2021 Projects

NYC DOT presents many projects at community board meetings where the public may ask questions and provide feedback. Listed below are the community presentations of NYC DOT projects implemented in 2021. List of Current Projects Projects from other years: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 If you have questions, comments or concerns please contact the NYC DOT Borough Commissioners.

Bronx

Concourse Village West, East 153rd Street to East 161st Street

Project Planning

NYC DOT conducted a traffic study and proposed congestion mitigation and safety improvements to Concourse Village West between E 153rd and E 161st Streets. This project proposed street direction changes, adding pedestrian space and crossings, and parking updates.

Grand Concourse, East 153rd Street to East 156th Street - No Parking Flyer (pdf) Grand Concourse, East 153rd Street to East 156th Street - No Parking Flyer (Spanish pdf) Concourse Village West between E 153rd Street and E 161st Street - presented to Bronx Community Board 4 in March 2020 (pdf)

East 161st Street, Grand Concourse, Connections between Macombs Dam Bridge and Grand Concourse

Bicycle Route Projects

NYC DOT proposed to add conventional bike lanes on East 161st Street between the Macombs Dam Bridge and Grand Concourse, and to upgrade the southbound bike lane on the Grand Concourse between East 165th Street and East 161st Street.

East 161st Street & Grand Concourse - What's Happening Here Flyer (pdf) East 161st Street, Grand Concourse, Connections between Macombs Dam Bridge and Grand Concourse - presented to Bronx Community Board 4 Municipal Services Committee in March 2021 (pdf)

Jackson Avenue Bike Boulevard

Bicycle Route Projects

NYC DOT proposed Bike Boulevard design treatments on Jackson Avenue from East 138th Street to Westchester Avenue in the Bronx. The proposal included reducing through traffic with a series of one-way conversions, connecting St Mary’s Park to Randall’s Island with a protected bike lane, and targeted intersection enhancements to reduce turn conflicts and congestion.

Jackson Avenue Bike Boulevard - Street Design Checklist (pdf) Jackson Avenue Bike Boulevard - What's Happening Here Flyer (pdf) Jackson Avenue Bike Boulevard - What's Happening Here Flyer (Spanish pdf) Jackson Avenue Bike Boulevard - presented to Bronx Community Board 1 in June 2021 (pdf)

Morrisania School Safety Improvements

School Safety

This School Safety, Vision Zero project aimed to improve safety for school-aged pedestrians and cyclists on Trinity Avenue from East 166th Street to East 156th Street, on Tinton Avenue from East 166th Street to East 161st Street, on East 166th Street from Boston Road to Prospect Avenue, on East 165st Street from Prospect Avenue to Boston Road, and on East 161st Street from Boston Road to Prospect Avenue. Safety improvements included painted pedestrian islands, protected and standard bike lanes, painted curb extensions, and safer, shorter crosswalks. These improvements are intended to calm traffic, improve bike connections, and keep children safe on their route to school.

Morrisania School Safety Improvements - What's Happening Here Flyer (pdf) Morrisania School Safety Improvements - What's Happening Here Flyer (Spanish pdf) Morrisania School Safety Improvements - presented to Bronx Community Board 3 in February 2021 (pdf)

Mosholu Avenue Traffic Calming

Bicycle Route Projects

Following community requests for traffic calming on Mosholu Avenue, NYC DOT proposed conventional bicycle lanes and other safety improvements on Mosholu Avenue from West 254th Street to Broadway and West 254th Street from Riverdale Avenue to Mosholu Avenue. This project visually narrowed the road to calm traffic and reduce speeding. Mosholu Avenue serves as an important connection from North Riverdale to Van Cortlandt Park.

Mosholu Avenue Traffic Calming - What's Happening Here Flyer (pdf) Mosholu Avenue Traffic Calming - presented to Bronx Community Board 8 Transportation Committee in April 2021 (pdf) Mosholu Avenue Traffic Calming - presented to Bronx Community Board 8 Transportation Committee in June 2019 (pdf)

Southern Boulevard Traffic Calming & Protected Bike Lanes

Bicycle Route Projects

To address safety issues on Southern Boulevard, NYC DOT proposed corridor improvements from Mosholu Parkway to East 182nd Street. The project shortened pedestrian crossing distances, improved bus operations, and added dedicated space for cyclists along the west side of Bronx Park Boulevard. The updated street design also improved vehicle access to Mosholu Parkway, while discouraging speeding along the corridor. This project built on previous work by providing a safe, comfortable connections to existing Bronx River and Mosholu Greenway paths and parks from neighborhoods to the west. Project presentations were made to Community Boards 6 and 7 in February 2019.

Southern Boulevard, East Fordham Road to E 182nd Street - Street Design Checklist (pdf) Southern Boulevard, East Fordham Road to E 182nd Street - What's Happening Here Flyer (pdf) Southern Blvd Traffic Calming & Protected Bike Lanes - presented to Bronx Community Board 6 Transportation Committee in December 2020 (pdf) Southern Blvd Traffic Calming & Protected Bike Lanes - presented to Bronx Community Board 6 in April 2019 (pdf) Southern Blvd Traffic Calming & Protected Bike Lanes - presented to Bronx Community Board 7 in February 2019 (pdf)

Story Avenue, Bronx River Avenue and White Plains Road

Better Buses

NYC DOT studied and implemented comprehensive bus and safety improvements on Story Avenue, Bronx River Avenue, and White Plains Road to improve bus speed, bus reliability and pedestrian safety. Solutions included bus lanes on Bronx River Avenue between Story Avenue and Bruckner Boulevard, Story Avenue between Bronx River Avenue and White Plains Road, and White Plains Road between Bruckner Boulevard and Lafayette Avenue. Bus lanes on Story Avenue are daytime-only, with evening and overnight parking permitted. Additional improvements included bus stop changes, updates to curb regulations, and a midblock pedestrian crossing. 

Story Avenue, Bronx River Avenue and White Plains Road - What's Happening Here Flyer (pdf) Story Avenue, Bronx River Avenue and White Plains Road - presented to Bronx Community Board 9 Public Safety and Transportation Committee in June 2021 (pdf) Story Avenue, Bronx River Avenue and White Plains Road - presented to Bronx Community Board 9 Public Safety and Transportation Committee in April 2021 (pdf)

Third Avenue, East Tremont Avenue to East 189th Street

School Safety

NYC DOT proposed school safety improvements on Third Avenue, from East Tremont Avenue to East 189th Street, adjacent to several schools. This school safety project proposed a 4-to-3 lane conversion, wide parking lanes, concrete pedestrian islands, painted curb extensions, intersection daylighting, and a bus priority signal. This proposal aimed to calm traffic, reduce speeding, provide safer, shorter pedestrian crossings, improve pedestrian visibility, slow vehicle turns, and improve bus operations.

Third Avenue, East Tremont Avenue to East 189th Street - What's Happening Here Flyer (pdf) Third Avenue, East Tremont Avenue to East 189th Street - What's Happening Here Flyer (Spanish pdf) Third Avenue, East Tremont Avenue to East 189th Street - Street Design Checklist (pdf) Third Avenue, East Tremont Avenue to East 189th Street - presented to Bronx Community Board 6 in January 2021 (pdf)

Brooklyn

Broadway, Lafayette Avenue & Patchen Avenue

Complete Streets

NYC DOT proposed a safety improvement at the intersection of Broadway, Lafayette Avenue and Patchen Avenue. The proposal sought to close the Patchen Avenue slip lane with concrete to create improved pedestrian space, widen Kossuth Place to create a two-way road, improve street organization on Lafayette Avenue and upgrade all pedestrian ramps at the intersection. The standardization of the intersection encourages safer, slower turns, shorten crossing distances and clarify traffic movements.

Broadway, Lafayette Avenue & Patchen Avenue - August 2021 What's Happening Here Flyer (pdf) Broadway, Lafayette Avenue & Patchen Avenue - May 2021 What's Happening Here Flyer (pdf) Broadway, Lafayette Avenue & Patchen Avenue - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 3 in May 2021 (pdf) Broadway, Lafayette Avenue & Patchen Avenue - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 3 in March 2020 (pdf)

Brownsville Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements

Bicycle Route Projects

NYC DOT proposed bicycle and pedestrian improvements to Powell Street in Brownsville. This project included one-way protected bike lanes, two-way protected bike lanes, and conventional bike lanes. These lanes shortened crossing distances for pedestrians and created a low-stress bicycle connection on Powell Street and Hegeman Avenue to connect to the Brownsville Recreation Center.

Powell Street, Sackman Street & Hegeman Avenue - What's Happening Here Flyer (pdf) Brownsville Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements - presented Brooklyn Community Board 16 in April 2021 (pdf)

East New York Safety Improvement & Bicycle Network

Bicycle Route Projects

Following an extensive outreach process, and as part of continuing development of the bicycle network in East New York, NYC DOT proposed protected bicycle lanes on Fountain Avenue between Sutter Avenue and Seaview Avenue, and on Seaview Avenue between Erskine Street and Fountain Avenue. The proposed project connected to the entrance of Shirley Chisholm Park, which opened in 2019. The project also addressed community safety concerns by calming traffic, organizing vehicular movements on the roadway, improving pedestrian safety, and providing a protected bicycle connection from the park to residential areas.

East New York Safety Improvement & Bicycle Network - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 5 Transportation Committee in September 2018 (pdf) East New York Safety Improvement & Bicycle Network - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 5 in June 2017 (pdf)

Fort Hamilton Parkway Protected Bike Lane

Bicycle Route Projects

To improve pedestrian and bicycle safety, NYC DOT proposed to upgrade the existing westbound buffered bike lane on Fort Hamilton Parkway with a two-way protected bike lane. On the overpass between Park Circle and East 5th Street the existing barrier-protected lane was widened to accommodate two-way bicycle traffic. Between East 5th Street and McDonald Avenue, the existing bike lane on the north side Fort Hamilton Parkway was upgraded to a parking-protected bike lane on the south side of the street. New pedestrian islands shortened crossing distances and slow turning vehicles to improve safety for people crossing the street. At McDonald Avenue, new LPIs and protected pedestrian phases provide safer opportunities to cross at a busy intersection. West of McDonald Avenue, a two-way barrier protected bike lane leads to new bike ramps connecting to Dahill Road. The changes reduce wrong way and sidewalk riding by providing a safe, direct route to Prospect Park.

Fort Hamilton Parkway, Park Circle to Dahill Road - What's Happening Here Flyer (pdf) Fort Hamilton Parkway Protected Bike Lane - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 7 Transportation Committee in August 2020 (pdf) Fort Hamilton Parkway Protected Bike Lane - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 7 Transportation Committee in May 2019 (pdf)

Jay Street Busway, Tillary Street to Livingston Street – Better Buses Restart

Better Buses

NYC DOT proposed to make Jay Street, between Tillary Street and Livingston Street, a busway, limiting traffic to buses, trucks, bicycles and local access only. Signs direct northbound and southbound passenger vehicles to use alternative routes, and Bus and Truck Only pavement markings were installed. The primary goal of the project is to reduce congestion and improve bus speeds and reliability, benefitting passengers using seven bus routes to access Downtown Brooklyn from many parts of the Borough.

Jay Street Busway, Tillary Street to Livingston Street – Better Buses Restart - presented to Jay Street Busway Community Advisory Board in October 2021 (pdf) Jay Street Busway, Tillary Street to Livingston Street – Better Buses Restart - presented to Jay Street Busway Community Advisory Board in May 2021 (pdf) Jay Street Busway, Tillary Street to Livingston Street – Better Buses Restart - presented to Jay Street Busway Community Advisory Board in October 2020 (pdf) Jay Street Busway, Tillary Street to Livingston Street – Better Buses Restart - presented to Jay Street Busway Community Advisory Board in August 2020 (pdf) Jay Street Busway, Tillary Street to Livingston Street – Better Buses Restart - presented to Jay Street Busway Community Advisory Board in July 2020 (pdf) Jay Street Busway Pilot Overview (pdf) Jay Street Busway, Tillary Street to Livingston Street – Better Buses Restart - presented to Jay Street Busway Community Advisory Board in July 2020 (pdf) Submit comments or questions about the Jay Street Busway

Lorimer Street at McCarren Park

Pedestrian Mobility and Safety

NYC DOT installed an Enhanced Crossing on Lorimer Street between Driggs Avenue and Bayad Street. This project included new high visibility crosswalk, daylighting and yield to pedestrian signage on Lorimer Street. ADA-compliant pedestrian ramps were constructed at the Enhanced Crossing. As a pilot program, yield to pedestrian signage was installed in the middle of the roadway. This project aimed to improve accessibility and expand the pedestrian network.

Lorimer Street at McCarren Park - What's Happening Here Flyer (pdf)

Marine Avenue at Ridge Boulevard & 95th Street

Pedestrian Mobility and Safety

NYC DOT proposed pedestrian safety improvements at the intersection of Marine Avenue at Ridge Boulevard and 95th Street. This Vision Zero project installed two painted curb extensions and added three missing crosswalks to the intersection. This proposal aimed to increase safety at this intersection for all users by providing safer, shorter pedestrian crossings, slowing vehicle turns, and expanding the pedestrian network.

Marine Avenue at Ridge Boulevard & 95th Street - What's Happening Here Flyer (pdf) Marine Avenue at Ridge Boulevard & 95th Street - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 10 Traffic and Transportation Committee in January 2021 (pdf)

Myrtle Avenue, Broadway Avenue to Irving Avenue

Complete Streets

NYC DOT proposed safety improvements on Myrtle Avenue between Broadway and Irving Avenue. The project included the installation of gravel curb extensions at 7 intersections along the corridor and marking 9 new crosswalks at 7 intersections on the corridor. This project also reroutes vehicles and provides additional safety improvements around the complex transit hub at Myrtle Avenue and Broadway. These improvements improve safety on the corridor by providing clear, marked crossings for pedestrians that match existing behavior, shortening crossing distances, and providing clarity for all users on the corridor on how to interact with elevated train columns.

Myrtle Ave Safety Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 3 in May 2019 (pdf) Myrtle Ave Safety Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 3 Transportation Committee in April 2019 (pdf) Myrtle Ave Safety Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 4 Transportation Committee in May 2018 (pdf)

Navy Street, Sands Street to Flushing Avenue

Bicycle Route Projects

NYC DOT proposed to upgrade the existing standard bike lane on Navy Street between Sands Street and Flushing Avenue to a two-way protected bike lane. This improvement ensures that the connection between the Manhattan Bridge and the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway is a continuous protected lane all the way to Greenpoint.

Navy Street, Sands Street to Flushing Avenue - What's Happening Here Flyer (pdf) Navy Street, Sands Street to Flushing Avenue - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 2 in June 2020 (pdf)

Nostrand Avenue, Madison Place to Quentin Road

School Safety

This School Safety, Vision Zero project aimed to improve safety for school-aged pedestrians and cyclists along the Nostrand Avenue corridor. Safety improvements included a flush median, turn bays, painted curb extensions, a painted slip lane closure, and safer, simpler intersections. These improvements are intended to calm traffic, improve pedestrian connections, and keep children safe on their route to school.

Nostrand Avenue, Madison Place to Quentin Road - What's Happening Here Flyer (pdf) Nostrand Avenue, Madison Place to Quentin Road - presented to Brooklyn Community Boards 15 and 18 in May 2020 (pdf)

Park Circle

Pedestrian Mobility and Safety

NYC DOT proposed safety improvements at Park Circle in Brooklyn. The project proposed a reconfiguration of lane markings and updated destination signage. The proposal aimed to alleviate traffic congestion, clarify and organize traffic movements and reduce conflicts between vehicles.

Park Circle - What's Happening Here Flyer (pdf) Park Circle - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 14 in March 2021 (pdf)

Parkside Avenue, Park Circle to Ocean Avenue

Bicycle Route Projects

NYC DOT worked to build on the increased opportunities to bike and walk available during the Parkside Avenue Open Streets COVID-19 response by installing a parking-protected bike lane between Park Circle and Ocean Avenue. The corridor forms a network of protected bike lanes bordering Prospect Park along with Flatbush Avenue, Prospect Park West, and the bike lane in development on Ocean Avenue. Pedestrian islands shortened crossing distances to improve safety while maintaining traffic capacity of the street.

Parkside Avenue, Park Circle to Ocean Avenue - What's Happening Here Flyer (pdf) Parkside Avenue, Park Circle to Ocean Avenue - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 14 in September 2020 (pdf)

Manhattan

14th Street, First Avenue to Avenue C – Better Buses Restart

Better Buses

As part of the Better Buses Restart Plan, NYC DOT extended existing bus lanes on E 14th Street from First Avenue to Avenue C. These lanes provide faster connection to the new ADA entrance of the L Train at Avenue A, as well as support the 30,000 daily passengers using the M14A/D SBS routes. This project combined offset and curbside bus lanes, similar to those on First Avenue to Third Avenue, that provide adjacent general travel lanes. This project did not affect vehicular access to StuyTown nor access to the avenues in the East Village/Alphabet City neighborhood.

Submit comments or questions about the 14th Street Bus Improvements

38th Street & 39th Street Midtown Crosstown Protected Bike Lanes

Bicycle Route Projects

NYC DOT proposed protected bicycle lanes on 38th Street and 39th Street from 11th Avenue to First Avenue, Manhattan. This project also proposed greenway connections on 40th Street and 11th Avenue from the Hudson River Greenway to 38th Street. The proposal was part of a comprehensive plan 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. The project included parking protected bicycle lanes, delineator protected bicycle lanes, and traffic flow and intersection improvements such as offset crossings, split phases, updated curb regulations, and turn bays.

38th Street & 39th Street Midtown Crosstown Protected Bike Lanes - Street Design Checklist (pdf) 38th Street & 39th Street Midtown Crosstown Protected Bike Lanes - presented to Manhattan Community Board 4 in July 2020 (pdf) 38th Street & 39th Street Midtown Crosstown Protected Bike Lanes - presented to Manhattan Community Board 5 in June 2020 (pdf) 38th Street & 39th Street Midtown Crosstown Protected Bike Lanes - presented to Manhattan Community Board 6 in July 2020 (pdf)

Battery Place & West Street

Better Buses

NYC DOT proposed transit, safety and traffic improvements at the intersection of Battery Place and West Street. This project provides faster travel times and more reliable service for express bus riders heading north on West Street and entering the Brooklyn-Battery/Hugh Carey Tunnel.

Battery Place, Broadway to West Street - What's Happening Here Flyer (pdf) Battery Place - presented to Manhattan Community Board 1 Transportation Committee in October 2019 (pdf)

Broadway & Nagle Avenue

Capital Projects

NYC DOT proposed concrete sidewalk extensions at the intersection of Broadway with Nagle and Hillside Avenues. This improvement helped to normalize this complex intersection, making crossing distances significantly shorter and easier to navigate for pedestrians. By closing existing slip turn lanes and creating a four corner intersection with right angle turns, movements are clarified and made safer for all users. These improvements took place through the capital process, in collaboration with the Department of Design and Construction.

Broadway & Nagle Avenue Safety Improvements - presented to Manhattan Community Board 12 in November 2013 (pdf)

Brooklyn Bridge Protected Bike Lane & Access

Mayor Bill De Blasio's "Bridges for the People" initiative included this project to transform the innermost Manhattan-bound vehicular lane on the Brooklyn Bridge into a two-way protected bike lane. The shared promenade space became exclusive for pedestrians. The intersection of Centre Street and Chambers Street was redesigned to accommodate the new center-running two-way bridge path entrance.

Brooklyn Bridge Protected Bike Lane & Access - What's Happening Here Flyer (pdf) Brooklyn Bridge Protected Bike Lane & Access - No Right Turn to Brooklyn Bridge Notice (pdf) Brooklyn Bridge Protected Bike Lane & Access - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 2 in April 2021 (pdf) Brooklyn Bridge Protected Bike Lane & Access - presented to Manhattan Community Board 1 in April 2021 (pdf)

Columbia Street at Stanton Street

Pedestrian Mobility and Safety

NYC DOT installed an Enhanced Crossing on Columbia Street at Stanton Street. This project included new high visibility crosswalk, daylighting and yield to pedestrian signage on Columbia Street. ADA-complaint pedestrian ramps and painted sidewalk extensions are also included in this project. As a pilot program, yield to pedestrian signage was installed in the middle of the roadway. This project aimed to improve accessibility and expand the pedestrian network.

Columbia Street at Stanton Street - What's Happening Here Flyer (pdf) Columbia Street & Stanton Street project - presented to Manhattan Community Board 3 Transportation Committee in April 2019 (pdf)

East 61st Street, East 62nd Street, Fifth Avenue to First Avenue, East 60th Street, First Avenue to York Avenue

Bicycle Route Projects

NYC DOT proposed crosstown protected bicycle lanes on East 61st Street and East 62nd Streets from 5th Avenue to 1st Avenue on the Upper East Side. The project also proposed greenway connections on East 60th Street from 1st Avenue to York Avenue, and connection to the Queensboro Bridge Shared Path on Queensboro Bridge Exit Road from East 60th Street to East 62nd Street. The project included parking protected bicycle lanes, delineator protected bicycle lanes, and intersection improvements such as signal timing changes, offset crossings, turn bays, and updated curb regulations.

East 61st Street, East 62nd Street, Fifth Avenue to First Avenue, East 60th Street, First Avenue to York Avenue - Street Design Checklist (pdf) East 61st Street, East 62nd Street, Fifth Avenue to First Avenue, East 60th Street, First Avenue to York Avenue - What's Happening Here Flyer (pdf) East 61st Street, East 62nd Street, Fifth Avenue to First Avenue, East 60th Street, First Avenue to York Avenue - presented to Manhattan Community Board 8 in April 2021 (pdf) East 61st Street, East 62nd Street, Fifth Avenue to First Avenue, East 60th Street, First Avenue to York Avenue - presented to Manhattan Community Board 8 in March 2021 (pdf)

Fifth Avenue Protected Bicycle Lane

Bicycle Route Projects

In response to requests from the community and elected officials, NYC DOT proposed to upgrade the buffered bicycle lane on 5th Avenue to a protected bicycle lane between 23rd Street and 8th Street. The proposal included painted pedestrian islands and protected left turn phases at 14th Street and 8th Street. No travel lanes were removed.

5th Avenue Protected Bicycle Lane - presented to Manhattan Community Board 5 in March 2017 (pdf) 5th Avenue Protected Bicycle Lane - presented to Manhattan Community Board 2 in March 2017 (pdf)

Greater East Midtown Rezoning FEIS 2017, Capital & Plaza Improvements

Project Planning

In response to recommendations put forth by the East Midtown Steering Committee and in partnership with DCP and MTA, NYC DOT assembled a menu of public realm improvement projects in the East Midtown district. NYC DOT presented these potential improvements which included pedestrian plazas, shared streets, bus bulbs, and neck downs to Manhattan Community Board 5 on November 2, 2016 and to Manhattan Community Board 6 on November 7, 2016.

For more information about DCP’s East Midtown Rezoning download the East Midtown Rezoning Proposal (pdf) East Midtown Rezoning - presented to Manhattan Community Board 6 in November 2016 (pdf)

Hudson Square/West Village Transportation Study

Project Planning

NYC DOT conducted a comprehensive transportation study to provide specific, implementable recommendations for improving safety and mobility for all street users in the Hudson Square and West Village neighborhoods of Manhattan. The study focused on major roadways leading to the Holland Tunnel (i.e., Varick Street, Canal Street, Hudson Street, West Street, Watts Street, Sixth Avenue, etc.) that experience constant traffic gridlock, creating adverse conditions for all street users (i.e., pedestrians, cyclists, transit riders and motorists), local residents, businesses, and emergency response vehicles. The study addresses longstanding transportation challenges in both neighborhoods by providing recommended improvement projects that enhance walking, bicycling, and vehicular safety and mobility.

Hudson Square/West Village Transportation Study - Final Study Report (pdf) Hudson Square/West Village Transportation Study - presented to Manhattan Community Board 2 Transportation Committee in June 2021 (pdf)

Randall’s Island, Central Road and Hell Gate Circle

Bicycle Route Projects

NYC DOT proposed bicycle safety and accessibility improvements on Randall’s Island. This project installed a two-way protected bike lane on Central Road near Hell Gate Path, a painted pedestrian island at Central Road between K Road and Reilly Boulevard, installed curbside bike lanes on Central Road between Icahn Stadium and the RFK Bridge path, and added shared lane markings on Hell Gate Circle. This project aimed to provide a safer bicycle route while calming traffic and increasing intersection safety.

Randall’s Island, Central Road and Hell Gate Circle - presented to Manhattan Community Board 11 in April 2021 (pdf) Randall’s Island, Central Road and Hell Gate Circle - What's Happening Here Flyer (pdf)

Riverside Drive, 116th Street to 135th Street

Pedestrian Mobility and Safety

In response to requests from the community, NYC DOT proposed pedestrian network connections and corridor safety improvements along Riverside Drive between 116th Street and 135th Street. The proposal included new concrete curb extensions, sidewalks, and pedestrian islands, new crosswalks, lane reductions, and speed limit reduction on Riverside Drive to 25 mph. The proposal helps 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.

Riverside Drive and West 135th Street - What's Happening Here Flyer (pdf) Riverside Drive, 116th Street to 135th Street - presented to Manhattan Community Board 9 in March 2015 (pdf) Riverside Drive, 116th Street to 135th Street - presented to Manhattan Community Board 9 in January 2015 (pdf)

Tribeca/WTC Bicycle Network Enhancements

Bicycle Route Projects

NYC DOT proposed improvements to the bicycle network in Tribeca including conventional bicycle lanes on Murray Street, Park Place, and Barclay Street, and protected bicycle lanes on Church Street, 6th Avenue, Varick Street, and West Broadway. The proposed enhancements shorten crossing distances, discourage speeding, and improve bicycling connections between the Brooklyn Bridge, the World Trade Center, and the Hudson River Greenway.

Varick Street, West Broadway, Church Street & 6th Avenue - Street Design Checklist (pdf) Varick Street, West Broadway, Church Street & 6th Avenue - What's Happening Here Flyer (pdf) Murray Street, Park Place and Barclay Street - What's Happening Here Flyer (pdf) Tribeca/WTC Bicycle Network Enhancements - presented to Manhattan Community Board 1 Transportation Committee in February 2020 (pdf)

West 14th Street & Washington Street

Pedestrian Mobility and Safety

In response to community requests, NYC DOT planned to construct granite paver crosswalks and upgrade pedestrian ramps at this intersection. In areas with cobblestone streets, this crosswalk treatment provides a smooth, ADA compliant crossing surface.

West 14th Street & Washington Street - What's Happening Here Flyer (pdf) West 14th Street & Washington Street - presented in February 2015 (pdf)

West 178th Street, Fort Washington Avenue to Wadsworth Avenue

Complete Streets

NYC DOT proposed safety improvements on W 178th Street between Fort Washington Avenue and Wadsworth Avenue in Manhattan. The proposal included new signal timing changes, standard width moving lanes with updated lane markings, a dedicated Bus Only Lane, a painted sidewalk extension, and a pedestrian refuge island. The proposal intended to reduce vehicle conflicts by clarifying traffic movements and creating safer, shorter pedestrian crossings.

W 178th Street, Fort Washington Avenue to Wadsworth Avenue - presented to Manhattan Community Board 12 in March 2020 (pdf) W 178th Street, Fort Washington Avenue to Wadsworth Avenue - What's Happening Here Flyer (pdf) W 178th Street, Fort Washington Avenue to Wadsworth Avenue - What's Happening Here Flyer (Spanish pdf)

Whitehall Street, Morris Street to Water Street

Bicycle Route Projects

NYC DOT implemented bicycle safety improvements on Whitehall Street from Morris Street to Water Street. Improvements included the installation of a contraflow delineator protected bike lane on Whitehall Street between Pearl Street and Water Street. Shared lane markings were installed on Whitehall Street between Morris Street and Pearl Street. Wayfinding signage was added for cyclists riding to Battery Park Greenway and parking regulations were updated along the corridor. This project aimed to improve the Greenway Connection and to organize and improve traffic.

Whitehall Street, Morris Street to Water Street - What's Happening Here Flyer (pdf)

Queens

188th Street, Horace Harding Expressway to 186th Lane

Pedestrian Mobility and Safety

NYC DOT proposed pedestrian safety improvements to 188th Street including signalizing the traffic circle on 188th Street at 64th Avenue and installing a traffic signal at 186th Lane.

188th Street, Horace Harding Expressway to 186th Lane - presented to Queens Community Board 8 in January 2021 (pdf) 188th Street, Horace Harding Expressway to 69th Avenue - What's Happening Here Flyer (pdf)

39th Avenue Bike Boulevard

Bicycle Route Projects

NYC DOT proposed to enhance the Open Street on 39th Avenue from Barnett Avenue to Woodside Avenue with Bike Boulevard design treatments. By enhancing the Open Street, the proposal simplified entrance intersections, improved pedestrian and bike connections, and reduced through traffic and conflicts. The proposal also included slower, safer speeds and connected to existing bike facilities.

39th Avenue Bike Boulevard - Street Design Checklist (pdf) 39th Avenue Bike Boulevard - What's Happening Here Flyer (pdf) 39th Avenue Bike Boulevard - presented to Queens Community Board 2 Transportation Committee in June 2021 (pdf)

73rd Avenue, Cunningham Park to Alley Pond Park

Bicycle Route Projects

NYC DOT installed standard bicycle lanes in both directions on 73rd Avenue from 199th Street to Springfield Boulevard. This project responded to a request from Council Member Barry S. Grodenchik and Assemblywoman Nily Rozic and local residents to help cyclists navigate between Cunningham and Alley Pond Park. This project closed gaps in the bicycle network while also reducing speeding along the corridor by visually narrowing the road. As part of the project NYC DOT installed curb-adjacent bicycle lanes on 73rd Avenue between 199 Street and Francis Lewis Boulevard and 73rd Avenue between Clearview Expressway SB Exit and 210 Street. This project was part of a larger Eastern Queens Greenway plan for over 15-miles of pedestrian and bicycle paths.

73rd Avenue, Cunningham Park to Alley Pond Park - What's Happening Here Flyer (pdf)

Astoria Bike Network & Protected Lanes

Bicycle Route Projects

NYC DOT gathered feedback from local residents to create a comprehensive plan for bicycle network expansion in Astoria. A public workshop was held on February 11, 2020 to discuss bicycle network expansion options and gather community input.

Astoria Bike Network - What's Happening Here Flyer (pdf) Astoria Bike Network & Protected Lanes Public Workshop - presented to Queens Community Board 1 in Februaray 2020 (pdf)

Baxter Avenue, Roosevelt Avenue to 82nd Street

Pedestrian Mobility and Safety

NYC DOT proposed pedestrian safety and accessibility improvements on Baxter Avenue between Roosevelt Avenue and 82nd Street. This project proposed a concrete curb extension and turn restrictions from Roosevelt Avenue to Gleane Street, a painted curb extension and crosswalk at Baxter Avenue and 83rd Street, and a STOP sign and crosswalk at Baxter Avenue and 82nd Street. This proposal aimed to provide safer, shorter pedestrian crossings, increase visibility, and clarify traffic movements.

Baxter Avenue, Roosevelt Avenue to 82nd Street - What's Happening Here Flyer (pdf) Baxter Avenue, Roosevelt Avenue to 82nd Street - presented to Queens Community Board 4 in February 2021 (pdf)

Bowne Street, Sanford Avenue to Roosevelt Avenue

NYC DOT proposed pedestrian safety and accessibility improvements on Bowne Street from Sanford Avenue to Roosevelt Avenue, a Vision Zero Priority Corridor. This project proposed concrete pedestrian safety islands on Bowne Street at 41st Avenue and Barclay Avenue, a left turn bay at Bowne Street and 41st Avenue, and an update of lane markings to current NYC DOT standard widths. This proposal aimed to provide safer, shorter pedestrian crossings, slow vehicle turns, and organize the roadway.

Bowne Street, Sanford Avenue to Roosevelt Avenue - What's Happening Here Flyer (pdf) Bowne Street, Sanford Avenue to Roosevelt Avenue - presented to Queens Community Board 7 in March 2021 (pdf)

Flushing, Queens Community Board 7 Bike Network

Bicycle Route Projects

NYC DOT proposed to install new bike lanes in Queens Community District 7 to establish a neighborhood bike network and improve access to the surrounding parks (Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Kissena Corridor Park) and greenways (Joe Michael’s Mile, Flushing Bay Promenade) while providing traffic calming and improving pedestrian safety.

Flushing, Queens Community Board 7 Bike Network - presented to Queens Community Board 7 Transportation Committee in March 2019 (pdf) Flushing, Queens Community Board 7 Bike Network - presented to Queens Community Board 7 Transportation Committee in January 2019 (pdf)

Merrick Boulevard/168th Street, Hillside Avenue to Springfield Boulevard - Better Buses Restart

Better Buses

NYC DOT implemented bus priority treatments along Merrick Boulevard and 168th Street between Hillside Avenue and Springfield Boulevard to improve speed and reliability of bus journeys between Jamaica and southeast Queens and improve bus circulation within Jamaica. Improvements included bus lanes, improved stop locations, pedestrian safety improvements, and updated curb regulations.

Merrick Boulevard/168th Street, Hillside Avenue to Springfield Boulevard - presented to Merrick Boulevard Community Advisory Board #4 in July 2021 (pdf) Merrick Boulevard/168th Street, Hillside Avenue to Springfield Boulevard - presented to Community Board 12 Transportation Committee in February 2021 (pdf) Merrick Boulevard/168th Street, Hillside Avenue to Springfield Boulevard - presented to Community Board 12 in November 2020 (pdf) Merrick Boulevard/168th Street, Hillside Avenue to Springfield Boulevard - presented to Merrick Boulevard Community Advisory Board #3 in September 2020 (pdf) Merrick Boulevard/168th Street, Hillside Avenue to Springfield Boulevard - presented to Merrick Boulevard Community Advisory Board #2 in August 2020 (pdf) Merrick Boulevard/168th Street, Hillside Avenue to Springfield Boulevard - presented to Merrick Boulevard Community Advisory Board #1 in August 2020 (pdf) Submit comments or questions about the Merrick Boulevard/168th Street, Hillside Avenue to Springfield Boulevard Bus Improvements

Northern Boulevard, Honeywell Street to Broadway

Pedestrian Mobility and Safety

In response to Community and Elected Official requests, NYC DOT proposed pedestrian safety improvement along Northern Boulevard. Improvements included pedestrian refuge islands, new crosswalks, simplified vehicular movements, turn restrictions and signal timing changes. The changes shorten existing crossings, reduce vehicular conflicts, and improve safety.

Northern Blvd, Honeywell St to Broadway Corridor Safety Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 2 Transportation Committee in April 2016 (pdf) Northern Blvd, Honeywell St to Broadway Corridor Safety Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 1 Transportation Committee in March 2016 (pdf) Northern Blvd, Honeywell St to Broadway Corridor Safety Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 1 Transportation Committee in January 2016 (pdf)

Park Lane South

Pedestrian Mobility and Safety

In response to numerous requests from Community Board 9, the Kew Gardens Civic Association, and elected officials, NYC DOT proposed safety improvements in the Kew Gardens and Richmond Hill area of Queens. The project area included 4 intersections along Park Lane South, including Beverly Road, Metropolitan Avenue, 115th Street, and Myrtle Avenue in addition to 2 intersections along Grenfell Street, including Lefferts Boulevard and Onslow Place / 82nd Avenue. The proposal included a new traffic signal to provide access to Forest Park, signal timing changes to enhance pedestrian safety, and concrete elements and markings to calm traffic.

Park Lane South Safety Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 9 Transportation Committee in March 2017 (pdf) Park Lane South Safety Improvements - presented to Kew Gardens Civic Association in February 2017 (pdf)

Vernon Boulevard/8th Street/Astoria Boulevard/30th Avenue

Pedestrian Mobility and Safety

NYC DOT proposed pedestrian safety improvements for western Astoria on the streets near Two Coves Community Garden. The proposal included reducing crossing distances, adding new crosswalks, expanding sidewalks, and extending curbs at various locations. All materials were proposed to be quick-response materials, utilizing gravel or paint, markings, signage, and flexible delineators. The proposal included converting Main Ave between 8th Street and 30th Avenue to one-way eastbound while reducing Astoria Boulevard between Main Avenue and 8th Street from 2 lanes to 1 lane and installing back-in angled parking. The plan proposed an increase in parking by an approximate net of 7 new parking spaces.

Vernon Blvd/8th St/Astoria Blvd/30th Ave Safety Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 1 Transportation Committee in February 2018 (pdf)

Westbound Union Turnpike & Austin Street

NYC DOT improved the intersection at westbound Union Turnpike and Austin Street by constructing a pedestrian refuge island, improving pedestrian crossings, reducing conflict points for vulnerable road users, and making the intersection ADA accessible. This project also improved connectivity within the existing NYC Truck Route Network and helped decrease off-route truck activity.

Westbound Union Turnpike & Austin Street - presented to Queens Community Board 6 in April 2021 (pdf)

Staten Island

Mid-Island Bike Network Expansion

Bicycle Route Projects

NYC DOT proposed the expansion of the bicycle network in the communities of Bulls Head and New Springville on Staten Island. More than six additional miles of bike lanes connect existing greenways, parks, and schools, while also improving safety for all roadway users within the surrounding communities.

Mid-Island Bike Network Expansion - What's Happening Here Flyer (pdf) Mid-Island Bike Network Expansion - presented to Staten Island Community Board 2 in October 2020 (pdf)

Netherland Avenue

Bicycle Route Projects

NYC DOT proposed to add a Bike Boulevard on Staten Island to Netherland Avenue in Mariner’s Harbor. The project added an east-west route using special markings and signage, that identify it as a cycling-friendly street. Two new shared paths closed gaps in pedestrian/cycling network caused by unbuilt sections of the street. With these improvements the project aimed to improve mobility and quality of life for the surrounding community and it’s residents.

Netherland Avenue - Street Design Checklist (pdf) Netherland Avenue - What's Happening Here Flyer (pdf) Netherland Avenue - presented to Staten Island Community Board 1's Mariner's Harbor/Port Richmond Area Committee in June 2021 (pdf)

Sand Lane at Robin Road

Pedestrian Mobility and Safety

NYC DOT installed Enhanced Crossings on Sand Lane at Robin Road. This project included new high visibility crosswalk, daylighting and yield to pedestrian signage on Sand Lane. As a pilot program, yield to pedestrian signage was installed in the middle of the roadway. This project aimed to improve accessibility and expand the pedestrian network.

Sand Lane at Robin Road - What's Happening Here Flyer (pdf)

Woodrow Road, Bloomingdale Road to Rossville Avenue

School Safety

NYC DOT proposed school safety improvements on Woodrow Road, from Bloomingdale Road to Rossville Avenue, adjacent to PS 56 and PS 62 in Staten Island. This school safety project proposed standard-width travel lanes, concrete pedestrian islands, painted curb extensions, a larger school loading zone at PS 56 to reduce double parking, and sidewalk expansions at bus stops. This proposal aimed to calm traffic, provide safer, shorter pedestrian crossings, slow vehicle turns, and improve bus stop accessibility.

Woodrow Road from Bloomingdale Road to Rossville Avenue - presented to Staten Island Community Board 3 in May 2020 (pdf)

Citywide

NYMTC Regional Establishment Survey

Project Planning

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC), the metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for New York City, Long Island, and the Lower Hudson Valley undertook regional establishment surveys to better inform its travel demand forecasting tool, the New York Best Practice Model (NYBPM) for the region’s transportation system. To support NYMTC’s planning efforts, NYC DOT conducted pilot surveys at hotel, local retail and light industrial establishments across the five boroughs. Surveys provide more informed data about the travel patterns of customers and visitors in NYC. Surveys were conducted in 2016-2020.