2018 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 2018. 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

Baychester Avenue - East 241st Street Corridor Safety Improvements

Major Transportation Projects

Baychester Avenue was a Vision Zero Priority Corridor with 7.9 Pedestrian Killed or Severely Injured (KSI) crashes per mile. This project was implemented to calm traffic on Baychester Avenue and East 241 Street by installing four pedestrian islands and adding 2.6 lane miles to the bicycle network. These improvements provide safer pedestrian crossings, create simpler, safer left turns from cross streets, reduce motor vehicle and pedestrian conflict, and create safe and convenient cycling routes. The project has redesigned 0.9 miles of a Vision Zero Priority Corridor.

Baychester Ave - E 241st St Corridor Safety Improvements - presented to Bronx Community Board 12 Transportation Committee in April 2017 (pdf)

Boston Road, Waring Avenue to Pelham Parkway North

Pedestrian Mobility and Safety

In response to community requests and Vision Zero priority NYC DOT proposed a series of safety and mobility improvements along Boston Road. Both Boston road and White Plains Road are Vision Zero priority corridors containing two priority intersections at Thwaites Pl and Pelham Pkwy N. NYC DOT proposed to improve safety along this corridor with various treatments including installing pedestrian safety islands, creating two new signalized intersections, widening sidewalks, and installing new markings and turn lanes.

Boston Road, Waring Avenue to Pelham Parkway North - presented to Bronx Community Board 6 in May 2017 (pdf)

Broadway at Van Cortlandt Park Safety & Mobility Improvements

Bicycle Route Projects

NYC DOT proposed corridor safety improvements along Broadway from W 242nd St to the Westchester County line. The proposal sought to improve access to Van Cortlandt Park by installing a parking protected bike lane along the east curb of Broadway. As part of the project, NYC DOT also proposed pedestrian safety islands and bus islands to make shorter, safer pedestrian crossings.

Broadway at Van Cortlandt Park Safety & Mobility Improvements - presented to Bronx Community Board 8 Transportation Committee in March 2018 (pdf) Broadway at Van Cortlandt Park Safety & Mobility Improvements - presented to Bronx Community Board 8 Transportation Committee in May 2017 (pdf) Broadway at Van Cortlandt Park Safety & Mobility Improvements - presented to Bronx Community Board 8 Transportation Committee in April 2017 (pdf)

Bronx River Avenue Corridor Safety Improvements

Major Transportation Projects

NYC DOT proposed safety improvements on Bronx River Avenue from East 174th Street to Westchester Avenue in the Bronx. NYC DOT proposed to install a flush median, left turn bays, and a bicycle lane, and remove one low-volume travel lane. In addition, this proposal included five painted curb extensions and two median tip extensions to encourage slower, safer turns and increase pedestrian safety at intersections. The improvements prevent unsafe vehicle movements, reduce conflicts between vehicles and pedestrians, shorten crossing distances, better organize traffic on the corridor, and provide an important and safe bike connection in the Soundview neighborhood.

Bronx River Avenue Safety Improvements - presented to Bronx Community Board 9 Transportation Committee in May 2018 (pdf)

East 138th Street, Exterior Street to Third Avenue - Corridor Safety, Access & Mobility Improvements

Bicycle Route Projects, Pedestrian Mobility and Safety

NYC DOT proposed corridor safety improvements along E 138 St between the Madison Avenue Bridge and 3 Avenue in the Bronx. The proposal included new pedestrian and bicycle crossings, expanded sidewalks, pedestrian safety islands, a new traffic signal, and bicycle lanes. New lane markings, turn lanes, and adjustments to signal timing better organize traffic, reduce congestion, and improve traffic flow. The changes calm traffic, shorten pedestrian crossing distances, expand pedestrian space, improve bicycle connections, and enhance safety for all roadway users.

E 138th St, Exterior St to 3rd Ave - Corridor Safety, Access & Mobility Improvements< - presented to Bronx Community Board 1 in March 2017 (pdf)

Grand Concourse, 138th Street to 158th Street Corridor Safety Improvements

Pedestrian Mobility and Safety

NYC DOT proposed corridor safety improvements along the Grand Concourse between 138th St and 158th St. The proposal included installing 14 concrete and 2 painted median tip extensions at intersections along the corridor to calm traffic and shorten pedestrian crossings. The street was converted from 6 thru moving lanes to 5 moving lanes, including left turn lanes where needed to better organize traffic and clarify travel lanes. At 153rd St, pedestrian space was increased by closing the slip lane outside of Cardinal Hayes High School, expanding the north triangle island, and widening the sidewalk by Franz Sigel Park in paint. At 156th St, a pedestrian island was installed and the northeast curb was extended to improve the alignment of the northbound bus stop and increase pedestrian space. The changes calm traffic, reduce speeding, shorten pedestrian crossing distances, provide better refuge for pedestrians, and improve safety for all roadway users.

Grand Concourse, 138th St to 158th St Corridor Safety Improvements - presented to Bronx Community Board 4 in March 2016 (pdf) Grand Concourse, 138th St to 158th St Corridor Safety Improvements - presented to Bronx Community Board 1 in March 2016 (pdf) Grand Concourse, 138th St to 158th St Corridor Safety Improvements - presented to Bronx Community Board 4 in March 2016 (pdf)

Lafayette Avenue, Hunts Point School Safety Improvements

School Safety

In response to community requests, NYC DOT implemented safety improvements on Lafayette Avenue between Tiffany Street and Edgewater Street in the Bronx, in the immediate vicinity of six schools. Installed improvements include new crossings, concrete pedestrian islands, painted curb extensions and a slip lane closure, all designed to improve traffic safety and visibility of student pedestrians along Lafayette Avenue.

Lafayette Ave, Hunts Point School Safety Improvements - presented to Bronx Community Board 2 Economic Development and Municipal Services Committee in May 2018 (pdf)

Soundview Avenue Pedestrian Safety & Access Improvements

Pedestrian Mobility and Safety

NYC DOT presented a proposal for pedestrian safety and access improvements for Soundview Ave from Lafayette Ave to Cornell Ave. Improvements included installing missing crosswalks and painting curb extensions, sidewalks, and triangles to complete the pedestrian network. The project also included the permanent closure of Theriot Ave between Randall Ave and Soundview Ave in front of PS 69.

Soundview Ave Safety Improvements - presented to Bronx Community Board 9 Transportation Committee in June 2018 (pdf)

Southern Boulevard/Crotona Parkway & East 179th Street Safety Improvements

Complete Streets

NYC DOT proposed safety improvements at the intersection of Southern Boulevard/Crotona Parkway and East 179th Street in the Bronx. The project included the creation of painted curb extensions in existing channelization and improved markings for vehicles and pedestrians. These improvements define the roadway space for pedestrians and vehicles, create shorter, safer crossings for pedestrians, clarify vehicle movements, discourage speeding, and create safer turns.

Southern Blvd / Crotona Pkwy and E 179th St Safety Improvements - presented to Bronx Community Board 6 Transportation Committee in May 2018 (pdf)

Webster Avenue & 187th Street School Safety Improvements

School Safety

NYC DOT implemented safety improvements near the intersection of Webster Avenue and East 187th Street, located adjacent to PS 85 and in a Vision Zero priority area in the Bronx. The offset intersection of Webster Avenue and East 187th Street forced vehicles traveling on 187th Street to turn through intersection where students crossed to the school. To reduce conflicts for pedestrians, NYC DOT implemented one-way conversions on 187th Street, eliminating the “S", so that the block west of Webster runs one-way westbound to Marion Avenue, and the block east of Webster Avenue runs one-way eastbound to Park Avenue. In addition, parked vehicles at the base of the step street at Marion Avenue and 187th Street created poor visibility for students crossing to the school. NYC DOT removed parking and added a painted curb extension at the base of the step street to improve student visibility.

Webster Avenue & 187th Street School Safety Improvements - presented to Bronx Community Board 5 in November 2016 (pdf) Webster Avenue & 187th Street School Safety Improvements - presented to Bronx Community Board 6 in November 2016 (pdf)

West 235th Street & West 238th Street Enhanced Crossings

Pedestrian Mobility and Safety

In response to requests from Council Member Andrew Cohen and the community for new crosswalks, NYC DOT installed enhanced crossing on W 238th St at Oxford Ave and Cambridge Ave, and on Waldo Ave and Irwin Ave at the W 238th St step street in the Bronx. Enhanced crossings include high-visibility crosswalk markings, daylighting, pedestrian warning signs and ADA compliant pedestrian ramps.

W 235th St & W 238th St Enhanced Crossings - presented to Bronx Community Board 8 Transportation Committee in April 2018 (pdf)

West 238th Street & Cannon Place Enhanced Crossings

Pedestrian Mobility and Safety

NYC DOT proposed safety improvements at W 238 St and Cannon Pl. The project included high visibility crosswalks, painted curb extensions, markings improvements, and upgraded pedestrian ramps. The proposal increases visibility between vehicles and pedestrians, expand the pedestrian network, and calm traffic.

W 238 St & Cannon Pl Enhanced Crossings – presented to Bronx Community Board 8 Traffic and Transportation Committee in May 2019 (pdf)

Westchester Square Plaza Proposal

In 2016, the Westchester Square BID applied to NYC DOT’s Plaza Program to create a pedestrian Plaza on the E Tremont Ave and Westchester Ave, Bronx on the east bound slip lane. Located at a transit hub, along a commercial corridor, and adjacent to a three High Schools campus, a plaza would create a space where students, shoppers, and residents can find a place to sit, study, or socialize. The proposal builds on the success of 2015 safety enhancements along the E Tremont vision zero corridor which included refuge islands at the intersection. A plaza would also help enhance safety by eliminating conflict between vehicles and hundreds of pedestrians at peak hour at the slip lane. NYC DOT partnered with the Westchester Square BID to host a number of One-Day Plaza Events and workshops, survey the larger community, and hold stakeholder meetings.

Westchester Square Plaza - presented to Bronx Community Board 10 in June 2018 (pdf) Westchester Square Plaza - presented at a community workshop in March 2018 (pdf) Westchester Square Plaza - presented at a community workshop in June 2017 (pdf)

White Plains Road & Burke Avenue (Bus Stop Under the El)

Complete Streets

NYC DOT implemented intersection and bus stop improvements at White Plains Road and Burke Avenue in the Bronx. The project included construction of two concrete bus boarding islands on White Plains Road (Northwest and Southeast corners), upgraded pedestrian ramps, and painted pedestrian space. The Bus Stops Under the El program constructs accessible bus boarding islands and curb extensions at locations under elevated trains where the columns prevent the bus from maneuvering to the curb. These improvements provide a safe space to wait for bus riders, expedite bus operations, shorten crossing distances, and clarify vehicle movements.

White Plains Rd & Burke Ave (Bus Stop Under the El) - presented to Bronx Community Board 12 in December 2017 (pdf)

Brooklyn

Bedford Avenue & Nassau Avenue Pedestrian Safety Improvements

Pedestrian Mobility and Safety

In advance of the Canarsie Tunnel Reconstruction, NYC DOT made pedestrian safety improvements to the intersection of Bedford Ave and Nassau Ave in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Improvements included painted curb extensions, new crosswalks, consolidated bus stops, street conversions, metered parking and commercial loading zones, and signal timing changes. The changes shorten crossings and provide better pedestrian access to the Nassau Ave G train station.

Bedford Ave & Nassau Ave Pedestrian Safety Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 1 Transportation Committee in November 2018 (pdf) Bedford Ave and Nassau Ave Pedestrian Safety Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 1 Transportation Committee in June 2018 (pdf) Bedford Ave & Nassau Ave Pedestrian Safety Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 1 in June 2018 (pdf)

Broadway, Hooper Street to Flushing Avenue Pedestrian Safety Improvements

Pedestrian Mobility and Safety

In anticipation of increased ridership for the J, M, and G trains, NYC DOT proposed pedestrian safety enhancements around key station entrances. The project included safer crossings to and along Broadway, painted sidewalk extensions, minor street conversions, and traffic signal changes to clarify vehicular movements.

Broadway, Hooper St to Flushing Ave Safety Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 1 in June 2018 (pdf)

Bushwick Neighborhood Bicycle Network

Beginning in summer of 2014, NYC DOT partnered with Brooklyn Community Board 4, Council Member Antonio Reynoso, Council Member Rafael Espinal, the NYC Department of City Planning and NYPD to gather information from residents of Bushwick regarding where they would like to expand the bicycle network. This community-based process included a series of workshops, outreach events, and an online survey to gather data from people living, working, and riding in Bushwick. Following an open-data collection period, NYC DOT worked closely with the Community Board and a Steering Committee of local partners to develop a phased network plan. In Fall of 2017, NYC DOT provided a follow up presentation highlighting the 2017 Safer Cycling Report which identified Brooklyn Community District 4 as a Priority Bicycle District. Also, included is Phase I post-implementation outreach, data collection as well as the proposed Phase II bike routes, providing new connections throughout the community.

Bushwick Neighborhood Bicycle Network project presented to Brooklyn CB 4 in October 2017 (pdf) Bushwick Neighborhood Bicycle Network project presented to Brooklyn CB 4 in October 2017 (pdf)

Church Avenue Reconstruction

Capital Projects

As part of a capital project that was implemented by the Department of Design and Construction, NYC DOT developed a proposal to enhance pedestrian safety by adding curb extensions along the corridor of Church Avenue from Coney Island Avenue to Flatbush Avenue.

Church Avenue Reconstruction - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 14 in April 2014 (pdf)

Cropsey Avenue, Bay Parkway to 26th Avenue Traffic Calming Improvements

Complete Streets

NYC DOT proposed traffic calming improvements on Cropsey Avenue from Bay Parkway to 26th Avenue. NYC DOT installed two pedestrian refuge islands, ten expanded median tips, a bus-boarding island between 24th Avenue and Bay 37th Street, painted pedestrian space on Harway Avenue between Bay 37th Street, and Bay 38th Street, wide parking lane stripes, and channelization along the existing median. The improvements shorten crossing distances on Cropsey Ave, better organize traffic, discourage speeding, improve bus operations, and improve safety for all road users.

Cropsey Ave, Bay Parkway to 26th Ave Traffic Calming Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 11 Transportation Committee in April 2017 (pdf)

East 33rd Street & Avenue T Pedestrian Safety Improvements

Complete Streets

Following community requests, NYC DOT proposed pedestrian safety improvements on E 33rd St along Marine Park. The proposal included new enhanced crossings and a painted curb extension at E 33rd St and Ave T and a speed bump on E 33rd St. The proposal reduces speeding along E 33rd St and improves visibility of pedestrians accessing Marine Park.

E 33rd St & Ave T Pedestrian Safety Improvements - presented to Marine Park Civic Association in May 2018 (pdf) E 33rd St & Ave T Pedestrian Safety Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 18 in April 2018 (pdf)

East 98th Street School Safety Improvements

School Safety

NYC DOT implemented corridor safety improvements on East 98th Street between East New York Avenue and Hegeman Avenue in Brooklyn. East 98th Street was located in a Vision Zero Priority Area and heavily used by students from nearby schools. NYC DOT installed painted curb extensions to normalize skewed intersections and shorten crossing distances. In addition, the project included new signalized crosswalks, traffic calming, and daylighting for improved visibility.

E 98th St School Safety Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 16 in April 2018 (pdf) E 98th St School Safety Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 17 in April 2018 (pdf)

Flatbush Avenue & Atlantic Avenue

Pedestrian Mobility and Safety

NYC DOT proposed pedestrian safety improvements at the Vision Zero Priority intersection of Flatbush Ave and Atlantic Ave, as part of a comprehensive safety plan for the area. The project included concrete pedestrian refuge islands to create safer and shorter pedestrian crossings, lane reductions to calm traffic, eliminating dual right-turns to reduce conflicts between pedestrians and vehicles, and signal timing changes to improve traffic flow.

Flatbush Ave & Atlantic Ave - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 2 Transportation Committee in May 2017 (pdf)

Gerritsen Avenue Corridor Safety Improvements

Major Transportation Projects

In response to a history of pedestrian and cyclist injuries on the corridor, NYC DOT proposed safety improvements on Gerritsen Avenue between Avenue X and its southern terminus. This proposal added marked crossings, pedestrian refuge islands, a parking-protected two-way bike lane, bus boarding islands at northbound bus stops and a traffic signal at Channel Avenue. This proposal created shorter, safer crossing for pedestrians, provided a bicycle route connecting the Gerritsen Beach neighborhood with local amenities, reduces speeding, discourages driving in the median, improves bus operations and increases safety for all users of Gerritsen Avenue.

Gerritsen Ave Corridor Safety Improvements - presented to Brooklyn in October 2016 (pdf)

Hillel Place, Kenilworth Place to Nostrand Avenue

Public Space

Flatbush Junction sees thousands of pedestrians daily as it sits at the intersection of a major commercial, transit, culture, and education hub. In 2015, the Flatbush Junction BID applied to NYC DOT’s Plaza Program to create a pedestrian plaza on Hillel Place between Kenilworth Place and Nostrand Avenue. The pedestrian plaza created much needed pedestrian space at this bustling intersection by creating a space where shoppers, students, and residents alike can find a place to sit, study, or socialize. The intersection of Flatbush, Nostrand, and Hillel Place is a Vision Zero Intersection and sits along two Vision Zero Corridors. The plaza enhances safety by removing one of five legs from this complicated intersection and reducing crossing distances for pedestrians. NYC DOT partnered with the Flatbush Junction BID to host a number of One-Day Plaza Events and workshops, survey the larger community, and hold stakeholder meetings before implementing the pedestrian plaza.

Hillel Place - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 14 Transportation Committee in December 2017 (pdf) Hillel Place - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 14 Transportation Committee in September 2017 pdf) Hillel Place - presented at a community workshop in May 2017 (pdf)

Ninth Avenue School Safety Improvements

School Safety

In response to requests from PS 69, NYC DOT installed safety improvements on 9th Avenue, from 62nd Street to 66th Street in Brooklyn. This section of 9th Avenue, used heavily by students from PS 69, was a short, four-block stretch with light industrial and residential land uses. NYC DOT implemented a southbound one-way conversion on 9th Avenue between 62nd and 64th Street with large painted curb extensions to slow turns, reduce crossing distances, and improve visibility. The project also included a hardened centerline treatment at 65th Street and new crossings to Leif Ericson Park at 66th Street.

9th Ave School Safety Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 10 in April 2018 (pdf)

Ninth Street Comprehensive Street Redesign

Bicycle Route Projects

NYC DOT proposed a comprehensive street redesign to improve safety for all street users on 9th Street, an important corridor connecting Gowanus and Prospect Park. The existing bike lane was upgraded to a parking-protected bike lane, separating people on bikes from truck traffic and effectively narrowing the roadway to calm traffic. Flush, painted islands shortened pedestrian crossing distances and slowed turning vehicles to improve bike and pedestrian safety. A painted center median retained space for emergency vehicles even at peak hours and turn lanes alleviated back pressure for turning vehicles. Loading zones were updated to address double parking along the commercial strip.

9th Street Comprehensive Street Redesign project presented to Brooklyn CB 6 in June 2018 (pdf)

Ralph Avenue, Bainbridge Street, Patchen Avenue School Safety Improvements

School Safety

NYC DOT installed safety improvements on Ralph Avenue, Bainbridge Street, and Patchen Avenue near PS 40 and PS 21 in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. The project area included a Vision Zero Priority Area and a Vision Zero Priority Corridor. NYC DOT installed roadway markings to calm and organize traffic, added concrete pedestrian islands and painted curb extensions to shorten crossings, and reorganized parking to improve pedestrian visibility and bus operations.

Ralph Avenue, Bainbridge Street, Patchen Avenue School Safety Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 3 in June 2018 (pdf) Ralph Avenue, Bainbridge Street, Patchen Avenue School Safety Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 3 Transportation Committee in May 2018 (pdf)

Rockaway Parkway School Safety Improvements

School Safety

NYC DOT implemented safety improvements on Rockaway Parkway at Rutland Road and at Kings Highway. Rockaway Parkway was a Vision Zero priority corridor, and Rockaway Parkway and Rutland Road was a VZ priority intersection, both heavily used by students accessing local schools. NYC DOT constructed concrete pedestrian islands at Rockaway Parkway and Rutland Road, as well as concrete pedestrian islands, median tip extensions, and an expanded concrete triangle at Rockaway Parkway and Kings Highway.

Rockaway Parkway School Safety Improvements - shared with Brooklyn Community Board 17 in March 2017 (pdf)

Seventh Avenue Shared Lanes & Bicycle Lanes

Bicycle Route Projects

With the recent expansion of Citi Bike in Park Slope it was necessary to provide safer and less stressful bicycle routes. The bike lane proposal for 7th Avenue filled a gap in the bicycle network between Prospect Park West and 5th Avenue and provided a bicycle route to the existing northbound bike lane on Carlton Avenue. NYC DOT proposed bike lanes on 7th Avenue within Community Board 6 between 15th Street and Carroll Street providing a dedicated space on the street for cyclists without removing parking or traffic capacity. For the narrower segment of 7th Avenue between Carroll Street and Park Place, NYC DOT proposed shared lane markings which help guide cyclists to Carlton Avenue bike lanes and away from the risk of suddenly opening doors of parked cars.

7th Avenue Shared Lanes & Bicycle Lanes - presented to Brooklyn CB 7 in February 2017 (pdf) 7th Avenue Shared Lanes & Bicycle Lanes - presented to Brooklyn CB 6 in December 2016 (pdf)

South Williamsburg School Safety Improvements

School Safety

Based on suggestions from the South Williamsburg Transportation Study, NYC DOT implemented intersection safety improvements at three intersections: Union Avenue, Lorimer Street, and Harrison Avenue; Wallabout Street and Middleton Street; and Marcy Avenue and Division Avenue. The project is located in a Vision Zero Priority Area and is used by students accessing local schools, including PS 380, the Beth Chana School, and IS 318. The street network includes many complex and skewed intersections, often with missing pedestrian crossings. Safety improvements were requested by Senator Squadron, Council Member Levin, and local community leaders. At the intersection of Union Avenue, Lorimer Street, and Harrison Avenue, NYC DOT built out the channelized triangle and added four missing crosswalks. At Wallabout Street and Middleton Street, NYC DOT implemented a curb extension on the northeast corner and new crosswalks across Wallabout Street. Finally, at Marcy Avenue and Division Avenue, NYC DOT added a new crosswalk across Division Avenue on the east side of northbound Marcy Avenue.

South Williamsburg School Safety Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 1 in May 2017 (pdf)

Sunset Park Upland Connectors: 43rd Street & 58th Street Safety Improvements

Bicycle Route Projects

The Upland Connectors project sought to develop a plan with the community to establish safe and inviting pedestrian and bicycling routes connecting the upland community to waterfront destinations. These upland connector routes combined pedestrian safety improvements, bike facilities, landscaping, and wayfinding creating more inviting environmentally sustainable spaces.

Sunset Park Upland Connectors: 43rd St & 58th St Safety Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 7 Transportation Committee in September 2017 (pdf)

Thomas Boyland Street – Bike Safety Improvements

Bicycle Route Projects

Built upon previous collaboration with the community in Brownsville and Ocean Hill, NYC DOT proposed to calm traffic and enhance safety through the addition of bike lanes on Thomas Boyland Street between Pacific Street and Broadway in Brooklyn. In addition to the bike lane, the project created a standard width travel lane and upgraded crosswalks to high visibility.

Thomas Boyland Street Bike Safety Improvements project presented to Brooklyn CB 16 in June 2018 (pdf)

Vanderbilt Avenue & Clermont Avenue Safety & Mobility Improvements

Bicycle Route Projects

Vanderbilt Avenue is a heavily used connection for people riding bicycles between the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway and Prospect Park. However, between Flushing Avenue and Fulton Avenue Vanderbilt Avenue was not wide enough for bike lanes in each direction. This proposal upgraded the existing northbound shared lane on Vanderbilt Avenue to a bike lane. The existing southbound shared lane bicycle route on Vanderbilt Avenue was replaced by a new bike lane on Clermont Avenue. Cyclists benefit from the dedicated space on the street. Motorists and bus riders benefit from reduced delays caused by sharing moving lanes with over 1,700 cyclists every day.

Vanderbilt Avenue & Clermont Avenue Safety & Mobility Improvements project presented to Brooklyn CB 2 in June 2018 (pdf)

Williamsburg Bike Network – Proposed New Connections

Bicycle Route Projects

NYC DOT proposed a number of new routes for cyclists in Williamsburg, enhancing the existing bike network, and establishing important connections within the community. These new bike routes include improved east-west connections from the waterfront to Union Ave and a key north-south route in East Williamsburg on Morgan Ave and Knickerbocker Ave which will connect the developing bike network in Bushwick to Grand St, including the recently installed bike lanes on Scholes St and Meserole St. These additional bike lanes supplement the existing network, providing a growing number of cyclists a safe transportation option.

Williamsburg Bike Network Proposed New Connections project presented to Brooklyn CB 1 in August 2018 (pdf)

Manhattan

43rd Street East Midtown Shared Street

Public Space

As part of the City's Greater East Midtown Rezoning efforts, NYC DOT developed a Shared Street proposal with local stakeholders on East 43rd Street between Lexington and Third Avenues. NYC DOT presented a design proposal and timeline at the Community Board 6 Transportation Committee meeting on May 7th 2018. The Shared Street was implemented in 2018

43rd Street East Midtown shared street - presented to Manhattan Community Board 6 in May 2018 (pdf) 43rd Street East Midtown shared street - presented to Manhattan Community Board 6 in November 2017 (pdf)

Broadway, Isham Street/West 211th Street & Seaman Avenue at West 214th Street

Pedestrian Mobility and Safety

In response to community requests, NYC DOT has developed pedestrian safety improvements at two Inwood intersections. The proposed changes created safer, more direct crossings, increased pedestrian space and accessibility, clarified vehicular turning movements, and improved visibility. The plan also included a reversal of W 211th St between Broadway and 10th St from eastbound to westbound.

Broadway, Isham St/W 211th St & Seaman Ave at W 214th St Pedestrian Safety Improvements - presented to Manhattan Community Board 12 Transportation Committee in May 2016 (pdf)

Broadway, West 155th Street to West 170th Street - Corridor Safety Improvements

Major Transportation Projects

NYC DOT proposed corridor safety improvements on Broadway from West 155th Street to West 170th Street in Washington Heights. Broadway was a Vision Zero Priority Corridor and this 15 block area included 5 Priority Intersections. The proposals included the construction of new concrete medians and pedestrians islands, median widening and markings improvements, painted pedestrian space, new crosswalks and signal timing improvements. These improvements were intended to shorten crossing distances, clarify vehicle movements, encourage slower, safer turns, and reduce conflicts between vehicles and pedestrians.

Broadway (W 155th St to W 170th St), Corridor Safety Improvements - presented to Manhattan Community Board 12 Transportation Committee in May 2017(pdf)

East 20th Street Bike Path

NYC DOT proposed a protected two-way bike path on E 20th Street in Manhattan to offer a safe, accessible option for an anticipated increase in bicycle traffic. The proposed design on E 20th Street, between 1st Avenue and Avenue C, upgraded standard bicycle lanes to a standard two-way bicycle path along the north curb, separated from the vehicular roadway by a channelized buffer and floating parking lane. The proposal included standard bus boarding islands along the route for M23 and M9 stops, as well as expanded pedestrian space and a shortened pedestrian crossing distances at Avenue C. The bike path provided an upgraded connection between the bicycle network and the East River Greenway, and connected to L Train Shuttle Ferry at Stuyvesant Cove and M14 bus service (E 20th Street and Avenue C).

MTA/NYC DOT Manhattan Community Board 6 Presentation (implementation update) in November 2018 (pdf) MTA/NYC DOT Manhattan Community Board 6 Presentation in February 2018 (pdf)

Park Row & Broadway

Pedestrian Mobility and Safety

Park Row and Broadway is a hub of pedestrian activity with nearby subway stations and tourist destinations. In order to increase pedestrian space and accessibility, NYC DOT proposed pedestrian safety improvements at the intersection. The proposal included adding a painted curb extension at Park Row/Broadway/Barclay St and a concrete island at Park Row/Broadway/Vesey St to shorten pedestrian crossings and increase sidewalk space. In addition, the proposal installed one thru lane and one left turn lane on Park Row approaching Broadway and one thru lane and one right turn lane on Barclay St approaching Church St. The proposal as a whole shortens crossings, reduces conflicts, and clarifies vehicular movements.

Park Row & Broadway - presented to Manhattan Community Board 1 in November 2017 (pdf)

Park Row Access Bike & Pedestrian Connections

Bicycle Route Projects

NYC DOT, in collaboration with NYPD, created new pedestrian and bicycle access through Park Row in Lower Manhattan. These enhancements serve to help reconnect the Chinatown and Civic Center areas that had been somewhat physically separated since September 11, 2001. The road design efforts increase mobility and accessibility while maintaining the necessary security around One Police Plaza and the other critical civil institutions. Also, new Wayfinding signage was installed to better direct pedestrian traffic to Chinatown and Lower Manhattan, and their many attractions.

Park Row Access Bike & Pedestrian Connections - presented to Manhattan Community Board 1 in October 2017 (pdf) Park Row Access Bike & Pedestrian Connections - presented to Manhattan Community Board 3 in September 2017 (pdf)

Penn Herald District Pedestrian Access Plan

Public Space, Pedestrian Mobility and Safety

Implemented in 2009, the pedestrian plazas at Herald and Greeley Squares have been hugely successful but face new challenges. The bike network had outgrown the connection through Herald Square; the pedestrian space wasn’t meeting the demands of the neighborhood while traffic volumes were low; the materials were showing their age. We refreshed and reconfigured the public space. We hoped to expand the successful public space; make network changes to meet neighborhood demand; create a 2-way, north-south bike connection on Sixth Ave. On March 26th, representatives from the NYC DOT gave a presentation to Manhattan Community Board 5’s Transportation Committee. The presentation put the Herald and Greeley Square refresh in the context of all that NYC DOT was doing in the district.

Penn Herald District Pedestrian Access Plan - presented to Manhattan Community Board 5 Transportation Committee in March 2018 (pdf)

Roberto Clemente Plaza

Capital Projects

This project permanently improved what had been a complex intersection of five busy streets, providing 15,000 square feet of vibrant pedestrian plaza space, safer and shorter pedestrian crossings, improved bus movement and easier transit transfers and bike lanes. It also allows for a memorial to the late Roberto Clemente. The new car-free area provides greatly needed pedestrian space in a busy shopping district and enhances commuters’ transfers between two subway lines and five bus lines.

Seventh Avenue, West 42nd Street to West 34th Street Sidewalk Widening & Safety Improvements

Pedestrian Mobility and Safety

NYC DOT proposed pedestrian congestion reduction and safety improvements along 7 Av between W 42 St and W 34 St. The project included widening the western sidewalk with epoxied gravel, protected by a row of flexible delineators, planters, and granite blocks. Epoxied gravel curb extensions were added at the southeast corners of 7 Av at W 40 St, W 38 St, and W 36 St. 9 split phase leading pedestrian intervals (Split-LPIs/Delayed Turns) were added throughout the corridor. 2 bus boarding islands were added at bus stop locations to improve bus operations and reduce sidewalk crowding. In addition, a No Standing 7am-9am curb regulation was added to the western curb to improve mobility during peak hours.

7th Ave, W 42nd St – W 34th St Sidewalk Widening & Safety Improvements - presented to Manhattan Community Board 5 Transportation Committee in May 2017 (pdf)

Third Avenue & East 143rd Street Pedestrian Safety Enhancements

Pedestrian Mobility and Safety

NYC DOT proposed pedestrian safety enhancements to the Vision Zero Priority Intersection of 143rd Street and 3rd Avenue in the Bronx. Proposed enhancement included expanding the existing triangle to meet ADA standards, constructing curb extension on the SW corner, painting curb extension on the SE corner, and marking a crosswalk along 3rd Avenue on the south side.

3rd Ave & E 143rd St Pedestrian Safety Enhancements - presented to Bronx Community Board 1 Land Use Committee in June 2017 (pdf)

Queens

108th Street & Horace Harding Expressway School Safety Improvements

School Safety

NYC DOT School Safety implemented safety improvements at the intersection of 108th Street and the Horace Harding Expressway, immediately adjacent to PS 220. This is a Vision Zero priority location with student pedestrians crossing immediately adjacent to highway entrance and exit ramps. As part of the project, NYC DOT constructed a pedestrian refuge island in the south leg of the intersection to improve safety for pedestrians crossing 108th Street.

188th St & 73rd Ave - Pedestrian Safety Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 11 Transportation Committee in April 2017 (pdf)

188th Street & 73rd Avenue - Pedestrian Safety Improvements

Pedestrian Mobility and Safety

NYC DOT proposed safety improvements at the intersection of 188th St and 73rd Ave. The proposal included installing Qwick Kurb along the centerline of 188th St and just north of 73rd Ave at the shopping center exit to deter the NB left turn. A southbound left turn lane was also installed on 188th St onto eastbound 73rd Ave.

188th St & 73rd Ave - Pedestrian Safety Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 11 Transportation Committee in April 2017 (pdf)

43rd Avenue & Skillman Avenue Protected Bike Lanes

Bicycle Route Projects

In response to requests from elected officials and from the community, following a cyclist fatality and serious injury on 43rd Ave, NYC DOT proposed safety improvements and protected bicycle lane upgrades to 43rd Ave and Skillman Ave. The proposal included numerous pedestrian safety improvements, including 30+ pedestrian islands, shorter crossings, and “high visibility” crosswalk upgrades, and also discourages speeding on these neighborhood corridors by narrowing the roadway. With 545% growth in weekday bicycling on Skillman Ave from 2007 to 2017, this proposal not only established protected space for the growing number of cyclists, but created a continuous 7+ mile protected bike route from Forest Hills to Midtown.

43rd Avenue & Skillman Avenue Protected Bike Lanes project presented to Queens CB 2 in June 2018 (pdf) 43rd Avenue & Skillman Avenue Protected Bike Lanes project presented to Queens CB 2 in April 2018 (pdf) 43rd Avenue & Skillman Avenue Protected Bike Lanes project presented to Queens Town Hall in March 2018 (pdf) 43rd Avenue & Skillman Avenue Protected Bike Lanes project presented to Queens CB 2 Transportation Committee in November 2017 (pdf)

Austin Street Curb Management

NYC DOT proposed curb management interventions for the area surrounding Austin St between Yellowstone Blvd and Ascan Ave to help mitigate congestion, balance users at the curb, open up on-street parking spaces, and provide safer pedestrian crossings. The proposal included dedicating commercial loading zones along the corridor that convert to customer parking as the day progresses, street design changes such as enhanced crosswalks to improve pedestrian safety, expanding the existing evening meter hours, and providing the option of additional parking time at a higher rate. These proposals provide access to more users at the curb (both passenger and commercial), while reducing double parking and congestion along the corridor.

Austin Street Curb Management - presented to Queens Community Board 6 in April 2018 (pdf)

Beach Channel Drive & Far Rockaway Boulevard Pedestrian Safety Improvements

Complete Streets

NYC DOT proposed pedestrian safety improvements at the intersection of Beach Channel Drive and Far Rockaway Boulevard. Improvements included relocating the crosswalk on Far Rockaway Boulevard and closing the Northbound right turn slip lane from Beach Channel drive to Far Rockaway Boulevard. Traffic network improvements included converting Bay 32nd St to two-way from Beach Channel Drive to Far Rockaway Boulevard and converting Far Rockaway Boulevard to one-way westbound between Beach Channel Drive and Bay 32nd St.

Beach Channel Drive & Far Rockaway Blvd Safety Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 14 Transportation Committee in May 2018 (pdf)

Francis Lewis Boulevard & 26th Avenue/169th Street Traffic Safety Improvements

Complete Streets

NYC DOT proposed traffic safety improvements at the intersection of Francis Lewis Boulevard and 26th Avenue/169th Street in Queens. The project included signal timing changes, pedestrian space, and improved markings for pedestrians and vehicles. The improvements prevent unsafe vehicle movements, reduce conflicts between vehicles and pedestrians, shorten crossing distances, and give more time for pedestrians to cross.

Francis Lewis Blvd & 26th Ave/169th St Safety Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 7 in April 2018 (pdf)

Hunter Street-Crescent Area Pedestrian Network Improvements

Pedestrian Mobility and Safety

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.

Hunter Street-Crescent Area Pedestrian Network Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 2 Transportation Committee in March 2014 (pdf)

Lindenwood Triangle Intersection Safety Improvements

Pedestrian Mobility and Safety

Following community requests, NYC DOT proposed safety improvements at the intersection of 153rd Ave and 88th St in Queens. The proposal reconfigured the existing 3-legged intersection as a mini roundabout, calming traffic and relocating all turning movements to a central traffic circle. New marked crossings and painted pedestrian space clarify pedestrian paths and expand the pedestrian network.

Lindenwood Triangle Safety Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 10 Elected Officials in April 2018 (pdf)

Long Island City/Hunters Point CPSD Study

Project Planning

NYC DOT, DDC and Councilmember Van Bramer’s office hosted a community workshop on December 9th, 2015 in Long Island City to present an overview of the Long Island City/Hunters Point Street Reconstruction project. Community members discussed preliminary design for safety and streetscape improvements within the project area. This is the first step in a broader, ongoing and robust conversation with local stakeholders and elected officials to improve these streets so they work better for current and future residents.

Long Island City/Hunters Point CPSD Study - presented to Queens Community Board 2 in November 2016 (pdf) Long Island City/Hunters Point CPSD Study - presented to Queens Community Board 2 Transportation Committee in September 2016 (pdf) Long Island City/Hunters Point CPSD - presented in June 2016 (pdf) Long Island City/Hunters Point CPSD Study - presented to Queens Community Board 2 Transportation Committee in May 2016 (pdf) Long Island City/Hunters Point CPSD - presented in December 2015 (pdf)

Northern Boulevard, 146th Street to 147th Street School Safety Improvements

School Safety

NYC DOT installed pedestrian safety improvements on Northern Blvd between 146 Street and 147 Street, part of Vision Zero Priority Corridor used by students from nearby schools in Queens. Improvements included concrete pedestrian safety islands on Northern Blvd to create safer, shorten pedestrian crossings, and relocation of a bus stop to a safer, more accessible location for bus riders to wait.

Northern Blvd, 146 St – 147 St, School Safety Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 7 Full Board in February 2019 (pdf) Northern Blvd, 146 St – 147 St, School Safety Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 7 Transportation Committee in January 2019 (pdf) Northern Blvd, 146 St – 147 St, School Safety Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 7 Transportation Committee in May 2018 (pdf)

Northern Boulevard, 70th Street to 92nd Street Corridor Safety Improvements

Complete Streets

Starting in 2014, NYC DOT constructed 14 pedestrian refuge islands on Northern Boulevard from 62nd St to 114th St. Northern Boulevard is a Vision Zero Priority Corridor with 6.4 Pedestrians Killed or Severely Injured (KSI) per mile. This proposal added 10 new pedestrian refuge islands, providing safer pedestrian crossings and reducing motor vehicle and pedestrian conflict.

Northern Blvd, 70th St to 92nd St Corridor Safety Improvements – presented to Community Board 3 in May 2019 (pdf)

Ridgewood Bicycle Network Updates

Bicycle Route Projects

NYC DOT proposed new bike lanes in Ridgewood that would connect to potential future bike lanes in Brooklyn, as part of its initiative to expand the bike network in Priority Districts identified in the Safer Cycling report released in 2017.

Proposed Ridgewood Bicycle Network Updates project presented to Queens CB 5 in May 2018 (pdf)

Rockaway Parkway Corridor Safety Improvements

Major Transportation Projects

NYC DOT proposed safety improvements for Rockaway Parkway between Flatlands Avenue and Seaview Avenue. These improvements included removing a travel lane in each direction and installing pedestrian safety islands and left turn bays to calm and better organize traffic, to shorten crossing distances, and to create safer turns. In addition, NYC DOT proposed upgrading all crosswalks to high visibility and installing a parking lane stripe along the corridor. This proposal improves safety for both pedestrians and motor vehicle occupants along this Vision Zero Priority Corridor.

Rockaway Parkway Corridor Safety Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 18 in January 2018 (pdf) Rockaway Parkway Corridor Safety Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 18 in April 2016 (pdf)

Steinway Street Pedestrian Improvements

Pedestrian Mobility and Safety

Following requests from the Steinway Astoria Partnership and Council Member Constantinides, NYC DOT installed three new midblock signals on Steinway St. Each new signalized crossing included painted curb extensions with planters. The pedestrian space at Steinway St and Newtown Rd were also expanded as an additional safety treatment.

Steinway St Pedestrian Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 1 in March 2018 (pdf)

Thomson & Van Dam Pedestrian Safety Improvements

Pedestrian Mobility and Safety

NYC DOT presented a proposal of both shorter term and longer term concepts to the community regarding Thomson Avenue. The presentation was in response to previous announcements and the community’s comments about those ideas.

Thomson & Van Dam Safety Improvements - presented to LaGuardia Community College in Queens May 2018 (pdf)

Staten Island

Greeley Avenue Corridor Traffic Calming

Pedestrian Mobility and Safety

In response to numerous requests from Borough President James Oddo, City Council Minority Leader Steven Matteo, and members of the community to calm traffic along Greeley Ave in Staten Island, NYC DOT proposed safety improvements along the corridor. The main features of the proposal were neighborhood traffic circles at four intersections on Greeley Ave, to slow vehicle speeds, while maintaining traffic flow during peak hours. Gateway treatments at Hylan Blvd and Father Capodanno Blvd were also proposed to slow vehicles turning onto Greeley Ave. The plan aimed to calm traffic and enhance the neighborhood character of the street.

Greeley Ave Corridor Traffic Calming - presented to Community Board 2 Transporation Committee in May 2017 (pdf) Greeley Ave Corridor Traffic Calming - presented to Midland Beach Civic Association in November 2016 (pdf)

New Dorp Lane School Safety Improvements

School Safety

In response to requests from New Dorp High School, NYC DOT installed pedestrian safety improvements on New Dorp Lane between Hylan Boulevard and Mill Road. Improvements included a new traffic signal and pedestrian refuge to create a safe, visible, ADA-accessible crossing for the many students crossing New Dorp Lane between school, the bus stop, and other destinations.

New Dorp Lane School Safety Improvements - presented to Staten Island Community Board 2 in May 2018 (pdf)

Staten Island Ferry Terminal Bicycle & Pedestrian Improvements

Bicycle Route Projects

NYC DOT proposed improvements to the St George Ferry Terminal, Richmond Terr, and Bay St, in response to community requests for enhanced bicycle and pedestrian access to the terminal. The proposal called for new crosswalks, expanded pedestrian space, signalized bicycle crossings, protected bicycle lanes, an improved bicycle waiting area, and the opening of the bus ramp bicycle path to a new bicycle parking area. By creating safer pedestrian crossings, separating bicycle and vehicular traffic, and improving the lower level waiting area, the proposed enhancements create a safer, more convenient experience for all ferry users.

Staten Island Ferry Terminal Bicycle & Pedestrian Improvements project presented to Staten Island CB 1 in June 2017(pdf) Staten Island Ferry Terminal Bicycle & Pedestrian Improvements project presented to Staten Island CB 1 in April 2017 (pdf)

Victory Boulevard & Arlene Street/Sideview Avenue Safety Improvements

Complete Streets

NYC DOT proposed safety improvements at the intersection of Victory Boulevard and Arlene Street/Sideview Avenue in Staten Island. The project included the construction of an ADA accessible concrete sidewalk and bus stop, a concrete splitter/pedestrian refuge island on the east side of the intersection, and improved markings for vehicles and pedestrians. The project benefits include shorter, safer crossings for pedestrians, clarified vehicle movements, and improved conditions for transit riders.

Victory Blvd and Arlene St / Sideview Ave Safety Improvements - presented to Staten Island Community Board 2 in May 2018 (pdf)

Citywide