2019 Projects

This is a list of past community presentations from DOT projects from 2019. 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, 2018

the Bronx

East Tremont Ave - Van Nest Ave to Unionport Rd Traffic Calming and Safety Improvements

Complete Streets

Continuing upon previous safety improvements along the E. Tremont Ave corridor NYCDOT is proposing traffic calming and safety improvements on E. Tremont Ave from Devoe Ave to Unionport Rd. The proposal includes installing pedestrian islands and medians, new lane markings and parking lane stripes to calm speeding traffic and shorten crossing distances. East Tremont Ave Traffic Calming and Safety Improvements - presented to Bronx Community Board 9 in April 2016 and to Community Board 11 in May 2016 (pdf)

Brooklyn

Cypress Hills St Protected Bicycle Lanes

Bicycle Route Projects

Following previous work along Cypress Hills Street, the NYC DOT is proposing an extension of protected bike lanes between Jackie Robinson Parkway and Jamaica Avenue. The project will include the installation of bike lanes in both directions on Cypress Hills Street in the existing channelization as well as the installation of a new pedestrian crossing at Jamaica Avenue. These improvements will discourage speeding along the corridor, provide safer pedestrian crossings and define roadway space for cyclists and vehicles. As one of the few street connections between Brooklyn and Queens in this area, the project will also serve a safe and convenient cycling route between the two boroughs, and improve park and greenway access. Cypress Hills St Protected Bicycle Lanes - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 5 Transportation Committee in October 2018 (pdf)

Grand St - Update

Bicycle Route Projects

NYC DOT provided an update about the protected bike lanes on Grand St, summarizing the project route, design updates, curb management, and the remaining work that was installed in Spring 2019. Grand St Update – presented to Brooklyn Community Board 1 on May 21, 2019 (pdf) Grand St Update – presented to Brooklyn Community Board 1 in May 2019 (pdf)

North 5th Street Plaza Proposal

Public Space

In 2018, the Church of the Annunciation applied to the NYC NYC DOT Plaza Program to turn N. 5th between Metropolitan and Havemeyer into a plaza. Serving as a gateway to the neighborhood, the plaza offers the community a new space to socialize, rest, wait for the bus, hold cultural or charitable events, and gather. Building on the successful 2016 Meeker Avenue Safety Improvements and 2018 Meeker Avenue – Union Ave to Graham Ave improvements, the pedestrian plaza shortened crossings and eliminated pedestrian-vehicle conflicts. North 5th Street Plaza proposal - presented at a Community Workshop in February 2019 (pdf)

Putnam Plaza

Public Space

The Fulton Area Business Alliance (FAB) applied to the NYC Plaza Program to create Putnam Plaza, a community gathering space along the bustling commercial and transit corridor of Fulton Street in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. The existing 15,000 square-foot plaza was implemented with interim materials in 2011 and has been redesigned to increase safety, create more shade, improve accessibility for seniors, and enhance community events from children’s concerts to movie nights. The new pedestrian plaza reopened in 2019. Putnam Plaza - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 2 Transportation Committee in March 2015 (pdf) Putnam Plaza - workshop #2 presented in December 2014 (pdf) Putnam Plaza Frequently Asked Questions sheet for project facts and timeline (pdf)

Manhattan

2nd Avenue Protected Bike Lane Update – Analysis of 2017 Project and Proposal for 68th St to 59th St

Bicycle Route Projects

NYC DOT updated Community Board 6 on its efforts to create a continuous protected bike lane along 2nd Avenue in Manhattan, including analysis of the project that was installed last year between 42nd St and 43rd St, and the previous proposal for 68th St to 59th St. The proposed design included a curbside buffered bike lane that is parking protected during off-peak hours and a new crossing for pedestrians and cyclists along the east side of 2nd Avenue at the Queensboro Bridge entrance. 2nd Avenue Protected Bike Lane Update - presented to Manhattan Community Board 8 in September 2018 (pdf) 2nd Avenue Protected Bike Lane Update - presented to Manhattan Community Board 6 in September 2018 (pdf) 2nd Avenue Protected Bike Lane Update - presented to Manhattan Community Board 8 Transportation Committee in July 2018 (pdf) 2nd Avenue Protected Bike Lane Update - presented to Manhattan Community Board 6 in July 2018 (pdf)

8th Avenue and Columbus Circle

Bicycle Route Projects

In response to requests from the community and elected officials, NYC DOT is proposing an extension to the existing protected bicycle lane on 8th Avenue, a Vision Zero priority corridor in Manhattan, from West 56th Street up to Columbus Circle. The proposal also includes dedicated cycling space within Columbus Circle itself, as well as bike lane connections to Broadway and Central Park West from within the circle. In addition, the proposal also includes five planted concrete pedestrian islands at intersections and a protected left turn at West 57th Street. 8th Avenue and Columbus Circle - presented to Manhattan Community Board 4 and 5 in June 2018 and Manhattan Community Board 7 in July 2018 (pdf)

10th Avenue / Amsterdam Avenue

Bicycle Route Projects

In response to requests from the community and elected officials, NYC DOT proposed an extension to the existing protected bicycle lane on Amsterdam Avenue. This extension starts at 10th Avenue and West 52nd Street and connects to the existing protected lane at West 72nd Street and Amsterdam Avenue. The proposal complements the existing southbound protected lane on Columbus Avenue/9th Avenue. The proposal also included numerous safety improvements, including shorter crossings, painted refuge islands, and protected turns at both West 57th Street and West 66th Street. 10th Avenue / Amsterdam Avenue Protected Bike Lanes - presented to Manhattan Community Board 4 in June 2018 and Manhattan Community Board 7 in July 2018 (pdf)

12th St, 13th St, and Connections - Crosstown Bike Lanes

Bicycle Route Projects

NYC DOT provided an update about crosstown protected bike lanes on 12th St and 13th St, summarizing the project route and design details, curb management and traffic flow elements, and the remaining work that was installed in Spring 2019. 12th St, 13th St, and Connections - Crosstown Bike Lanes - presented to Manhattan Community Board 2 in May 2019 (pdf) 12th St, 13th St, and Connections - Crosstown Bike Lanes - presented to Manhattan Community Board 3 in May 2019 (pdf)

26th Street and 29th Street Midtown Crosstown Protected Bike Lanes

Bicycle Route Projects

In response to requests from the community and elected officials, NYC DOT proposed a series of proposals for new crosstown protected bicycle lanes in Midtown Manhattan. The plan sought to improve safety for cyclists/pedestrians while allowing businesses’ delivery access and keeping other vehicles in motion on some of New York City’s busiest streets. The proposal included two pairs of one-way protected crosstown bicycle lanes: the first pair of lanes at 26th Street eastbound and 29th Street westbound, from 1st Avenue to 12th Avenue. These lanes will be complemented by a pair of protected lanes south of Central Park in the 50s, on streets still to be determined after further community consultation and study. 26th Street and 29th Street Midtown Crosstown Protected Bike Lanes - presented to Manhattan Community Board 5 Transportation Committee in March 2018 (pdf) 26th Street and 29th Street Midtown Crosstown Protected Bike Lanes - presented to Manhattan Community Boards 4, 5 & 6 Transportation Committees in January 2018 (pdf)

52nd Street and 55th Street Midtown Crosstown Protected Bike Lanes

Bicycle Route Projects

NYC DOT unveiled plans for east-west protected bike lanes to improve crosstown connectivity between existing north-south protected lanes in Midtown Manhattan, in effort to build out the protected network at every half mile. Building on the success of new lanes in the 20’s, the next pair of crosstown protected bike lanes was proposed on 52nd Street and 55th Street, offering a safe, comfortable transportation option with connections to existing protected bike lanes, subway stations, bus stops and other popular destinations along the corridors. In addition to the protected bike lanes, the updated street designs included updated curb regulations and elements such as high visibility crosswalks and turn calming measures that improve safety for all road users. NYC DOT will follow up with a proposal for an additional protected lane in the Times Square area, on streets still to be determined after further community consultation and study. 52nd Street and 55th Street Midtown Crosstown Protected Bike Lanes - presented to Manhattan Community Boards 4, 5 & 6 Transportation Committees in March 2019 (pdf)

Bowling Green Shared Street

Public Space

Building on the success of safety projects implemented in 2012, NYC DOT enhanced safety around one of the city’s most iconic tourist destinations. Creating a pedestrian priority zone adjacent to the Bull complements the pedestrian areas while making safe people’s existing behaviors. Bowling Green Shared Street – presented to Manhattan Community Board 1 Transportation & Street Activity Permits Committee in July 2019 (pdf)

Broadway, 14th St to Canal Pedestrian Improvements

Complete Streets

NYCDOT is proposing safety and pedestrian congestion improvements along Broadway from 14th to Canal St. Improvements include 25 painted curb extensions between 9th st and Howard St and a standard bike lane from 14th St to Bleecker St. Broadway, 14th St to Canal Pedestrian Improvements - presented to Manhattan Community Board2 in December 2018 (pdf)

Chinatown Seasonal Streets 2019

Public Space

NYC DOT implemented Seasonal Streets on Doyers Street during the summer and fall months. Chinatown Seasonal Streets – presented to Manhattan Community Board 3 Transportation Committee in April 2019

Delancey Street Protected Bike Lanes and Safety Improvements

Bicycle Route Projects

NYC DOT proposed a Jersey barrier protected bike lane and pedestrian safety enhancements on Delancey St between Clinton St and Chrystie St in Manhattan. The proposal aimed to improve bicycle access from the Williamsburg Bridge to the existing protected bike lanes on Allen St and Chrystie St. As part of the project, NYC DOT also implemented pedestrian safety improvements, including painted median extensions along the Delancey St median, creating shorter safer crossings for pedestrians. Delancey Street Protected Bike Lanes and Safety Improvements - presented to Manhattan Community Board 3 Transportation Committee in April 2017 (pdf)

Hamilton Place Plaza Proposal

Public Space

The Brotherhood Sister Sol (BSS) was accepted into the NYC Plaza Program in 2017 to convert Hamilton Place between Amsterdam Ave and W. 143rd St to a pedestrian plaza. BSS and NYC DOT held a series of 7 One-Day Plaza events to show to the community what a plaza could mean in their neighborhood and to bring other community based organizations into the process. The pedestrian plaza was installed in 2019 and delivered safety benefits, public space, more seating options, more shade, and opportunities for programming in the neighborhood. Hamilton Place Plaza Proposal – presented to Community Board 9 General Board in May 2019 Hamilton Place Plaza Proposal – presented to Community Board 9 Uniformed Services and Transportation Committee in May 2019 Hamilton Place Plaza 2nd proposal - presented at a public workshop in February 2019 Hamilton Place Plaza proposal - presented at a public workshop in February 2019

Haven Avenue

Public Space

Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) applied to Round 9 of NYC DOT's Plaza Program to create a Pedestrian Plaza and Shared Street on Haven Ave and W 168th Street between Fort Washington and W 169th Street. The Pedestrian Plaza and Shared Street were implemented in 2019. Haven Avenue - presented to Manhattan Community Board 12 Transportation Committee in November 2017 (pdf) Haven Avenue - presented to Manhattan Community Board 12 Transportation Committee in October 2017 (pdf)

Herald + Greeley Square Enhancements

Public Space

Building on the success of the pedestrian plazas at Herald Square Implemented in 2009, NYC DOT improved these public spaces by refreshing interim materials that had worn over time, added more public space, strengthened bike connections, and reopened 33rd Street to vehicular traffic. Herald + Greeley Square Enhancements - presented in March 2019 (pdf) Herald + Greeley Square Enhancements - presented in January 2019 (pdf)

University Place Shared Street

Public Space

In conjunction with new traffic changes on the 14th Street corridor, NYC DOT developed a Shared Street on University Place between 13th and 14th Streets to balance the needs of pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists. University Place runs southbound, providing an exit for vehicles using 14th Street. The Shared Street prioritizes pedestrians and adds bicycle parking while continuing to provide access to buildings and bikeshare. Vehicles are encouraged to share the road and drive 5 mph through signage, markings, and streetscape design. University Place Shared Street Update – presented to Manhattan Community Board 2 in May 2019 (pdf)

Queens

12th Street, Queens StreetSeat

Public Space

Through the StreetSeat program, NYC DOT works with community based partners throughout the city to transform underutilized street space into vibrant, social, public spaces. StreetSeats are installed in the roadbed along the curb line or on wide sidewalks to create an attractive setting for eating, reading, working, meeting a friend or taking a rest. The Vorea Group applied to the StreetSeat program in 2019 and installed a StreetSeat in summer 2019. 12th St Street Seat project - presented to Queens Community Board 2 in April 2019 (pdf)

44th Drive, Queens StreetSeat

Public Space

Through the StreetSeat program, NYC DOT works with community based partners throughout the city to transform underutilized street space into vibrant, social, public spaces. StreetSeats are installed in the roadbed along the curb line or on wide sidewalks to create an attractive setting for eating, reading, working, meeting a friend or taking a rest. Rockrose applied for a StreetSeat in 2018 and installed a StreetSeat in spring 2019. 44th Dr Street Seat project - presented to Queens Community Board 2 in April 2019 (pdf)

Staten Island

Broad Street and Vanderbilt Ave Street Improvements

Bicycle Route Projects

NYC DOT expanded the Stapleton/Clifton neighborhood bicycle network with the addition of two new bicycle routes on Broad St and Vanderbilt Ave. These new routes, consisting of standard bike lanes and shared lanes, connect to the existing bicycle network on Bay St, Targee St, and Van Duzer St, which includes local businesses, SIR stations, and large apartment complexes. Speed cushions were added to Vanderbilt Ave, a Vision Zero Priority Corridor. Together these changes help calm traffic and improve transportation options for the local community. Broad Street and Vanderbilt Ave Street Improvements - presented to Staten Island Community Board 1 in April 2019 (pdf) Broad Street and Vanderbilt Ave Street Improvements - presented to Staten Island Community Board 1 in March 2019 (pdf)