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As part of its Citywide traffic improvement program, the New York City Department of Transportation compiles lists of areas where major street construction or street events will impede the normal flow of traffic. Schedules are subject to change due to inclement weather or emergencies.
DOT issues a weekly traffic alert, providing the locations of road construction and events where lane and street closings will affect the flow of traffic. Lane closings may also occur due to circumstances beyond our control. Subscribe To Weekly Traffic Updates (rss)
DOT issues a weekly alert providing the locations where street construction or street events will impede the normal flow of traffic this weekend. Subscribe To Weekend Traffic Updates (rss)
DOT issues a list of areas where major street construction or street events will impede the normal flow of traffic. These activities tend to be larger in scale or last longer than the activities listed in the Weekly Traffic Updates. Subscribe To Special Traffic Updates (rss)
DOT issues a list of streets where our crews will be doing milling or resurfacing work each week. Milling is the process of grinding off the top layer of asphalt or surface of a roadway. Milling is the process of grinding off the top layer of asphalt or surface of a roadway, and is usually done in preparation for paving. Resurfacing is the process of placing an asphalt overlay on a roadway, whether or not it has been milled. These lists are shared with Community Boards, local police precincts and other stakeholders via e-mail and posted on DOT's website. Citywide Arterials Milling Paving Schedule (rss) Bronx Milling Paving Schedule (rss) Brooklyn Milling Paving Schedule (rss) Manhattan Milling Paving Schedule (rss) Queens Milling Paving Schedule (rss) Staten Island Milling Paving Schedule (rss) Concrete Schedule (rss) Sidewalk Management Unit Construction Inspection Schedule (rss)
DOT provides information about locations of the City's outdoor bicycle racks and the NYC Cycling Map developer-friendly formats. DOT encourages developers who use this data to create maps or applications to contact email@example.com.
DOT provides free sidewalk bicycle parking racks throughout the five boroughs. Download locations of city bike parking racks (kml) Download locations of city bike parking racks (shp) Bike Parking Metadata Download locations of bike shelters (kml)
NYC Cycling Map
The New York City Cycling Map is an annual free publication of DOT. Over 375,000 are distributed annually at bicycle shops, libraries, and schools. DOT also distributes geodata of NYC bike routes. Get the NYC Cycling Map Download NYC Bike Routes (shp) NYC Bike Routes Metadata (pdf)
Staten Island Ferry
The Staten Island Ferry carries over 22 million passengers a year between St. George Terminal in Staten Island and Whitehall Terminal in Manhattan. On a typical workday, the ferry makes 109 trips. This General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) dataset includes information about the ferry terminal, and all scheduled weekday, weekend and holiday trips. The ferry's schedule may be adjusted due to heavy weather or low visibility. Adjustments are announced by email and in DOT's Twitter stream. Download the Staten Island Ferry dataset (zip)
Alternate Side Parking
The City suspends alternate side parking (street cleaning) regulations, for both street cleaning purposes and traffic flow, on the 34 legal and religious holidays. This includes suspension of street cleaning regulations at metered spaces. This policy is implemented jointly by the Department of Transportation,the Department of Sanitation, and the Police Department. On major legal holidays, No Stopping, No Standing, and No Parking regulations are suspended, except where those regulations are normally in effect seven days a week. On all other holidays, only Street Cleaning Rules are suspended. All other regulations remain in effect. Parking meter regulations will be suspended on major legal holidays. Alternate-Side Parking Twitter feed 2013 Alternate Side Parking Calendar (pdf) 2013 Alternate Side Parking Calendar (ics)
The DOT manages over one million traffic signs in New York City. DOT's Parking Regulations search tool allows you to find the parking regulations on any block in the city. DOT distributes the data that underlies the search tool in shapefile format. The file includes the location and a description of parking signs throughout the city, and is updated monthly. Download the Parking Regulations shapefile (zip) Parking Regulation Metadata (pdf) Parking Regulation Locations (csv) Parking Regulation Signs (csv) Subscribe for update notifications
Citywide Low Bridges
Trucks and commercial vehicles cannot travel on most Parkways. There are several hundred low vertical clearance structures in New York City including elevated rail lines, tunnels, bridges, highway ramps, buildings over highways and other obstructions. DOT has prepared maps of low vertical clearances on the limited access highway system, which you can download below. Download maps of low vertical clearances on the limited access highway system (kml) Low Bridges Metadata
New York City Truck Route Data
New York City has over 1,000 miles of truck routes. These data sets contain the centerlines of through and local truck routes, and were created from LION, the City's base map of streets. Learn more about truck routes Download NYC Truck Routes Data (kml) Download NYC Truck Routes Data (shp) Download NYC Thru Truck Routes Data (kml) Download NYC Thru Truck Routes Data (shp) Download NYC Local Truck Routes Data (kml) Download NYC Local Truck Routes Data (zip) Truck Routes Metadata
Street Network Changes
This data feed includes the locations and nature of street closures, one-way conversions and reversals, and two-way conversions within the five boroughs of New York City. It does not contain information on closures or temporary re-routing due to construction or special events. DOT estimates these changes occur less than once a month. Therefore this data feed will be updated every two months. The initial release of this data (November, 2009) includes changes from February 2007 through present. DOT makes no warranty of accuracy or completeness of this data. Drivers should always comply with signals, signs and other existing regulations. Subscribe to Street Network Changes
Real-Time Traffic Cameras
DOT maintains a map of traffic cameras throughout the five boroughs. The cameras themselves belong to various city and state agencies and are clearly branded on the map. Developers wishing to access the cameras' data feed should contact DOT at firstname.lastname@example.org. Developers must sign a data-sharing agreement. Sample data-sharing agreement
Real-Time Traffic Speed Data
The TMC maintains a map of traffic speed detectors throughout the City. The speed detector themselves belong to various city and state agencies. The Traffic Speeds Map is available on the DOT's website. This data feed contains 'real-time' traffic information from locations where DOT picks up sensor feeds within the five boroughs, mostly on major arterials and highways. DOT uses this information for emergency response and management. The metadata defines the fields available in this data feed and explains more about the data. Traffic Speed (csv) Traffic Speed (kml) Traffic Speed Metadata (pdf)
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