2020 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 2020. List of Current Projects Projects from other years: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 If you have questions, comments or concerns please contact the NYC DOT Borough Commissioners.

Current Projects

Bronx

Bronx Park East & White Plains Road

Pedestrian Mobility and Safety

NYC DOT proposed safety improvements on Bronx Park E, White Plains Rd, Bronxdale Ave, and Unionport Rd. Improvements included building out missing sidewalks, realigning the roadway, installing right turn lane with signal phase, painted and concrete curb extensions, pedestrian islands, and a raised two-way bike path leading to the Bronx Park Greenway.

Bronx Park E & White Plains Rd Improvements - presented to Bronx Community Board 11 Transportation Committee in February 2020 (pdf)

Bus Stops Under the El: Westchester Avenue & Saint Peters Avenue

NYC DOT proposed transit and accessibility improvements for bus riders and pedestrians at the intersection of Westchester Avenue and St Peters Avenue. The project added two concrete bus boarding islands and painted pedestrian space at St Peters Avenue. This project provided ADA-compliant access to and from the Bx4 bus, reduces conflicts between pedestrians and vehicles, and provides safer, shorter pedestrian crossings at St Peters Avenue. 

Bus Stops Under the El: Westchester Avenue & Saint Peters Avenue - presented to Bronx Community Board 10 in July 2020 (pdf)

East 149th Street, Exterior Street to Southern Boulevard – Better Buses Restart

Better Buses

NYC DOT proposed bus and traffic improvements on East 149th Street from Exterior Street to Southern Boulevard. This project proposed bus lanes, turn bays, traffic signal adjustments, turn restrictions, updated curb regulations and pedestrian islands at various locations across the corridor. This proposal aimed to make bus service faster and more reliable while relieving traffic bottlenecks.

East 149th Street, Exterior Street to Southern Boulevard - Project Update - presented to Bronx Community Board 4 in June 2020 (pdf) East 149th Street, Exterior Street to Southern Boulevard - presented to Bronx Community Board 4 in May 2020 (pdf) East 149th Street, Exterior Street to Southern Boulevard - presented to Bronx Community Board 1 Municipal Services Committee in May 2020 (pdf) Submit comments or questions about the East 149th Street Bus Improvements

East Tremont Avenue, Cross Bronx Expressway to Schurz Avenue & Harding Avenue, Emerson Avenue to Pennyfield Avenue

Complete Streets, Bicycle Route Projects

NYC DOT proposed pedestrian safety improvements and bicycle routes on East Tremont Avenue from the Cross Bronx Expressway Service Road to Schurz Avenue and on Harding Avenue from Emerson Avenue to Pennyfield Avenue. East Tremont Avenue is a Vision Zero Priority Corridor. This project proposed repurposing one lane of traffic in each direction on both roadways and installing parking lane markings, standard bike lanes, and flush medians with left turn bays. This proposal aimed to reduce speeding by organizing traffic, slowing turning drivers, and improving the bicycle network.

Harding Avenue, Emerson Avenue to Pennyfield Avenue - Street Design Checklist (pdf) East Tremont Avenue, Cross Bronx Expressway to Shurz Avenue - Street Design Checklist (pdf) East Tremont Avenue, Cross Bronx Expressway to Shurz Avenue & Harding Avenue, Emerson Avenue to Pennyfield Avenue - presented to Bronx Community Board 10 in July 2020 (pdf)

Edward L. Grant Highway, 167th Street/168th Street

Better Buses

NYC DOT proposed bus priority treatments on Edward L. Grant Highway and 167th/168th Streets to improve bus speeds and reliability, improve bus accessibility, and reduce double parking. This project also aimed to shorten crossing distances, enhance pedestrian safety and improve bicycle safety.

E.L. Grant Highway - Bx35 Bus Priority and Safety Improvements - presented to Bronx Community Board 4 in June 2020 (pdf) E.L. Grant Highway - Bx35 Bus Priority and Safety Improvements - presented to Bronx Community Board 4 Municipal Services Committee in February 2020 (pdf)

Hutchinson River Parkway East, Palmer Avenue to Einstein Loop North

School Safety

NYC DOT proposed school safety improvements on Hutchinson River Parkway East between Palmer Avenue and Einstein Loop North in the Bronx. This project proposed three concrete pedestrian islands, four painted curb extensions, new school loading zones, and improved travel lane alignment. This proposal aimed to create safer, shorter pedestrian crossings, calm vehicle turns, improve visibility, and reduce double parking in the vicinity of Equality Charter Middle School, PS 160, and PS 168.

Hutchinson River Parkway East, Palmer Avenue to Einstein Loop North - presented to Bronx Community Board 10 in May 2020 (pdf)

Macombs Road, University Avenue to Jerome Avenue

School Safety

This School Safety, Vision Zero project aimed to improve safety for school-aged pedestrians and cyclists along the Macombs Road corridor. Safety improvements included a large painted pedestrian space at the intersection of Macombs Road and University Avenue, new pedestrian crossings, safer, simpler intersections, expanded school loading zones, and a bike lane on Macombs Road. These improvements were intended to calm traffic, improve pedestrian and cycling connections, and keep children safe on their route to school.

Macombs Road, University Avenue to Jerome Avenue - presented to Bronx Community Board 5 in June 2020 (pdf)

Mosholu Parkway & Sedgwick Avenue

Pedestrian Mobility and Safety

NYC DOT proposed pedestrian and vehicle improvements on Sedgwick Ave between Dickinson Ave and Mosholu Pkwy. Improvements included redirecting the existing slip lane to a stop control on Sedgwick Ave, adding painted median tip extensions, and adjusting signal timing. The improvements clarify traffic movements, increase visibility of pedestrians, and shorten pedestrian crossing distances.

Mosholu Pkwy & Sedgwick Ave Safety Improvements - presented to Bronx Community Board 8 Transportation Committee in March 2020 (pdf) Mosholu Pkwy & Sedgwick Ave Safety Improvements - presented to Bronx Community Board 7 Transportation Committee in February 2020 (pdf)

Willis Avenue, East 135th Street to East 147th Street

Bicycle Route Projects

NYC DOT proposed safety and mobility improvements to Willis Avenue between East 135th Street and East 147th Street in the Bronx. In 2015 and 2016 NYC DOT hosted a series of community workshops to improve walking and biking across the Harlem River Bridges. Willis Avenue is in a Vision Zero Priority Area, and includes a Vision Zero Priority intersection at East 138th Street. The project proposal included signal phasing enhancements, left-turn traffic calming, bus boarding islands, pedestrian islands, and a 2-way parking-protected bicycle lane connecting the Willis Avenue Bridge to the Hub.

Willis Ave E 135th to 147th Street project - presented to Bronx Community Board 1 Municipal Service Committee in April 2019 (pdf)

Brooklyn

65th Street, West 6th Street to Bay Parkway

Complete Streets

NYC DOT proposed safety improvements on 65th Street from West 6th Street to Bay Parkway. The project included markings improvements, painted curb extensions, and signal timing changes. The proposal simplified the intersection, reducing conflict between vehicles and pedestrians, and shortening crossing distances.

65th St, West 6th Street to Bay Parkway - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 11 Transportation Committee in March 2019 (pdf)

86th Street, Stillwell Avenue to Shell Road

School Safety

NYC DOT School Safety proposed corridor safety improvements to 86th St, from Stillwell Ave to Shell Rd, in Brooklyn. 86th St is a Vision Zero Priority Corridor used by students from nearby schools and other pedestrians accessing the D, N and F trains. Proposed improvements included new crosswalks, painted curb extensions, slip lane closures, and left turn bays. The proposal better organizes traffic, shortens crossings, and calms traffic at complex intersections.

86th Street School Safety - Street Design Checklist (pdf) 86th Street School Safety - presented to Brooklyn Community Boards 11, 13, and 15 in February 2019 (pdf)

91st Street, 92nd Street - Southern Brooklyn Bike Network Expansion

Bicycle Route Projects

NYC DOT presented a proposal to add new bike lanes and shared lane markings in Bay Ridge along 92 St and 91 St to provide a connection between Bay Ridge and Bath Beach. The new connections improve access to the greenway, parkland, and across the Gowanus Expressway. 

91st St, 92nd St Southern Brooklyn Bike Network Expansion - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 10 Transportation Committee in June 2018 (pdf)

Atlantic Avenue Great Streets

Capital Projects

NYC DOT proposed a capital project on Atlantic Avenue between Georgia Avenue and Conduit Boulevard, which is part of Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero Great Streets initiative. This safety project aimed to reduce crashes by working with the community and DDC to develop a design that included a raised, planted, center median, pedestrian safety islands, left turn bays, turn restrictions, curb extensions, midblock crossings and an upgraded markings plan.

Atlantic Avenue Great Streets - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 5 Transportation Committee in December 2015 (pdf) Atlantic Avenue Great Streets - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 5 Full Board in December 2015 (pdf) Atlantic Avenue Great Streets - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 5 in June 2015 (pdf)

Bay Ridge & Dyker Heights Bicycle Network Expansion

Bicycle Route Projects

NYC DOT partnered with Brooklyn Community Board 10 and local residents to create a comprehensive plan for bicycle network expansion in Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights. A public workshop was held on January 16th, 2019 to gather community input. A recap of the workshop findings were presented on April 1st, 2019. The network proposal was presented on May 9th, 2019. Updated information and an interactive map for comments can be found on the project website.

Bay Ridge & Dyker Heights Bicycle Network Expansion Proposal (English) - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 10 in May 2019 (pdf) Bay Ridge & Dyker Heights Bicycle Network Expansion Proposal (Spanish) - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 10 in May 2019 (pdf) Bay Ridge & Dyker Heights Bicycle Network Expansion Proposal (Arabic) - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 10 in May 2019 (pdf) Bay Ridge & Dyker Heights Bicycle Network Expansion Proposal (Traditional Chinese) - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 10 in May 2019 (pdf) Bay Ridge & Dyker Heights Bicycle Workshop Recap (English) - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 10 in April 2019 (pdf) Bay Ridge & Dyker Heights Bicycle Workshop Recap (Spanish) - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 10 in April 2019 (pdf) Bay Ridge & Dyker Heights Bicycle Workshop Recap (Arabic) - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 10 in April 2019 (pdf) Bay Ridge & Dyker Heights Bicycle Workshop Recap (Traditional Chinese) - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 10 in April 2019 (pdf) Bay Ridge & Dyker Heights Bicycle Network Expansion (English) - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 10 in January 2019 (pdf) Bay Ridge & Dyker Heights Bicycle Network Expansion (Spanish) - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 10 in January 2019 (pdf) Bay Ridge & Dyker Heights Bicycle Network Expansion (Arabic) - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 10 in January 2019 (pdf) Bay Ridge & Dyker Heights Bicycle Network Expansion (Traditional Chinese) - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 10 in January 2019 (pdf)

Eastern Parkway, Washington Avenue to Ralph Avenue

Pedestrian Mobility and Safety

NYC DOT proposed safety and traffic improvements along Eastern Parkway between Washington Av and Ralph Av. The project included adding traffic and pedestrian signals to 17 intersections that were stop-controlled. At one-way cross streets, the plan added dedicated right turn lanes with right turn signals on the mainline that allows for calmer turns with fewer conflicts. Making turns from the mainline fully separated from pedestrians and traffic crossing on the service roads and between the malls. Crosswalks with pedestrian signals were added between the north malls. At Bedford Av and Rochester Av, the right turns from the mainline are restricted in both directions. At Buffalo Av the westbound right turn from the mainline is restricted. Diversion signage was provided to offer alternative routes. The proposal also included the addition of two rubber removal pedestrian islands at Franklin Av and Nostrand Av.

Eastern Parkway Safety Improvements and Service Road Signalization - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 8 Transportation Committee in September 2017 (pdf) Eastern Parkway Safety Improvements and Service Road Signalization - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 9 Transportation Committee in June 2017 (pdf)

Flatbush Avenue, Grand Army Plaza to Empire Boulevard

Bicycle Route Projects

In response to community requests, NYC DOT proposed safety improvements on Flatbush Ave between Grand Army Plaza and Ocean Ave, which is the eastern border of Prospect Park. The project included shorter pedestrian crossings, improved bus stops, and a protected bicycle lane. A two way protected bike lane along the west side of the street helps cyclists connect directly to the existing bike network hub at Grand Army Plaza. The updated street design calms traffic while improving safety and access to the park and cultural institutions along the corridor.

Flatbush Avenue, Grand Army Plaza to Empire Boulevard - Street Design Checklist (pdf) Flatbush Ave Safety Improvements, Grand Army Plaza to Empire Blvd - presented to Brooklyn Community Boards 6 and 9 in May 2019 (pdf)

Fort Hamilton Parkway, New Utrecht Avenue & 44th Street

School Safety

NYC DOT School Safety planned safety improvements at the complex intersection of Fort Hamilton Parkway, New Utrecht Avenue and 44th Street. The project area included a Vision Zero Priority Area and a Senior Safety Area. At this intersection, the elevated D train structure above New Utrecht Avenue poses safety and visibility concerns for school-aged pedestrians accessing PS 131 on Fort Hamilton Parkway. To address this safety issue, this project proposed street improvements including new crosswalks, new concrete curb extensions, the expansion of an existing concrete pedestrian island, left turn traffic calming, turn bans, and curb cut consolidation. These improvements create safer, shorter pedestrian crossings, improve traffic flow, calm turning vehicles, and create better connections for pedestrians.

Fort Hamilton Parkway, New Utrecht Avenue & 44th Street School Safety Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 12 in January 2020 (pdf)

Fourth Avenue Great Streets

Capital Projects

Building upon the success of safety improvements implemented on 4th Ave in 2012. NYC DOT proposed a Capital project that delivered pedestrian refuge islands at intersections, shortening pedestrian crossings and improving visibility between pedestrians and motorists. The proposal incorporated curb side parking protected bike lanes to accommodate the growing number of cyclists in New York City. Lastly, the proposal included beautification of the streetscape by adding space for public art, CityBenches, planted and landscaped space along the sidewalk, median and pedestrian refuge islands.

In 2020, NYC DOT updated this proposal to include details on the use of temporary materials in advance of the capital project from 1st St to Flatbush Avenue. 

4th Avenue Great Streets, 1st Street to 15th Street - Street Design Checklist (pdf) 4th Avenue Great Streets - Street Design Checklist (pdf) 4th Avenue Great Streets - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 7 in December 2017 (pdf) 4th Avenue Great Streets - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 6 in December 2017 (pdf) 4th Avenue Great Streets - presented to Brooklyn Community Boards 2 and 6 in June 2020 (pdf)

Franklin Street, Quay Street - Greenway Connector

Bicycle Route Projects

NYC DOT proposed to upgrade existing bicycle lanes on Kent Ave and Franklin St from North 13th St to Quay St, and on Quay St from Franklin St to West St in order to provide a continuous, protected bicycle route between the existing Kent Ave path and the upcoming West St bicycle path. The goal of the project was to link the new West St path to the Kent Ave path, to close gaps in the bicycle network, and build out the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway. This proposal improves access to recreational and waterfront destinations, and reduces conflicts between bicycles, pedestrians, vehicles, trucks.

Franklin St, Quay St Greenway Connector - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 1 Transportation Committee in March 2020 (pdf) Franklin St, Quay St Greenway Connector - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 1 Transportation Committee in February 2020 (pdf) Franklin St, Quay St Greenway Connector - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 1 Transportation Committee in January 2020 (pdf)

Jay Street Busway, Tillary Street to Livingston Street – Better Buses Restart

Better Buses

NYC DOT proposed to make Jay Street, between Tillary Street and Livingston Street, a busway, limiting traffic to buses, trucks, bicycles and local access only. Signs direct northbound and southbound passenger vehicles to use alternative routes, and Bus and Truck Only pavement markings were installed. The primary goal of the project is to reduce congestion and improve bus speeds and reliability, benefitting passengers using seven bus routes to access Downtown Brooklyn from many parts of the Borough.

Jay Street Busway, Tillary Street to Livingston Street – Better Buses Restart - presented to Jay Street Busway Community Advisory Board in October 2020 (pdf) Jay Street Busway, Tillary Street to Livingston Street – Better Buses Restart - presented to Jay Street Busway Community Advisory Board in August 2020 (pdf) Jay Street Busway, Tillary Street to Livingston Street – Better Buses Restart - presented to Jay Street Busway Community Advisory Board in July 2020 (pdf) Jay Street Busway Pilot Overview (pdf) Jay Street Busway, Tillary Street to Livingston Street – Better Buses Restart - presented to Jay Street Busway Community Advisory Board in July 2020 (pdf) Submit comments or questions about the Jay Street Busway

Kosciuszko Bridge Bike Connections

Bicycle Route Projects

NYC DOT proposed new bike connections in anticipation of the new shared use, bicycle and pedestrian path opening on the Kosciuszko Bridge. These routes include dedicated space for cyclists where feasible, improving the bike connections from the Kosciuszko Bridge Path to the existing bike network in both Queens and Brooklyn. On the Queens side, this also includes additional north-south routes to Queens Blvd. NYC DOT will continue to look at improving the bike network connecting to the Kosciuszko Bridge, and will also continue to work with State DOT to provide a seamless and safe bike and pedestrian connection off the Kosciuszko Bridge Path entrance.

Kosciuszko Bridge Bike Connections - presented to Queens Community Board 2 in June 2019 (pdf) Kosciuszko Bridge Bike Connections - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 1 on May 21, 2019 (pdf) Kosciuszko Bridge Bike Connections - presented to Queens Community Board 2 in April 2019 (pdf) Kosciuszko Bridge Bike Connections - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 1 in April 2019 (pdf)

Malcolm X Boulevard/Utica Avenue, Chauncey Street to Atlantic Avenue

Better Buses

NYC DOT proposed a southbound curbside bus lane along Malcolm X Blvd between Chauncey Street and Fulton Street. This improvement benefits 38,000 daily bus riders by alleviating a major bottleneck on Brooklyn’s busiest bus route, the B46 Local and Select Bus Service.

Malcolm X Blvd/Utica Ave Transit Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 3 Transportation Committee in February 2020 (pdf) Malcolm X Blvd / Utica Ave Transit Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 3 in June 2019 (pdf) Malcolm X Blvd/Utica Ave Transit Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 3 Transportation Committee in May 2019 (pdf)

North 14th Street from Kent Avenue/Franklin Street to Berry Street/Nassau Avenue

Bicycle Route Projects

NYC DOT proposed to convert N 14th Street to one-way eastbound to simplify vehicular movements and use additional road space to upgrade the existing shared bike lane to a parking protected bike lane. Improvements were also made at the intersection of N 14th Street and Berry Street to shorten the crossing distance for pedestrians, with installation of a curb extension.

N 14th Street from Kent Avenue/Franklin Street to Berry Street/Nassau Avenue - presentation to Brooklyn Community Board 1 in February 2020 (pdf)

Seventh Avenue Southbound, 65th Street to 84th Street

School Safety

NYC DOT School Safety proposed safety improvements on 7th Avenue Southbound from 65th Street to 84th street in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. The proposal sought to reduce speeding on 7th Avenue Southbound by removing one southbound travel lane from 67th Street to 79th Street, adding a two-way jersey barrier protected bike lane against the Gowanus Expressway Service Road highway edge, and installing various traffic calming treatments to create safer, shorter crossings to the schools along the corridor. Proposed improvements at 67th Street/Erik Place included painted curb extensions, lane reductions, signal improvements, new crosswalks, as well as a shared bicycle and pedestrian space on the south side of the 7th Avenue Southbound overpass from 66th Street to 67th Street/Erik Place to improve pedestrian and bicycle connectivity. School Safety also proposed pedestrian and bicycle safety improvements at the intersections of 7th Avenue and Ovington Avenue and 7th Avenue and Bay Ridge Parkway. Safety improvements included Leading Pedestrian Intervals (LPIs) and Leading Bike Intervals (LBIs) and Left Turn Traffic Calming Treatments. In addition, School Safety proposed to add a conventional southbound bicycle lane on Fort Hamilton Parkway from 79th Street to 84th Street to connect to the existing Fort Hamilton Parkway bike network.

7th Avenue Southbound, 65th Street to 84th Street - Street Design Checklist (pdf) 7th Avenue Southbound, 65th Street to 84th Street, School Safety Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 10 Transportation Committee in April 2019 (pdf)

Shore Parkway Greenway Connector

Bicycle Route Projects

NYC DOT proposed to install new protected bicycle lanes to extend the Shore Parkway Greenway from Bensonhurst Park to Six Diamonds Park along Shore Pkwy. The project proposed to upgrade the existing signed bicycle route to improve connections to parks, recreation opportunities, and waterfront destinations. It also included traffic calming elements and pedestrian improvements.

Shore Parkway Greenway Connector - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 11 in January 2020 (pdf) Shore Parkway Greenway Connector - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 13 in June 2019 (pdf) Shore Parkway Greenway Connector - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 13 in May 2019 (pdf) Shore Parkway Greenway Connector - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 11 in April 2019 (pdf)

Smith Street, State Street to Fulton Street – Jay Street Update

Bicycle Route Projects

NYC DOT installed a protected bike lane on Smith Street between State Street and Fulton Street. This project continued Jay Street’s protected bike lane where several construction projects had recently ended. NYC DOT also added a bike connection on Johnson Street between Jay Street and Adams Street to improve access to the Brooklyn Bridge. Additional improvements included improving the pedestrian crossing at the Myrtle Avenue Promenade and adding three bike corrals along Jay Street.

Smith Street, State Street to Fulton Street – Jay Street Update - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 2 in June 2020 (pdf)

Third Avenue & 36th Street

Capital Projects

NYC DOT proposed safety and streetscape enhancements on 3rd Ave and 36th St in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The proposal for this intersection included installing curb extensions, shortening crossing distances and improving pedestrian visibility, and expanding the center median islands, to improve sightlines and provide additional queue space for pedestrians crossing the street.

3rd Ave / 36th St - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 7 Transportation Committee in February 2017 (pdf)

Third Avenue & 59th Street

School Safety

NYC DOT School Safety planned safety improvements to accommodate a new school, PS 939/IS 936, which opened on the west side of 3rd Avenue between 59th Street and 60th Street in Brooklyn in September 2020. The proposed improvements included signalizing the intersection and opening a pedestrian only crossing across 3rd Avenue at 59th Street and upgrading the concrete median tips at the intersection to make them ADA-accessible. The new pedestrian crossings provide direct pedestrian access between the new school and the subway stop on 4th Ave at 59th Street. In addition, NYC DOT redirected 59th Street between 2nd Avenue and 3rd Avenue to eastbound operation to allow for school buses with right side doors to load and unload students directly onto the sidewalk.

3rd Avenue & 59th Street, School Safety Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 7 Transportation Committee in January 2020 (pdf)

Manhattan

Broadway, Whitehall Street, City Hall to Battery Park Bicycle Connection

Bicycle Route Projects

NYC DOT proposed bicycle connections and safety improvements on Broadway and Whitehall St between Barclay St and Water St. As part of these improvements, NYC DOT developed a plan to install a protected bicycle path on Broadway and Whitehall St. The proposed design included the addition of new commercial loading, pedestrian spaces and signal timing improvements at John St and Vesey St. The proposed southbound bike lane is separated from moving vehicles by channelization, delineators and new parking at feasible locations. The proposed design alleviates demand for commercial loading along the corridor, provides pedestrian crossings, organizes the roadway and provides a more direct, safe connection from City Hall to Battery Park.

Broadway, Whitehall Street, City Hall to Battery Park Bicycle Connection - Street Design Checklist (pdf) Broadway, Whitehall Street, City Hall to Battery Park Bicycle Connection - presented to Manhattan Community Board 1 on October 2019 (pdf)

Central Park South, Grand Army Plaza

Pedestrian Mobility and Safety

NYC DOT proposed pedestrian safety improvements on Central Park South/59th St and Grand Army Plaza. The project proposed converting 59th St to one way eastbound from Grand Army Plaza to 5th Ave and installing pedestrian curb extension on north curb of 59th St for this block. The project also proposed widening horse only lane on Central Park South to 11’, installing pedestrian space around Citibike Station on Grand Army Plaza, and installing full sidewalk extension on north curb of 58th St between Grand Army Plaza and 5th Ave. This project aimed to increase pedestrian safety, simplify traffic movements, and increase pedestrian space in high volume pedestrian tourist area.

Central Park South, Grand Army Plaza - presented to Manhattan Community Board 5 in June 2020 (pdf)

Central Park West, Columbus Circle to Frederick Douglass Circle

Bicycle Route Projects

In response to community requests, NYC DOT proposed safety improvements on Central Park West between Columbus Circle and Frederick Douglass Circle. The project added a northbound protected bike lane by removing parking along the east side of Central Park West. In addition to the protected bike lanes, the updated street design included shorter crossing distances, updated signal timing, and maintained access to bus stops while maintaining traffic capacity along the corridor. The project offers a safe, comfortable transportation option with connections to the bike network, subway stations, bus stops and other popular destinations along the corridor.

Central Park West, Columbus Circle to Frederick Douglass Circle - Street Design Checklist (pdf) Central Park West, Columbus Circle to Frederick Douglass Circle - presented to Community Board 7 Transportation Committee on June 11, 2019 (pdf)

Harlem Bicycle Network & Safety Improvements

Bicycle Route Projects

In response to community requests through various outreach processes, NYC DOT proposed to install new bike lanes in Harlem’s Community Board 7, 9, 10 and 11 to establish a neighborhood bike network, improve access to key destinations, and improve safety for all street users. Despite the lack of bike facilities, the number of cyclists using Cathedral Pkwy/110th St exceeded 1,000 on weekend days. The volume of cyclists in the neighborhood continued to grow as bike share expanded to Harlem in Summer 2017. The proposal included east and westbound bike lanes on Cathedral Pkwy (Riverside Dr and Frederick Douglass Circle), eastbound bike lane on 110th St (Frederick Douglass Circle and A New St), westbound shared lane on 110th St (Frederick Douglass Blvd and 5th Ave), westbound bike lanes on 111th St (FDR Service Rd and Frederick Douglass Blvd). The proposal also included bike lanes on 126th St (2nd Ave and Amsterdam Ave), and 128th St (2nd Ave and Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd). On 5th Ave between Marcus Garvey Park and Central Park, NYC DOT proposed a corridor re-design that removed one travel lane to create a parking protected two-way bike lane and pedestrian safety improvements.

Harlem Bicycle Network & Safety Improvements - Street Design Checklist (pdf) Harlem Bicycle Network & Safety Improvements - presented to Manhattan Community Board 11 in February 2018 (pdf) Harlem Bicycle Network & Safety Improvements - presented to Manhattan Community Board 7 Transportation Committee in November 2017 (pdf) Harlem Bicycle Network & Safety Improvements - presented to Manhattan Community Board 10 in October 2017 (pdf) Harlem Bicycle Network & Safety Improvements - presented to Manhattan Community Board 10 in September 2017 (pdf) Harlem Bicycle Network & Safety Improvements - presented to Manhattan Community Board 11 in September 2017 (pdf) Harlem Bicycle Network & Safety Improvements - presented to Manhattan Community Board 10 in June 2017 (pdf) Harlem Bicycle Network & Safety Improvements - presented to Manhattan Community Board 7 in June 2017 (pdf) Harlem Bicycle Network & Safety Improvements - presented to Manhattan Community Board 11 in June 2017 (pdf) Cathedral Parkway Bike Lanes & Safety Improvements - presented to Manhattan Community Board 9 in June 2017 (pdf)

Riverside Drive, 155th Street to 161st Street

Pedestrian Mobility and Safety

NYC DOT proposed pedestrian safety and accessibility improvements on Riverside Drive between 155th Street and 161st Street. This project proposed a lane reduction between 155th Street to 158th Street, painted curb extensions, concrete islands and medians, new crossings, and a two-way to one-way conversion between 158th Street and Riverside Drive West. This proposal aimed to provide safer, shorter pedestrian crossings, increase visibility, and clarify traffic movements.

Riverside Drive, 155th Street to 161st Street - presented to Manhattan Community Board 12 Transportation Committee in September 2020 (pdf) Riverside Drive, 155th Street to 161st Street - Street Street Design Checklist (pdf) Riverside Drive, 155th Street to 161st Street - presented to Manhattan Community Board 12 in May 2020 (pdf)

Second Avenue, East 43rd Street to East 34th Street

Bicycle Route Projects

NYC DOT updated Community Board 6 on its efforts to create a continuous protected bike lane along 2nd Avenue in Manhattan, including the project that was installed last year between E 68th St. to E 59th St./Queenboro Bridge entrance. NYC DOT also updated Community Board 6 on Covid-19 Response Temporary Bike Lane installed in March, 2020. In response to requests from the community, NYC DOT proposed to install a southbound curbside buffered bike lane that is parking protected during off-peak hours and improvements at the entrance of the Queens Midtown Tunnel, E 42rd St., and E 34th St. intersections. This proposal aimed to organize traffic, provide dedicated space for cyclists, and increase pedestrian safety. The proposal closed the last gap on the 2nd Ave. protected bike network.

Second Avenue, East 43rd Street to East 34th Street Manhattan - presented to Manhattan Community Board 6 Transportation Committee in July 2020 (pdf)

Sixth Avenue, 35th Street to Central Park South Protected Bike Lane

Bicycle Route Projects

At the request of Community Board 5 and elected officials, NYC DOT proposed to install a parking-protected bike lane on 6th Avenue between 35th Street and Central Park South. 6th Avenue is a Vision Zero Priority Corridor with nearly 3,500 people riding bicycles in an 18-hour period. The new configuration removed a through lane from 6th Avenue while improving left turns to prevent back-ups. High conflict intersections received split-phase signal timing with left turn lanes while lower conflict intersections were designed as offset crossings. Pedestrian islands and LPIs improve safety for people crossing 6th Avenue. NYC DOT worked with stakeholders to ensure continued building access.

6th Avenue, 35th Steet to Central Park South Protected Bike Lane - Street Design Checklist (pdf) 6th Avenue, 35th Steet to Central Park South Protected Bike Lane - presentation to Manhattan Community Board 5 in March 2020 (pdf)

St. Nicholas, Broadway & Audubon Avenues

Pedestrian Mobility and Safety

NYC DOT proposed pedestrian and bicycle safety improvements along St Nicholas Avenue from 165th St to 170th St. Improvements included painted curb extensions and islands, new crosswalks, street conversion, upgrades to existing bicycle facilities and the addition of two blocks of conventional bike lanes on Broadway. The improvements shorten crossing distances, increase visibility of pedestrians, fill a gap in the bicycle network, and clarify traffic movements.

St Nicholas, Broadway & Audubon Safety Improvements - presented to Manhattan Community Board 12 Transportation Committee on October 2019 (pdf)

Varick Street, Clarkson/Carmine Street to King Street

Complete Streets

NYC DOT implemented safety improvements on Varick Street between Clarkson/Carmine Street and King Street in the West Village/Hudson Square. This project included extending the parking-protected bike lane two blocks south from Carmine Street to West Houston Street, painted pedestrian islands at the southeast corner of Carmine Street and northeast corner of West Houston Street, and a raised-concrete splitter island for pedestrian refuge and traffic channelization on the eastbound approach of Clarkson Street to Varick Street. Additionally, the project removed the exclusive southbound right-turn lane on Varick Street at West Houston Street to provide improved lane continuity for southbound traffic, and relocated the painted neckdown on West Houston Street and Varick Street from the southwest corner to the southeast corner.

Varick St, Clarkson/Carmine St to King St Safety Improvements - presented to Manhattan Community Board 2 in May 2019 (pdf)

Queens

139th Street/Manton Street/85th Drive

Complete Streets

NYC DOT implemented safety improvements at 139th St/Manton St/85th Dr that includes concrete and painted curb extensions as well as the addition of a crosswalk. It shortened pedestrian crossing distance and calmed traffic.

139th St/Manton St/85th Dr Safety Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 8 on June 2019 (pdf)

Crescent Street, Queens Plaza North to Hoyt Avenue North

Bicycle Route Projects

NYC DOT proposed bicycle safety improvements on Crescent Street from Queens Plaza North to Hoyt Avenue North to provide a continuous, protected bicycle route through Astoria. Improvements included a new two-way protected bicycle path, shortened pedestrian crossing distances with painted islands and a concrete curb extension, better traffic organization and alignment with right turn bays, updated curb regulations, signal timing updates and a one-way conversion. This project closed gaps in the bike network by connecting the Queensboro Bridge and the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge, and reduces conflicts between bicycles, pedestrians and drivers.

Crescent Street, Queens Plaza North to Hoyt Avenue North - Street Design Checklist (pdf) Crescent Street, Queens Plaza North to Hoyt Avenue North - presentation to Queens Community Board 1 in June 2020 (pdf)

Cross Bay Boulevard, Addabbo Bridge to East 6th Road (Jamaica Bay Greenway Connector)

Bicycle Route Projects

In response to community requests for traffic calming, NYC DOT proposed safety enhancements to Cross Bay Boulevard on Broad Channel. The proposal included narrowed travel lanes, protected bicycle lanes between East 1st Road and Joseph P. Addabbo Memorial Bridge, and a new bicycle path crossing at East 6th Road to improve access to the Jamaica Bay Greenway and the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge.

Cross Bay Blvd, Addabbo Bridge to E 6 Rd Safety Improvements - Street Design Checklist (pdf) Cross Bay Blvd, Addabbo Bridge to E 6 Rd Safety Improvements - presented to Queens Community Board 14 in February 2020 (pdf) Cross Bay Blvd, Addabbo Bridge to E 6 Rd Safety Improvements - presented to Broad Channel Civic Association in December 2019 (pdf)

Cross Bay Boulevard, East 21st Road

Bicycle Route Projects

NYC DOT proposed protected bicycle lanes and intersection improvements on Cross Bay Boulevard from East 20th Road to Cross Bay Bridge entrance. This project aimed to establish a two-way jersey barrier-protected bike connection to East 21st Road and Van Brunt Road, where the Cross Bay Bridge pedestrian walkway can be accessed. The proposal shortened the pedestrian crossing distance across the southern leg of Cross Bay Boulevard, and formalized turning operations at the intersections of Cross Bay Boulevard with East 20th Road as well as East 20th Road, making vehicular movements safer and more predictable.

Cross Bay Boulevard, East 21st Road - Street Design Checklist (pdf)

Kosciuszko Bridge Bike Connections

Bicycle Route Projects

NYC DOT proposed new bike connections in anticipation of the new shared use, bicycle and pedestrian path opening on the Kosciuszko Bridge. These routes include dedicated space for cyclists where feasible, improving the bike connections from the Kosciuszko Bridge Path to the existing bike network in both Queens and Brooklyn. On the Queens side, this also includes additional north-south routes to Queens Blvd. NYC DOT will continue to look at improving the bike network connecting to the Kosciuszko Bridge, and will also continue to work with State DOT to provide a seamless and safe bike and pedestrian connection off the Kosciuszko Bridge Path entrance.

Kosciuszko Bridge Bike Connections - presented to Queens Community Board 2 in June 2019 (pdf) Kosciuszko Bridge Bike Connections - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 1 on May 21, 2019 (pdf) Kosciuszko Bridge Bike Connections - presented to Queens Community Board 2 in April 2019 (pdf) Kosciuszko Bridge Bike Connections - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 1 in April 2019 (pdf)

Myrtle Avenue, St. Nicholas Avenue to Central Avenue

Complete Streets

NYC DOT proposed safety improvements on Myrtle Avenue between St. Nicholas Avenue and Central Avenue in Ridgewood, Queens. This project included the installation of four painted curb extensions at three intersections, two additional crosswalks, and left turn traffic calming on the corridor. These improvements increase safety on the corridor by creating shorter, safer crossings for pedestrians and encouraging slower, safer turns for vehicles, reducing conflicts at intersections. These changes also improve the pedestrian network and provide additional pedestrian space along the busy commercial corridor.

Myrtle Ave, St Nicholas Ave to Central Ave - presented to Queens Community Board 5 Transportation Committee April 23, 2019 (pdf)

Northern Boulevard, 71st Street to 112th Street

Complete Streets

NYC DOT proposed pedestrian safety improvements on Northern Boulevard from 71st Street to 112th Street. Northern Blvd is a Vision Zero Priority Corridor due to its high rate of pedestrian fatalities and severe injuries. This project proposed concrete pedestrian safety islands at 71st Street, 73rd Street, 75th Street, 97th Street, and 112th Street. This proposal aimed to provide safer, shorter pedestrian crossings and slow vehicle turns.

Northern Boulevard from 71st Street to 112th Street - presented to Queens Community Board 3 in June 2020 (pdf)

Staten Island

Goethals Bridge Connections

Bicycle Route Projects

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and NYC DOT implemented a shared route for pedestrians and bicyclists to access the newly opened Goethals Bridge Shared Path. The project connected the bridge to the intersection of Goethals Rd N and Forest Ave, by widening sidewalks to accommodate bicycle traffic and adding a two-way parking protected path along Gulf Ave. The Goethals Bridge provides a new connection to New Jersey for city cyclists and pedestrians.

Goethals Bridge Connections - presented to Staten Island Community Board 2 on October 2019 (pdf) Goethals Bridge Connections - presented to Staten Island Community Board 1 on September 2019 (pdf)

Hylan Boulevard, Lincoln Avenue to Nelson Avenue – Better Buses Restart

Better Buses

NYC DOT proposed to extend curbside bus lanes on Hylan Boulevard, from Lincoln Avenue to Nelson Avenue. The new bus lanes improve speed and reliability of bus journeys on this critical transit corridor. Hylan Boulevard is a major inter-borough connection between Staten Island, Brooklyn, and Manhattan. The corridor serves 11 bus routes and carries an average of 32,500 weekday riders.

Hylan Boulevard, Lincoln Avenue to Nelson Avenue – Better Buses Restart - presented to the Hylan Boulevard Bus Lane Extension Community Advisory Board in November 2020 (pdf) Hylan Boulevard Bus Lanes Overview (pdf) Hylan Boulevard, Lincoln Avenue to Nelson Avenue – Better Buses Restart - presented to the Hylan Boulevard Bus Lane Extension Community Advisory Board in August 2020 (pdf) Hylan Boulevard, Lincoln Avenue to Nelson Avenue – Better Buses Restart - presented to the Hylan Boulevard Bus Lane Extension Community Advisory Board in July 2020 (pdf) Submit questions or comments about the Hylan Boulevard Bus Lane Extension

Willowbrook Road

School Safety

Following community requests, NYC DOT School Safety proposed to improve pedestrian safety on Willowbrook Rd between Crafton Avenue and Forest Hill Road. The proposal added a painted curb extension on the south curb of Willowbrook Rd, where no sidewalk exists, to create a safe and vital connection for students and other pedestrians traveling to the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities campus.

Willowbrook Rd School Safety Improvements - presented to Staten Island Community Board 2 Transportation Committee in May 2018 (pdf)

Citywide

Connecting Communities: A Vision for the Harlem River Bridges

Bicycle Route Projects

Beginning in the summer of 2015, the New York City Department of Transportation's Office of Bicycle and Pedestrian Programs led a community-driven planning process to increase pedestrian and bicycle safety and mobility between Manhattan and the Bronx across the Harlem River bridges. Through workshops, surveys, and mobile outreach, combined with technical analysis, NYC DOT has identified feasible, potential transportation improvements to create a continuous cross-borough user experience, incorporating bridge paths, on-street approaches, wayfinding and lighting.

Download the Connecting Communities: A Vision for the Harlem River Bridges Final Report (pdf) Connecting Communities: A Vision for the Harlem River Bridges March 2016 Workshop Presentation (pdf)