Motorists & Parking

Citywide Congested Corridor Study: W 181st Street, Manhattan

Project Context

West 181st street
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This east-west corridor is a busy retail street that provides connections to the Washington Bridge, I-95 and Harlem River Drive in the east and Riverside Drive and the Henry Hudson Parkway in the west.. It has one travel lane and one parking lane in each direction. The corridor is characterized by mixed land use including retail, institutional and high density residential.

181st Street is a local truck route and is served by subway stations along the 1 and A lines and sees a large volume of bus traffic by the Bx3, Bx11 Bx13, Bx35 and Bx36 bus routes connecting the Bronx and Manhattan. Drawn by the retail and transit concentration, pedestrian volumes are also very high along the corridor. The George Washington Bridge and Bus Terminal and the Alexander Hamilton Bridge are immediately to the south of the corridor and generate a considerable volume of vehicular traffic. The level of activity along the corridor has generated concerns about congestion and safety.

Project Documents

Download the public meeting presentation, which contains background information, initial observations and next steps. Download the presentation for the Project Advisory Committee Meeting (June 2008). Contains background information, initial observations and next steps. Download the presentation for the Project Advisory Committee Meeting (June 2010). Download the presentation given to the Transportation Committee of Community Board 12 (June 2011)