2018 Projects

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

the Bronx

Westchester Square Plaza Proposal

In 2016, the Westchester Square BID applied to DOT’s Plaza Program to create a pedestrian Plaza on the E Tremont Ave and Westchester Ave, Bronx on the east bound slip lane. Located at a transit hub, along a commercial corridor, and adjacent to a three High Schools campus, a plaza would create a space where students, shoppers, and residents can find a place to sit, study, or socialize. The proposal builds on the success of 2015 safety enhancements along the E Tremont vision zero corridor which included refuge islands at the intersection. A plaza would also help enhance safety by eliminating conflict between vehicles and hundreds of pedestrians at peak hour at the slip lane. DOT is partnering with the Westchester Square BID to host a number of One-Day Plaza Events and workshops, survey the larger community, and hold stakeholder meetings. Westchester Square Plaza - presented to Bronx Community Board 10 in June 2018 (pdf) Westchester Square Plaza - presented at a community workshop in March 2018 (pdf) Westchester Square Plaza - presented at a community workshop in June 2017 (pdf)

Brooklyn

7th Avenue Shared Lanes and Bicycle Lanes

Bicycle Route Projects

With the recent expansion of Citi Bike in Park Slope it will be necessary to provide safer and less stressful bicycle routes. The bike lane proposal for 7th Avenue fills a gap in the bicycle network between Prospect Park West and 5th Avenue and provides a bicycle route to the existing northbound bike lane on Carlton Avenue. DOT proposes bike lanes on 7th Avenue within Community Board 6 between 15th Street and Carroll Street providing a dedicated space on the street for cyclists without removing parking or traffic capacity. For the narrower segment of 7th Avenue between Carroll Street and Park Place, DOT proposes shared lane markings which will help guide cyclists to Carlton Avenue bike lanes and away from the risk of suddenly opening doors of parked cars. 7th Avenue Shared Lanes and Bicycle Lanes project presented to Brooklyn CB 7 in February 2017 (pdf) 7th Avenue Shared Lanes and Bicycle Lanes project presented to Brooklyn CB 6 in December 2016 (pdf)

9th Street Comprehensive Street Redesign

Bicycle Route Projects

DOT is proposing a comprehensive street redesign to improve safety for all street users on 9th Street, an important corridor connecting Gowanus and Prospect Park. The existing bike lane will be upgraded to a parking-protected bike lane, separating people on bikes from truck traffic and effectively narrowing the roadway to calm traffic. Flush, painted islands will shorten pedestrian crossing distances and slow turning vehicles to improve bike and pedestrian safety. A painted center median will retain space for emergency vehicles even at peak hours and turn lanes will alleviate back pressure for turning vehicles. Loading zones will be updated to address double parking along the commercial strip. 9th Street Comprehensive Street Redesign project presented to Brooklyn CB 6 in June 2018 (pdf)

Bushwick Neighborhood Bicycle Network

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. In Fall of 2017, DOT provided a follow up presentation highlighting the 2017 Safer Cycling Report which identifies Brooklyn Community District 4 as a Priority Bicycle District. Also, included is Phase I post-implementation outreach, data collection as well as the proposed Phase II bike routes, providing new connections throughout the community. Bushwick Neighborhood Bicycle Network project presented to Brooklyn CB 4 in October 2017 (pdf)Bushwick Neighborhood Bicycle Network project presented to Brooklyn CB 4 in October 2017 (pdf)

Thomas Boyland Street – Bike Safety Improvements

Bicycle Route Projects

Building upon previous collaboration with the community in Brownsville and Ocean Hill, NYC DOT is proposing to calm traffic and enhance safety through the addition of bike lanes on Thomas Boyland Street between Pacific Street and Broadway in Brooklyn. In addition to the bike lane, the project will create a standard width travel lane and upgrade crosswalks to high visibility. Thomas Boyland Street Bike Safety Improvements project presented to Brooklyn CB 16 in June 2018 (pdf)

Vanderbilt Avenue and Clermont Avenue Safety and Mobility Improvements

Bicycle Route Projects

Vanderbilt Avenue is a heavily used connection for people riding bicycles between the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway and Prospect Park. However, between Flushing Avenue and Fulton Avenue Vanderbilt Avenue is not wide enough for bike lanes in each direction. This proposal upgrades the existing northbound shared lane on Vanderbilt Avenue to a bike lane. The existing southbound shared lane bicycle route on Vanderbilt Avenue is replaced by a new bike lane on Clermont Avenue. Cyclists will benefit from the dedicated space on the street. Motorists and bus riders will benefit from reduced delays caused by sharing moving lanes with over 1,700 cyclists every day. Vanderbilt Avenue and Clermont Avenue Safety and Mobility Improvements project presented to Brooklyn CB 2 in June 2018 (pdf)

Williamsburg Bike Network – Proposed New Connections

Bicycle Route Projects

NYC DOT is proposing a number of new routes for cyclists in Williamsburg, enhancing the existing bike network, establishing important connections within the community. These new bike routes include improved east-west connections from the waterfront to Union Ave and a key north-south route in East Williamsburg on Morgan Ave and Knickerbocker Ave which will connect the developing bike network in Bushwick to Grand St, including the recently installed bike lanes on Scholes St and Meserole St. These additional bike lanes will supplement the existing network, providing a growing number of cyclists a safe transportation option. Williamsburg Bike Network Proposed New Connections project presented to Brooklyn CB 1 in August 2018 (pdf)

Queens

43rd Avenue and Skillman Avenue Protected Bike Lanes

Bicycle Route Projects

In response to requests from elected officials and from the community, following a cyclist fatality and serious injury on 43rd Ave, NYC DOT is proposing safety improvements and protected bicycle lane upgrades to 43rd Ave and Skillman Ave. The proposal includes numerous pedestrian safety improvements, including 30+ pedestrian islands, shorter crossings, and “high visibility” crosswalk upgrades, and also discourages speeding on these neighborhood corridors by narrowing the roadway. With 545% growth in weekday bicycling on Skillman Ave from 2007 to 2017, this proposal not only establishes protected space for the growing number of cyclists, but creates a continuous 7+ mile protected bike route from Forest Hills to Midtown. 43rd Avenue and Skillman Avenue Protected Bike Lanes project presented to Queens CB 2 in June 2018 (pdf) 43rd Avenue and Skillman Avenue Protected Bike Lanes project presented to Queens CB 2 in April 2018 (pdf) 43rd Avenue and Skillman Avenue Protected Bike Lanes project presented to Queens Town Hall in March 2018 (pdf) 43rd Avenue and Skillman Avenue Protected Bike Lanes project presented to Queens CB 2 Transportation Committee in November 2017 (pdf)

Ridgewood Bicycle Network Updates-Proposed:

DOT proposed new bike lanes in Ridgewood that would connect to potential future bike lanes in Brooklyn, as part of its initiative to expand the bike network in Priority Districts identified in the Safer Cycling report released in 2017. Proposed Ridgewood Bicycle Network Updates project presented to Queens CB 5 in May 2018 (pdf)

Staten Island

Staten Island Ferry Terminal Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements

Bicycle Route Projects

NYC DOT is proposing improvements to the St George Ferry Terminal, Richmond Terr, and Bay St, in response to community requests for enhanced bicycle and pedestrian access to the terminal. The proposal calls for new crosswalks, expanded pedestrian space, signalized bicycle crossings, protected bicycle lanes, an improved bicycle waiting area, and the opening of the bus ramp bicycle path to a new bicycle parking area. By creating safer pedestrian crossings, separating bicycle and vehicular traffic, and improving the lower level waiting area, the proposed enhancements would create a safer, more convenient experience for all ferry users. Staten Island Ferry Terminal Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements project presented to Staten Island CB 1 in June 2017(pdf) Staten Island Ferry Terminal Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements project presented to Staten Island CB 1 in April 2017 (pdf)