2017 Projects

This is a list of past community presentations from DOT projects from 2017. 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 2016, 2018

the Bronx

Bronx CB 12 Neighborhood Bike Lanes & Connections to Shoelace Park

Bicycle Route Projects

DOT is proposing to install new bike lanes in Bronx Community District 12, to establish a neighborhood bike network and improve access to Shoelace Park and the Bronx River Greenway. DOT is also reviewing potential new pedestrian crossings on Bronx Blvd to improve access to the park. Bronx CB 12 Neighborhood Bike Lanes & Connections to Shoelace Park project presented to Bronx CB 12 Transportation Committee in April 2017 (pdf)

Brooklyn

Amity St/Dean St Bicycle Lane and Shared Lane

Bicycle Route Projects

Amity Street / Dean Street connector is an important route for eastbound cyclists riding from the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway or using Henry St as a route from the Brooklyn Bridge. Bike lanes will be installed on Amity Street between Henry Street and Court Street. A shared lane will be installed on Dean Street between Court Street and Boerum Place. Because Amity Street and Dean Street are offset new markings and signs will guide people on bikes through that intersection. A new crosswalk on the north side of Dean Street in enhance pedestrian mobility and safety at the intersection. Amity St/Dean St Bicycle Lane and Shared Lane project presented to Brooklyn CB 6 in December 2016 (pdf)

Bond Street Bicycle Route Connection

Bicycle Route Projects

The proposed project will provide a connection from the existing bike lanes on DeKalb Avenue and Schermerhorn Street to provide a connection to Downtown Brooklyn. The design will include a bike lane adjacent to the parking lane on DeKalb Avenue and a green curb side bike lane on Bond Street. In order to make the connection one block between Schermerhorn Street and Livingston Street will change direction from northbound to southbound. Bond Street Bicycle Route Connection project presented to Brooklyn CB 2 Transportation Committee in January 2017 (pdf)

Loring Ave Bike Lanes and Pedestrian Safety Improvements

Bicycle Route Projects

Following requests from the community for safety improvements, NYCDOT is proposing traffic calming and bike lane project on Loring Ave between Fountain Ave and Emerald St. The proposed project addresses community safety concerns by calming traffic, organizing traffic on the roadway, improving pedestrian safety, and improving bike access in the neighborhood. The proposal includes bike lanes along Loring Ave; intersection safety improvements at the intersection of Loring Ave and Fountain Ave, including a one-way conversion of Loring Ave between Fountain Ave and Euclid Ave to simplify the intersection and provide signal time for protected left turns and longer crossing times for pedestrians; and intersection safety improvements at Loring Ave and Drew St, including new pedestrian crossings, painted curb extensions, and traffic splitters. Loring Ave Bike Lanes and Pedestrian Safety Improvements project presented to Brooklyn CB 5 in December 2016 (pdf)

Williamsburg Bridge Access and Connections

Bicycle Route Projects

On March 7, DOT presented proposals to increase access to and from the Brooklyn entrance of the Williamsburg Bridge bike path and improve connections from the bridge to East Williamsburg and Bushwick. The presentation will address a number of potential improvements, including bike access to the Williamsburg Bridge Bike Path and pedestrian access to each side of Borinquen Place where the Brooklyn – Queens Expressway and Williamsburg Bridge structure separates the neighborhood. Also, the proposed improvements will enhance bicycle connections to and from the Williamsburg Bridge from the east by proposing new bike routes to East Williamsburg and Bushwick. Williamsburg Bridge Access and Connections project presented to Brooklyn CB 1 Full Board in March 2017 (pdf) Williamsburg Bridge Access and Connections project presented to Brooklyn CB 1 in March 2017 (pdf)

Manhattan

1st Avenue Protected Bicycle Lane

Bicycle Route Projects

NYC DOT is proposing to upgrade the existing shared bike lane infrastructure on 1st Avenue between E 55th 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 55th and north of 59th streets. The proposed project involves installing a parking protected bike lane with left turn lanes in the corridor that currently has a shared bicycle lane, as well as installing pedestrian safety islands at intersections. In addition, DOT will upgrade the existing bike lane between E 47th St and E 48th St to parking protected. The project will also provide simpler, safer left turns, shorten pedestrian crossing distances, and will improve safety for all road users. 1st Avenue Protected Bicycle Lane project presented to Manhattan CB 6 in June 2016 (pdf)

7th Avenue Protected Bicycle Lane and Safety Improvements

Bicycle Route Projects

In response to requests from the community and elected officials NYC DOT is proposing to install a protected bicycle lane on 7th Avenue (West 30th Street to Clarkson Street), a Vision Zero Priority Corridor in Manhattan. The proposal includes planted concrete pedestrian islands and protected left-turn phases at West 23rd Street, West 14th Street, Greenwich Avenue, West 4th Street, and Bleecker Street. 7th Avenue Protected Bicycle Lane and Safety Improvements project presented to Manhattan CB 2 in May 2017 (pdf) 7th Avenue Protected Bicycle Lane and Safety Improvements project presented to Manhattan CB 5 in April 2017 (pdf) 7th Avenue Protected Bicycle Lane and Safety Improvements project presented to Manhattan CB 4 in April 2017 (pdf)

Dyckman Street Traffic Calming, Pedestrian Safety and Bike Network Improvements

Bicycle Route Projects

Responding to requests from Community Board 12, DOT proposes to upgrade existing bicycle infrastructure on Dyckman Street to provide a safer, less stressful connection between the Hudson River Greenway and the Harlem Drive Greenway. Between Broadway and Nagle Street, Dyckman Street is currently a signed bicycle route with two moving lanes in each direction but no dedicated place on the street for people riding bicycles. Between Nagle Street and Harlem River Drive, Dyckman Street has standard bicycle lanes.

At the request of Community Board 12, DOT conducted a design workshop to gather information on the experiences of community members on Dyckman Street. DOT discussed potential design options including protected bike lanes, standard bike lanes, concrete safety islands, and Leading Pedestrian Intervals to improve the safety of all street users. Special attention was given to maintaining delivery access to Dyckman Street merchants, ensuring bus access to bus stops, and addressing double parking.

Based on input from Community Board 12 and from the community at the design workshop, DOT proposes to upgrade Dyckman Street with parking-protected bike lanes and one moving lane in each direction to calm traffic while maintaining traffic flow. New painted pedestrian islands are proposed at Post Avenue, Sherman Avenue, and Vermilyea Avenue to shorten crossing distances. A new pedestrian island at Harlem River Drive will normalize the existing irregular intersection and shorten the crossing distance to allow a new crosswalk across Dyckman Street from Dyckman Houses to Highbridge Park. Turn lanes will be maintained at Broadway, Nagle Avenue and 10th Avenue to mitigate congestion. Dyckman Street Traffic Calming, Pedestrian Safety and Bike Network Improvements project presented to Manhattan CB 12 Transportation Committee in June 2017 (pdf) Dyckman Street Traffic Calming, Pedestrian Safety and Bike Network Improvements project introduction to Community Design Workshop in April 2017 (pdf) Dyckman Street Traffic Calming, Pedestrian Safety and Bike Network Improvements project presented to Manhattan CB 12 Transportation Committee in December 2016 (pdf) Dyckman Street Traffic Calming, Pedestrian Safety and Bike Network Improvements project presented to Manhattan CB 12 Transportation Committee in June 2016 (pdf)

Lower Manhattan Bicycle Network

Bicycle Route Projects

Over 1,600 people a day ride bikes on Park Row south of the Brooklyn Bridge, many of them against traffic or on the sidewalk. DOT proposes to provide safer, lower stress access to the Brooklyn Bridge from the south by installing a two-way bicycle lane protected by a concrete barrier. Pedestrians will benefit from a new crosswalk on the east side of Spruce Street and expanded median tips on Park Row which will short crossing distances. Additional bike lanes and shared lanes will connect the Park Row protected lane to Battery Park and the East River Greenway. Lower Manhattan Bicycle Network project presented to Manhattan CB 1 in March 2017 (pdf)

Pitt Street Traffic Calming and Bike Route Connection

Bicycle Route Projects

DOT is proposing to install a bicycle route on Pitt St between Grand St and Houston St. From Grand St to Stanton St the proposal is for a bicycle lane and from Stanton St to Houston St the proposal is for a shared lane. The proposed route will organize vehicle traffic and improve connectivity to the existing bicycle network. Pitt Street Traffic Calming and Bike Route Connection project presented to Manhattan CB 3 in March 2016 (pdf)

Queens

Cypress Hills St Protected Bicycle Lanes

Bicycle Route Projects

In response to community requests, NYC DOT is proposing safety improvements to Cypress Hills St (Cooper Ave to Jackie Robinson Pkwy), which serves as a greenway connection to Highland Park and Ridgewood Reservoir. The proposal includes upgrading existing bike lanes to protected bike lanes, adding crosswalks and pedestrian space, and improving bus stops along the corridor, in order to improve pedestrian and bicycle access to local parks and the greenway network. Increased turn restrictions at 78th Ave and signal timing adjustments at Cooper Ave and Jackie Robinson Pkwy will improve traffic flow and pedestrian safety. Cypress Hills St Protected Bicycle Lanes project presented to Queens CB 5 Transportation Committee in April 2017 (pdf)

Glen Oaks Traffic Calming and Bicycle Lanes

Bicycle Route Projects

Responding to a community request, NYC DOT is proposing a traffic calming and bike lane project in Glen Oaks, Queens, on 263rd St, 74th Ave, 260th St, 82nd Ave, and Commonwealth Blvd (refurbishment). The proposed project addresses a community safety concern on 263rd St while calming traffic, organizing traffic on the roadway, improving pedestrian safety, and improving bike access in this neighborhood. Glen Oaks Traffic Calming and Bicycle Lanes project presented to Queens CB 13 Transportation Committee in December 2016 (pdf)

Northern Blvd, Douglaston Pkwy, E Hampton Blvd

Protected Bike Lanes and Greenway Connections to Joe Michaels Mile

Bicycle Route Projects

In response to community requests, NYC DOT is proposing safety improvements to Northern Blvd (223rd St to Douglaston Pkwy), Douglaston Pkwy (Northern Blvd – LIRR) and streets along the western edge of Alley Pond Park (223rd St – 73rd Ave), which serve as connections to Joe Michaels Mile, local parks and transit. The proposal includes traffic calming on Northern Blvd by removing a westbound travel lane from Douglaston Pkwy to 223rd St, lowering the speed limit to 30mph, and adjusting signal timing to improve traffic flow along the corridor. To complete connections to Douglaston, standard and shared use lanes are proposed on Douglaston Pkwy and 235th St to calm traffic and provide a bike connection to the LIRR station. The proposal also includes upgrading existing bike lanes along Alley Pond Park to protected bike lanes in order to calm traffic and enhance greenway connections in this residential area. This project also aims to improve pedestrian safety at key intersections. Northern Blvd, Douglaston Pkwy, E Hampton Blvd project presented to Queens CB 11 in June 2017 (pdf)