2017 Projects

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

Current Projects

Bronx

Bronx CB 12 Neighborhood Bike Lanes & Connections to Shoelace Park

Bicycle Route Projects

NYC DOT proposed to install new bike lanes in Bronx Community District 12, to establish a neighborhood bike network and improve access to Shoelace Park and the Bronx River Greenway. NYC DOT is also reviewing potential new pedestrian crossings on Bronx Blvd to improve access to the park.

Bronx CB 12 Neighborhood Bike Lanes & Connections to Shoelace Park - presented to Bronx CB 12 Transportation Committee in April 2017 (pdf)

Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard (University Avenue) - West 181st Street Safety Improvements

Pedestrian Mobility and Safety

NYC DOT proposed safety improvements along MLK Blvd (University Avenue), W. Burnside Ave to W.183rd Street. Improvements included re-aligning the intersection of W. 181st St and MLK Blvd to connect directly to Hall of Fame Terrace near Bronx Community College. The alignment shortened pedestrian crossing distances and improved traffic flow. Several sidewalks were widened within the project area including a major expansion to Aqueduct Walk Park at W.181st Street which received a significant expansion.

MLK Blvd (University Ave) - W 181st Safety Improvements - presented to Bronx Community Board 5 in January 2016 (pdf)

Third Avenue School Safety Improvements

School Safety

NYC DOT School Safety installed safety improvements on Third Avenue in the Bronx. Third Avenue is a Vision Zero Priority Corridor with a high injury rate and is heavily traveled by students attending the dozens of schools within a five minute walk of the avenue. The project on Third Avenue between East 164 Street and East Tremont Avenue included the construction of pedestrian refuge islands, left turn bays, a painted median, and bike lanes. In addition, NYC DOT installed a curb extension at the complicated intersection of Third Avenue, Washington Avenue & East 187th Street, and installed plastic bollards along the centerline of Third Avenue at East 188th Street to calm movements through the intersection. The improvements shortened crossing distances and organized traffic, discouraging speeding and improving safety for all road users.

Third Avenue School Safety Improvements - presented to Bronx Community Board 6 in June 2017 (pdf) Third Avenue School Safety Improvements - presented to Bronx Community Board 6 in May 2017 (pdf) Third Avenue School Safety Improvements - presented to Bronx Community Board 3 in May 2017 (pdf)

Brooklyn

10th & 11th Avenues School Safety Improvements

School Safety

In response to community requests, NYC DOT installed corridor safety improvements on 10th Avenue, 11th Avenue, and Terrace Place in Windsor Terrace. 10th and 11th Avenue are 42-foot wide, one-way streets that lacked lane markings, contributing to speeding and reckless driving. The project included installation of buffered bike lanes on 10th and 11th Avenues, and a standard northbound lane on Terrace Place to calm traffic and create dedicated space for cyclists. NYC DOT installed new parking and a left turn lane on the 11th Avenue Bridge over the Prospect Expressway to improve traffic flow and reduce conflicts at 18th Street. The project included a new marked crosswalk on 18th Street at 10th Avenue for safer access to the pedestrian bridge over the expressway. Supporters of the project included the PTA of PS 154, Council Member Lander, and State Assembly Member Robert Carroll.

10th & 11th Aves School Safety Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 7 in June 2017 (pdf)

Amity Street/Dean Street Bicycle Lane & Shared Lane

Bicycle Route Projects

Amity Street / Dean Street connector is an important route for eastbound cyclists riding from the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway or using Henry St as a route from the Brooklyn Bridge. Bike lanes were installed on Amity Street between Henry Street and Court Street. A shared lane was installed on Dean Street between Court Street and Boerum Place. Because Amity Street and Dean Street are offset new markings and signs guide people on bikes through that intersection. A new crosswalk on the north side of Dean Street enhances pedestrian mobility and safety at the intersection.

Amity St/Dean St Bicycle Lane & Shared Lane - presented to Brooklyn CB 6 in December 2016 (pdf)

Bond Street Bicycle Route Connection

Bicycle Route Projects

The proposed project provides a connection from the existing bike lanes on DeKalb Avenue and Schermerhorn Street to provide a connection to Downtown Brooklyn. The design included a bike lane adjacent to the parking lane on DeKalb Avenue and a green curb side bike lane on Bond Street. In order to make the connection one block between Schermerhorn Street and Livingston Street changed direction from northbound to southbound.

Bond Street Bicycle Route Connection - presented to Brooklyn CB 2 Transportation Committee in January 2017 (pdf)

Conduit Boulevard, Atlantic Avenue to Sutter Avenue Traffic Calming & Safety Improvements

Pedestrian Mobility and Safety

Conduit Blvd in Brooklyn acts as a connector between Atlantic Ave and the Belt Parkway, cutting through the neighborhoods of East New York and Ozone Park. The highway-like design of Conduit Blvd has high crash rates and makes it a daunting environment for pedestrians trying to access adjacent transit, schools, and other community destinations. NYC DOT’s plan to calm speeding vehicles, make pedestrian crossings safer, and improve neighborhood connectivity included improvements such as a speed limit reduction, new signalized intersections, and sidewalk extensions.

Conduit Blvd, Atlantic Ave to Sutter Ave Traffic Calming & Safety Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 5 in June 2016 (pdf) Conduit Blvd, Atlantic Ave to Sutter Ave Traffic Calming & Safety Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 5’s Transportation Committee in June 2016 (pdf) Conduit Blvd, Atlantic Ave to Sutter Ave Traffic Calming & Safety Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 5’s Transportation Committee in May 2016 (pdf)

Fulton Street Bus & Pedestrian Improvements

Better Buses

Thousands of pedestrians and bus passengers travel on Fulton Street in Brooklyn every day. NYC DOT proposed safety and bus infrastructure improvements for the corridor.

Fulton Street Bus & Pedestrian Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 2 Transportation Committee in June 2017 (pdf) Fulton Street Bus & Pedestrian Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 2 Transportation Committee in February 2017 (pdf)

Loring Avenue Bike Lanes & Pedestrian Safety Improvements

Bicycle Route Projects

Following requests from the community for safety improvements, NYC DOT proposed traffic calming and bike lane project on Loring Ave between Fountain Ave and Emerald St. The proposed project addressed community safety concerns by calming traffic, organizing traffic on the roadway, improving pedestrian safety, and improving bike access in the neighborhood. The proposal included bike lanes along Loring Ave; intersection safety improvements at the intersection of Loring Ave and Fountain Ave, including a one-way conversion of Loring Ave between Fountain Ave and Euclid Ave to simplify the intersection and provide signal time for protected left turns and longer crossing times for pedestrians; and intersection safety improvements at Loring Ave and Drew St, including new pedestrian crossings, painted curb extensions, and traffic splitters.

Loring Ave Bike Lanes & Pedestrian Safety Improvements - presented to Brooklyn CB 5 in December 2016 (pdf)

Meeker Avenue, Union Avenue to Graham Avenue

Pedestrian Mobility and Safety

NYC DOT proposed a series of safety and mobility improvements along Meeker Avenue between Union Ave and Graham Ave. This project proposed to continue the work NYC DOT installed between Metropolitan Ave and Union Ave. Improvements included sidewalk extensions with new crosswalks, clarified lane markings and modified traffic patterns.

Meeker Avenue - Union Ave to Graham Ave - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 1 Transportation Committee in June 2017 (pdf)

Park Avenue / Flushing Avenue & Navy Street Pedestrian Safety Improvements

Pedestrian Mobility and Safety

NYC DOT proposed pedestrian safety improvements at the intersection of Park Ave and Navy St and at Park Ave / Williamsburg PL and Flushing Ave. Improvements included updated markings, a painted curb extension, and closing the Northbound right turn slip lane from Navy St to Park Ave in temporary materials.

Park Ave / Flushing Ave & Navy St Safety Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 2 in April 2018 (pdf)

Terrace Place Pedestrian Improvements

Pedestrian Mobility and Safety

In response to requests from Councilmember Lander and the community, NYC DOT proposed safety enhancement on Terrace Place between McDonald Avenue and 18th St, as well as the intersection of Terrace Place, Windsor Place and Prospect Park Southwest. The improvements included a new concrete pedestrian triangle and curb extension at the intersection of Terrace and 19th St, updated markings, additional parking and construction of marked curb extension at Prospect Park Southwest in permanent materials. The proposal calmed traffic, created new crossing and shortened existing crossings.

Terrace Place Pedestrian Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 16 in January 2016 (pdf)

Williamsburg Bridge Access & Connections

Bicycle Route Projects

On March 7, NYC DOT presented proposals to increase access to and from the Brooklyn entrance of the Williamsburg Bridge bike path and improve connections from the bridge to East Williamsburg and Bushwick. The presentation addressed a number of potential improvements, including bike access to the Williamsburg Bridge Bike Path and pedestrian access to each side of Borinquen Place where the Brooklyn – Queens Expressway and Williamsburg Bridge structure separates the neighborhood. Also, the proposed improvements enhanced bicycle connections to and from the Williamsburg Bridge from the east by proposing new bike routes to East Williamsburg and Bushwick.

Williamsburg Bridge Access & Connections - presented to Brooklyn CB 1 Full Board in March 2017 (pdf) Williamsburg Bridge Access & Connections - presented to Brooklyn CB 1 in March 2017 (pdf)

Willoughby & DeKalb Avenues – Pedestrian Access Improvements

Pedestrian Mobility and Safety

NYC DOT proposed pedestrian access improvements in the neighborhood of Fort Greene. The project included a stop sign and crossing at Washington Park and DeKalb at the entrance to Fort Greene Park. Enhanced Crossings were installed at the intersections of St Edwards St and Auburn Pl, Willoughby Ave and Waverly Ave, Willoughby Ave at the entrance to Pratt Institute, Willoughby Ave at Emerson Pl, and midblock on DeKalb Ave at the B38 bus stop.

Willoughby & DeKalb Aves – Pedestrian Access Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 2 Transportation Committee in June 2017 (pdf)

Manhattan

116th Street Corridor Safety Improvements

Complete Streets

NYC DOT implemented safety improvements on 116th Street between Lenox Avenue and Madison Avenue. Improvements at East 116th Street and Madison Avenue—a Vision Zero Priority Intersection—included installing a pedestrian safety island and painted curb extension in the north crosswalk on Madison Avenue, designating the left lane on Madison Avenue approaching E 116th Street as left turn only, and installing plastic bollards on the double yellow line behind the west crosswalk. Improvements at West 116th Street and Lenox Avenue—also a Vision Zero Priority Intersection—restricted two low-volume left turns and extended the medians in the north and south crosswalks. These improvements shortened crossing distances and created safer turns, reducing conflicts between motor vehicles and pedestrians, at both intersections. At East 116th Street and 5th Avenue, NYC DOT installed a left turn signal for turns from westbound E 116th Street onto 5th Avenue to improve safety for drivers and pedestrians.

116th St Corridor Safety Improvements - presented to Manhattan Community Board 10 Transportation Committee in December 2016 (pdf) 116th St Corridor Safety Improvements - presented to Manhattan Community Board 11 Transportation Committee in November 2016 (pdf)

Broadway Seasonal Street Closure

Public Space

NYC DOT and the Garment District Alliance executed a seasonal closure pilot on two blocks of Broadway between 37th and 36th Streets and 39th and 40th Streets and from June to August. These blocks provided additional public space in the neighborhood during the summer months when traffic volumes are lower. The BID programmed the blocks with public art, plantings, and seating.

Broadway Seasonal Street Closure - presented to Manhattan Community Board 5 in May 2017 (pdf)

Cherry Street & Water Street – Two Bridges Pedestrian Access Improvements

Pedestrian Mobility and Safety

NYC DOT proposed safety improvements on Cherry St between the FDR Service Rd and Jackson St and on Water St from Gouverneur Slip West to Gouverneur Slip East. The proposal included a stop control and crossing midblock on Cherry St at the entrance to Corlears Hook Park and two Enhanced Crossings on Jackson St at Cherry St. Sharrows were marked westbound on Cherry St from the end of the bike lane to the FDR Service Rd to Jackson St and northbound on Jackson St to the shared lanes on Madison St. Three Enhanced Crossings were also implemented at the intersections of Water St and Gouverneur Slip West and Gouverneur Slip East.

Cherry St & Water St – Two Bridges Pedestrian Access Improvements - presented to Manhattan Community Board 3 in April 2017 (pdf)

Dyckman Street Traffic Calming, Pedestrian Safety & Bike Network Improvement

Bicycle Route Projects

Responding to requests from Community Board 12, NYC DOT proposed to upgrade existing bicycle infrastructure on Dyckman Street to provide a safer, less stressful connection between the Hudson River Greenway and the Harlem Drive Greenway. Between Broadway and Nagle Street, Dyckman Street was a signed bicycle route with two moving lanes in each direction but no dedicated place on the street for people riding bicycles. Between Nagle Street and Harlem River Drive, Dyckman Street had standard bicycle lanes.

At the request of Community Board 12, NYC DOT conducted a design workshop to gather information on the experiences of community members on Dyckman Street. NYC DOT discussed potential design options including protected bike lanes, standard bike lanes, concrete safety islands, and Leading Pedestrian Intervals to improve the safety of all street users. Special attention was given to maintaining delivery access to Dyckman Street merchants, ensuring bus access to bus stops, and addressing double parking.

Based on input from Community Board 12 and from the community at the design workshop, NYC DOT proposed to upgrade Dyckman Street with parking-protected bike lanes and one moving lane in each direction to calm traffic while maintaining traffic flow. New painted pedestrian islands were proposed at Post Avenue, Sherman Avenue, and Vermilyea Avenue to shorten crossing distances. A new pedestrian island at Harlem River Drive normalizes the existing irregular intersection and shortens the crossing distance to allow a new crosswalk across Dyckman Street from Dyckman Houses to Highbridge Park. Turn lanes were maintained at Broadway, Nagle Avenue and 10th Avenue to mitigate congestion.

Dyckman Street Traffic Calming, Pedestrian Safety & Bike Network Improvements - presented to Manhattan CB 12 Transportation Committee in June 2017 (pdf) Dyckman Street Traffic Calming, Pedestrian Safety & Bike Network Improvements - introduction to Community Design Workshop in April 2017 (pdf) Dyckman Street Traffic Calming, Pedestrian Safety & Bike Network Improvements - presented to Manhattan CB 12 Transportation Committee in December 2016 (pdf) Dyckman Street Traffic Calming, Pedestrian Safety & Bike Network Improvements - presented to Manhattan CB 12 Transportation Committee in June 2016 (pdf)

Fifth Avenue, 61st Street to 34th Street Bus Lane Improvements

Better Buses

NYC DOT proposed a double bus lane on 5th Avenue between 34th Street and 60th Street, accompanied by slight markings changes between 60th Street and 61st Street. This double bus lane improved the existing single curbside bus lane on 5th Avenue, creating a facility similar to the double bus lane that exists on Madison Avenue since 1983. A red-painted 24 hour double bus lane on 5th Avenue has the potential to improve the lives of 75,000 daily bus riders by making the 39 bus routes that run on 5th Avenue faster and more reliable. NYC DOT proposed implementing the 5th Avenue double bus lane in fall 2017.

5th Ave (61st St - 34th St) Bus Lane Improvements - workshop presented to Manhattan Community Board 5 Transportation & Environment Committee in September 2017 (pdf)

First Avenue Protected Bicycle Lane

Bicycle Route Projects

NYC DOT proposed to upgrade the existing shared bike lane infrastructure on 1st Avenue between 55th St and E 59th St in Midtown Manhattan to parking protected bike lanes. This proposal connects to protected lanes already in place south of 55th and north of 59th streets. The proposed project involved installing a parking protected bike lane with left turn lanes in the corridor that had a shared bicycle lane, as well as installing pedestrian safety islands at intersections. In addition, NYC DOT upgraded the existing bike lane between E 47th St and E 48th St to parking protected. The project also provides simpler, safer left turns, shortened pedestrian crossing distances, and improved safety for all road users.

1st Avenue Protected Bicycle Lane - presented to Manhattan CB 6 in June 2016 (pdf)

Lower Manhattan Bicycle Network

Bicycle Route Projects

Over 1,600 people a day rode bikes on Park Row south of the Brooklyn Bridge, many of them against traffic or on the sidewalk. NYC DOT proposed to provide safer, lower stress access to the Brooklyn Bridge from the south by installing a two-way bicycle lane protected by a concrete barrier. Pedestrians benefit from a new crosswalk on the east side of Spruce Street and expanded median tips on Park Row which shorten crossing distances. Additional bike lanes and shared lanes connect the Park Row protected lane to Battery Park and the East River Greenway.

Lower Manhattan Bicycle Network - presented to Manhattan CB 1 in March 2017 (pdf)

Pitt Street Traffic Calming & Bike Route Connection

Bicycle Route Projects

NYC DOT proposed to install a bicycle route on Pitt St between Grand St and Houston St. From Grand St to Stanton St the proposal was for a bicycle lane and from Stanton St to Houston St the proposal was for a shared lane. The proposed route organized vehicle traffic and improved connectivity to the existing bicycle network.

Pitt Street Traffic Calming & Bike Route Connection - presented to Manhattan CB 3 in March 2016 (pdf)

Seventh Avenue Protected Bicycle Lane & Safety Improvements

Bicycle Route Projects

In response to requests from the commuity and elected officials NYC DOT proposed to install a protected bicycle lane on 7th Avenue (West 30th Street to Clarkson Street), a Vision Zero Priority Corridor in Manhattan. The proposal included planted concrete pedestrian islands and protected left-turn phases at West 23rd Street, West 14th Street, Greenwich Avenue, West 4th Street, and Bleecker Street. 

7th Avenue Protected Bicycle Lane & Safety Improvements - presented to Manhattan CB 2 in May 2017 (pdf) 7th Avenue Protected Bicycle Lane & Safety Improvements - presented to Manhattan CB 5 in April 2017 (pdf) 7th Avenue Protected Bicycle Lane & Safety Improvements - presented to Manhattan CB 4 in April 2017 (pdf)

Queens

111th Avenue, Van Wyck Expressway to Guy Brewer Boulevard Traffic Calming Improvements

Complete Streets

NYC DOT proposed traffic calming improvements on 111th Avenue from Van Wyck Expressway to Guy Brewer Boulevard. NYC DOT installed a 4’ flush median, parking lane stripes, and additional channelization at select intersections. The new markings plan was intended to better organize traffic, discourage speeding, and improve safety for all road users.

111th Ave, Van Wyck Expressway to Guy Brewer Blvd Traffic Calming Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 12 Transportation Committee in May 2017 (pdf)

111th Street Transportation Improvements

Bicycle Route Projects

In response to requests from Council Member Ferreras, NYC DOT proposed safety and mobility enhancements to 111th Street in the vicinity of Flushing Meadows Corona Park. The improvements included new pedestrian crossings, expanded pedestrian space, additional vehicular parking spaces, a 2-way parking protected bicycle path and bicycle route connections to the 34th Avenue bicycle lanes and to the pedestrian bridge at Corona Avenue and Horace Harding Expressway.

111th Street Transportation Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 4 in November 2016 (pdf) 111th Street Transportation Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 4 in June 2015 (pdf) 111th Street Transportation Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 4 in June 2015 (pdf) 111th Street Transportation Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 3 in May 2015 (pdf) 111th Street Transportation Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 4 in March 2015 (pdf)

115th Avenue, Rockaway Boulevard to Van Wyck Expressway Traffic Calming Improvements

Complete Streets

NYC DOT proposed traffic calming improvements on 115th Avenue from Rockaway Boulevard to Van Wyck Expressway. NYC DOT installed a 4’ flush median, parking lane stripes, and additional channelization at select intersections. The new markings plan complemented the new traffic signal at 115th Avenue and 130th Street, helping better organize traffic, and discourage speeding, improving safety for all road users.

115th Ave, Rockaway Boulevard to Van Wyck Expressway Traffic Calming Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 10 Transportation Committee in April 2017 (pdf)

5th Street, 46th Avenue to Borden Avenue

Pedestrian Mobility and Safety

In response to community requests, NYC DOT proposed pedestrian and traffic improvements on 5th St between 46th Ave and Borden Ave. The proposal included converting 5th St to a one-way south bound road from 50th Ave to Borden Ave, installing a parking lane stripe to mark a wide parking lane on 5th St from 46th Ave to Borden Ave, and installing a painted curb extension and crosswalk at 5th St and Broden Ave. Enhanced Crossing were installed on 5th St at 46th Ave and 50th Ave, a school crossing at 5th St and 49th Ave was converted to an Enhanced Crossing and the missing south crosswalk at the intersection was marked. 

5th St, 46th Ave to Borden Ave - presented to Queens Community Board 2 in October 2017 (pdf)

Corporal Kennedy Street/23rd Avenue Pedestrian Project

Pedestrian Mobility and Safety

In response to numerous requests from the public, including Community Board 7 and elected officials, NYC DOT proposed pedestrian safety improvements along Corporal Kennedy Street and 23rd Ave between 26th Avenue and Bell Boulevard. The project area included the intersection of Corporal Kennedy Street and 26th Avenue where NYC DOT proposed concrete curb extensions at the NE and SW corners, and the intersection of 211th Street and 23rd Avenue, where the NYC DOT proposed concrete curb extensions on both corners, pedestrian refuge islands, and an enhanced crossing. Wide parking lane lines were proposed along the corridor to help organize and calm traffic.

Corporal Kennedy St/23rd Ave Pedestrian Project - presented to Queens Community Board 7 TC in March 2017 (pdf)

Cypress Hills Street Protected Bicycle Lanes

Bicycle Route Projects

In response to community requests, NYC DOT proposed safety improvements to Cypress Hills St (Cooper Ave to Jackie Robinson Pkwy), which serves as a greenway connection to Highland Park and Ridgewood Reservoir. The proposal included upgrading existing bike lanes to protected bike lanes, adding crosswalks and pedestrian space, and improving bus stops along the corridor, in order to improve pedestrian and bicycle access to local parks and the greenway network. Increased turn restrictions at 78th Ave and signal timing adjustments at Cooper Ave and Jackie Robinson Pkwy improve traffic flow and pedestrian safety.

Cypress Hills St Protected Bicycle Lanes - presented to Queens CB 5 Transportation Committee in April 2017 (pdf)

Glen Oaks Traffic Calming & Bicycle Lanes

Bicycle Route Projects

Responding to a community request, NYC DOT proposed a traffic calming and bike lane project in Glen Oaks, Queens, on 263rd St, 74th Ave, 260th St, 82nd Ave, and Commonwealth Blvd (refurbishment). The proposed project addressed a community safety concern on 263rd St while calming traffic, organizing traffic on the roadway, improving pedestrian safety, and improving bike access in this neighborhood.

Glen Oaks Traffic Calming & Bicycle Lanes - presented to Queens CB 13 Transportation Committee in December 2016 (pdf)

Grand Avenue Traffic Calming with Bicycle Lanes

Pedestrian Mobility and Safety

As Grand Ave is a Vision Zero Priority Corridor and the intersection of 71st St and Grand Ave is a Vision Zero Priority Intersection, NYC DOT responded to requests from the Community and Elected Officials to build out a concrete sidewalk extension at Mazeau St and Grand Ave, at 54th Ave and 69th Pl/69th Ln, to convert Mazeau St to one-way southbound, as well as reversing parts of 70th St, 57th Rd, and 71st St, and to add bicycle lanes on Grand Ave between 69th St and 74th St. These improvements addressed safety concerns throughout the corridor.

Grand Ave Traffic Calming with Bicycle Lanes - presented to Queens Community Board 5 Transportation Committee in February 2016 (pdf)

Hillside Avenue, 179th Street to 208th Street School Safety Improvements

School Safety

NYC DOT implemented safety improvements on Hillside Avenue between 179th Street and 208th Street. Hillside Avenue is a Vision Zero Priority Corridor and the project area is heavily used by students accessing nearby schools. Improvements included the construction of five pedestrian islands to provide safer, shorter pedestrian crossings, provide pedestrian refuge, encourage safer left turns, and reduce motor vehicle and pedestrian conflict. At three intersections, an installed hardened centerline calmed left turns from the side streets onto Hillside Avenue.

Hillside Avenue, 179th Street to 208th Street School Safety Improvements - presented to Queens Community Boards 8 and 12 in December 2016 (pdf)

Hillside Avenue, Sutphin Boulevard to 179th Place Corridor Safety Improvements

Complete Streets

Hillside Avenue is a Vision Zero Priority Corridor with 7.7 Pedestrian Killed or Severely Injured (KSI) crashes per mile. This proposal added 7 pedestrian islands, which provide safer pedestrian crossings, create simpler, safer left turns from cross streets, and reduce motor vehicle and pedestrian conflict. At 4 intersections where the addition of an island was not feasible, a Hardened Centerline was added to help calm left turning vehicles from the cross street onto Hillside Avenue. The project redesigned 1.4 miles of a Vision Zero Priority Corridor and three Priority Intersections.

Hillside Avenue - Sutphin Blvd to 179 Pl Corridor Safety Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 12 in February 2016 (pdf)

Jamaica Avenue School Safety Improvements

School Safety

NYC DOT installed safety improvements on Jamaica Avenue between 168th Street and Francis Lewis Boulevard. Jamaica Avenue is a Vision Zero Priority Corridor and the project area is heavily used by students accessing nearby schools. NYC DOT installed eight median tip extensions and two pedestrian islands to provide safer, shorter pedestrian crossings, provide pedestrian refuge, encourage safer left turns, and reduce motor vehicle and pedestrian conflict. New pavement markings included a new marking plan, including a left turn lane, for Woodhull Avenue where it approaches Jamaica Ave.

Jamaica Ave School Safety Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 12 in January 2017 (pdf)

Merrick Boulevard, Springfield Boulevard to Hook Creek Boulevard Corridor Safety Improvements

Complete Streets

NYC DOT implemented safety improvements on Merrick Boulevard in Queens between Springfield Boulevard and Hook Creek Boulevard (Ocean Ave). The project included extending the existing center median into the crosswalk at multiple locations along the corridor to shorten crossing distances and give pedestrians a safe place to wait. The project has also improved markings on the corridor to clarify vehicle movements and discourage speeding.

Merrick Blvd, Springfield Blvd to Hook Creek Blvd Corridor Safety Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 13 in April 2017 (pdf)

Northern Boulevard, 105th Street to 114th Street Corridor Safety Improvements

Complete Streets

In 2014, NYC DOT constructed 11 islands on Northern Boulevard from 61 Street to 102 Street. At the request of Community Board 3 and Council Member Ferreras, NYC DOT continued the study of improvements on Northern Boulevard to 114 Street. Northern Boulevard was a Vision Zero Priority Corridor with 9.0 Pedestrian Killed or Severely Injured (KSI) crashes per mile. The proposal added 5 pedestrian islands, which provide safer pedestrian crossings, create simpler, safer left turns from cross streets, and reduce motor vehicle and pedestrian conflict.

Northern Blvd, 105th St to 114th St Corridor Safety Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 3 in January 2016 (pdf)

Oceania Street/210th Street School Safety Improvements

School Safety

In response to safety concerns in front of MS 74, such as illegal U-turns, double parking, and speeding, NYC DOT School Safety implemented a safety project on Oceania Street and 210th Street between Horace Harding Expressway and the Brooklyn-Queens Greenway. The project area is heavily used by students accessing MS 74, as well as those visiting Cunningham Park. As part of the project, NYC DOT installed a two-way parking protected bike lane along the west side of Oceania Street/210th Street adjacent to Cunningham Park with buffered bike lanes on the Oceania Street bridge over the Long Island Expressway. To eliminate the hazardous vehicular merge of Oceania Street and 210th Street, NYC DOT converted 210th Street adjacent to the Greenstreet to one-way northbound operation, with channelization and quick curb to guide drivers. New crosswalks installed at the Greenstreet accommodate the existing flows of student pedestrians. Leading Pedestrian Intervals (LPIs) were installed on the Horace Harding North and South Service Roads at Oceania Street in December 2016.

Oceania Street/210th Street School Safety Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 8 in April 2017 (pdf) Oceania Street/210th Street School Safety Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 11 Transportation Committee in February 2017 (pdf)

Protected Bike Lanes & Greenway Connections to Joe Michaels Mile

Bicycle Route Projects

In response to community requests, NYC DOT proposed safety improvements to Northern Blvd (223rd St to Douglaston Pkwy), Douglaston Pkwy (Northern Blvd – LIRR) and streets along the western edge of Alley Pond Park (223rd St – 73rd Ave), which serve as connections to Joe Michaels Mile, local parks and transit. The proposal included traffic calming on Northern Blvd by removing a westbound travel lane from Douglaston Pkwy to 223rd St, lowering the speed limit to 30mph, and adjusting signal timing to improve traffic flow along the corridor. To complete connections to Douglaston, standard and shared use lanes were proposed on Douglaston Pkwy and 235th St to calm traffic and provide a bike connection to the LIRR station. The proposal also included upgrading existing bike lanes along Alley Pond Park to protected bike lanes in order to calm traffic and enhance greenway connections in this residential area. This project also aimed to improve pedestrian safety at key intersections. 

Northern Blvd, Douglaston Pkwy, E Hampton Blvd - presented to Queens CB 11 in June 2017 (pdf)

Queens Boulevard Corridor Safety Improvements

Major Transportation Projects

NYC DOT presented on corridor safety improvements implemented on Queens Blvd in 2015 and 2016 as well as outreach plans, including the safety workshop, for Queens Blvd in 2017.

Queens Boulevard Corridor Safety Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 6 in January 2017 (pdf)

Queens Boulevard, Eliot Avenue to Yellowstone Boulevard Safety Improvements

Major Transportation Projects

NYC DOT proposed robust safety improvements on Queens Boulevard between Eliot Avenue and Yellowstone Boulevard. Proposed safety improvements were based on community feedback and crash history. This project proposed to continue the work NYC DOT installed between Roosevelt Avenue and Eliot Avenue in 2015 and 2016, and also laid the groundwork for a $100 million capital investment on Queens Boulevard, a Vision Zero Priority Corridor, as part of the de Blasio Administration’s Great Streets initiative.

Queens Boulevard, Eliot Ave to Yellowstone Blvd Safety Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 6 in May 2017 (pdf) Queens Boulevard, Eliot Ave to Yellowstone Blvd Safety Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 6 Transportation Committee in May 2017 (pdf)

Queens Community Board 8 Bike Network Proposed Upgrades: 150th Street, Parsons Boulevard, & Connections

Bicycle Route Projects

NYC DOT proposed the installation of new bike lanes in Queens Community District 8, to create new connections in the neighborhood bike network and improve access to Queens College and St. John’s University.

Queens Community Board 8 Bike Network 150th St, Parsons Blvd, & Connections - presented to Queens Community Board 8 in September 2017 (pdf) Queens Community Board 8 Bike Network 150th St, Parsons Blvd, & Connections - presented to Queens Community Board 8 in June 2017 (pdf)

Shore Front Parkway Pedestrian Safety Improvements

Pedestrian Mobility and Safety

NYC DOT proposed pedestrian improvements to Shore Front Parkway from Beach 108th St to Beach 73rd St. The plan included added crosswalks, reconstructed medians, and other traffic calming devices to deter speeding and improve pedestrian accessibility to the newly constructed Rockaway Boardwalk.

Shore Front Parkway Pedestrian Safety Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 14 Transportation Committee in May 2017 (pdf)

Yellowstone Boulevard & Austin Street School Safety Improvements

School Safety

NYC DOT implemented traffic safety improvements at the complex intersection of Yellowstone Boulevard and Austin Street, immediately adjacent to JHS 190 in Queens. As part of this project, NYC DOT installed a new crosswalk and pedestrian signals on the west leg of the intersection, and a curb extension on the northwest corner to slow turns onto Austin Street and improve pedestrian visibility directly in front of JHS 190. In addition, NYC DOT expanded an existing pedestrian island on the east leg of the intersection to make an ADA- accessible crossing, and removed NYPD parking from the south curb of Yellowstone Boulevard to create a right turn lane onto Austin Street.

Yellowstone Boulevard & Austin Street School Safety Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 6 in April 2017 (pdf) Yellowstone Boulevard & Austin Street School Safety Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 6 in January 2017 (pdf)

Staten Island

Bay Street & Victory Boulevard Pedestrian Safety Improvements

Pedestrian Mobility and Safety

In response to community requests to improve Tompkinsville for pedestrians, and a pedestrian fatality due to a drunk driver in 2015, NYC DOT proposed safety improvements at the intersection of Bay St and Victory Blvd in Staten Island. The improvements included a new northbound left turn-bay from Bay St to Victory Blvd, a painted sidewalk extension on Victory Blvd and expanding the sidewalk around Tompkinsville Park. The improvements increased pedestrian space, and clarified movements for vehicles.

Bay Street & Victory Boulevard Pedestrian Safety Improvements - presented to Staten Island Community Board 1 in April 2016 (pdf)

PS 20 Port Richmond School Safety Improvements

School Safety

NYC DOT School Safety implemented safety improvements in the vicinity of PS 20 in Port Richmond. To improve pedestrian visibility and shorten crossing distances, NYC DOT installed concrete curb extensions at the intersections of Heberton Avenue with New Street and Bond Street. As part of the project, NYC DOT installed a Leading Pedestrian Interval (LPI) at the intersection of Castleton Avenue and Port Richmond Avenue, to give pedestrians a head start and reduce conflicts with turning vehicles.

PS 20 Port Richmond School Safety Improvements - presented to Staten Island Community Board 1 in February 2017 (pdf)

Citywide