2015 Projects

This is a list of past community presentations from DOT projects from 2015. 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, 2014, 2016

the Bronx

Bruckner Blvd – Hunts Point Safety Improvements

Complete Streets

Bruckner Blvd and specifically the intersection with Hunts Point Ave are identified as Vision Zero priorities. This project proposes pedestrian and bike safety improvements along the corridor, including: wider pedestrian refuge islands, curb extensions, shortened crossings, and bike paths that are physically separated from vehicles. Overall, the project takes a holistic planning approach to the corridor, new slip lanes will improve vehicular movements onto the Bruckner Expressway and enhance safety for pedestrians and cyclists that cross between the neighborhoods of Longwood and Hunts Point. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Bronx Community Board 2 in March 2015)

East 165 St (Jerome Ave to Melrose Ave)

Complete Streets

NYCDOT is planning corridor safety improvements on E 165 St between Jerome Ave and Melrose Ave. E 165 St was identified as a Priority Corridor in the 2015 Bronx Pedestrian Safety Action Plan. The new design for the corridor will improve safety for all users on E 165 St. From Walton Ave to Sherman Ave, where E 165 St becomes 75’ wide, new lane designations will better organize traffic and improve safety while maintaining traffic flow. At E 165 St and Grand Concourse, pedestrian refuge islands will be constructed to provide shorter crossing distances for pedestrians crossing E 165 St and left turn bays will be will be installed to better organize traffic turning onto Grand Concourse. A new east/west bike route, with a combination of bike lanes and shared lane markings, will be installed to connect to the five existing north/south bike routes that intersect with E 165 St, increasing connectivity to the Bicycle Network in the neighborhood. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Bronx Community Board 4 in May 2015)

East Tremont Ave – Hutchinson Pkwy to Bruckner Blvd

Complete Streets

In response to community requests, a high number of injuries and fatalities, as well as building upon the completed 2014 and 2015 projects DOT is proposing to improve East Tremont from Ericson Pl to Bruckner Blvd. Improvements will include shortening crossing distances and clarifying traffic patterns, and installing traffic calming markings along the entire corridor. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Bronx Community Board 10 in May 2015)

East Tremont Ave Williamsbridge Rd to Bruckner Blvd

Complete Streets

In response to community requests and building upon the completed 2014 project DOT is proposing to improve East Tremont from Williamsbridge Road to Bruckner Blvd. Improvements will include shortening crossing distances and clarifying traffic patterns at complex intersections, studying signal timing for potential phasing changes and new signals and installing traffic calming markings along the entire corridor. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Bronx Community Board 10 in March 2015)

Edward L. Grant Safety Improvements

Complete Streets

Edward L. Grant Highway near the Washington Bridge on- and off-ramps is a critical node in the bus network. Five bus routes use the highway to travel between the Bronx and Manhattan. The high volume of buses, mixed with heavy pedestrian and general traffic, must navigate a wide roadway that includes long pedestrian crossings and a three-lane merge for the buses. Starting in 2014, DOT began reshaping the roadway to increase pedestrian safety, reduce conflicts between buses and other vehicles, and improve bus stops. The project includes a bus boarding island, a one-block bus lane, a pedestrian refuge island, and two sidewalk extensions. The upgrades are complete and buses began using the new bus boarding island on February 8, 2015. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Bronx Community Board 4 Municipal Services Committee April 2014) Photos (February 2015)

Intervale Avenue Traffic Calming and Pedestrian Safety

Complete Streets

In response to community requests for safety improvements, DOT is proposing traffic calming with pedestrian islands on the Intervale Avenue corridor from Freeman to Dawson St. At the southern end, the city's first true roundabout will be constructed at the large, wide intersection of Intervale Avenue and Dawson Street, providing access between Rainey Park and the surrounding residential and community uses. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Bronx Community Board 2 in February 2015)

Jackson Avenue and Westchester Ave Pedestrian Improvements

Complete Streets

In response to community requests, DOT is proposing pedestrian improvements to the eastbound Bx4 bus stop on Westchester Ave at Jackson Ave. The proposal creates a large pedestrian triangle that allows passengers to access the bus from a raised concrete sidewalk, where they currently stand in the road. This will reduce potential conflicts between vehicles and pedestrians, and will accommodate passengers with mobility constraints. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Bronx Community Board 1 in January 2015)

Prospect Ave (Jennings St to E. 149 St)

Complete Streets

NYCDOT is planning corridor safety improvements on Prospect Ave between Jennings St and E 149 St. Prospect Ave was identified as a Priority Corridor in the 2015 Bronx Pedestrian Safety Action Plan. The new design for the corridor will improve safety for all users on Prospect Ave and includes a flush median, left turn bays, and bike lanes which will better organize traffic and improve safety while maintaining traffic flow. Pedestrian refuge islands will be constructed at five locations to provide shorter crossing distances for pedestrians crossing Prospect Ave. In addition, painted curb extensions will be added at two adjacent intersections—Prospect Ave & Ave St. John and Prospect Ave & E. 155 St/Dawson St—to clearly create two distinct intersections. The new curb extensions will also shorten crossing distances for pedestrians as well as create slower and safer turns onto Prospect Ave. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Bronx Community Board 2 in June 2015)

Brooklyn

65 St - 6 Ave to 12 Ave

Complete Streets

In response to numerous community requests, DOT is proposing traffic calming improvements on 65 St from 6 Ave to 12 Ave. 65 St has been identified as a Priority Corridor in the Vision Zero Brooklyn Pedestrian Safety Action Plan. DOT will remove rush hour regulations from Fort Hamilton Parkway to 6 Ave allowing a markings upgrade with the addition of a parking lane stripe from 6 Ave to 12 Ave. All intersections will receive upgraded high visibility crosswalks and six intersections will receive leading pedestrian intervals (LPIs). In addition, a curb extension and lane designations for northbound traffic will be added at 7 Ave and 65 St. These proposed changes will better discourage speeding, organize traffic, and provide safer crossings for pedestrians. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 10 in April 2015)

Bergen St & Boerum Pl Enhanced Crossing

Complete Streets

In response to community requests, DOT is planning a new enhanced crossing on Bergen St at Boerum Pl. The new marked crosswalk with accompanying pedestrian warning signs will expand the pedestrian network, while making crossing pedestrians more visible to approaching vehicles. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn CB 2 Transportation Committee in September 2015)

Bond Street Bicycle Route Upgrade

Bicycle Route Projects

The proposed Bond Street bicycle project would upgrade the existing shared lane between Wyckoff Street and Schermerhorn Street to a green painted curb side bike lane on the east side of the street, which will improve access, circulation and safety for cyclists. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 2 in May 2015)

Brooklyn Avenue/Kingston Avenue Transportation Improvements

Complete Streets

In response to a request from Brooklyn Community Board 8, DOT is planning safety improvements to Brooklyn Avenue and Kingston Avenue. The changes include improved signal coordination and traffic flow, an improved lane configuration and a designated bicycle route. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 9 in June 2015) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn CB 3 TC in May 2015 and Full Board in June 2015) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn CB 8 Transportation Committee in March 2015 )

Brooklyn Heights Slow Zone

Neighborhood Slow Zones

The Brooklyn Neighborhood of Brooklyn Heights 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. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 2 in April 2015)

Canarsie Pier Fresh Creek Connector

Complete Streets

NYC DOT proposes to extend the Jamaica Bay Greenway via a two-way protected path from Canarsie Circle to Flatlands Ave, along Rockaway Parkway, Shore Parkway Service Road, East 102nd St, Seaview Ave, and East 108th St. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 18 in April 2015) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 18 in February 2015)

Caton Avenue Pedestrian Safety Improvements

complete streets

In response to community requests, NYCDOT is proposing pedestrian safety improvements along Caton Avenue between Ocean Parkway and Coney Island Avenue. The proposal includes installing 3 concrete pedestrian islands to shorten crossing distances and new crosswalks and signals to improve access and safety. The corridor would be converted from 2 lanes in each direction to 1 lane with left turn bays to improve alignment and reduce speeding. A split-LPI signal phase would be added to Ocean Parkway E and Caton Ave to reduce pedestrian and vehicle conflicts. Street directions in the neighborhood would be modified to improve mobility and accommodate school activity. Five parking spaces would be “daylighted” to improve sight lines and visibility. The eastbound B16 bus stop at Ocean Parkway would be moved to improve bus operations and improve traffic flow. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 7 in May 2015) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 12 in May 2015) Download the presentation (pdf) (Presented at a Community Meeting in January 2015)

Columbia St Parklet Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway Enhancement

Complete Streets

In response to community board and elected official request to activate a future potential park site, DOT is proposing to create resting areas that will feature benches, bike racks, and areas for native grasses to be planted.

Eastern Parkway and Rockaway Avenue Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Improvements

Complete Streets

In response to numerous community requests, DOT is proposing safety improvements on Eastern Pkwy from Rockaway Ave to Atlantic Ave. The proposal includes expanded crosswalks, curb extensions, pedestrian fencing, and left-turn restrictions, new markings, restoration of trees and bike lanes. These changes will provide shorter and enhanced pedestrian crossings, reduce potential for conflicts between automobiles and pedestrians, and provide a safe cycling route through a complex intersection. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn CB 16 Transportation Committee in December 2014).

Greenpoint Ave Traffic Flow Improvements

Bicycle Route Projects

The proposed Greenpoint Avenue project offers an improvement in traffic flow with the installation of a second travel lane in the westbound direction from Greenpoint Avenue Bridge to Provost Street, and relocating the bike lane curbside with a buffer. In the eastbound direction, the bike lane will be relocated curbside west of Humboldt Street to the bridge and include a buffer. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 1 in March 2015)

Jamaica Bay Greenway/Canarsie Pier Access - Seaview Ave, E 102nd St, Shore Pkwy

Bicycle Route Projects

This project will extend the Jamaica Bay Greenway from Canarsie Pier to Canarsie Park, along Rockaway Parkway, Shore Parkway, E 102nd St and Seaview Ave. Please note that due to community request, this project has been modified from the version presented on April 15. No changes will be made to East 108th St as part of this project and angle parking will be maintained on East 102nd St. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 18 in April 2015)

Maspeth and Kingsland Avenues Pedestrian Safety Improvements

Complete Streets

In response to numerous community complaints of speeding, DOT is proposing pedestrian safety improvements in East Williamsburg. The proposal increases pedestrian access and improves visibility by adding new crosswalks with daylighting on Maspeth Ave, Kingsland Ave, Debevoise Ave and Frost St. The plan also includes a channelized median and parking buffer on Kingsland Ave, a parking buffer on Jackson St, and stop controls at the intersection of Jackson St and Debevoise Ave. These improvements will enhance safety by narrowing travel lanes and by reducing vehicle speeds throughout the area. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 1 in February 2015)

Neptune Avenue - Stillwell Ave to W 25th St Corridor Safety Improvements

Complete Streets

NYCDOT is proposing to make improvements to Neptune Avenue (from Stillwell Ave to W 25th St near IS239 Mark Twain) in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn. Neptune Avenue is a Vision Zero Priority Corridor, with a Priority Intersection at Neptune Ave and Cropsey/W 17th St. The proposal includes the addition of 4 new pedestrian refuge islands and a flush median with left turn bays. Increasing left turn storage at the eastbound approach to Cropsey Avenue, adding a pedestrian island in the east crosswalk and banning the westbound left turn will simplify turn movements in the intersection and ease congestion at peak times. The proposal retains the existing number of moving lanes and consolidates buffer area in the center of the roadway which creates space for pedestrian refuge islands and will introduce more consistent parallel parking between Cropsey and Stillwell Ave. These changes will provide shorter and safer crossings for pedestrians, simpler and safer left turns for drivers, ease congestion and create a more consistent and predictable environment for all road users. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 13 in May 2015) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 13 in April 2015)

Prospect Heights Slow Zone

Neighborhood Slow Zones

The Brooklyn Neighborhood of Prospect Heights 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. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 8 in April 2015)

Williamsburg Bridge Connections: South 5th Place and South 4th Street Bicycle Route

Bicycle Route Projects

DOT is proposing improvements to South 5th Place and the connection with the Williamsburg Bridge bicycle path. In the existing condition the street is one-way northbound, and cyclists heading southbound towards the bridge path are routed onto the sidewalk. The proposed design would allow bi-directional bicycle travel in the roadway, reserving the sidewalk for pedestrian use only. This project also includes a concrete curb extension which will improve connections between the bicycle path and the roadway, as well as between the Continental Park Plaza and the pedestrian path entrance on Bedford Ave. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 1 in March 2015)

Manhattan

1st Avenue Parking Protected Bicycle Lane

Complete Streets Bicycle Route Projects

NYC DOT is proposing to upgrade the existing shared bike lane infrastructure on 1st Avenue between E 49th St and E 59th St in Midtown Manhattan to parking protected bike lanes. This proposal will connect to protected lanes already in place south of 49th and north of 59th streets. The proposed project involves installing a parking protected bike lane with mixing zones and left turn lanes in the corridor that currently has a shared bicycle lane, as well as installing pedestrian safety islands at intersections. The project will also provide simpler, safer left turns, shorten pedestrian crossing distances, and will improve safety for all road users. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Manhattan Community Board 6 in May 2015)

7th Ave S at Waverly Pl and W 4th St/Christopher St Pedestrian Improvements

Complete Streets

In response to requests from the community and NYPD, DOT is proposing pedestrian safety improvements at two intersections along 7th Ave S in the West Village. The complex intersection of 7th Ave S and W 4th St/Christopher St ranks in the top 1% of Manhattan intersections for people killed or severely injured. Proposed improvements include street closures, expanded sidewalk space, improved crosswalks and signal timing changes. These improvements would reduce conflicts between pedestrians and turning vehicles, shorten crossings, and improve connectivity of the pedestrian network. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 2 in February 2015) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 2 in January 2015)

Central and Prospect Parks Car-Free Project

Complete Streets

In Summer 2015, the DOT will implement partial car-free park drives in both Central and Prospect Parks. Changes will make two of NYC’s crown jewel parks safer and healthier, enhance public space and encourage New Yorkers to get active. Central Park Drives north of 72nd Street will be permanently car-free starting June 29. Prospect Park West Drive will be permanently car-free starting July 6. Central Park Drives Traffic Management (pdf) (June 2015) Prospect Park Drives Closure (pdf) (June 2015)

Clinton St Manhattan Waterfront Greenway Enhancement

Complete Streets

In response to community demand for more safety measures, DOT is proposing to install a two-way, curbside, buffered bike path, painted neckdowns, and shortened crosswalks along Clinton St from Grand St to the greenway on South St. In addition, parking between Cherry St and Henry St will be converted from parallel to 60 degree back-in in order to narrow and align the roadway, calm traffic, and retain spaces. DOT also proposes constructing a six foot concrete safety median adjacent to the existing Greenway on South Street, enhancing the separation between moving traffic and path users from Rutgers Sl to Montgomery St. Benefits of the project include increased visibility and access to Williamsburg Bridge and the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway, safer shorter pedestrian crossings and reduced speeding. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 3 in April 2015)

Delancy Street North Bicycle Route

Bicycle Route Projects

The DOT is proposing a shared lane route on Delancey Street North. Previously southbound cyclists approaching the Williamsburg Bridge from East River Park were routed via Grand St. Guide signs now direct cyclists to Delancey Street North. The proposed shared lane markings would complement these guide signs while also increasing awareness of the presence of cyclists on this route. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 3 in May 2015)

Edgecombe Ave Bicycle & Pedestrian Connections

Complete Streets

In anticipation of the opening of the High Bridge, DOT proposes bicycle and pedestrian improvements to increase access to and safety around this new connection between Manhattan and the Bronx. The proposal includes traffic calming on Edgecombe Ave through the installation of a 2-way, protected bicycle path between W 170 St and W 165 St, shared bicycle markings between W 165 St and W 155 St, and three Yield to Pedestrian crosswalks. The 2-way parking protected bicycle path continues on W 170 St, connecting Edgecombe Ave to bicycle facilities on Ft Washington Ave and Haven Ave with access to the GW Bridge. Access to the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway at W 158 St is highlighted with a 2-way protected bicycle path from Henry Hudson Pkwy to Broadway, and shared bicycle markings on W 158 St and W 159 St from Broadway to Edgecombe Ave. Additional pedestrian improvements include increased pedestrian space at Vision Zero Priority Intersections. The benefits of the proposal include increased visibility and access to High Bridge and Highbridge Park, safer shorter pedestrian crossings and reduced speeding. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 12 in March 2015) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 12 in March 2015)

Hudson Heights Slow Zone

Neighborhood Slow Zones

The Manhattan neighborhood of Hudson Heights 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 Manhattan Community Board 12 in February 2015)

Lincoln Square Bow Tie Pedestrian Improvements

Complete Streets

NYCDOT held a public workshop to determine community needs and solicit specific input regarding pedestrian safety improvements in the Lincoln Square Bow Tie Area on June 4, 2014. At the request of the community board and local officials, the workshop provided community members the opportunity to sit with DOT staff and comment on the local needs and potential improvements that should be explored in the Bow Tie area – roughly from W. 66th St to W. 62nd St on Broadway and Columbus Ave. The information gathered at this meeting was directly used to develop pedestrian safety improvements which were presented to the local community board in December 2014. (See below for update.)

In February 2015, DOT presented final recommendations to Community Board 7, incorporating feedback received from the December 2014 meeting. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan CB 7 Transportation Committee in February 2015)

In early December 2014, DOT presented their recommendations to Community Board 7 as well as many attendees who were present at the initial workshop. The proposal includes solutions to many of the issues identified at the June workshop. DOT will continue to refine this proposal and return in early 2015 with a final set of recommendations. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan CB 7 Transportation Committee in December 2014)

Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan CB 7 Transportation Committee in June 2014)

Sherman and St Nicholas Avenues Safety Improvements and Bicycle Lanes

Bicycle Route Projects

DOT is proposing traffic calming along both Sherman Ave and St Nicholas Ave in Manhattan’s CB 12. The proposal seeks to improve safety for all road users by installing bicycle lanes and clarifying vehicular movements with the use of left turn lanes. In addition, DOT is proposing to simplify and improve the intersection of Broadway and Sherman Ave by constructing concrete sidewalk extensions, a median island, planting new trees, and reversing Ellwood St between Sherman Ave and Nagel Ave. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 12 in September 2015) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 12 in May 2015)

South St at Battery Park Underpass Corridor Mobility Improvements

Complete Streets

NYCDOT is proposing to open the entrance from South St to the Battery Park Underpass by removing existing barriers and redesigning the intersection to allow vehicles to merge into the tunnel. Opening this entrance removes traffic from the local street network by providing a direct bypass route for vehicles from South St destined for Route 9A/West St or the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel. Removing vehicles from the local street network will reduce instances of vehicle-pedestrian conflict in areas of heavy pedestrian activity in Lower Manhattan. In conjunction with the introduction of the new merge condition, the speed limit on the FDR Dr will be reduced to 30mph south of Exit 2, and the FDR segment between Exit 2 and Exit 1 will be reduced to two moving lanes to accommodate the new design. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 1 in April 2015)

Spring Street Bicycle Lane

Bicycle Route Projects

DOT is proposing a bicycle route on Spring Street between Washington Street and Bowery, with a connection to the Stanton Street bicycle route via Bowery. The project consists of a mix of bicycle lanes and shared lanes. DOT is also proposing to install a leading pedestrian interval at Spring Street and Varick Street and a turn lane on Spring Street approaching Lafayette Street. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan CB 3 in March 2015 and CB 2 in April 2015)

West Village Slow Zone

Neighborhood Slow Zones

The Manhattan neighborhood of the West Village 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. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 2 in February 2015)

Queens

21st Street Corridor Safety Improvements

Complete Streets

DOT is planning a set of safety improvements to 21st Street between Queens Plaza and Hoyt Ave S. DOT recently installed leading pedestrian intervals at 10 intersections along this High Crash Corridor to give pedestrians a head start crossing 21st Street without conflict from turning vehicles. DOT is planning to install a new traffic signal at 21st Street and 29th Avenue and to upgrade all street lights along the corridor to brighter LED lights. DOT is also proposing to install 12 painted curb extensions and a parking lane stripe along the corridor. These changes will help to calm traffic, improve visibility, and provide for safer pedestrian crossings, improving safety for all road users. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens Community Board 1 in February 2015)

Forest Ave and Myrtle Ave at George St Intersection Safety Improvements

Complete Streets

DOT is planning safety improvements at the intersection of Forest Ave, Myrtle Ave, and George St. DOT will install a concrete curb extension on the south side of the intersection on George St to realign the crosswalk and shorten pedestrian crossing distances. DOT is also planning to install high visibility crosswalks to increase visibility of pedestrians as well as peg-a-track markings to clarify direction of travel for vehicles on Forest Ave. These changes will help to calm traffic, improve visibility, and provide for safer pedestrian crossings, improving safety for all road users. Download a slideshow about the study (Presented to Queens Community Board 5 in April 2015)

Greenpoint Avenue Bridge Improvements

Bicycle Route Projects

In conjuncture with Queens CB 2 Network Phase II DOT is moving forward with the Greenpoint Ave Bridge project that was presented to the community several years ago but was delayed due to construction activity. The proposed plan includes bicycle lanes that offer an important eastbound and westbound bicycle route across the bridge, improving a critical link by connecting to an existing facility on the Brooklyn side to an existing facility in Queens on Van Dam St, and eventually a proposed facility on Greenpoint Ave. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens CB 2 and Brooklyn CB 1 in April 2015)

Northern Boulevard, 62nd Street to 102nd Street Redesign

Complete Streets

In response to a request from Council Member Daniel Dromm to conduct a traffic safety study along Northern Boulevard, DOT is proposing traffic safety improvements on the arterial. This portion of Northern Boulevard is a high crash corridor, ranking in the top 10% of all Queens corridors for traffic injuries. The proposal will add 9 pedestrian islands, which will provide safer pedestrian crossings, create simpler, safer left turns from cross streets, and reduce motor vehicle and pedestrian conflict. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens Community Board 3 in May 2014)

Queens Blvd – Roosevelt Ave to 73rd St Safety Improvement Project

Complete Streets

DOT is presenting a draft proposal for robust safety improvements on Queens Boulevard between Roosevelt Avenue and 73rd St. The plan includes protected bicycle lanes, increased pedestrian space and specific safety improvements at intersections, with anticipated implementation in August 2015. This project lays the groundwork for a $100 million capital investment on Queens Boulevard, a Vision Zero Priority Corridor, as part of the de Blasio Administration’s Great Streets initiative. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Queens Community Board 2 in June 2015) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Queens Community Board 2 in June 2015) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Queens Community Board 2 in March 2015) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (DOT Safety Workshop January 2015) Visit our feedback portal page

Queens Community Board 5 – Phase 2

Bicycle Route Projects

For the second phase of an ongoing community planning initiative, NYC DOT proposes to expand the bicycle network in the Ridgewood, Glendale, Maspeth, and Middle Village neighborhoods that make up Queens Community Board 5. The improvements proposed in this plan include bicycle lanes and shared lanes, resulting in greater organization of traffic and increased safety for all road users.

Updated Project Proposal (April 2015) (Presented to Queens Community Board 5 in April 2015) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens Community Board 5 in March 2015)

Staten Island

Clove Road Transportation Improvements

Bicycle Route Projects

Following a 2013 request from Community Board 1, DOT is proposing transportation improvements to Clove Road between Richmond Terrace and Howard Avenue. The improvements include dedicated bicycle lanes, shared lane markings, traffic calming measures that reduce speeding, and improved parking access to Clove Lakes Park. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Staten Island Community Board 1 in April 2015)