic along Broadway (between Roosevelt Avenue and Queens Boulevard) to reduce speeding, improve traffic operations, and create safer pedestrian crossings; and in so doing reduce the number of crashes. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens Community Board 4 in October 2014)

Broadway - Northern Boulevard to 65th Street Corridor Safety Improvements

Complete Streets

Following a recent fatality at the intersection of Broadway with 34th Avenue and 58th Street, and in response to community requests to reduce speeding, DOT proposes corridor traffic safety improvements along Broadway in Woodside, Queens between 65th Street and Northern Boulevard. In addition to addressing speeding, the proposed changes will better organize traffic, create safer crossings for pedestrians, and create a safer merge at 34th Avenue-58th Street. These improvements will help to reduce crashes for everyone on the road. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens CB 2 Transportation Committee in April 2014)

Jackson Heights Neighborhood Slow Zone

Neighborhood Slow Zones

The Queens neighborhood of Jackson Heights applied for a Neighborhood Slow Zone in May, 2013. The application was accepted due to the proposed zone’s high frequency of crashes and injuries, strong natural boundaries and an appropriate local street network. 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. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens Community Board 3 in May 2014) Download a fact sheet about the slow zone (pdf) (September 2013)

Myrtle and Wyckoff Avenues at Palmetto Street Safety Enhancements

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At the request of former Council Member Reyna and the local community, DOT developed a plan to enhance safety for all street users at the complex intersection of Myrtle and Wyckoff Avenues at Palmetto Street. The proposal shortens crossing distances for pedestrians with painted sidewalk extensions along this six-legged intersection. The installation of a new crosswalk and upgraded high visibility crosswalks further enhance safety. The design also creates a safer environment for all street users by eliminating low-volume turns. This helps create more predictable movements by vehicles, thereby improving safety for everyone using the roadway. All together, these adjustments will streamline traffic flow through this intersection, which is heavily used by pedestrians and serves as a key transit hub at the Brooklyn-Queens border. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 4 in June 2014) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens Community Board 5 in May 2014) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens Community Board 5 & Brooklyn Community Board 4 in April 2014)

Queens Blvd and Yellowstone Blvd Safety Improvements

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In response to community requests, DOT is proposing safety improvements on Queens Blvd at Yellowstone Blvd. The plan includes constructing three concrete median tip extensions and upgrading the existing pedestrian island in the north crosswalk to provide safer refuge for pedestrians, restricting low-volume left turns from northbound Yellowstone Blvd to westbound Queens Blvd to eliminate multiple points of conflict, installing qwick kurb on Yellowstone Blvd to separate northbound and southbound traffic and illegal U-turns onto Jewel Ave, and installing parking lane stripes on the service roads and 108th St to calm traffic. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens Community Board 6 in April 2014)

Sunnyside and Sunnyside Gardens-Woodside Neighborhood Slow Zones

Neighborhood Slow Zones

The Queens neighborhoods of Sunnyside and Sunnyside Gardens-Woodside applied for Neighborhood Slow Zones in May, 2013. The applications were accepted due to the proposed zones’ high frequency of crashes and injuries, strong natural boundaries and an appropriate local street network. 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. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens Community Board 2 in September 2014)

Vernon Boulevard – Queens East River Greenway Enhancement Phase II

Complete Streets

In response to community demand for more safety measures on Vernon Boulevard, DOT proposes to repair the roadway surface, refurbish markings and green paint, and install jersey barriers in the buffer space at locations where motorists tend to use the 2-way path as a bypass lane or right-turn lane. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Community Board 1 in November 2014)

Staten Island

Richmond Avenue Corridor Safety Improvements

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DOT is proposing a set of safety improvements to Richmond Avenue between Forest Avenue and Victory Boulevard. DOT will install a modified painted center median and a parking lane stripe to standardize and better define moving lanes in order to calm traffic and reduce speeding along this designated High Crash Corridor. In addition, a planted, concrete center median will be installed in key locations along the corridor. The new concrete median will also include pedestrian safety islands at three locations, including at Richmond Avenue and Morani Street, which is a designated High Pedestrian Crash Location. DOT's proposed changes will calm traffic and discourage speeding, better organize traffic, and provide for safer pedestrian crossings, improving safety for all road users. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Staten Island CB 2 Transportation Committee in June 2014)