2016 Projects

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

the Bronx

138th St and Major Deegan Expressway Safety Improvements and Congestion Mitigation

Complete Streets

DOT is proposing safety improvements at the intersection of 138th St and the Major Deegan Expressway at the foot of the Madison Avenue Bridge in the Bronx. 138th St is a Bronx Vision Zero priority corridor, and the intersection had 182 injuries from crashes between 2010 and 2014. The proposal includes restricting the westbound left turn from 138th St onto southbound Exterior St. The turn restriction would eliminate a difficult turn and provide congestion relief by reducing the amount of vehicles “blocking the box” at Gerard Avenue. In addition, signal time would be redistributed to other signal phases to improve vehicular and pedestrian mobility at the intersection. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Bronx Community Board 1 in March 2016)

Baychester Ave Corridor Safety Improvements

Complete Streets

Baychester Ave is a Vision Zero Priority Corridor with 7.9 Pedestrian Killed or Severely Injured (KSI) crashes per mile. This proposal will add three pedestrian islands and one curb extension, which will provide safer pedestrian crossings, create simpler, safer left turns from cross streets, and reduce motor vehicle and pedestrian conflict. This proposal will also add two new midblock signals and pedestrian crossings to reduce the distance between crossing opportunities for pedestrians. The project will redesign 0.5 miles of a Vision Zero Priority Corridor and one Priority Intersection. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Bronx Community Board 12 in May 2016)

Bivona St & Reeds Mill Ln Pedestrian Safety Improvements

Complete Streets

Following requests from the community and NYCHA Boston Secor Houses for additional crossings on Bivona St, NYCDOT is proposing two midblock enhanced crossings with concrete refuge islands on Bivona St between Boston Rd and Reeds Mill Ln.   The enhanced crossings will expand the pedestrian network and improve accessibility.  The proposal also includes traffic calming along Bivona St and Reeds Mill Ln. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Bronx CB 12 Transportation Committee in March 2016)

Broadway – W 225 St to W 228 St Safety Improvements

Complete Streets

In response to community requests and a request from Council Member Rodriguez, DOT has proposed safety improvements on Broadway between W 225 St – W 228 St. This proposal will add two expanded medians at W 225 St and, at W 228 St, two expanded medians and one bus island. The improvements will create shorter 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 Bronx Community Board 8 in May 2016)

Eames Place Enhanced Crossings

Complete Streets

Following a pedestrian fatality in 2014, DOT installed speed humps on Eames Pl and Webb Ave. To further improve the area, DOT is planning new enhanced crossings on Eames Pl and Webb Ave. The new marked crosswalks with accompanying pedestrian warning signs will provide pedestrian access to the Jerome Public Library and PS 307, while making crossing pedestrians more visible to approaching vehicles.Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Bronx Community Board 8 in March 2016)

Shakespeare Avenue Pedestrian Access Improvements

Complete Streets

DOT is proposing pedestrian access improvements on Shakespeare Ave between Jerome Ave and Woodycrest Ave. The plan includes new sidewalks and crosswalks around the Greenstreets triangle at Jerome Ave, curb extensions at Anderson Ave, a curb extension at Woodycrest Ave, and enhanced crossings at W168th St. Project implementation is anticipated for Spring. The changes will shorten existing crossings, provide safer pedestrian facilities, and clarify vehicular movements.Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Bronx CB 4 Transportation Committee in March 2016)

Tremont Avenue

Bicycle Route Projects

On January 20 and 21, DOT presented the Tremont Avenue Corridor Safety Improvements project to Bronx Community Boards 5 and 6, respectively. The proposed safety improvements along this Vision Zero Corridor will benefit all roadway users. The improvements include a more organized roadway by establishing a critical east-west bike route with the installation of bike lanes along most of the corridor, connecting the numerous north-south bike routes and parks in the Bronx, including the anticipated bike and pedestrian esplanade at Roberto Clemente State Park. Pedestrian safety improvements include enhanced intersection improvements, creating better accessibility and visibility for pedestrians with shorter crossing distances and new crosswalks. Through a key section of the corridor clear lane assignments, markings, and left turn lanes at Third Avenue will assist traffic flow. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Bronx Community Board 6 in January 2016) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Bronx Community Board 5 in January 2016)

West Mt Eden Avenue - Jerome Ave to Macombs Rd

Complete Streets

In response to community requests, NYCDOT is proposing pedestrian and traffic congestion improvements on W Mt Eden Avenue between Jerome Avenue and Macombs Road. The proposal includes converting W Mt Eden Ave to a one- way west bound road from Jerome Ave to Macombs Rd, building a concrete ADA compliant sidewalk on the north side of West Mount Eden from Inwood Ave to Macombs Rd, and installing two Enhanced Crossings at Inwood Ave and W Mt Eden Ave. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Bronx Community Board 4 in May 2015)

Brooklyn

4th Ave and Atlantic Ave – Rubber Island

Complete Streets

DOT installed a rubber pedestrian refuge island at the intersection of 4th Ave and Atlantic Ave in Brooklyn, creating a safer and shorter two-part crossing. The rubber product is a new tool that allowed DOT to install a pedestrian refuge where concrete is not feasible due to conflicts with subway infrastructure and utilities underneath the roadway. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 2 in January 2017)

Argyle, Rugby, and Beverley Roads Bicycle Route

Bicycle Route Projects

In response to a community-based request, DOT is proposing a network of bicycle routes that will connect the neighborhoods within Brooklyn Community Board 14 to Prospect Park and the Parade Ground. The proposed plan includes northbound and southbound bicycle lanes as well as eastbound and westbound shared lanes, which will improve mobility options and increase access to recreational opportunities. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 14 in March 2016) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 14 in April 2015) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 14 in December 2014)

Bond Street

Bicycle Route Projects

The proposed Bond Street project upgrades the existing shared lane between 3 Street and Douglass Street in Brooklyn to a green curb side bike lane. This design organizes traffic on the roadway and improves a safe and convenient cycling route connecting neighborhoods and destinations. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn CB 6 Transportation/Public Safety Committee in May 2016)

Bushwick Bicycle Network Community Planning

Bicycle Route Projects

Beginning in summer of 2014, NYC DOT partnered with Brooklyn Community Board 4, Council Member Antonio Reynoso, Council Member Rafael Espinal, the NYC Department of City Planning and NYPD to gather information from residents of Bushwick regarding where they would like to expand the bicycle network. This community-based process included a series of workshops, outreach events, and an online survey to gather data from people living, working, and riding in Bushwick.

Following an open-data collection period, NYC DOT worked closely with the Community Board and a Steering Committee of local partners to develop a phased network plan that will be installed over several years.

For a full project description, timeline, and links to community bike resources, please visit the feedback portal at http://nycdotfeedbackportals.nyc/bushwick-bike-network

Download a slideshow of the Phase I proposed routes (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn CB 4 Full Board in February 2016) Download a slideshow outlining the community process and proposed routes (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn CB 4 Environmental Protection/Transportation Committee in February 2016) Download a slideshow and see photos from the May 9, 2015 workshop Download a slideshow from the kickoff meeting (pdf) (Presented at the 83rd Precinct Community Council meeting on November 18, 2014) Download a slideshow and see photos from the February 19, 2015 workshop

Clinton Avenue - Safety and Mobility Improvements

Bicycle Route Projects

DOT’s proposal for Clinton Ave aims to create a family-friendly north-south protected bike route connecting the Fort Greene/Clinton Hill neighborhood to the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway and bridges to Manhattan, and to establish the corridor as a street that serves the safety and mobility needs of all road users. On Vanderbilt Ave, the existing north-south bike route in the neighborhood, cyclists must share the same lanes as cars, buses, and trucks—a design that does not adequately accommodate the nearly 2,000 cyclists who use the corridor daily. Between 2010 and 2014, 11 cyclists were severely injured along this stretch of roadway. Protected bike lanes would provide a safer alternative that would better serve the growing numbers of cyclists and encourage less-experienced cyclists to bike.

Given street width constraints in the neighborhood, protected lanes cannot be installed without changing the street network. The proposed plan would reconfigure Clinton Ave as a one-way northbound street north of Gates Ave, enabling installation of a two-way, parking protected bicycle lane along the east curb of the street. In addition, the proposal calls for intersection safety improvements such as pedestrian safety islands and new loading zones to improve curb access along the corridor; a connection to bike lanes on Vanderbilt Ave south of Gates Ave; and potential new pedestrian crossings and left turns onto Atlantic Ave from Waverly Ave and St. James Pl. The proposal would have minimal impact on traffic flow in the neighborhood as several other streets are able to accommodate the moderate southbound traffic on Clinton Ave.Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn CB 2 Transportation Committee in May 2016)

Guider Avenue at Coney Island Avenue Safety Improvements

Complete Streets

In response to requests from Councilmember Deutsch and Community Boards 13 and 15, NYCDOT is proposing safety improvements along Guider Avenue, Neptune Avenue, and Coney Island Avenue. Congestion and conflicting vehicle movements, as well as pedestrian safety and access will be addressed at the intersection of Coney Island Avenue and Guider Avenue. Clarified traffic movement, pedestrian safety, greening and additional parking will be addressed along the Guider Avenue corridor. Congestion will also be addressed along Neptune Avenue between Coney Island Avenue and E 12th Street. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn CB's 13 and 15 Transportation Committees in July 2015) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn CB's 13 and 15 Transportation Committees in June 2015)

Jay Street - Schermerhorn St to Sands St Parking Protected Bicycle Lanes

Bicycle Route Projects

DOT is proposing safety improvements between Fulton Street and Sands Street, including Smith St between Schermerhorn Street and Fulton Street. The proposal includes upgrading the existing bicycle lanes to parking protected bike lanes and installing painted pedestrian islands at four locations. In addition, the project includes improving pedestrian access, circulation and safety to and from the Manhattan Bridge by adding a new crosswalk at the off-ramp and creating a continuous connection from the east sidewalk. Implementation is expected to start during the summer 2016. The initial presentation was complemented by more detail on a new crosswalk at the Manhattan Bridge off-ramp onto Jay Street and the lanes on Smith Street south of Fulton Mall. Download the post implementation update (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 2 in June 2016) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn CB 2 Transportation Committee in March 2016)

Lafayette Avenue Buffered Bicycle Lane and Traffic Calming

Bicycle Route Projects

DOT is proposing to upgrade the existing shared bike lane on Lafayette Ave between Fulton St and Classon Ave to a buffered bike lane to improve safety and reduce stressful cycling conditions. To address excess street capacity leading to speeding the project consists of the removal of one of the two existing moving lanes. The parking lane and bus stops on the south side of Lafayette Ave will be widened to improve bus mobility and access to vehicles. Changes to signal timing on Lafayette Ave will maintain vehicle mobility. A curb extension at Cumberland Street will be installed to reduce crossing distances and improve accessibility at a location where a street tree currently prevents the passage of wheelchairs or strollers. Download the post implementation update (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 2 in March 2017) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 2 in January 2016)

Linden Boulevard Corridor Safety Improvements

Complete Streets

DOT is proposing a set of safety improvements on Linden Blvd between Kings Hwy and Avenue D in Brooklyn. The corridor ranks in the top 10% of Brooklyn corridors by KSI (killed or severely injured) crashes per mile among pedestrians, bicyclists and motor vehicle occupants. Since 2009, there have been five traffic fatalities on the corridor. The proposal includes upgraded makings and signage, new dedicated left turn phases, numerous concrete curb and median tip extensions, and improved bus stop facilities. The proposal will allow shorter safer pedestrian crossings, safer left and right turns, discourage speeding and better define the roadway, and give transit riders a safer place to wait. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 18 in June 2015) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 16 in June 2015) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 17 in June 2015) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented on February 05 and 12, 2015) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented on February 05 and 12, 2015) Visit our Feedback Portal

Marine Park Connector to Jamaica Bay Greenway

Bicycle Route Projects

DOT is proposing to improve access to the Jamaica Bay Greenway entrance on Flatbush Ave by installing a parking protected 2-way bicycle path along the edge of Marine Park, from Ave U and 38th St to Hendrickson Pl and Flatbush Ave. The installation of a high quality recreational path will provide a safe, separated facility for Jamaica Bay Greenway users and improve the edge condition along Marine Park. As part of the project, DOT proposes to remove underused metered parking on Hendrickson Pl, and mark vehicle lanes at a standard width throughout the project to discourage speeding on residential streets. The project also intends to increase safety at the bike and pedestrian crossings at Shore Pkwy with signage, crossing markings and ADA accessible ramps. DOT will return to the CB with detailed proposal for improvements to the greenway path condition along Flatbush Ave, from Hendrickson Pl to Shore Pkwy. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 18 in 2016)

Metropolitan Avenue - Bicycle Route

Bicycle Route Projects

The proposed Metropolitan Avenue project will provide a crucial link in NYC’s bicycle network, connecting neighborhood bicycle lanes in Queens to the existing Grand Street bicycle lane in Brooklyn. This project consists of a mix of shared lanes and bicycle lanes, as well as other geometric improvements that will result in greater organization of traffic and increased safety for all road users. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 1 in September 2016) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 1 in June 2016) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 1 in May 2015)

Ocean Ave and Parkside Ave Pedestrian and Traffic Safety Improvements

Complete Streets

NYCDOT is proposing pedestrian and traffic safety improvements at the intersection of Ocean Avenue and Parkside Avenue, at the southeast corner of Prospect Park. The plan follows earlier improvements in 2012 that tightened the intersection and significantly reduced motor vehicle occupant injuries but has not reduced pedestrian injuries. The plan includes installing a pedestrian island in the north crosswalk, and banning the southbound and westbound left turns at the intersection. This would provide a safer, shorter crossing between the Parkside Ave subway station and Prospect Park, encourage drivers to turn more carefully, simplify movements and reduce conflicts between turning vehicles and pedestrians in the intersection. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 9 in June 2015)

Pulaski Bridge Pedestrian and Bicycle Improvements

Bicycle Route Projects

In response to community requests for bicycle and pedestrian improvements on the Pulaski Bridge, DOT proposes building a new bicycle path on the bridge adjacent to the existing shared path. The design includes a new barrier to protect bicyclists from motor vehicles. This proposed path would double the space on the bridge dedicated to bicyclists and pedestrians, enhance safety by separating those two modes and improve access to Long Island City subway stations for Brooklyn residents. Download a presentation about the project (pdf) (Presented in December 2014) Download a presentation about the project (pdf) (Presented in December 2013)

Sheepshead Bay Road Corridor Safety Improvements

Complete Streets

DOT is proposing corridor safety improvements for both Sheepshead Bay Rd and Ave Z between E13th and Jerome. The proposal includes a one way conversion for two blocks of Sheepshead Bay Rd to improve circulation and congestion, pedestrian safety islands, bus route changes to improve on time service, and an upgraded markings plan. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 15 in June 2015)

Surf Ave and Stillwell Ave Intersection Safety Improvements

Complete Streets

NYCDOT is proposing pedestrian and traffic safety improvements at the intersection of Surf Avenue and Stillwell Avenue in Coney Island. The proposal includes painted curb extensions on three corners that increase pedestrian space, shorten crossing distances, and calm traffic. These curb extensions, in addition to new markings and turn bays, would re-align Stillwell Avenue to improve traffic flow and safety. Between Surf Avenue and the Boardwalk along Stillwell Avenue, parking would be moved to the curbsides to increase parking supply while calming traffic. The eastbound B36 bus stop would be moved closer to the intersection to encourage bus users to use the crosswalk and deter midblock crossings. A drop off and pick up zone would be created on the northeast corner to alleviate double parking. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 13 in April 2015) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 13 in March 2015) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 13 in February 2015)

Van Siclen Ave / Pennsylvania Ave Bike Lanes

Bicycle Route Projects

DOT is proposing to improve access to the Jamaica Bay Greenway entrance on Pennsylvania Ave by installing a barrier protected two-way bicycle path along the west side of the avenue south of Seaview Ave approaching the Belt Parkway, installing signs and markings at the westbound parkway entrance, and installing bicycle stamps on the west sidewalk of the overpass to the eastbound parkway entrance. As part of the project, DOT proposes to install bicycle lanes on Van Siclen Ave and Seaview Ave, which will connect to the existing bicycle network. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 5 in March 2016)

Wyckoff Avenue Intersection and Plaza Corridor Safety Improvements

Complete Streets

Three pedestrian fatalities since 2009 occurred at this complicated six-leg intersection on the border of Brooklyn and Queens, at the bustling Myrtle/Wyckoff transportation hub. In 2014, DOT implemented five turn bans which have seen low compliance. New Vision Zero safety funding presents the opportunity to further simplify the intersection. The project proposes to convert Wyckoff Avenue between Gates and Myrtle into a pedestrian plaza, which would allow pedestrians to make subway to bus connections without crossing the street and create a central neighborhood public space where the Myrtle Ave and Wyckoff Ave retail corridors intersect. Additionally, converting the Palmetto Street to bus only on both sides of the intersection, and Wyckoff Avenue to southbound-only to Putnam Ave would lower the number of turns in the intersection from over twenty to eight. DOT is holding workshops on 3/29/16 in Ridgewood, Queens (IS77), and 4/27/16 in Bushwick, Brooklyn (Bushwick School for Social Justice), as well as a one-day plaza on Saturday 4/30/2016 from 10AM-6PM. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens CB 5 Transportation Committee in June 2016) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 4 in June 2016) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens CB 5 Transportation Committee in May 2016) Download a slideshow about the project workshop (pdf) (Presented in March 2016)

Manhattan

1st Avenue and East 124th Street – Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Improvements

Bicycle Route Projects

DOT is proposing safety improvements to 1st Ave between E 124th St and E 125th St and to E 124th St between 1st Ave and 2nd Ave in Manhattan. The proposed improvements include 2-way protected bike lanes and a midblock enhanced pedestrian crossing with a concrete pedestrian island. The project would improve bicycle network connectivity near the Willis Ave and RFK Bridges and improve pedestrian safety and access to Mayor Wagner Pool and Othmar Ammann Playground. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 11 in February 2016)

2nd Avenue - E 59th St to E 43rd St Protected Bike Lane

Bicycle Route Projects

NYC DOT is proposing to upgrade the existing enhanced shared lane on 2nd Avenue between E 59th St and E 52nd St in Midtown Manhattan to parking protected bike lanes. This proposal will connect to the Queensboro Bridge connection at 59th St. The proposed project involves installing a parking protected bike lane with left turn lanes in the corridor that currently has an enhanced shared lane, as well as installing pedestrian safety islands at intersections. In addition, DOT will upgrade the existing enhanced shared lane between E 52nd St and E 43rd St to a curbside bike lane. Parking will be allowed on this part of 2nd Avenue at off peak times. The project will also include painted curb extensions, provide simpler, safer left turns, and will improve safety for all road users. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 6 in July 2016)

2nd Avenue - 59th St to 105th St Protected Bike Lane

Bicycle Route Projects

DOT is proposing to install a parking-protected bicycle lane on 2nd Avenue between East 105th St and East 68th St to improve safety for all road users along the corridor. Improvements include a "floating" parking lane, concrete pedestrian refuge islands, updated parking regulations, leading pedestrian and bicycle signal phases and dedicated left-turn treatments. These improvements combined will shorten crossing distances, organize traffic, and improve bicycle safety. From East 68th St to E 59th St DOT is proposing to install an enhanced shared lane, which will concentrate bicycle traffic on the left side of the street. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 8 in January 2016)

3rd Ave - E 60th St to E 72nd St
66th St - 2nd Ave and 3rd Ave

Complete Streets

In an effort to address pedestrian safety issues along Vision Zero Priority Corridors, DOT plans to implement improvements on 3rd Ave and 2nd Ave in the Upper East Side. The proposal includes turn-only lanes, neckdowns, reconfigured crosswalks, and median tip extensions at intersections that have high pedestrian injury rates. These changes would reduce crossing distances, clarify vehicular movements, and expand pedestrian space. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 8 in October 2015)

6th Avenue W 8th St – W 33rd St – Parking Protected Bike Lane and Traffic Calming

Bicycle Route Projects

DOT is proposing to upgrade the existing bike lane on 6th Ave between W 8th St and W 33rd St to a parking protected bike lane to improve safety for all road users. Pedestrian safety islands will shorten crossing distances across 6th Ave from 66 to 49 feet. Mixing zones and turn lanes will improve safety at intersections with left turns while maintaining the existing number of moving lanes. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 2 in January 2016) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Manhattan Community Board 4 in November 2015)

8th Street Bicycle Lane

Bicycle Route Projects

With the impending resurfacing of 8th Street and the soon to be completed Astor Place Reconstruction, DOT is proposing a dedicated bike lane on 8th Street from 6th Avenue to Lafayette Street. This will build off the success of the pedestrian safety project implemented in 2015 while also providing a critical connection from Hudson Street to Astor Place. Furthermore, a dedicated bike lane on 8th Street compliments recent bicycle network improvements in the community and improves access to Citi Bike and the Subway. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 2 in September 2016)

Amsterdam Avenue Northbound Bike Route

Bicycle Route Projects

Following a feasibility study requested by Manhattan Community Board 7 to identify a northbound bicycle route for the Upper West Side, DOT is proposing to install a parking-protected bicycle lane on Amsterdam Avenue between West 72nd and West 110th to improve safety for all road users along the corridor. Improvements include a "floating" parking lane, concrete pedestrian refuge islands, updated parking regulations, leading pedestrian and bicycle signal phases and dedicated left-turn treatments. These improvements combined will shorten crossing distances, organize traffic, and improve bicycle safety. Additional options were studied a part of the request however Amsterdam emerged as the preferred option. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 7 in February 2016) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 7 in January 2016) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 7 in November 2015)

Broadway - 135th to 153rd St Corridor Safety Improvements

Complete Streets

NYCDOT is studying corridor safety conditions on Broadway, between 135th and 153rd Sts, in the Hamilton Heights neighborhood of Manhattan. Broadway has been identified as a Priority Corridor in the Vision Zero Manhattan Pedestrian Safety Action Plan. The preliminary proposal includes creating two lanes in each direction with turn bays, a wide parking lane, and expanded pedestrian space in the center medians. New markings and signage will create simpler, safer left turns. Additionally, DOT will continue to work with the community to identify locations for commercial loading zones and to identify select locations where turn restrictions will improve safety. Download a slideshow about the study (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 9 November 2015) Download a slideshow about the study (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 9 in October 2015) Download a slideshow about the study (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 9 in July 2015) Download a slideshow about the study (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 9 in June 2015) Download a slideshow about the study (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 9 in May 2015)

Chrystie St Two-way Protected Bicycle Lane

Bicycle Route Projects

DOT is proposing to upgrade the existing bicycle lanes on Chrystie St between Canal St and Houston St to a two-way protected bicycle lane along the east curb to improve safety and reduce stressful cycling conditions. The two-way lane will be protected from traffic by jersey barriers, delineators, and parked vehicles. Existing travel lanes on Chrystie St will be retained and signals will be retimed at the intersections with Houston St, Delancey St, and Grand St to maintain mobility. The proposal also includes four additional pedestrian safety islands to shorten crossing distances on Chrystie St and 2nd Ave. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 3 in March 2016)

Division Street - Market St to Bowery Pedestrian Safety Improvements

Complete Streets

In response to community requests, NYCDOT is proposing pedestrian safety improvements along Division Street between Market Street and the Bowery. The proposal includes installing a pedestrian plaza and new markings to provide additional pedestrian space, calm traffic, and deter double parking. In addition, the corner of Division Street, Bowery, and Catherine Street would be rebuilt and expanded, improving sidewalk and roadway conditions while increasing pedestrian space. Additional channelization along Bowery north of Division Street would also be installed to calm and rationalize traffic. Download a slideshow about the study (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 3 in November 2015)

East River Greenway – Traffic Calming and Protected Bike Lanes

Bicycle Route Projects

NYC DOT is proposing safety improvements for FDR Service Rd between E 25th St and E 34th St. The project seeks to upgrade the existing bicycle facility along Manhattan’s East River Greenway, improvements include physically separating moving traffic and bicycles, and clarifying wayfinding to provide a stronger, safer connection along the waterfront. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 6 in November 2016)

Lenox Ave and 145th St Pedestrian and Traffic Safety Improvements

Complete Streets

NYCDOT is proposing pedestrian and traffic safety improvements in the area of Lenox Avenue and W 145th St to create safer pedestrian crossings, shorten crossing distances, increase pedestrian space, and calm traffic. This proposal includes a new concrete median between W 145th St and W 146th St along Lenox Avenue with parallel parking on both sides, a new pedestrian safety island at Lenox Avenue and W 146th St, and a widened concrete median with median tips extended through the crosswalks along Lenox Avenue between W 144th St and W 145th St. At W 147th St and Lenox Avenue, high-visibility crosswalks would be installed to improve visibility of pedestrians at the intersection. At W 145th St and Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, NYCDOT is proposing restricting the southbound left turn in order to reduce confusion and congestion for motorists, while improving pedestrian safety. Along W 145th St between Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd and Lenox Avenue, NYCDOT is proposing the striping of parking lanes, a painted flush median near Lenox Avenue, and an extended left turn lane in order to clarify and calm traffic. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 10 in March 2015)

Manhattan Bridge Mobility and Safety Improvements

Complete Streets

After requests from the community for pedestrian safety enhancements around the mouth of the Manhattan Bridge, NYC DOT is proposing to convert the Lower Roadway of the Bridge to Manhattan-bound at all times, eliminating daily reversals. This traffic pattern change allows for significant pedestrian improvements, including expanded pedestrian space, shorter crossings, new crosswalks and signal infrastructure, and improved traffic alignments while maintaining current traffic capacities. The location is a Vision Zero Priority intersection and ranks in the top 10% for most dangerous intersections in the borough. The project will improve safety for all users. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 2 in May 2015) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 3 in May 2015)

Riverside Drive - 116th St to 135th St Pedestrian Improvements

Complete Streets

In response to requests from the community, DOT is proposing pedestrian network connections and corridor safety improvements along Riverside Drive between 116th St and 135th St. The proposal includes new concrete curb extensions, sidewalks, and pedestrian islands, new crosswalks, lane reductions, and speed limit reduction on Riverside Drive to 25 mph. The proposal would help calm traffic, improve pedestrian safety, and improve pedestrian connections between bus stops, the General Grant National Memorial, Riverside Church, Riverside Park and the surrounding neighborhood. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 9 in March 2015) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 9 in January 2015)

Union Square Bike Network Improvements

Bicycle Route Projects

Building off the extensive bicycle network around Union Square, this project fills in a critical north-south gap in the network. It connects 4th Avenue to the Square and onto the planned protected path on Sixth Avenue. It also adds two east-west connections on the east side of the park that provide a new route between protected lanes on First and Second Avenues and Union Square. Project specifics include: a two way protected path along the eastern and northern sides of Union Square, the extension of the existing protected lane on 4th Avenue to 14th Street, and three dedicated bike lanes on 15th, 16th and 17th Streets. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan CB 5 Transportation Committee in May 2016)

Upper East Side Crosstown Bike Routes

Bicycle Route Projects

In response to Manhattan Community Board 8’s request to study crosstown routes in the Upper East Side on February 3, DOT proposed crosstown bike routes on E 85th/84th St, E 78th/77th St, and E 68th/E 67th St. These crosstown routes will help fill in an existing gap in the bicycle network without removing any vehicle travel lanes or parking. They will provide clear connections from Central Park and the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway, while also linking subway stations to other neighborhood destinations such as Hunter College and the commercial corridor on E 86th Street. Furthermore the crosstown routes will reinforce the recently expanded CitiBike within Community Board 8. We reviewed the community’s concerns about the current proposed routes for crosstown UES bike lanes and returned in March to the Board with additional information.

In May, we returned to the Transportation Committee with alternative routes that were based on recommendations given to us by the public; these were East 82nd and 81st Street, East 76th and 75th Streets, and East 71st and 70th Streets. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 8 in May 2016) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 8 in March 2016) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 8 in February 2016)

Queens

31st Ave Bike Route and Pedestrian Safety Improvements

Bicycle Route Projects

The proposed bicycle route on 31st Ave, 32nd Ave, 74th St, 75th St, 100th St, 101st St, and 27th Ave will expand the bicycle network in northern Queens while connecting to existing bike facilities, including the Queens Waterfront Greenway on Vernon Blvd and the Flushing Bay Promenade. The proposal includes a mix of bike lanes and shared lanes, and pedestrian safety improvements at targeted locations. The changes proposed will organize the roadway and improve safety for all users. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens Community Board 1 in June 2016) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens Community Board 3 and CB 3’s TC in April & June 2016) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens CB 1 Transportation Committee in March 2016)

138th St and 31st Rd Pedestrian Safety Improvements

Complete Streets

Following community requests, DOT is planning pedestrian safety improvements at the intersection of 138th St and 31st Rd. The plan includes a new enhanced crossing, upgrading crosswalks to high-visibility, a concrete pedestrian refuge triangle and additional traffic calming. The proposed improvements will expand the pedestrian network, slow vehicle speeds, and make crossing pedestrians more visible to approaching vehicles. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens CB 7 Transportation Committee in January 2016)

Bowne Park & Francis Lewis Park Pedestrian Safety Improvements

Complete Streets

DOT studied the areas around Bowne Park and Francis Lewis Park to see how pedestrian access to the parks can be improved. To slow speeds around Bowne Park, four new speed humps were approved by DOT. DOT is also planning to increase pedestrian access to Francis Lewis Park by adding new enhanced crossings, and to calm traffic by and marking parking lane stripes on 3rd Ave adjacent to the park. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens CB7 Transportation Committee in January 2016)

Broadway - 41st Ave to Baxter Ave Pedestrian Safety Improvements

Complete Streets

DOT proposes pedestrian safety improvements on both Broadway and 41st Ave between 76th St and Baxter Ave in response to community concerns regarding safety on the streets surrounding Elmhurst Hospital. The proposed changes would improve pedestrian crossings, calm traffic, and clarify vehicular movements. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens Community Board 4 in March 2016)Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens CB 4 Transportation Committee in February 2016)

Hillside and Metropolitan Pedestrian Safety Improvements

Complete Streets

DOT is proposing pedestrian safety improvements to the complicated intersections of Hillside Avenue with Metropolitan Avenue and with Kew Gardens Road. The pedestrian safety improvements include concrete sidewalk extensions, shorter and safer pedestrian crossings, an improved traffic network with more efficient signal timing, turn restrictions to improve traffic flow, and the elimination of dangerous pedestrian and vehicle conflicts at the intersection of Hillside and Metropolitan Avenues. This proposal will enhance pedestrian safety and mobility while improving traffic flow through the complex intersections along Hillside Avenue. Project Update (pdf) (Presented to Queens Community Board 9 in February 2016)Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens CB 9 Transportation Committee in May 2014) Updated Project Proposal (pdf) (Presented September 2014)

Pulaski Bridge Pedestrian and Bicycle Improvements

Bicycle Route Projects

In response to community requests for bicycle and pedestrian improvements on the Pulaski Bridge, DOT proposes building a new bicycle path on the bridge adjacent to the existing shared path. The design includes a new barrier to protect bicyclists from motor vehicles. This proposed path would double the space on the bridge dedicated to bicyclists and pedestrians, enhance safety by separating those two modes and improve access to Long Island City subway stations for Brooklyn residents. Download a presentation about the project (pdf) (Presented in December 2014) Download a presentation about the project (pdf) (Presented in December 2013)

Queens Blvd – 74th St to Eliot Ave Safety Improvements

Complete Streets

DOT is proposing robust safety improvements on Queens Boulevard between 74th St and Eliot Ave. The plan includes protected bicycle lanes, increased pedestrian space and specific safety improvements at intersections, with anticipated implementation in Summer 2016. This project continues the work DOT installed between Roosevelt Ave and 73rd St in 2015 and also 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 Queens Community Board 4 in May 2016)Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens CB 4 Transportation Committee in March 2016)

Queens Community Board 5 Bicycle Network Connections

Bicycle Route Projects

The proposed Bicycle Network Connections on Cornelia Street, Hancock Street, and Catalpa Avenue will provide a crucial link in NYC’s bicycle network, connecting the neighborhood bike network in Ridgewood, Queens to the developing bike network in Bushwick, Brooklyn. This project consists primarily of bicycle lanes, that will result in greater organization of traffic and increased safety for all road users.Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens CB 5 Transportation Committee in April 2016)

Queens Community Board 5 – Phase 3

Bicycle Route Projects

As part of the third phase of a community-planning initiative, DOT has worked with the community to expand the bicycle network in Queens Community Board 5 on 69th Street, 80th Street, and Juniper Boulevard North. These routes will increase mobility options for cyclists, provide access to recreational opportunities, and improve safety for all road users. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens Community Board 5 in September 2015)

Wyckoff Avenue Intersection and Plaza Corridor Safety Improvements

Complete Streets

Three pedestrian fatalities since 2009 occurred at this complicated six-leg intersection on the border of Brooklyn and Queens, at the bustling Myrtle/Wyckoff transportation hub. In 2014, DOT implemented five turn bans which have seen low compliance. New Vision Zero safety funding presents the opportunity to further simplify the intersection. The project proposes to convert Wyckoff Avenue between Gates and Myrtle into a pedestrian plaza, which would allow pedestrians to make subway to bus connections without crossing the street and create a central neighborhood public space where the Myrtle Ave and Wyckoff Ave retail corridors intersect. Additionally, converting the Palmetto Street to bus only on both sides of the intersection, and Wyckoff Avenue to southbound-only to Putnam Ave would lower the number of turns in the intersection from over twenty to eight. DOT is holding workshops on 3/29/16 in Ridgewood, Queens (IS77), and 4/27/16 in Bushwick, Brooklyn (Bushwick School for Social Justice), as well as a one-day plaza on Saturday 4/30/2016 from 10AM-6PM. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens CB 5 Transportation Committee in June 2016) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 4 in June 2016) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens CB 5 Transportation Committee in May 2016) Download a slideshow about the project workshop (pdf) (Presented in March 2016)

Staten Island

Bay St & Victory Blvd Pedestrian Safety Improvements

Complete Streets

In response to community requests to improve Tompkinsville for pedestrians, and a pedestrian fatality due to a drunk driver in 2015, DOT is proposing safety improvements at the intersection of Bay St and Victory Blvd in Staten Island. The improvements include a new northbound left turn-bay from Bay St to Victory Blvd, a painted sidewalk extension on Victory Blvd and expanding the sidewalk around Tompkinsville Park. The improvements will increase pedestrian space, and clarify movements for vehicles. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Staten Island Community Board 1 in April 2016)

New Springville Greenway Connections

Bicycle Route Projects

DOT is proposing a bicycle route to link New Springville to popular greenways that border the neighborhood.  The proposed project consists of bicycle lanes and shared lane markings to guide cyclists to the La Tourette Park Greenway and the New Springville Greenway.  The addition of dedicated space for cyclists, as well as other traffic calming measures, will help improve safety and connectivity for the community.Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Staten Island Community Board 2 in May 2016)

Van Duzer Street Corridor Transportation Improvements

Bicycle Route Projects

DOT is proposing changes to Van Duzer St, St Pauls Ave, Richmond Rd, Swan St, and Targee St in response to complaints of speeding along the corridor. The project would calm traffic by narrowing travel lanes or by scaling the number of lanes to traffic needs. Doing so would provide room for additional protections and amenities such as new crosswalks, parking spaces, and bicycle lanes that would connect to the St. George Ferry Terminal. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Staten Island Community Board 1 in January 2017) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Staten Island Van Duzer Street Civic Association in November 2016) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Staten Island Community Board 1 in June 2016) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Staten Island Van Duzer Street Civic Association in June 2016)