DOT works to transform New York's streets to improve pedestrian safety, increase accessibility and enhance the environment. DOT's multidisciplinary teams of planners, engineers and urban designers work on projects that vary from the creation of new plazas out of underused roadways, to longer-term capital projects that can take between 10 months to 10 years to complete depending on the complexity of the project. A typical project results in shorter, direct crosswalks; more usable public space; and safe, comfortable travel paths for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists alike.
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In response to community request for pedestrian improvements, DOT is proposing concrete, signal and marking improvements to Astoria Blvd from 105th St to Ditmars Blvd. The improvements include enhanced medians, upgraded markings, clearer intersection geometry and new left turn bay. Astoria Blvd is in a Vision Zero Priority Area and the proposal will provide safer opportunites to cross, calm the corridor, and increase access to the surrounding neighborhoods.
Download a slideshow about the study (pdf) (Presented to the East Elmhurst Civic Association in November, 2015)
Division Street - Market St to Bowery
In response to community requests, NYCDOT is proposing pedestrian safety improvements along Division Street between Market Street and the Bowery. The proposal includes installing a pedestrian plaza and new markings to provide additional pedestrian space, calm traffic, and deter double parking. In addition, the corner of Division Street, Bowery, and Catherine Street would be rebuilt and expanded, improving sidewalk and roadway conditions while increasing pedestrian space. Additional channelization along Bowery north of Division Street would also be installed to calm and rationalize traffic.
Download a slideshow about the study (pdf) (Presented to the Manhattan Community Board 3 in November, 2015)
Bergen St & Boerum Pl Enhanced Crossing
In response to community requests, DOT is planning a new enhanced crossing on Bergen St at Boerum Pl. The new marked crosswalk with accompanying pedestrian warning signs will expand the pedestrian network, while making crossing pedestrians more visible to approaching vehicles.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Community Board 2 in September, 2015)
Guider Avenue at Coney Island Avenue
In response to requests from Councilmember Deutsch and Community Boards 13 and 15, NYCDOT is proposing safety improvements along Guider Avenue, Neptune Avenue, and Coney Island Avenue. Congestion and conflicting vehicle movements, as well as pedestrian safety and access will be addressed at the intersection of Coney Island Avenue and Guider Avenue. Clarified traffic movement, pedestrian safety, greening and additional parking will be addressed along the Guider Avenue corridor. Congestion will also be addressed along Neptune Avenue between Coney Island Avenue and E 12th Street.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Community Board 13 and 15 in July, 2015)Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Community Board 13 and 15 in June, 2015)
Caton Avenue – Pedestrian Safety Improvements
In response to community requests, NYCDOT is proposing pedestrian safety improvements along Caton Avenue between Ocean Parkway and Coney Island Avenue. The proposal includes installing 3 concrete pedestrian islands to shorten crossing distances and new crosswalks and signals to improve access and safety. The corridor would be converted from 2 lanes in each direction to 1 lane with left turn bays to improve alignment and reduce speeding. A split-LPI signal phase would be added to Ocean Parkway E and Caton Ave to reduce pedestrian and vehicle conflicts. Street directions in the neighborhood would be modified to improve mobility and accommodate school activity. Five parking spaces would be “daylighted” to improve sight lines and visibility. The eastbound B16 bus stop at Ocean Parkway would be moved to improve bus operations and improve traffic flow.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Brooklyn Community Board 7 on May 26, 2015)Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Brooklyn Community Board 12 on May 12, 2015)
Manhattan Bridge – Mobility and Safety Improvements
After requests from the community for pedestrian safety enhancements around the mouth of the Manhattan Bridge, NYC DOT is proposing to convert the Lower Roadway of the Bridge to Manhattan-bound at all times, eliminating daily reversals. This traffic pattern change allows for significant pedestrian improvements, including expanded pedestrian space, shorter crossings, new crosswalks and signal infrastructure, and improved traffic alignments while maintaining current traffic capacities. The location is a Vision Zero Priority intersection and ranks in the top 10% for most dangerous intersections in the borough. The project will improve safety for all users.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Brooklyn Community Board 2 in May, 2015)Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Manhattan Community Board 3 in May, 2015)
Sherman and St Nicholas Avenues - Safety Improvements and Bicycle Lanes
DOT is proposing traffic calming along both Sherman Ave and St Nicholas Ave in Manhattan’s CB 12. The proposal seeks to improve safety for all road users by installing bicycle lanes and clarifying vehicular movements with the use of left turn lanes. In addition, DOT is proposing to simplify and improve the intersection of Broadway and Sherman Ave by constructing concrete sidewalk extensions, a median island, planting new trees, and reversing Ellwood St between Sherman Ave and Nagel Ave.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Manhattan Community Board 12 in May, 2015)
Astoria Blvd from 99th St to 105th Street
In response to community requests for pedestrian improvements, DOT is proposing concrete, signal and marking improvements to Astoria Blvd from 99th St to 105th Street. The improvements include new signalized intersections, enhanced medians, and upgraded markings. Astoria Blvd is in a Vision Zero Priority Area and the proposal will provide more direct, safer opportunities to cross, enhance the corridor and connect the boulevard to the surrounding neighborhoods.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Queens Community Board 3 in May, 2015)
Intervale Avenue Traffic Calming and Pedestrian Safety
In response to community requests for safety improvements, DOT is proposing traffic calming with pedestrian islands on the Intervale Avenue corridor from Freeman to Dawson St. At the southern end, the city's first true roundabout will be constructed at the large, wide intersection of Intervale Avenue and Dawson Street, providing access between Rainey Park and the surrounding residential and community uses.Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Bronx Community Board 2 in February 2015)
South St at Battery Park Underpass – Corridor Mobility Improvements
NYCDOT is proposing to open the entrance from South St to the Battery Park Underpass by removing existing barriers and redesigning the intersection to allow vehicles to merge into the tunnel. Opening this entrance removes traffic from the local street network by providing a direct bypass route for vehicles from South St destined for Route 9A/West St or the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel. Removing vehicles from the local street network will reduce instances of vehicle-pedestrian conflict in areas of heavy pedestrian activity in Lower Manhattan. In conjunction with the introduction of the new merge condition, the speed limit on the FDR Dr will be reduced to 30mph south of Exit 2, and the FDR segment between Exit 2 and Exit 1 will be reduced to two moving lanes to accommodate the new design.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Manhattan Community Board 1 in April, 2015)
Surf and Stillwell Ave – Intersection Safety Improvements
NYCDOT is proposing pedestrian and traffic safety improvements at the intersection of Surf Avenue and Stillwell Avenue in Coney Island. The proposal includes painted curb extensions on three corners that increase pedestrian space, shorten crossing distances, and calm traffic. These curb extensions, in addition to new markings and turn bays, would re-align Stillwell Avenue to improve traffic flow and safety. Between Surf Avenue and the Boardwalk along Stillwell Avenue, parking would be moved to the curbsides to increase parking supply while calming traffic. The eastbound B36 bus stop would be moved closer to the intersection to encourage bus users to use the crosswalk and deter midblock crossings. A drop off and pick up zone would be created on the northeast corner to alleviate double parking.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Brooklyn Community Board 13 in April 2015)Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Brooklyn Community Board 13 in March 2015)Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 13 in February 2015)
East Tremont Ave – Williamsbridge Rd to Bruckner Blvd
In response to community requests and building upon the completed 2014 project DOT is proposing to improve East Tremont from Williamsbridge Road to Bruckner Blvd. Improvements will include shortening crossing distances and clarifying traffic patterns at complex intersections, studying signal timing for potential phasing changes and new signals and installing traffic calming markings along the entire corridor.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Community Board 10 in March 2015)
Lenox Ave and 145th St Safety Improvements
NYCDOT is proposing pedestrian and traffic safety improvements in the area of Lenox Avenue and W 145th St to create safer pedestrian crossings, shorten crossing distances, increase pedestrian space, and calm traffic. This proposal includes a new concrete median between W 145th St and W 146th St along Lenox Avenue with parallel parking on both sides, a new pedestrian safety island at Lenox Avenue and W 146th St, and a widened concrete median with median tips extended through the crosswalks along Lenox Avenue between W 144th St and W 145th St. At W 147th St and Lenox Avenue, high-visibility crosswalks would be installed to improve visibility of pedestrians at the intersection. At W 145th St and Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, NYCDOT is proposing restricting the southbound left turn in order to reduce confusion and congestion for motorists, while improving pedestrian safety. Along W 145th St between Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd and Lenox Avenue, NYCDOT is proposing the striping of parking lanes, a painted flush median near Lenox Avenue, and an extended left turn lane in order to clarify and calm traffic.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 10 in March 2015)
Edgecombe Ave Bicycle & Pedestrian Connections
In anticipation of the opening of the High Bridge, DOT proposes bicycle and pedestrian improvements to increase access to and safety around this new connection between Manhattan and the Bronx.
The proposal includes traffic calming on Edgecombe Ave through the installation of a 2-way, protected bicycle path between W 170 St and W 165 St, shared bicycle markings between W 165 St and W 155 St, and three Yield to Pedestrian crosswalks. The 2-way parking protected bicycle path continues on W 170 St, connecting Edgecombe Ave to bicycle facilities on Ft Washington Ave and Haven Ave with access to the GW Bridge. Access to the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway at W 158 St is highlighted with a 2-way protected bicycle path from Henry Hudson Pkwy to Broadway, and shared bicycle markings on W 158 St and W 159 St from Broadway to Edgecombe Ave. Additional pedestrian improvements include increased pedestrian space at Vision Zero Priority Intersections. The benefits of the proposal include increased visibility and access to High Bridge and Highbridge Park, safer shorter pedestrian crossings and reduced speeding.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 12 in March 2015)
Fulton St and Utica Ave - Intersection Improvements
DOT proposes to normalize this intersection by replacing existing right-turn slip lanes and triangle islands with concrete sidewalk extensions. These improvements will slow turning vehicles, align crosswalks with pedestrian desire lines, shorten crossing distances, and provide ADA accessibility.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented at CB 3 Town Hall Meeting May 2015)Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented at Brooklyn CB 3 Transportation Committee February 2015)
W 14th St and Washington St – Intersection Improvements
In response to community requests, DOT plans 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.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented in February 2015)
Maspeth and Kingsland Avenues Pedestrian Safety Improvements
In response to numerous community complaints of speeding, DOT is proposing pedestrian safety improvements in East Williamsburg. The proposal increases pedestrian access and improves visibility by adding new crosswalks with daylighting on Maspeth Ave, Kingsland Ave, Debevoise Ave and Frost St. The plan also includes a channelized median and parking buffer on Kingsland Ave, a parking buffer on Jackson St, and stop controls at the intersection of Jackson St and Debevoise Ave. These improvements will enhance safety by narrowing travel lanes and by reducing vehicle speeds throughout the area.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Community Board 1 in February 2015)
York, Jay, and Pearl Streets Intersection Improvements and Bicycle Facility
As a result of a community walk-through organized by the Dumbo BID, DOT has developed a proposal to calm traffic, improve pedestrian safety, and improve pedestrian and bicycle access in the DUMBO neighborhood. The proposal fills gaps in the pedestrian network with new sidewalks and pedestrian spaces at underutilized roadbed locations, and accessible crossings. A two-way bicycle facility is also proposed on Jay Street.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Brooklyn Community Board 2 in January 2015)
7th Ave S at Waverly Pl and W 4th St/Christopher St Pedestrian Improvements
In response to requests from the community and NYPD, DOT is proposing pedestrian safety improvements at two intersections along 7th Ave S in the West Village. The complex intersection of 7th Ave S and W 4th St/Christopher St ranks in the top 1% of Manhattan intersections for people killed or severely injured. Proposed improvements include street closures, expanded sidewalk space, improved crosswalks and signal timing changes. These improvements would reduce conflicts between pedestrians and turning vehicles, shorten crossings, and improve connectivity of the pedestrian network.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Manhattan Community Board 2 in February 2015)
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Manhattan Community Board 2 in January 2015)
Jackson Avenue and Westchester Ave Pedestrian Improvements
In response to community requests, DOT is proposing pedestrian improvements to the eastbound Bx4 bus stop on Westchester Ave at Jackson Ave. The proposal creates a large pedestrian triangle that allows passengers to access the bus from a raised concrete sidewalk, where they currently stand in the road. This will reduce potential conflicts between vehicles and pedestrians, and will accommodate passengers with mobility constraints.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Bronx Community Board 1 in January 2015)
Riverside Drive 116th St to 135th St Pedestrian Improvements
In response to requests from the community, DOT is proposing pedestrian network connections and corridor safety improvements along Riverside Drive between 116th St and 135th St. The proposal includes new concrete curb extensions, sidewalks, and pedestrian islands, new crosswalks, lane reductions, and speed limit reduction on Riverside Drive to 25 mph. The proposal would help 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.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 9 in January 2015)
In response to local community requests, DOT is proposing pedestrian safety improvements at the intersection of Atlantic Ave and Washington Ave. The proposal adds new concrete elements to shorten pedestrian crossings, provides additional pedestrian crossing time and provides a northbound left turn arrow allowing pedestrians to begin their crossing in advance of left turning vehicles. Additionally, the proposal restricts the southbound left turn from Washington Ave to Atlantic Ave, adds new crosswalks along Washington Ave and restricts westbound Atlantic Ave and southbound Washington Ave turns onto Underhill Ave. The plan reduces pedestrian conflicts throughout the intersection and provides both shorter pedestrian crossings and greater pedestrian crossing time in the intersection.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 2 and Community Board 8 in December 2014)
Broadway, Jefferson Avenue, and Saratoga Avenue Pedestrian Improvements
NYCDOT is proposing pedestrian improvements at the intersection of Broadway, Jefferson Avenue, and Saratoga Avenue in Brooklyn to create safer pedestrian crossings, increase pedestrian space, and calm traffic. The proposal includes the construction of a concrete pedestrian triangle where existing small islands and channelization exist along Broadway. It also includes a curb extension at the southeastern corner of the intersection of Saratoga and Jefferson Avenues, with new crosswalks along all 4 legs of the intersection. Additionally, a new crosswalk will be added across Broadway on the southern / eastern side of the intersection of Broadway and Jefferson Avenue, providing a safe place for pedestrians to cross. Along Jefferson Saratoga Avenues in the project area, parking lanes would be striped to clarify traffic movements and reduce speeding.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Brooklyn Community Board 16 in December 2014)
Eastern Parkway and Rockaway Avenue Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Improvements
In response to numerous community requests, DOT is proposing safety improvements on Eastern Pkwy from Rockaway Ave to Atlantic Ave. The proposal includes expanded crosswalks, curb extensions, pedestrian fencing, and left-turn restrictions, new markings, restoration of trees and bike lanes. These changes will provide shorter and enhanced pedestrian crossings, reduce potential for conflicts between automobiles and pedestrians, and provide a safe cycling route through a complex intersection.Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the CB 16 Transportation Committee in December 2014).
Eighth Street: 6th Ave to Broadway
In response to community requests, this proposed redesign of 8th Street and Ruth Wittenberg Triangle will address several pedestrian safety issues. The project will include new lane and parking markings along 8th Street from Broadway to 6th Ave as well as neckdowns at Greene, Mercer, MacDougal streets, University Place, 5th and 6th Avenues. Additionally, DOT is proposing widening Ruth Wittenberg Triangle and adding several neckdowns to all intersections around the triangle. The plan will help shorten pedestrian crossings, improve pedestrian visibility, and calm traffic.Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Manhattan Community Board 2 in November 2014)
Grand Central Terminal is the gateway to midtown for thousands of people a day. The sidewalks on Lexington Avenue between E.42nd and E.45th Streets are overcrowded often leading to pedestrians walking in the street creating an unsafe condition for all users. DOT has proposed installing two painted neckdowns to shorten the crossing distances at E.43rd and E.44th Streets while providing additional pedestrian space, adding a new right-turn only lane on Lexington at E.42nd Street and reconfiguring the bus only lane between E.42nd and E.44th Streets to enhance mobility.Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Manhattan Community Board 5 in September 2014)
Lincoln Square Bow Tie Pedestrian Improvements
NYCDOT held a public workshop to determine community needs and solicit specific input regarding pedestrian safety improvements in the Lincoln Square Bow Tie Area on June 4, 2014. At the request of the community board and local officials, the workshop provided community members the opportunity to sit with DOT staff and comment on the local needs and potential improvements that should be explored in the Bow Tie area – roughly from W. 66th St to W. 62nd St on Broadway and Columbus Ave. The information gathered at this meeting was directly used to develop pedestrian safety improvements which were presented to the local community board in December 2014. (See below for update.)Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Manhattan Community Board 7 Transportation Committee in June 2014)
In early December 2014, DOT presented their recommendations to Community Board 7 as well as many attendees who were present at the initial workshop. The proposal includes solutions to many of the issues identified at the June workshop. DOT will continue to refine this proposal and return in early 2015 with a final set of recommendations. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Manhattan Community Board 7 Transportation Committee in December 2014)
In February 2015, DOT presented final recommendations to Community Board 7, incorporating feedback received from the December 2014 meeting.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Manhattan Community Board 7 Transportation Committee in February 2015)
East Tremont Pedestrian Safety Improvements
This high crash corridor is unsafe and challenging for pedestrians to cross due to its width and high percentage of speeding vehicles. In response to community requests these new improvements include clearly defining and narrowing moving lanes, constructing neckdowns and safety islands, adding crosswalks, reconfiguring the signals for through and left turning traffic and adding landscaping. Download a presentation about the project (pdf)
Ralph Avenue & Ditmas Avenue Intersection Safety Improvements
In response to community requests for vehicular and pedestrian safety improvements at the intersection of Ralph Avenue, Ditmas Avenue, East 83rd Street, Canarsie Lane and Clarendon Road, the DOT developed a plan to better organize and simplify the intersection, eliminate two dangerous left turns, provide two new crosswalks, one left turn signal and continuous sidewalk on the east curb of Ralph Avenue. Download a presentation about the project (pdf)
Broadway and Dyckman Street-Riverside Drive Safety and Mobility Improvements
DOT is proposing several left turn restrictions at this complex intersection to improve pedestrian safety. As a result of the turn restrictions, there will be two conflict-free crossings for pedestrians and overall, traffic will flow better. Download a presentation about the project (pdf)
Morningside Avenue Safety Improvements
At the request of community groups and the Police Department, DOT has developed a proposal to improve traffic safety on Morningside Avenue from 116th Street to 126th Street. The plan will create pedestrian islands and left turn lanes, shorten pedestrian crosswalks, reduce speeding and crashes and improve connections to Morningside Park. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf)
Hillside Avenue and Homelawn Street Pedestrian Improvements
DOT is proposing pedestrian safety imrpovements for the busy intersection of Hillside Avenue and Homelawn Street in Queens, which ranks in the top 1% of intersections in the borough for crashes. The plan provides safer, shorter crossings as well as new sidewalk space and landscaped safety islands to enhance the pedestrian network and clarify traffic movements. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (September 2013)
Bond Street Bicycle Route
The proposed Bond Street project offers an important northbound bike route connection between Gowanus, Cobble Hill and Downtown Brooklyn. This facility would add 0.9 miles to the existing network and connect with the east-west routes on 3rd Street, Union Avenue, Bedford Avenue, Bergen Street, Dean Street, and Schermerhorn Street. The design treatment for the corridor consists primarily of shared lanes. Where feasible, bike lanes are proposed. No parking will be removed.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (February 2014)
Queens Blvd and Yellowstone Blvd Safety Improvements
In response to community requests, DOT is proposing safety improvements on Queens Blvd at Yellowstone Blvd. The plan includes constructing three concrete median tip extensions and upgrading the existing pedestrian island in the north crosswalk to provide safer refuge for pedestrians, restricting low-volume left turns from northbound Yellowstone Blvd to westbound Queens Blvd to eliminate multiple points of conflict, installing qwick kurb on Yellowstone Blvd to separate northbound and southbound traffic and illegal U-turns onto Jewel Ave, and installing parking lane stripes on the service roads and 108th St to calm traffic.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf)
Canarsie Park Connector
The Canarsie Park Connector is a proposed two-way recreational, multi-use trail along the east side of Paerdegat Basin, from Flatlands Avenue to Seaview Avenue on East 76th Street and Paerdegat Avenue North. The project will create new recreational space, simplify alignment along the entire corridor, and connect the surrounding neighborhood to parks and the new path with new crossings. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) February 2014)
Broadway - Elmhurst Corridor Improvement Project
DOT is proposing a plan to calm traffic along Broadway (between Roosevelt Avenue and Queens Boulevard) to reduce speeding, improve traffic operations, and create safer pedestrian crossings; and in so doing reduce the number of crashes.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf)
West End Avenue Traffic Calming and Pedestrian Safety Improvements
DOT is proposing safety improvements for W 72nd St to W 106th St on West End Avenue. The proposal will remove excess road capacity, add left turn bays in a painted center median, and add a wide parking stripe to calm traffic and reduce unnecessary lane changes. The left turns off of West End Avenue at W 95th and W 97th Streets would be banned and replaced with pedestrian safety islands that provide safer crossings for pedestrians and require traffic turning on to West End Ave from side streets to make slower safer turns around the islands. Four islands are included in the proposal: two at each intersection, in the north and south crosswalks across West End Avenue. These changes will better organize traffic and improve safety for everyone using the street.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Manhattan Community Board 7 Transportation Committee in August 2014)Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Manhattan Community Board 7 Town Hall in July 2014)
Delancey Street North and Pitt Street Safety Improvements
In response to requests from local elected officials and the local community, DOT is proposing intersection safety improvements at Delancey St North and Pitt St. The proposal adds a concrete pedestrian splitter island in conjunction with a new stop control on Delancey St North. In addition, new crosswalks are proposed across Delancey St North along with upgraded high visibility markings for all crosswalks in the intersection. These improvements will improve pedestrian safety and visibility while clarifying vehicle movements through this intersection Download a slideshow on an updated version of the proposal (pdf) (presented to Community Board 3 in July 2014)
Safety Enhancements for Myrtle and Wyckoff Avenues at Palmetto Street
At the request of former Council Member Reyna and the local community, DOT developed a plan to enhance safety for all street users at the complex intersection of Myrtle and Wyckoff Avenues at Palmetto Street. The proposal shortens crossing distances for pedestrians with painted sidewalk extensions along this six-legged intersection. The installation of a new crosswalk and upgraded high visibility crosswalks further enhance safety. The design also creates a safer environment for all street users by eliminating low-volume turns. This helps create more predictable movements by vehicles, thereby improving safety for everyone using the roadway. All together, these adjustments will streamline traffic flow through this intersection, which is heavily used by pedestrians and serves as a key transit hub at the Brooklyn-Queens border.
Download a slideshow on an updated version of the proposal (pdf) (presented to Queens Community Board 5 in May 2014)Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (April 2014)Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Brooklyn Community Board 4 in June 2014)
Flatbush Avenue Extension at Myrtle Avenue Intersection Safety Improvements
In response to requests from the community, DOT is proposing pedestrian safety improvements for the intersection of Flatbush Avenue Extension and Myrtle Avenue. These changes will reduce conflicts between pedestrians and vehicles while improving the conditions for turning vehicles, including the buses on the B54 route. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Brooklyn Community Board 2 Transportation Committee in February 2014)Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Brooklyn Community Board 2 Transportation Committee in June 2014)
White Plains Road Traffic Calming
DOT is proposing a set of changes to White Plains Road between Birchall Avenue and Soundview Avenue. DOT will install left turn bays and add parking stripes to narrow moving lanes. These changes will organize traffic and discourage speeding, improving safety for everyone using the street. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Bronx Community Board 11 in June 2014)Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Bronx Community Board 9 in June 2014)
DOT is proposing a set of safety improvements to Richmond Avenue between Forest Avenue and Victory Boulevard. DOT will install a modified painted center median and a parking lane stripe to standardize and better define moving lanes in order to calm traffic and reduce speeding along this designated High Crash Corridor. In addition, a planted, concrete center median will be installed in key locations along the corridor. The new concrete median will also include pedestrian safety islands at three locations, including at Richmond Avenue and Morani Street, which is a designated High Pedestrian Crash Location. DOT's proposed changes will calm traffic and discourage speeding, better organize traffic, and provide for safer pedestrian crossings, improving safety for all road users. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Staten Island Community Board 2 Transportation Committee in June 2014)
Franklin Avenue Transportation Improvements
Based on community input from an April 2, 2014 workshop, DOT is proposing safety and mobility enhancements to Franklin Avenue including improved signal operation and traffic flow, widened parking and travel lanes, a dedicated bicycle lane, parking regulation changes, and concrete pedestrian islands on Atlantic Avenue. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Brooklyn Community Board 8 in May 2014)
Hillside and Metropolitan Pedestrian Safety Improvements
DOT is proposing pedestrian safety improvements to the complicated intersections of Hillside Avenue with Metropolitan Avenue and with Kew Gardens Road. The pedestrian safety improvements include concrete sidewalk extensions, shorter and safer pedestrian crossings, an improved traffic network with more efficient signal timing, turn restrictions to improve traffic flow, and the elimination of dangerous pedestrian and vehicle conflicts at the intersection of Hillside and Metropolitan Avenues. This proposal will enhance pedestrian safety and mobility while improving traffic flow through the complex intersections along Hillside Avenue. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (May 2014)
DOT is proposing a set of changes to Foster Avenue between Kings Highway and Remsen Avenue. DOT will install left turn bays and add a parking stripe to narrow moving lanes. In addition, new pedestrian space will be added and one lane in each direction will be removed between East 81st Street & East 88th Street. These changes will organize traffic and discourage speeding, improving safety for everyone using the street. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Brooklyn Community Board 18 in May 2014)
St. Nicholas Place & West 155th Street Street Intersection Safety Improvements
In response to several requests from the community for safety improvements at the complicated intersection of 155th Street with St. Nicholas Place, Edgecombe Avenue and Harlem River Driveway, DOT is proposing sidewalk extensions for shorter, safer pedestrian crossings and turn restrictions for improved traffic flow and reduced conflict points. Improvements are also proposed on St. Nicholas Place between 151st Street and 155th Street, including a new pedestrian crossing at 152nd Street and several pedestrian safety islands. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (October 2014) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (May 2014)
Park Avenue Traffic Calming
Incorporating recommendations from a community-led safety study, DOT is proposing traffic calming treatments for Park Avenue between Navy Street and Flushing Avenue in Brooklyn. The proposal will remove excess road capacity and add a wide parking stripe to eastbound Park Avenue and add a wide parking stripe to narrow westbound Park Avenue. Signal timing will be optimized on Park Avenue to provide more crossing time for pedestrians, reduce speeding and provide smoother traffic flow. The parking areas under the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, which divide the eastbound and westbound sections of Park Avenue, will have their entrances improved. All these treatments will better organize traffic, discourage speeding and remove dangerous pedestrian and vehicle conflicts, improving safety for everyone using the street. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (May 2014)
Redesign of Northern Boulevard, 62nd Street to 102nd Street
In response to a request from Council Member Daniel Dromm to conduct a traffic safety study along Northern Boulevard, DOT is proposing traffic safety improvements on the arterial. This portion of Northern Boulevard is a high crash corridor, ranking in the top 10% of all Queens corridors for traffic injuries. The proposal will add 9 pedestrian islands, which will provide safer pedestrian crossings, create simpler, safer left turns from cross streets, and reduce motor vehicle and pedestrian conflict. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Queens Community Board 3 in May 2014)
Astoria Boulevard Safety Improvements
In response to community requests and NYPD concerns, DOT is proposing to split the I-278 exit ramp from Astoria Boulevard North between 33rd Street and 31st Street in Astoria. This proposal will reduce collisions caused by weaving and cross over traffic. Turn restrictions will be implemented at 31st Street to further improve safety. West of 31st Street, traffic will be able to merge as needed, maintaining access to the local street network and the RFK Bridge. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Queens Community Board 1 Transportation Committee in May 2014)
Third Avenue Bus Lane Improvements
The current curbside bus lane on Third Avenue in Manhattan is persistently obstructed by trucks and other vehicles, forcing the bus to operate in the adjacent lane with mixed-flow traffic. This results in poor travel times and reliability for the 59,000 daily riders who use the M98, M101, M102, and M103 buses, in addition to the dozen express routes utilizing the corridor. The Third Avenue Bus Lane Improvement project will move the bus lane to an “offset” position, one lane away from the curb, while restoring daytime commercial vehicle loading along the eastern curb. The new design will accommodate the demand for commercial loading, allowing the bus lane to stay clear to expedite bus speeds. Additionally, DOT is studying a potential new bus stop at 57th Street via a boarding island. The goal is to accommodate a much needed stop at a major destination while working to improve pedestrian safety at Third Avenue and 57th Street, a high crash intersection.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (May 2014)
Broadway from Northern Boulevard to 65th Street Corridor Safety Improvements
Following a recent fatality at the intersection of Broadway with 34th Avenue and 58th Street, and in response to community requests to reduce speeding, DOT proposes corridor traffic safety improvements along Broadway in Woodside, Queens between 65th Street and Northern Boulevard. In addition to addressing speeding, the proposed changes will better organize traffic, create safer crossings for pedestrians, and create a safer merge at 34th Avenue-58th Street. These improvements will help to reduce crashes for everyone on the road. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Queens Community Board 2 Transportation Committee in April 2014)
Albany Crescent and Bailey Avenue Intersection Improvements
Albany Crescent and Bailey Avenue is a designated high pedestrian crash location. DOT is proposing to install a pedestrian safety island in the east crosswalk to shorten crossing distances and to relocate the south crosswalk to minimize pedestrian/vehicle conflict, reduce crossing distance, and provide conflict-free space for Fire Department vehicles. DOT also proposes reversing Albany Crescent between Bailey Avenue and West 231st Street to reduce conflicts in the intersection, and install parking lane stripes to reduce speeding and calm traffic. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Community Board 8 in March 2014)
Hunter Street-Crescent Area Pedestrian Network Improvements
This Long Island City area proposal emerged from several community requests for pedestrian network improvements. The proposed improvements include widening sidewalks, constructing pedestrian islands and clarifying the traffic network to enhance safety and mobility for all users. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to the Queens Community Board 2 Transportation Committee in September 2014)Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to the Queens Community Board 2 Transportation Committee in March 2014)
Pedestrian Improvements at Riverside Drive and West 72nd and 79th Streets
As an early action item of an on-going plan for Park Avenue and 125th Street by the NYC Economic Development Corporation, DOT is proposing three painted neckdowns on Park Ave at 125th St. These neckdowns will contain landscaped planters maintained in partnership with New Harlem East Merchants Association, and provide shorter crossings, pedestrian visibility, and traffic calming for the heavy pedestrian volumes. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Community Board 11 in February 2014)
Willis Avenue Connections
To improve bicycle and pedestrian access to the Willis Avenue Bridge, DOT will improve markings and signage on the bridge and its approaches. In addition, the agency will implement pedestrian enhancements, such as curb extensions and new pedestrian crossings of RFK Bridge on-ramps at East 124th and 125th Streets. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (March 2014)
Park Avenue Corridor Safety Improvements (96th–111th Streets)
In response to requests from the community, DOT is proposing safety improvements along Park Avenue between 96th and 111th Streets. The proposal includes new concrete neckdowns along the Park Avenue viaduct at each pedestrian tunnel opening, signal modifications, new markings, and new lighting within the tunnels. The plan will help shorten pedestrian crossings, improve pedestrian visibility, and calm traffic, and improve pedestrian lighting. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf)
Bowery and Delancey Street Intersection Improvements
The intersection of Bowery and Delancey Street suffers from heavy vehicle volumes travelling to and from the Williamsburg Bridge. This volume mixed with a large amount of pedestrian traffic and an inefficient use of roadway space causes congestion and creates an unwelcoming crossing condition for pedestrians. In 2014, DOT will be reshape this intersection to improve traffic flow, increase pedestrians safety, and enhance the street scape by adding a new southbound through travel lane, reshaping and shifting the existing pedestrian safety islands, planting two trees, adding a pedestrian-only signal phase and modifying parking regulations. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (February 2014)
Burke Avenue Traffic Calming
DOT is proposing a set of changes to Burke Avenue between Bronx Park East and East Gun Hill Road. DOT will install left turn bays and add a parking stripe to narrow moving lanes. These changes will organize traffic, reduce congestion and discourage speeding, improving safety for everyone using the street. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (February 2014)
Broadway at West 96th Street Pedestrian Safety Improvements
DOT proposed safety improvements at the intersection of Broadway and West 96th St at a special meeting of Community Board 7. The proposal will reduce conflicts between pedestrians and motor vehicles at the busy intersection while increasing pedestrian crossing options and reducing wait time. Download a presentation about the project (pdf) (January 2014)
Third Avenue at East 60th Street Pedestrian Safety Improvement Project
In response to a recent pedestrian fatality and community concern, DOT is proposing safety improvements for the intersection of Third Avenue and East 60th Street. The project includes a shorter pedestrian crossing distance with painted neckdowns, a left-turn-only lane on Third Avenue and the extension of the right-turn-only lane on East 60th Street. These proposals will ease congestion and reduce weaving through the intersection. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (January 2014)
Hyatt Street Pedestrian Improvements
Hyatt Street connects downtown St. George with the ferry and bus terminal. It is a vibrant pedestrian street, but is also in the top ten corridors for crashes in Staten island. This proposal from DOT will add crosswalks and landscaped pedestrian space to the two blocks betwen St. Marks Place and Bay Street while rationalizing the street for all users. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (October 2013)
6th Avenue and Houston St - Intersection Safety Improvement
In response to community requests for pedestrian safety improvements at the intersection of Sixth Avenue and Houston Street, the DOT developed a plan to provide conflict-free pedestrian crossings, improve intersection visibility, shorten pedestrian crossings and clarify vehicle movements. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Community Board 2 in June 2013)
Lefferts Boulevard Safety Improvements
In an effort to improve safety along Lefferts Boulevard, DOT proposes removing one travel lane in each direction from 149th Avenue to Rockaway Boulevard to reduce speeding, installing left turn bays to organize traffic and keep through traffic moving, installing a parking stripe to narrow moving lanes and contain double parking, and upgrading crosswalks to increase pedestrian visibility. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (October 2012)
Columbus Avenue Parking-Protected Bicycle Path
Following a feasibility study requested by Community District 7, DOT is installing a parking-protected bicycle path on Columbus Avenue between West 96th and West 77th to improve safety for all road users along the corridor. Improvements include a "floating" parking lane on the east side of the street to retain parking and loading capacity, concrete pedestrian refuge islands and dedicated left-turn vehicle lanes installed at wide two-way intersecting streets to shorten crossing distances for pedestrians and channel vehicle traffic, mixing zone safety treatments at narrow one-way intersecting eastbound streets. The project will retain all existing vehicle travel lanes. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf)Download a preliminary assessment of the project (pdf) (October 2011)Download the post-implementation presentation (pdf) (November 2012)
Brooklyn-Queens Expressway and 32nd Avenue Pedestrian Safety Improvements
Intersection Improvements at Metropolitan and 71st Avenues
The community requested a safety study of this intersection in Forest Hills, Queens. The intersection was listed as a High Pedestrian Crash Location in 2011, and was the site of a traffic fatality that year. In response, DOT developed a plan that will organize traffic flow, reduce speeding, calm traffic and improve safety for all road users. The plan calls for left turn bays at the approach for simpler, safer left turns and school crosswalks for pedestrian visibility. To accommodate this new design, the removal of 14 parking spots and relocation of a Q54 bus stop are necessary. The remaining meters between 70th and 72nd Avenues will be changed to 2-hour parking to offset the loss. Download a presentation about the project (pdf)
Third Avenue Turnbays
DOT is proposing to shorten pedestrian crossing distances on Third Avenue in Manhattan with painted pedestrian neckdowns at East 79th and 86th Streets. Northbound left-turn-only lanes approaching the neckdowns will clarify vehicular movements for both drivers and pedestrians. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (June 2013)
Thomson and Skillman Avenues Pedestrian & Traffic Safety Improvements
To improve pedestrian and traffic safety and improve the pedestrian environment, DOT proposed banning the left turn from eastbound Thomson Avenue to northbound Skillman Avenue, closing of the slipramp at the intersection and the installation of planters and granite blocks at the closed slip ramp location. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf)
Pennsylvania Avenue Traffic Calming
Pennsylvania Avenue is a major corridor for buses, pedestrians, and motor vehicles, and passes through Spring Creek Towers (Starrett City). In response to community concerns about speeding and pedestrian safety, and after working closely with the Starrett Tenants Association and other groups, DOT proposes to redesign Pennsylvania Avenue from Flatlands Avenue to Seaview Avenue to reduce speeding, improve safety for all modes, and provide opportunities for greening. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (September 2012)
Grand Concourse-Mosholu Parkway Pedestrian Safety Improvements
The northern blocks of Grand Concourse at the Mosholu Parkway will have shorter crosswalks, a new bus boarding plaza, improved walking and biking access with an all-around safer street design. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (May 2012)
Williamsbridge Oval Park Safety Improvements
In response to community requests, DOT is proposing pedestrian safety improvements around Williamsbridge Oval Park in the Bronx. Improvements will include painted sidewalks, new crosswalks, and improved signage which will greatly enhance the community’s access to the park. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf)
Bronxwood Avenue Traffic Calming
To improve safety along Bronxwood Avenue, DOT proposes removing one travel lane in each direction from 233rd Street to Boston Road to reduce speeding, installing left turn bays to organize traffic and keep through traffic moving, and installing a parking stripe to narrow moving lanes. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf)
Water Street Corridor Enhancements
Water Street, in Manhattan’s Financial District, serves as a key corridor for commerce, transportation, and increasingly residential development. With this project, DOT seeks to enhance the streetscape and improve the pedestrian environment while reorganizing traffic flows to improve safety. Crosswalks will be shortened, new pedestrian space will be created, curb usage will be assessed to maximize efficiency, and connections to the waterfront will be enhanced. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (March 2013)Download a briefing given to local property-owners (pdf) (March 2013)
Reconstruction of Grand Concourse
This project will make permanent the interim reconfiguration on the Grand Concourse service roads between East 166th and East 171st Streets in the Bronx. The project will enhance safety and quality of life for users through the reduction of traffic speeds, widening and greening of the medians, installation of bike lanes and other traffic calming elements. It will also bring both the service roads and mainline up to a state of good repair through reconstruction and resurfacing. Download a presentation about the project (pdf)
Douglaston Parking and 240th Street Safety Improvements
In response to a community request, DOT proposes simplifying the multi-leg intersection of Douglaston Parkway, 43rd Avenue, 240th Street and 235th Street, resulting in additional pedestrian crosswalks and fewer vehicle stops. Additionally, the project provides traffic calming on Douglaston Parkway from Northern Boulevard to 43rd Avenue. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf)
Marcus Garvey Park Safety Improvements
At the request of the Mount Morris Park Community Improvement Association, DOT has developed this proposal to improve the safety along the streets surrounding Harlem’s historic Marcus Garvey Park following a series of crashes in the area. DOT worked with the community to develop a plan that shortens pedestrian crosswalks, reduces speeding and crashes, and creates additional pedestrian space adjacent to the park.
Download DOT report on project outcomes (pdf)Download a slideshow about the project (pdf)
Borinquen Place Traffic Calming
In response to community requests as well as recent pedestrian fatalities along the Borinquen Place corridor in Willismsburg Brooklyn, DOT is proposing significant pedestrian safety measures to the roadway between Hooper Street and Marcy Avenue. Traffic calming measures, much needed pedestrian space, and landscaping are also included in the plan. After implementation, the corridor will see shorter crosswalks, several pedestrian safety islands, clearer vehicular traffic patterns, and new crosswalks. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf)
In 2008, DOT created a ribbon of public gathering spaces along Broadway. A palette of landscaping and distinctive furniture brought new foot traffic, along with a protected bicycle lane, through the Fashion Center from the shopping district of Herald Square to the entertainment capital of Times Square. In 2012, response to requests from the community and the local business improvement district, DOT redesigned Broadway between West 35th and 42nd Streets. The proposed plan moves the bicycle facility out of the pedestrian plaza space and into the street, reducing bicycle and pedestrian conflicts while enlarging the plaza. Other safety benefits will be realized as the street profile is modified to match actual vehicle volumes.
Download details on Broadway Boulevard around Times Square to Herald Square (May 2008)Download the slideshow on Broadway at Madison Square (May 2008)Download a slideshow about the project (pdf)
Central Park Drives Safety Improvements
The Central Park drives are some of the most popular for places walking and biking in New York City. The drives growing popularity with both residents and visitors has created a need for upgrades and enhancements. Similar to a recently completed project on the Prospect Park drives, this project will enhance comfort and safety for all of the drives users by increasing consistency and predictability. Users will no longer be expected to use different lanes at different times and days of the week. The pedestrian lane on the drive will be doubled in width (typically from 7 feet to 14 feet) and an 11-foot-wide bicycle lane will organize cyclists by speed. Pedestrians crossing the drives will benefit from a major reduction in crossing distance. In many places, the crossing distance will be reduced from 30 to 11 feet.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf)
Ninth Avenue-Gansevoort Area
Ninth Avenue between Gansevoort and West 16th Streets runs through the heart of the Meatpacking District up to Chelsea Market. This critical stretch of roadway is receiving upgraded water and sewer lines, and a resetting of its historic cobblestones. In addition, the plazas along it are being reconstructed and designed by a world-class team of architects and landscape architects as permanent amenities. The geometric design, which is influenced by both historic and pragmatic considerations, and has implications for traffic movement throughout the adjacent neighborhoods, was presented for feedback to the Transportation Committee of Community Board 2 on Tuesday September 11, 2012. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (September 2012)Download an interim report on the project (January 2009)
Madison Avenue Bus Lane
Madison Avenue is an important bus corridor, carrying hundreds of local and commuter buses during peak hours, as well as serving other pedestrian, private vehicle, and delivery needs. This project will extend the hours of the existing bus lanes so that they are in effect at all times, will create left turn bays to help improve traffic flow, and will change curb regulations to provide increased afternoon legal commercial vehicle loading space. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf)
62nd Drive and 63rd Road Traffic Calming and Pedestrians Safety Improvements
DOT proposes a traffic calming with pedestrian safety improvements for 62nd Drive and 63rd Road, parallel wide roads with low traffic volumes and high pedestrian injury rates, in the Rego Park Safe Streets for Seniors pedestrian focus area. The study limits are Queens Blvd to Grand Central Parkway (112th St), and 63rd Ave from Queens Boulevard to Austin Street. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf)
Broadway Traffic Calming
The project installs wide parking lanes, while narrowing the existing travel lanes on Broadway in the Bronx. No parking is removed by this project. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Bronx Community Board 8 in August 2012)
Jewel Avenue Traffic Calming
DOT proposes there improvements to the intersection of Jewel Avenue and 69th Road to increase pedestrian and cyclist safety across highway ramps and improve vital community access on the only non-expressway road through Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. Learn more (pdf)
Fourth Avenue Corridor Improvements
Safety on Fourth Avenue in Brooklyn has long been a concern of DOT and the people who live and work along the corridor. DOT ranks Fourth Avenue as one of the highest-crash corridors in Brooklyn. In partnership with the Borough President’s Office, DOT has begun holding community workshops for sections of the corridor to develop design ideas for improving safety and traffic operations along Fourth Avenue. The first stage of street improvements is focused on Fourth Avenue between 15th and 65th Streets, a 2.5-mile stretch of Sunset Park that contains the highest incidence and severity of total traffic crashes and pedestrian injuries over the past five years. The Bay Ridge and Park Slope sections of the Avenue will follow. Visit the project site and learn more
In response to requests from the community, DOT is pursuing safety improvements at this traffic circle between Park Slope & Windsor Terrace. A new signal has been added to protect pedestrians crossing 15th Street. Other improvements are proposed such as shorter pedestrian crosswalks with painted sidewalk extensions. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf)
Hicks Street Northbound Traffic Calming
Hicks Street is a major north-south corridor adjacent to the sub-grade Brooklyn Queens Expressway. Five bridges across the Expressway create important east-west pedestrian and vehicular corridors between neighborhoods. This project enhances the roadway at existing crosswalks and reevaluates parking regulations to slow speeding vehicles along the corridor. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (June 2012)
Lafayette Avenue Traffic Calming and Bicycle Route
Lafayette Avenue is an important corridor for buses, motorists and cyclists from Downtown Brooklyn to Ft. Greene, Clinton Hill and Bedford-Stuyvesant. DOT proposes changing signal timing from the existing 25 mph progression to 20 mph in order to calm traffic and improve safety for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists. An enhanced shared lane from Fulton Street to Classon Avenue will provide guidance for cyclists and alert motorists to the presence of cyclists. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf)
Seventh Avenue South and Bleecker Street Pedestrian Safety Improvements
Little Clove Road is a high crash corridor with a high percentage of speeding vehicles that serves both as a local, residential street as well as an informal service road for the Staten Island Expressway. DOT will improve the safety of the area and discourage service road uses by introducing traffic calming and reducing excess road capacity to better organize traffic flow and to reduce speeding and weaving. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf)
233rd Street Safety Improvements
DOT has identified 233rd Street between Laconia and Provost Avenues in the Bronx as a High Crash Corridor. The proposed project includes removal of one travel lane in each direction, installation of painted center median with left turn bays, a wide parking lane stripe and a concrete curb extension at Baychester Avenue. These improvements will reduce speeding, better organize traffic flow and provide safer pedestrian crossings. The Provost Avenue extension includes installation of high visibility crosswalks, parking lane stripes and dual approach lanes to Boston Road to relieve congestion. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf)
Bowling Green Pedestrian Improvements
Pedestrians currently crowd into the roadway around the Charging Bull south to Bowling Green. The improvements will add space for pedestrians to Whitehall Street’s excessively wide roadbed. A beige surface treatment will be protected by flexible delineators and planters maintained by the Downtown Alliance. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf)
Midtown Midblock Enhancements
Known by thousands who work and live in the neighborhood, public arcades run mid-block from West 51st to West 57th Streets between Sixth and Seventh Avenues. In response to community requests asking for safety improvements and corridor enhancements, DOT has developed a plan to connect the midtown arcades, which are privately-owned public spaces by installing stop signs, crosswalks (some raised), and pedestrians-only waiting areas. These improvements will allow pedestrians to cross safely between blocks through the entire passageway. Download the Midtown Mid-Block presentation slides (pdf)Download an update on the project (pdf)
Rego Park Safe Streets for Seniors Project
DOT installed pedestrian safety improvements for 62nd Drive and 63rd Road, parallel wide roads with low traffic volumes and high pedestrian injury rates, in the Rego Park Safe Streets for Seniors pedestrian focus area. The study limits are Queens Boulevard to Grand Central Parkway (112th St), and 63rd Avenue from Queens Boulevard to Austin Street. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (March 2014)
Queens Boulevard at 71st Avenue
This intersection was identified as a 2008 High Pedestrian Crash Location. The intersection has long crossing distances and substandard refuge space for pedestrians. DOT plans to extend and widen two service road medians in the west and east crosswalks, add an 11-ft. parking lane stripe on the service roads for one block in each direction, and include peg-a-tracs for left turning vehicles from Queens Boulevard. Download the presentation slides (pdf)
Division Street Pedestrian Plaza
Excess space along Division Street between Market Street and Bowery will be transformed into a new pedestrian plaza. Currently, this space allows charter buses and other vehicles to double park and idle, creating an uncomfortable experience for pedestrians. Off-hours, the excess space encourages speeding. The reclamation of this space will help to mitigate these issues while providing seating and greenery to enhance the neighborhood. Download the presentation slides (pdf)
86th Street Corridor Improvements
In response to community concerns about safety, DOT proposes removing a travel lane and redesigning 86th Street between Shore Road and Fourth Avenue to install a flush center median, left turn bays, and wide parking lanes. The intersection of 86th Street and Fourth Avenue is a High Pedestrian Crash Location and the corridor ranks in the top 88th percentile in Brooklyn for pedestrian injuries and fatalities. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf)
Hillside Avenue Pedestrian Safety Islands
Hillside Avenue between 172nd and 199th Streets ranks in the top 5% of streets in Queens for both pedestrian and vehicle injuries and fatalities. This area also falls within the Jamaica Hills Safe Streets for Seniors project. In order to protect pedestrians and calm turning vehicles, DOT proposes five green pedestrian safety islands at key locations throughout the corridor. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf)
Delancey Street Safety Improvements
DOT has proposed comprehensive safety and traffic flow improvements for Delancey Street, a key Manhattan artery for pedestrian and motor vehicle traffic. The upgrades include shortening many crosswalks along the corridor, clarifying and delineating travel lanes, improvements to traffic signal timing and an enhanced streetscape at the entrance to the Williamsburg Bridge. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf)
Queens Boulevard & 69th Street Intersection Safety Improvements
The intersection of Queens Boulevard and 69th Street has been identified as a high pedestrian crash location in Queens. The intersection has long pedestrian crossing distances, multiple pedestrian/vehicle conflict points, heavy vehicular through volumes, and minimal refuge on existing medians. Extending five existing median tips on Queens Boulevard, three in the west and two in the east crosswalks, and widening a current median in the east crosswalk will calm turning traffic, reduce pedestrian crossing distance and create a safer crossing. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf)
Eighth and Ninth Avenues Complete Street Extension
This project builds on safety improvements on Eighth and Ninth Avenues south of 34th Street, which have decreased injuries for all road users by up to 58 percent. DOT proposes an extension of the redesign up to 59th Street. The design includes a curbside parking-protected bicycle path, floating parking/loading lane, mixing zones and dedicated left-turn treatments, concrete pedestrian safety islands, retention of all vehicle travel lanes, and the addition of commercial loading regulations at certain locations. The cycling volumes on both Eighth and Ninth Avenues continue to grow, and this design will meet the need for safe bicycle facilities that support vehicle traffic mobility and commercial loading in Midtown West and Hell’s Kitchen. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf)
West 230th Street & Broadway
The NYPD has identified the intersection of West 230th Street and Broadway as an crash-prone location. The community board has also expressed concerns regarding pedestrian safety at this intersection. DOT is installing safety improvements such as pedestrian fencing, raised concrete medians and pedestrian countdown signals. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf)
Old Fulton Pedestrian Enhancements & Bicycle Lanes
DOT has developed a design in response to community requests that will reduce illegal parking while improving pedestrian and bicycle access between the Brooklyn Bridge promenade and Brooklyn Bridge Park. The project includes expanded sidewalks, landscaped concrete islands, shortened crossings, and marked bicycle lanes. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf)
Broadway, Amsterdam Avenue & West 71st Street Pedestrian Safety Redesign
At the request of local elected officials and community, DOT is implementing a safety focused redesign of this complex and busy intersection. The project adds more pedestrian space and pedestrian protection, two new crosswalks and shortens pedestrian crossing distances. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (August 2012)
First and Second Avenues from 34th to 57th Streets
In response to requests from the community, DOT has proposed extended the protected bicycle paths on First and Second Avenues in Manhattan from 34th to 57th Streets. The existing bike paths on First and Second below 34th Street have improved safety for all road users. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (June 2011)
Greeley Avenue Traffic Calming
Greeley Avenue was previously calmed with channelized buffers and speed boards in 2005, but the project did not produce the dramatic reduction in speeds as intended. DOT will install a painted center median and parking stripe between Rudyard St and Colony Ave to further calm the corridor and increase safety for the residents and surrounding schools. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf)
Linden Boulevard Traffic Calming
In order to reduce speeding and better organize traffic, one through travel lane in each direction from Bedford Avenue to Brooklyn Avenue will be removed. A flush center median with turn bays and parking lane stripes will be installed. Markings will be refurbished and a parking lane stripe will be installed from Brooklyn Ave to E. 58th St. crosswalks will be upgraded to high visibility at necessary locations. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf)
Improving Safety on Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Boulevard
Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Boulevard is in the top 10% of streets in Manhattan for serious road injuries and traffic fatalities. Up to 2 out of 3 vehicles exceed the 30 mph speed limit on this bustling corridor - heavily used by pedestrians. In July 2011, DOT conducted a community workshop to solicit feedback and input from Harlem residents, merchants, and community members on appropriate safety improvement measures that will make the street safer for all road users, while preserving the historical integrity of the neighborhood. In September 2011, DOT reported these comments and recommendations to the Community Board and is continuing to study these recommended traffic calming treatments for feasibility. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Community Board 10 in September 2011)Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (July 2011)Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Community Board 10 in June 2012)Download an evaluation of the project (pdf) (presented to the Community Board 10 Transportation Committee in December 2010)Download a presentation on the extension (pdf) (presented to Community Board 10 in January 2013)
Building upon past improvements at Grand Army Plaza, DOT is redesigning the northern and southwest sections of Grand Army Plaza. Improvements will include landscaped islands and crosswalks, safety measures for all users, enhanced plaza space at the entrance to Prospect Park and north of the arch, and improved bike access. Download the project’s schedule (pdf)
Ft. Hamilton Parkway Safe Streets for Seniors Traffic Calming
In response to safety concerns expressed by Manhattan Community Board 12, DOT conducted an area-wide transportation study. This presentation outlines improvements to several intersections, planned to be carried out over the summer of 2011. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf)
Riverside Boulevard Traffic Calming Project
The Riverside Boulevard Traffic Calming Project will address community concerns regarding speeding and pedestrian safety on Riverside Boulevard. The plan consists of the installation of a painted median and a parking lane designation. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf)
36th Avenue and Vernon Boulevard Intersection Redesign
This traffic calming and pedestrian safety project will reduce speeding while increasing public space and greenery along a wide, curving corridor that is home to large residential buildings, playgrounds and schools. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf)
44th Drive Traffic Calming
44th Drive between Vernon Boulevard and Thomson Avenue is a high crash corridor with wide streets and low traffic volumes. In April 2011, DOT will remove one travel lane in each direction, install left turn bays and a wide parking stripe, and upgrade crosswalks to high visibility. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf)
48th Avenue Street Redesign
The community requested a study of 48th Avenue in the Hunters Point community. In response, DOT developed a plan that provides parking on both sides of a painted median, between Vernon Boulevard and Fifth Street, to calm traffic and serve local businesses. It also increases pedestrian safety by installing large painted refuge areas that shorten crosswalks which can become a permanent landscaped median in the future. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf)
Broadway - Amsterdam - West 71st Street Intersection Redesign
The intersection of Broadway, Amsterdam Avenue and West 71st Street is a complex location with high numbers of pedestrian crashes. The DOT has proposed a redesign of this location to improve the streets and sidewalks and bring safety enhancements to this busy intersection. By extending the curbs, islands and medians, crossing distances are shortened and vehicles are forced to make slower turns through the crosswalks. The benefits of this project also include additional pedestrian space and crossings, better alignment of crosswalks, and a reduced number of pedestrian/vehicle conflict points. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf)
Slosson Avenue/Todt Hill Road Safety Improvements
This section of Slosson Ave and Todt Hill Road is a high crash corridor with varying lane widths, a high percentage of speeding vehicles, and traffic congestion near the Staten Island Expressway ramps. DOT will improve the safety of the area by introducing traffic calming and pedestrian protection measures to organize traffic flow, simplify vehicle turns, and reduce speeding. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf)
57th Avenue Traffic Flow Safety Improvements
To improve traffic flow and safety for pedestrians in Elmhurst, Queens, DOT proposes to convert one block of 57th Avenue to one-way westbound. The section of 57th Avenue, from 90th Street to 92nd Street is adjacent to Newtown High School Athletic Field, Cathedral Prep High School, the Queens Center Shopping Mall as well as many high rise and low rise residential buildings. This one-way conversion will reduce conflicts between pedestrians and drivers and improve traffic flow, as over 70% of the daily traffic is currently in the westbound direction. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf)
East 180th Street Traffic Calming
The corridor of East 180th Street in the Bronx from Webster Avenue to Boston Road ranks 5th in the Bronx for crashes per mile. This wide roadway will be calmed with narrowed lanes and a painted center median to reduce speeding without removing capacity and better manage the flow of traffic. New left turn bays and pedestrian refuge islands will be installed at the intersections to provide safer pedestrian crossings. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf)
Fort Hamilton Parkway, Seventh Avenue and Bay Ridge Parkway Intersection Safety Improvement Alternatives
In response to community requests to address the highway off-ramp traffic merging with local Seventh Avenue northbound traffic outside of PS 127 in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, DOT separated the approaches and added an additional signal phase and two refuge islands in 2009. DOT proposes an alternate plan to reduce congestion in the area. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf)
Intersection Improvements at Crossbay/Woodhaven, Liberty, Rockaway
After a child fatality in 2009, the intersection of Crossbay/Woodhaven, Liberty and Rockaway in Ozone Park, Queens was targeted by DOT and NYPD for safety improvements. In terms of crash injuries per year, the intersection of Rockaway & Woodhaven ranked in the 99th percentile and Rockaway & 94th St ranked in the 89th percentile for Queens. The intersection is congested and difficult to navigate for all road users, containing 7 bus lines, an elevated subway train, high traffic and pedestrian volumes and very complex intersection geometry. Through a series of road closures, signal timing changes, bus stop relocation, new turning lanes, new vehicle routing and expanded pedestrian space, this comprehensive redesign project aims to improve safety for all users, simplify the intersection, improve pedestrian crossings, relieve congestion for key movements and provide more public space. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf)
Rockaway Boulevard Traffic Calming
The four mile study area along Rockaway Boulevard from Atlantic Avenue to Sutphin Boulevard in Queens is a wide corridor with multiple travel lanes. It is adjacent to eight priority schools and ranks in the 89th percentile of severe injury corridors in Queens. Excess capacity at off peak hours encourages speeding; approximately 59% of vehicles exceed the speed limit along this roadway. Long blocks, long signal cycles and low volumes encourage jaywalking. The proposed project will calm traffic by reducing lanes in some portions and adding left turn bays and wide parking lanes. The safety improvements along this corridor will benefit all road users. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf)
Columbia Street Traffic Calming & Bicycle Lanes
This project calmed traffic in Red Hook through the installation of a green median where Columbia Street widens. The median provides a refuge for crossing pedestrians and helps to connect the neighborhood while adding a green amenity. Striped bicycle lanes provide a connection to the existing Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway. In 2010, DOT extended the bike lanes and traffic calming to south IKEA and the waterfront park.
Download a slideshow on the original project (pdf) (presented to Brooklyn Community Board 6 in June 2009)Download a slideshow on the extension (pdf) (presented to Brooklyn Community Board 6 in May 2010)
Downtown Flushing Traffic and Pedestrian Safety Improvements
DOT will begin a pilot traffic plan in downtown Flushing this July to improve pedestrian safety and improve traffic flow. The pilot plan will add and modify turning restrictions at key intersections in the downtown area while maintaining the current two-way operation of Main and Union Streets. The turning restrictions will reduce the conflicts between cars and pedestrians at the busiest intersections. The pilot plan also includes the widening of the sidewalks to improve pedestrian flow in the downtown area. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf)
Hoyt Avenue at RFK Bridge
The RFK Bridge touches down into the bustling heart of Astoria with connections to the Grand Central Parkway and local streets. This crossroads serves subway and La Guardia Airport bus passengers, as well as locals moving to and from various neighborhood destinations. DOT’s project will shorten crosswalks, tweak traffic patterns, modify signal timing and phasing, add green elements, and most importantly create new public space in an area that sees hundreds of pedestrians a day. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf)
Harlem River Park Gateway
In response to community requests for improved access to the new Harlem River Park and increased pedestrian safety, DOT worked with the Harlem River Park task force and the Harlem Community Development Corporation to develop a plan for pedestrian refuge islands, shorter crosswalks and clearer access points to the park. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf)
Cross Bay Boulevard, Broad Channel
Cross Bay Boulevard in Broad Channel is a long stretch of wide road where motorists frequently speed. The 1.8 mile stretch from Addabbo Bridge to East 4th Road in Broad Channel, adjacent to the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, looks like a highway but is actually a city street. The speeding on this road has proven deadly: fourteen fatalities have occurred within this area between 2003 and 2010; including twelve motor vehicle occupants and two pedestrians. These statistics concerned the community and local politicians who requested action. In order to bring speeds down to the posted speed limit (40 mph) and make Cross Bay Boulevard safer for all users, the moving lanes will be reduced from three lanes to two in each direction. The areas separating motor vehicles from bikes and pedestrians will be widened to create more of a buffer and create a safer and more pleasant traveling environment for all modes of transportation. A guardrail will also be installed between the southbound lanes and the bike and pedestrian path. This will reduce opportunities for speeding, and create safer bike and walking areas.
Download a slideshow about the project (pdf)
Randall/Leggett/Tiffany Avenues Improvement
To provide access to Barretto Point Park, and in response to recent bicycle and pedestrian fatalities, DOT is implementing a traffic calming project for the length of Leggett/Randall Avenues and Tiffany Avenue within the Hunts Point neighborhood of the Bronx. The project includes bike lanes, center medians, crosswalks, and landscaped concrete islands at key intersections. The goal is to slow truck movement and make the area more accessible to all users. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Bronx Community Board 2 in June 2010)
Vanderbilt Avenue Bicycle Lanes
In 2008, DOT put this four lane street into a "road diet." The redesigned street, running between Plaza Street East and Dean Street, has two vehicle lanes with bike lanes, a median and green refuge islands and the same carrying capacity. In response to a Community Board 2 request to study feasibility of enhanced bicycle facility connections, in 2010 DOT extended the successful bicycle facility design on Vanderbilt Avenue from Dean Street to Flushing Avenue. The improvements will increase safety for all road users by channelizing traffic and organizing street configuration, particularly at the intersection of Atlantic Avenue. Dedicated bicycle lanes will be provided from Dean Street to Gates Avenue and the facility will continue to the Brooklyn Navy Yard with a shared route design, providing connections to the well-used existing bicycle facilities in the neighborhood.
Download a slideshow about the project (April 2008)Download images of the first project (June 2008)Download a slideshow about the extension (May 2010)
The complex, five-legged intersection of Hunts Point Avenue, East 163rd Street and Southern Boulevard in the Bronx suffers from safety problems for pedestrians, traffic congestion and overall confusion. Improvements will begin during the Summer of 2010. Based upon collaboration with community members, DOT will shorten crosswalks and add landscaped refuge islands in order to reduce congestion and increase safety for all users. These changes can be evaluated to determine what permanent measures might be constructed. DOT held a public meeting in November, 2009 with members of the Longwood community in South Bronx to hear their concerns and ideas for improving the area around Crames Square for pedestrians. DOT used this feedback to define the proposed changes.
Download a slideshow on the intersection before the proposed improvements (November 2009)Download a slideshow on the proposed safety improvements (May 2010)
Lenox Avenue and West 125th Street Pedestrian Safety Upgrades
West 125th Street in Manhattan is a busy retail corridor with heavy pedestrian and vehicular volumes. Two intersections along this corridor at Lenox and St. Nicholas Avenues are receiving pedestrian safety improvements as part of the High Pedestrian Crash Location program. Median extensions will be constructed on Lenox Avenue to provide a pedestrian refuge, shorten crossing distances and improve streetscape with new trees. Curb extensions will be constructed at three corners of St. Nicholas Avenue to reduce crossing distances and improve pedestrian safety. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf)
Crotona Avenue Improvements
Crotona Avenue bisects Crotona Park in the Bronx and the community requested traffic calming measures to slow speeding vehicles. This spring, DOT will install Class 2 bike lanes and six pedestrian refuge islands on Crotona Avenue from Crotona Park South to Crotona Park North to calm traffic, increase safety and improve pedestrian and cyclist conditions within the park. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Bronx Community Board 3 in April 2010)
Avenue C & East 18th Street: Intersection Safety Improvements
In response to community requests to improve pedestrian safety and access at Avenue C and East 18th Street, the crossroads of an on-off ramp for the FDR Drive, Murphy Park, the East River Greenway, and Stuyvesant Town, DOT constructed a large landscaped pedestrian refuge island to shorten the crossing distance and calm traffic. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf)
Kent Avenue in Brooklyn is being re-designed. The goals of the project are to provide curbside access for parking and loading; reduce speeding and improve safety for all street users; enhance the bike lanes and provide a connection to the future Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway and popular waterfront destinations; and to manage truck traffic. The project will be implemented in two phases starting in August 2009 from Clymer Street to Broadway, and then in September from Broadway to North 14th Street. Kent Avenue will be converted to one-way northbound for vehicular traffic. A \"floating\" parking lane will be added on the west side of the street and loading zones along east curb. A two-way bike path will be added to the west side of the curb. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf)Information for trucks and delivery vehiclescommunity information flyerUpdate for the Williamsburg/Greenpoint community (August 2009)
Metropolitan and Bushwick Avenues Intersection Traffic Calming
The traffic calming of Metropolitan and Bushwick Avenue in the Cooper Park area of Brooklyn will increase pedestrian safety and access. The ideas were first proposed by neighborhood residents through their local Community Board. Landscaped pedestrian refuge islands at both Humboldt and Bushwick Avenues along Metropolitan will reduce conflicts while improving the streetscape for all road users. The sidewalk expansion on Orient Avenue at Metropolitan will provide a shorter crossing distance with a new crosswalk. It will also feature a landscaped drainage swale built by the Department of Parks & Recreation. For more details see the presentation to Brooklyn Community Board 1. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (June 2009)
Allerton Avenue Traffic Calming
Allerton Avenue from Olinville Avenue to East Gun Hill Road in the Bronx will be modified in June and July to calm traffic, enhance the streetscape, provide safer pedestrian crossings and provide a bicycle lane with connections to the Bronx River Greenway. Portions of Allerton Avenue fall within the Pelham Gardens Safe Streets for Seniors area and a high incidence of speeding was observed during this study. The roadway will be narrowed to one moving lane in each direction with a wide flush center median. Pedestrian refuge islands and left turn bays will be installed at key intersections, and a new bike lane in both directions will help connect cyclists to the Greenway. Modifications at the intersection of Bronx Park East and Allerton Avenue will be made to reduce traffic delay and improve flow. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf)
DOT redesigned Park Circle to improve safety for pedestrians, motorists, bicyclists and horse riders, while improving access between Prospect Park and the surrounding neighborhoods. Community input helped to shape and refine the project goals and design. February 2009 presentationJune 2009 presentation
Park Avenue Tunnel
The intersection of Park Avenue and East 33rd Street in Manhattan had consistently been ranked highest in the number of pedestrian crashes in the City, holding this unenviable number one position from 1996 through 1998, and again in 2001 and 2003. This ranking is directly attributed to the unusual configuration of the intersection, which is located at the mouth of the Park Avenue Tunnel, which runs under Park Avenue between East 33rd and East 40th Streets. The tunnel had allowed for two-way motorized traffic, with one moving lane in each direction. However, visibility was severity limited at the southbound exit of the tunnel. And conditions as southbound Park Avenue surface traffic and southbound tunnel traffic exiting at East 33rd Street merged were sub-standard. Pedestrians crossing on the north leg of the intersection were at the most risk due to the limited visibility.For these reasons DOT had implemented a series of projects to improve overall safety, especially for pedestrians. But the location was still identified as a high crash location. In 2008, DOT decided to convert the Park Avenue tunnel to one-way northbound operation. The at-grade surface roadway of Park Avenue continues to operate southbound. Wider northbound tunnel and viaduct lanes were created to improve motorist safety and the pedestrian safety was enhanced by shortening crossing distance with the installation of pedestrian refuge islands and a neckdown. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf)
Flatbush Avenue at Church Avenue
Flatbush Avenue at Church Avenue will be improved for pedestrian safety and to reduce traffic congestion. The changes clarify the path for through-traffic smoothly around double-parked vehicles mid-block and left-turning vehicles at the intersection. Pedestrian exposure to vehicles in tohe crosswalks will be reduced. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf)
Prospect Park Access
DOT plans to close the two least used entrances and exits to Prospect Park at 3rd and 16th Streets. This change will reduce conflict between recreational users of Prospect Park (pedestrians and bicyclists) and motor vehicles. Park Drive will remain open to relieve rush hour traffic in peak directions between Grand Army Plaza and Park Circle. These changes are planned for spring 2009. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf)
Allen-Pike Street Improvements Results
In 2009, DOT improved pedestrian safety on Allen and Pike Streets from East Houston Street to the water’s edge at South Street by creating a pilot expansion and enhancement of the malls. In addition to widened malls, the plan included a new separated left turn lanes, new crossings between the malls, protected bicycle lanes located adjacent the current malls and new public spaces where the center malls will connect through six intersections. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf)Download slides showing the results of the improvements
Clarendon Road traffic calming and bike lanes
After reports of speeding on Clarendon Road, DOT studied the corridor and designed a solution to calm traffic and improve safety. With relatively low traffic volumes, the corridor will benefit from narrowed and defined lanes, with the addition of a painted center median when space allows, as well as bicycle lanes, which will provide a key east-west connection to the existing bicycle network. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf)
Grand Concourse Street Redesign
DOT narrowed service roads with raised planted medians and built Lou Gehrig Plaza in what had been a parking lot. DOT shrank the intersection of East 161st and Grand Concourse with shortened crosswalks and eliminated the merge between the Service Road and Main Line. Next, DOT will build permanent raised planted malls replacing the temporary planters between East 166th and 171st Streets. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (September 2008)
St. Stanislaus Kostka School Safety Project, Maspeth and Grand Avenue
On June 7, 2008, DOT implemented a six month trial of new traffic patterns at the intersection of Adams and Tillary Streets in downtown Brooklyn. The goal was to improve safety for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists. Changes include modified signal timing, turn prohibitions, and reallocation of travel lanes. This resulted in more crossing time for pedestrians and cyclists crossing the intersection and/or accessing the Brooklyn Bridge and less potential conflicts with vehicles, and addressed local congestion by providing additional time for key vehicle movements, such as southbound left turns coming from the Brooklyn Bridge. Over the past 6 months, DOT staff worked with an ad hoc community stakeholder committee to gather feedback and monitor the results of these changes. Based on generally positive feedback and data indicating that the changes improved congestion at the intersection, DOT is proposing to make the changes permanent. Download a presentation on the project (pdf)Download the data and findings (pdf)
DeKalb Avenue Traffic Calming and Bicycle Lane Project
Like many North Brooklyn neighborhoods, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill and Bedford-Stuyvesant are growing cycling communities. DeKalb Avenue is an important and heavily used multi-modal commuter corridor spanning all three neighborhoods. Many commuters travel on DeKalb Avenue to work, shop or connect with transit in Downtown Brooklyn on the heavily-used B38 bus line, by car or by bike, but there is no dedicated space for cyclists. This project aims to improve safety and comfort for cyclists and calm traffic on DeKalb Avenue, while preserving the multimodal capacity of the avenue. Implementation of the project is scheduled for June 2008. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf)
Broadway - Williamsburg Green Refuge Islands & Bike Lanes
The transformation of Williamsburg’s Broadway into a complete street that better serves drivers, cyclists and pedestrians is an example of the comprehensive planning utilizing innovative design elements that is being undertaken by DOT. Broadway was a wide street with little to vehicles and ensure they would yield to pedestrians. Cyclists had no accommodation. The redesigned Broadway organizes and calms traffic by dedicating space for pedestrians, cyclists and cars making left turns. The enhanced streetscape features pedestrian refuge islands that the Department of Parks and Recreation will plant in the fall of 2008. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (presented to Brooklyn Community Board 1 in April 2008)