Current Projects

DOT generally presents projects at community board meetings where the public can ask questions and provide feedback. To find out more about these meetings check the Events Calendar or contact your local community board. See older projects from recent years: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Contact DOT if you have a question, comment or concern about a project

Complete Streets

Willoughby and DeKalb Aves – Pedestrian Access Improvements

DOT is proposing pedestrian access improvements in the neighborhood of Fort Greene. The project includes a stop sign and crossing at Washington Park and DeKalb at the entrance to Fort Greene Park. Enhanced Crossings will be installed at the intersections of St Edwards St and Auburn Pl, Willoughby Ave and Waverly Ave, Willoughby Ave at the entrance to Pratt Institute, Willoughby Ave at Emerson Pl, and midblock on DeKalb Ave at the B38 bus stop. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn CB 2 Transportation Committee in June 2017)

3rd Ave and E 143rd St Pedestrian Safety Enhancements

DOT is proposing 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. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Bronx CB 1 Land Use Committee in June 2017)

Eastern Parkway, Washington Av to Ralph Av – Safety Improvements and Service Road Signalization

DOT is proposing safety and traffic improvements along Eastern Parkway between Washington Av and Ralph Av. The project includes adding traffic and pedestrian signals to 17 intersections that are currently stop-controlled. At one-way cross streets, the plan would add dedicated right turn lanes with right turn signals on the mainline that would allow for calmer turns with fewer conflicts. Turns from the mainline would be fully separated from pedestrians and traffic crossing on the service roads and between the malls. Crosswalks with pedestrian signals would be added between the north malls. At Bedford Av and Rochester Av, the right turns from the mainline would be restricted in both directions. At Buffalo Av the westbound right turn from the mainline would be restricted. Diversion signage would be provided to offer alternative routes. The proposal also includes the addition of two rubber removal pedestrian islands at Franklin Av and Nostrand Av. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn CB 9 Transportation Committee in June 2017)

Meeker Avenue–Union Ave to Graham Ave

DOT is proposing a series of safety and mobility improvements along Meeker Avenue between Union Ave to Graham Ave. This project proposes to continue the work DOT installed between Metropolitan Ave and Union Ave. Improvements include sidewalk extensions with new crosswalks, clarified lane markings and modified traffic patterns. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn CB 1 Transportation Committee in June 2017)

7 Av, W 42 St – W 34 St Sidewalk Widening and Safety Improvements

DOT is proposing pedestrian congestion reduction and safety improvements along 7 Av between W 42 St and W 34 St. The project includes widening the western sidewalk with epoxied gravel, protected by a row of flexible delineators, planters, and granite blocks. Epoxied gravel curb extensions would be 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) would be added throughout the corridor. 2 bus boarding islands would be added at bus stop locations to improve bus operations and reduce sidewalk crowding. In addition, a No Standing 7am-9am curb regulation would be added to the western curb to improve mobility during peak hours. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan CB 5 Transportation Committee in May 2017)

Flatbush Ave and Atlantic Ave

DOT is proposing 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 includes 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. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn CB 2 Transportation Committee in May 2017)

111 Ave–Van Wyck Expressway to Guy Brewer Blvd Traffic Calming Improvements

DOT is proposing traffic calming improvements on 111 Ave from Van Wyck Expressway to Guy Brewer Blvd. DOT will install a 4’ flush median, parking lane stripes, and additional channelization at select intersections. The new markings plan will better organize traffic and discourage speeding, improving safety for all road users. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens CB 12 Transportation Committee in May 2017)

Boston Road, Waring Avenue to Pelham Parkway North

In response to community requests and Vision Zero priority NYCDOT is proposing 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. NYCDOT is proposing 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. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Bronx Community Board 6 in May 2017)

Queens Blvd – Eliot Ave to Yellowstone Blvd Safety Improvements

DOT is proposing robust safety improvements on Queens Boulevard between Eliot Ave and Yellowstone Blvd. Proposed safety improvements are based on community feedback and crash history. This project proposes to continue the work DOT installed between Roosevelt Ave and Eliot Ave in 2015 and 2016 and also lays the groundwork for a $100 million capital investment on Queens Boulevard, a Vision Zero Priority Corridor, as part of the de Blasio Administration’s Great Streets initiative. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens Community Board 6 in May 2017) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens CB 6 Transportation Committee in May 2017)

Broadway (W 155th St to W 170th St), Corridor Safety Improvements

DOT is proposing corridor safety improvements on Broadway from W 155th St to W 170th St in Washington Heights. Broadway is a Vision Zero Priority Corridor and this 15 block area includes 5 Priority Intersections. The proposals includes 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 are intended to shorten crossing distances, clarify vehicle movements, encourage slower, safer turns, and reduce conflicts between vehicles and pedestrians. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan CB 12 Transportation Committee in May 2017)

188th St and 73rd Ave - Pedestrian Safety Improvements

DOT is proposing safety improvements at the intersection of 188th St and 73rd Ave. The proposal includes 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 will also be installed on 188th St onto eastbound 73rd Ave. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens CB 11 Transportation Committee in April 2017)

Cropsey Ave – Bay Parkway to 26th Ave Traffic Calming Improvements

DOT is proposing traffic calming improvements on Cropsey Ave from Bay Parkway to 26th Ave. DOT will install two pedestrian refuge islands, ten expanded median tips, a bus-boarding island between 24th Ave and Bay 37th St, painted pedestrian space on Harway Ave between Bay 37th St, and Bay 38th St, wide parking lane stripes, and channelization along the existing median. The improvements will shorten crossing distance on Cropsey Ave, better organize traffic, discourage speeding, improve bus operations, and improve safety for all road users. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn CB 11 Transportation Committee in April 2017)

Broadway at Van Cortlandt Park Safety and Mobility Improvements

DOT is proposing corridor safety improvements along Broadway from W 242nd St to the Westchester County line. The proposal looks 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 is also proposing pedestrian safety islands and bus islands to make shorter, safer pedestrian crossings. The DOT is also making targeted intersection improvements at Mosholu Avenue, Henry Hudson Parkway and Manhattan College Parkway. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Bronx CB 8 Transportation Committee in May 2017) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Bronx CB 8 Transportation Committee in April 2017)

115 Ave – Rockaway Boulevard to Van Wyck Expressway Traffic Calming Improvements

DOT is proposing traffic calming improvements on 115 Ave from Rockaway Boulevard to Van Wyck Expressway. DOT will install a 4’ flush median, parking lane stripes, and additional channelization at the select intersection. The new markings plan will complement the new traffic signal at 115 Ave and 130 St, helping better organize traffic and discourage speeding, improving safety for all road users. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens CB 10 Transportation Committee in April 2017)

Baychester Ave-E 241 St Corridor Safety Improvements

Baychester Ave is a Vision Zero Priority Corridor with 7.9 Pedestrian Killed or Severely Injured (KSI) crashes per mile. This proposal calms traffic on Baychester Ave and E 241 St, installs four pedestrian islands, and adds 2.6 lane miles to the bicycle network. These improvements will 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 will redesign 0.9 miles of a Vision Zero Priority Corridor. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Bronx CB 12 Transportation Committee in April 2017)

Cherry St and Water St – Two Bridges Pedestrian Access Improvementss

DOT is proposing safety improvements on Cherry st between the FDR Service Rd and Jackson St and on Water St from Gouverneur Slip West to Gouverneur Slip East. The proposal includes a stop control and crossing midblock on Cherry St at the entrance to Corlears Hook Park and two Enhanced Crossings on Jackson St at Cherry St. Sharrows will be marked westbound on Cherry St from the end of the bike lane to the FDR Service Rd to Jackson St and northbound on Jackson St to the shared lanes on Madison St. Three Enhanced Crossings will also implemented at the intersections of Water St and Gouverneur Slip West and Gouverneur Slip East. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 3 in April 2017)

Merrick Blvd - Springfield Blvd to Hook Creek Blvd Corridor Safety Improvements

DOT is proposing safety improvements on Merrick Blvd in Queens between Springfield Blvd and Hook Creek Blvd (Ocean Ave). The proposal includes extending the existing center median into the crosswalk at multiple locations along the corridor to shorten crossing distances and give pedestrians a safe place to wait. The project will also improve markings on the corridor to clarify vehicles movements and discourage speeding. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens Community Board 13 in April 2017)

E 138 St, Exterior St to 3 Av - Corridor Safety, Access, and Mobility Improvements

DOT is proposing corridor safety improvements along E 138 St between the Madison Avenue Bridge and 3 Avenue in the Bronx. The proposal includes 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 would better organize traffic, reduce congestion, and improve traffic flow. The changes would calm traffic, shorten pedestrian crossing distances, expand pedestrian space, improve bicycle connections, and enhance safety for all roadway users. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Bronx Community Board 1 in March 2017)

Franklin Avenue – Eastern Parkway to Empire Blvd Safety Improvements

The proposed safety improvements on Franklin Avenue will create a more organized street that is safer and more predictable for all road users. Removal of excess vehicular capacity will enable installation of a standard width travel lane and wider parking lanes, making it safer and more comfortable for drivers; new and upgraded enhanced crossings at Union St and at Carroll St will provide safer, shorter crossings for pedestrians; and addition of a bike lane will provide a dedicated space for cyclists. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 9 in March 2017)

Corporal Kennedy St/23rd Ave Pedestrian Project

In response to numerous requests from the public, including Community Board 7 and elected officials, DOT is proposing pedestrian safety improvements along Corporal Kennedy Street and 23rd Ave between 26th Avenue and Bell Boulevard. The project area includes the intersection of Corporal Kennedy Street and 26th Avenue where DOT is proposing concrete curb extensions at the NE and SW corners, and the intersection of 211th Street and 23rd Avenue, where the DOT is proposing concrete curb extensions on both corners, pedestrian refuge islands, and an enhanced crossing. Wide parking lane lines are proposed along the corridor to help organize and calm traffic. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens Community Board 7 TC in March 2017)

Amsterdam Avenue - 110th St to 162nd St Safety Improvements

The proposal for Amsterdam Avenue from 110th St to 162nd St is a street improvement project designed to improve safety along the corridor and addressing a gap in the cycling network. Improvements include concrete pedestrian refuge islands, updated parking regulations and dedicated left turn lanes. These improvements combined will shorten crossing distances, organize traffic, and improve bicycle safety. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan CB 9 Executive Committee in May 2017) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 12 in March 2017) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 9 in March 2017)

Fulton Street Bus and Pedestrian Improvements

Thousands of pedestrians and bus passengers travel on Fulton Street in Brooklyn every day. DOT is proposing safety and bus infrastructure improvements for the corridor. Download a slideshow about the project (Presented to Brooklyn CB 2 Transportation Committee in June 2017) Download a slideshow about the project (Presented to Brooklyn CB 2 Transportation Committee in February 2017)

Park Lane South Safety Improvements

In response to numerous requests from Community Board 9, the Kew Gardens Civic Association, and elected officials, DOT is proposing safety improvements in the Kew Gardens and Richmond Hill area of Queens. The project area includes 4 intersections along Park Lane S, including Beverly Rd, Metropolitan Av, 115 St, and Myrtle Av in addition to 2 intersections along Grenfell St, including Lefferts Blvd and Onslow Pl / 82 Av. The proposal includes a new traffic signal to provide access to Forest Park, signal timing changes to enhance pedestrian safety, and concrete elements and markings to calm traffic. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens CB 9 Transportation Committee in March 2017) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Kew Gardens Civic Association in February 2017)

Grand Concourse - 175th St to Fordham Rd Capital Project Phase 4

DOT hosted a community workshop in conjunction with Bronx Community Board 5 to identify community concerns about traffic safety issues along the Grand Concourse between 175th St and Fordham Rd. The project would enhance safety and quality of life for all roadway users through the reduction of traffic speeds, widening and greening of the medians, re-configuration of bike lanes, and other traffic calming elements based on community feedback. It will also bring both the service roads and mainline up to a state of good repair through reconstruction and resurfacing. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented at a Bronx Community Workshop in January 2017)

Queens Boulevard Corridor Safety Improvements

DOT presented on corridor safety improvements implemented on Queens Blvd in 2015 and 2016 as well as outreach plans, including the upcoming safety workshop, for Queens Blvd in 2017. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens Community Board 6 in January 2017)

77th Ave at 81st St Pedestrian Safety Improvements

In response to a request from the Community Board, DOT is proposing to add two stop signs on 77th Ave at 81st St and to reverse 81st St between 78th Ave and 77th Ave. The crosswalks for the intersection will be reconfigured to provide more direct and safer pedestrian access to the staircase for pedestrians using the 80th St overpass. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens CB 5 Transportation Committee in February 2016)

116th St Corridor Safety Improvements

DOT is proposing safety enhancements on 116th Street between Lenox Ave and Madison Ave. The proposal for E 116th St and Madison Ave—a Vision Zero Priority Intersection—includes installing a pedestrian safety island and painted curb extension in the north crosswalk on Madison Ave, designating the left lane on Madison Ave approaching E 116th St as left turn only, and installing plastic bollards on the double yellow line behind the west crosswalk. The proposal for W 116th St and Lenox Ave—also a Vision Zero Priority Intersection—would restrict two low-volume left turns and extend the medians in the north and south crosswalks. These improvements would shorten crossing distances and create safer turns, reducing conflicts between motor vehicles and pedestrians, at both intersections. At E 116th St and 5th Ave, DOT is proposing to install a left turn signal for turns from westbound E 116th St onto 5th Ave to improve safety for drivers and pedestrians. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan CB 10 Transportation Committee in December 2016) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan CB 11 Transportation Committee in November 2016)

Adams Street Southbound Service Road Queue Jump Signal

In order to address safety issues on Adams Street between Fulton Mall and Johnson Street, DOT examined potential solutions to the complex three-lane merge that the B25, B38 (LTD), and B52 buses traveling south on Adams Street currently make from curbside stops in the service road to the southbound left turn bay at the Fulton Mall intersection. DOT’s signal timing proposal to address this issue gives the service road a 10 second queue jump signal (leading green), allowing buses and general traffic in the service road to merge while main roadway traffic is held. DOT believes this proposal will result in safer bus operations, with only minimal effects on Adams Street southbound traffic. Download a slideshow about the project(pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn CB 2 Transportation & Public Safety Committee in February 2016)

Broadway - Isham St/W 211th St and Seaman Ave at W 214th St Pedestrian Safety Improvements

In response to community requests, DOT has developed pedestrian safety improvements at two Inwood intersections. The proposed changes will create safer, more direct crossings, increase pedestrian space and accessibility, clarify vehicular turning movements, and improve visibility. The plan also includes a reversal of W 211th St between Broadway and 10th St from eastbound to westbound. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan CB 12 Transportation Committee in May 2016)

Bruckner Blvd & East 138th St, Randall’s Island Connection Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Improvements

This project proposes pedestrian and bicycle safety improvements connecting Mott Haven, Port Morris and Randall’s Island. At the Vision Zero Priority Intersection of Bruckner Blvd and E 138th St, improved signal timing, expanded medians and shorter pedestrian crossings will calm traffic and improve conditions for all road users. The proposed protected bicycle lanes and pedestrian safety improvements on Willow Ave, E 132nd St, E 133rd St and St Ann’s Ave will establish safe, visible routes for cyclists and pedestrians between Mott Haven and the recently opened Randall’s Island Connector, greatly improving access to the recreational and natural resources of Randall’s Island Park. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Bronx Community Board 1 in June 2016)

Castle Hill Ave Corridor Safety Improvements

Castle Hill Ave is a Vision Zero Priority Corridor with 7.9 Pedestrian Killed or Severely Injured (KSI) crashes per mile. The proposal will calm the corridor between East Tremont Ave and Westchester Ave, and between Bruckner Expy and Hart St, and add 1 pedestrian island, 1 curb extension, and 1 refuge expansion which will provide safer pedestrian crossings, create simpler, safer left turns from cross streets, and reduce motor vehicle and pedestrian conflict. Bike lanes are also proposed. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Bronx Community Board 9 in February 2016)

Conduit Blvd - Atlantic Ave to Sutter Ave Traffic Calming and Safety Improvements

Conduit Blvd in Brooklyn acts as a connector between Atlantic Ave and the Belt Parkway, cutting through the neighborhoods of East New York and Ozone Park. The highway-like design of Conduit Blvd has high crash rates and makes it a daunting environment for pedestrians trying to access adjacent transit, schools, and other community destinations. DOT’s plan to calm speeding vehicles, make pedestrian crossings safer, and improve neighborhood connectivity includes improvements such as a speed limit reduction, new signalized intersections, and sidewalk extensions. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 5 in June 2016) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn CB 5’s Transportation Committee in June 2016) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn CB 5’s Transportation Committee in May 2016)

Downtown Jamaica Streetscape Plan

NYCDOT held a public workshop and open house on June 21, 2016 at the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning to gather input and feedback from the community on how best to improve the streetscapes in Downtown Jamaica for residents, commuters, workers and visitors. In coordination with the Jamaica NOW! Action Plan, a critical goal of the effort is creating a community- driven streetscape plan that prioritizes locations for potential future capital investment in Downtown Jamaica. Attendees were able to meet with city agencies, the Regional Plan Association and review the existing condition assessment prepared by ARUP consultants. Concurrent with public feedback and comments, DOT will be evaluating existing vehicular and pedestrian conditions, lighting, traffic congestion and transit passenger waiting areas to address issues residents, businesses and visitors face each day. The vision for a new Downtown Jamaica will prioritize the needs of all road users, especially pedestrians. DOT will be developing design concepts based on community feedback and will unveil the visions for a new Downtown Jamaica Streetscape in fall 2016. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented at the Public Workshop in June 2016) Download the boards from the public open house (pdf) (Presented at the Public Workshop in June 2016)

East Fordham Road Corridor Safety Improvements

NYCDOT is proposing corridor safety improvements on E. Fordham Rd. in the Bronx between Washington Ave. and Southern Blvd. The proposal includes the construction of new concrete pedestrian refuge islands at select intersections, as well as construction of concrete and painted curb extensions, shortening crossing distances for pedestrians. The proposal also includes the addition of new crosswalks, which will improve access to transit, and improved markings intended to clarify vehicle movements and reduce speeding. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Bronx Community Board 6 in January 2016)

East Tremont Ave - Van Nest Ave to Unionport Rd Traffic Calming and Safety Improvements

Continuing upon previous safety improvements along the E. Tremont Ave corridor NYCDOT is proposing traffic calming and safety improvements on E. Tremont Ave from Devoe Ave to Unionport Rd. The proposal includes installing pedestrian islands and medians, new lane markings and parking lane stripes to calm speeding traffic and shorten crossing distances. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Bronx Community Board 9 in April 2016 and to CB11 in May 2016)

Far Rockaway (Downtown)- Mott Avenue Urban Design and Street Reconstruction

NYCDOT, DDC and Councilmember Richard’s office hosted an open house on November 5th, 2015 in Far Rockaway to present an overview of the Downtown Far Rockaway Urban Design and Street Reconstruction Project. The project, a priority Vision Zero location, is aimed at enhancing the public realm by implementing a comprehensive urban design plan and streetscape improvements that will encourage safer, more inviting pedestrian experience while employing sustainable, energy-efficient and visually appealing street design elements. The district’s current and potential role in serving as a transit hub for the CBD and peninsula is a key component of the area’s revitalization and design plan. The project will include full street reconstruction in conjunction with new storm and sanitary sewers, new curbs, sidewalks and expanded pedestrian spaces throughout the downtown. Preliminary design is expected to be completed by Summer 2016. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens CB 14 Transportation Committee May 2016) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens CB 14 Transportation Committee January 2016)

Gerritsen Ave Corridor Safety Improvements

In response to a history of pedestrian and cyclist injuries on the corridor, DOT has proposed safety improvements on Gerritsen Ave between Avenue X and its southern terminus. This proposal will add 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 will create shorter, safer crossing for pedestrians, provide a bicycle route connecting the Gerritsen Beach neighborhood with local amenities, reduce speeding, discourage driving in the median, improve bus operations and increase safety for all users of Gerritsen Ave. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented in October 2016)

Greeley Ave Corridor Traffic Calming

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, DOT is proposing safety improvements along the corridor. The main feature of the proposal are 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 are also proposed to slow vehicles turning onto Greeley Ave. The plan aims to calm traffic and enhance the neighborhood character of the street. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Community Board 2 Transporation Committee in May 2017) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Midland Beach Civic Association in November 2016)

Grand Ave Traffic Calming with Bicycle Lanes

As Grand Ave is a Vision Zero Priority Corridor and the intersection of 71st St and Grand Ave is a Vision Zero Priority Intersection, DOT is responding to requests from the Community and Elected Officials to build out a concrete sidewalk extension at Mazeau St and Grand Ave, at 54th Ave and 69th Pl/69th Ln, to convert Mazeau St to one-way southbound, as well as reversing parts of 70th St, 57th Rd, and 71st St, and to add bicycle lanes on Grand Ave between 69th St and 74th St. These improvements will address safety concerns throughout the corridor. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens CB 5 Transportation Committee in February 2016)

Grand Concourse – 138th St to 158th St Corridor Safety Improvements

DOT is proposing corridor safety improvements along the Grand Concourse between 138th St and 158th St. The proposal includes installing 14 concrete and 2 painted median tip extensions at intersections along the corridor to calm traffic and shorten pedestrian crossings. The street would be 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 would be 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 would be installed and the northeast curb would be extended to improve the alignment of the northbound bus stop and increase pedestrian space. The changes would calm traffic, reduce speeding, shorten pedestrian crossing distances, provide better refuge for pedestrians, and improve safety for all roadway users. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Bronx Community Board 4 in March 2016) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Bronx Community Board 1 in March 2016) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Bronx Community Board 4 in March 2016)

Hillside Avenue - Sutphin Blvd to 179 Pl Corridor Safety Improvements

Hillside Ave is a Vision Zero Priority Corridor with 7.7 Pedestrian Killed or Severely Injured (KSI) crashes per mile. This proposal will add 7 pedestrian islands which will provide safer pedestrian crossings, create simpler, safer left turns from cross streets, and reduce motor vehicle and pedestrian conflict. At 4 intersections where the addition of an island is not feasible, a Hardened Centerline will be added to help calm left turning vehicles from the cross street onto Hillside Ave. The project will redesign 1.4 miles of a Vision Zero Priority Corridor and three Priority Intersections. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens Community Board 12 in February 2016)

Jamaica Ave - Jackie Robinson Pkwy Intersection Safety and Mobility Improvements

DOT is proposing safety and mobility improvements for the intersection of Jamaica Ave, Pennsylvania Ave, Bushwick Ave, and the Jackie Robinson Pkwy. Proposed improvements include installing new crosswalks and pedestrian signals to accommodate pedestrian desire lines; shortening pedestrian crossing distances on Jamaica Ave; improving traffic flow on Pennsylvania Ave, Jamaica Ave and southbound Jackie Robinson Pkwy; simplifying the traffic signal display for northbound Pennsylvania Ave; and adding parking on Jamaica Ave. This proposal will create safer pedestrian crossings and safer conditions for motor vehicle operators and improve traffic flow at this complicated, busy intersection. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn CB 5 Transportation Committee in April 2016)

Kappock St Pedestrian Safety Improvements

Following requests from the a local senior center, day school and additional members of the community to clarify Kappock St in the Bronx for pedestrians, DOT is proposing safety improvements. The improvements include new concrete pedestrian spaces, high-visibility crosswalks, additional parking and separating vehicular movements. The proposed improvements will tighten the intersection, shorten pedestrian crossings and reduce turning vehicle conflicts. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Bronx CB 8’s Transportation Committee in May 2016)

Lincoln Square Safety Improvement Study

DOT presented to CB 7 Traffic and Transportation Committee on June 14, 2016 a proposal for pedestrian safety enhancements and traffic direction changes in the Lincoln Square area. The proposal impacts the direction of traffic on West 60th Street (West End to Columbus), 62nd Street (Amsterdam to Columbus) and 64th Street (West End to Amsterdam). Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan CB 7 Transportation Committee in June 2016)

Linden Blvd – Van Sinderen Ave to 78 St Corridor Safety Improvements

DOT is proposing a set of safety improvements on 2.4 miles of Linden Blvd between Van Sinderen Ave and 78 St in Brooklyn. The corridor ranks in the top 10% of Brooklyn corridors by KSI (persons killed or severely injured) per mile among pedestrians, bicyclists, and motor vehicle occupants. Since 2009, there have been four traffic fatalities on this portion of the corridor. The proposal includes upgraded makings and signage, new dedicated left turn phases, and numerous concrete median improvements. The proposal will create shorter and safer pedestrian crossings, safer left turns, discourage speeding, and better define the roadway. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 5 in March 2016)

Madison Avenue at 96th Street Traffic, Bus, and Safety Improvements

In response to community concerns about traffic and pedestrian safety, and a request from the MTA to improve street conditions for the M96 bus, this project proposes traffic, bus, and safety improvements at Madison Avenue and E 96th Street and surrounding intersections. The project area includes E 96 Street and E 97 Street from 5th Avenue to Madison Avenue, specifically looking at traffic, bus, and safety concerns associated with crosstown traffic traveling to and from Central Park. The project proposal includes ten neckdowns, a pedestrian island, curb regulation changes to improve traffic and bus movements to and from the park, and traffic signal changes to better coordinate crosstown travel. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan CB 8 Transportation Committee in April 2016) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan CB 11 Transportation Committee in March 2016)

MLK Blvd (University Ave) - W 181st Safety Improvements

NYCDOT is proposing safety improvements along MLK Blvd (University Avenue), W. Burnside Ave to W.183rd Street. Improvements include re-aligning the intersection of W. 181st St and MLK Blvd to connect directly to Hall of Fame Terrace near Bronx Community College. The alignment will shorten pedestrian crossing distances and improve traffic flow. Several sidewalks will be widened within the project area including a major expansion to Aqueduct Walk Park at W.181st Street which will receive a significant expansion. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 5 in January 2016)

Meeker Avenue Safety Improvements

In response to requests from Community Board 1, Assemblyman Lentol, Council Member Levin and Council Member Reynoso, DOT is proposing safety improvements to address gaps in the pedestrian network on Meeker Avenue from Union to Metropolitan Avenues, and safety concerns at the intersections along Metropolitan Avenue between Union Avenue and Havemeyer Street. Improvements include signal timing changes, new crosswalks, sidewalk extensions and clarified vehicular movements. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 1 in January 2016)

Northern Blvd – 105 St to 114 St Corridor Safety Improvements

In 2014, DOT constructed 11 islands on Northern Boulevard from 61 St to 102 St. At the request of CB 3 and Council Member Ferreras, DOT continued the study of improvements on Northern Boulevard to 114 St. Northern Boulevard is a Vision Zero Priority Corridor with 9.0 Pedestrian Killed or Severely Injured (KSI) crashes per mile. The proposal will add 5 pedestrian islands, which will provide safer pedestrian crossings, create simpler, safer left turns from cross streets, and reduce motor vehicle and pedestrian conflict. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens Community Board 3 in January 2016)

Northern Blvd – Honeywell St to Broadway Corridor Safety Improvements

In response to Community and Elected Official requests, DOT is proposing pedestrian safety improvement along Northern Blvd. Improvements include pedestrian refuge islands, new crosswalks, simplified vehicular movements, turn restrictions and signal timing changes. The changes will shorten existing crossings, reduce vehicular conflicts, and improve safety. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens CB 2 Transportation Committee in April 2016) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens CB 1 Transportation Committee in March 2016) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens CB 1 Transportation Committee in January 2016)

Rockaway Beach Blvd and Beach 62nd Street Pedestrian Accessibility and Safety Improvements

NYCDOT is proposing safety improvements on Rockaway Beach Blvd between Beach 62nd St and Beach 59th St. Improvements include marking high-visibility crosswalks, building concrete pedestrian safety islands and activating a traffic signal at Beach 62nd Street. The proposed improvements will increase area accessibility, and provide safer and shorter pedestrian crossings. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens Community Board 14 in March 2016)

Rockaway Blvd - 89th St to 102nd Rd Pedestrian Accessibility and Safety Improvements

Following a fatality in 2014, NYCDOT is proposing safety improvements on Rockaway Blvd between 89th St and 102nd Rd. Improvements include marking new high-visibility crosswalks and building concrete pedestrian safety islands. The proposed improvements will increase accessibility, and provide safer and shorter pedestrian crossings. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens Community Board 9 in March 2016) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens CB 9 Transportation Committee in February 2016)

Rockaway Parkway Corridor Safety Improvements

DOT is proposing safety improvements for Rockaway Parkway between Flatlands Avenue and Seaview Ave. These improvements include installing a pedestrian safety island at Flatlands Ave, a Vision Zero Priority Intersection, and a pedestrian safety island plus left turn lane at every intersection from Ave J to Ave N. At Ave J, DOT is also proposing to install a Leading Pedestrian Interval to give pedestrians a head start crossing the street. In addition, DOT is proposing to upgrade all crosswalks to high visibility and install a parking lane stripe along the corridor. This proposal will improve safety for both pedestrians and motor vehicle occupants along this Vision Zero Priority Corridor. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 18 in April 2016)

Shore Front Parkway Pedestrian Safety Improvements

DOT is proposing pedestrian improvements to Shore Front Parkway from Beach 108th St to Beach 73rd St. The plan includes added crosswalks, reconstructed medians, and other traffic calming devices to deter speeding and improve pedestrian accessibility to the newly constructed Rockaway Boardwalk. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens Community Board 14 Transportation Committee in May 2017) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens Community Board 14 in April 2017) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented at a Queens Community workshop in November 2016)

St. Johns Pl/Sterling Pl Safety Improvements

DOT is proposing safety improvements on St Johns Pl. and Sterling Pl. in Brooklyn. The proposal includes the addition of new bicycle connections, and improved markings intended to reduce speeding and create standard lane widths. The proposal also includes intersection improvements on St. Johns Pl. at Utica Ave, Eastern Pkwy. and E. New York Ave. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn CB 8 Transportation Committee in February 2016) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 8 in January 2016) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 16 in January 2016)

Terrace Place Pedestrian Improvements

In response to requests from Councilmember Lander and the community, NYC DOT is proposing safety enhancement on Terrace Place between McDonald Avenue and 18th St, as well as the intersection of Terrace Place, Windsor Place and Prospect Park Southwest. The improvements include a new concrete pedestrian triangle and curb extension at the intersection of Terrace and 19th St, updated markings, additional parking and construction of marked curb extension at Prospect Park Southwest in permanent materials. The proposal will calm traffic, create new crossing and shorten existing crossings. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 16 in January 2016)

111th Street Transportation Improvements

In response to requests from Council Member Ferreras, DOT is proposing safety and mobility enhancements to 111th Street in the vicinity of Flushing Meadows Corona Park. The improvements include new pedestrian crossings, expanded pedestrian space, additional vehicular parking spaces, a 2-way parking protected bicycle path and bicycle route connections to the 34th Avenue bicycle lanes and to the pedestrian bridge at Corona Avenue and Horace Harding Expressway. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens Community Board 4 in November 2016) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens Community Board 4 in June 2015) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens Community Board 4 in June 2015) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens Community Board 3 in May 2015) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens Community Board 4 in March 2015)

Astoria Blvd-East Elmhurst Pedestrian Improvements

In response to community requests for pedestrian improvements, DOT is proposing concrete, signal and marking improvements to Astoria Blvd from 77th St to Ditmars Blvd. The improvements include enhanced medians, upgraded markings, clearer intersection geometry, parking regulation changes and new left turn bay. Astoria Blvd is in a Vision Zero Priority Area and the proposal will provide safer opportunities to cross, calm the corridor, and increase access to the surrounding neighborhoods. Download a slideshow about the study (pdf) (Presented to Queens Community Board 3 in February 2016) Download a slideshow about the study (pdf) (Presented to Queens CB 3 Transportation Committee in January 2016) Download a slideshow about the study (pdf) (Presented in December 2015) Download a slideshow about the study (pdf) (Presented to the East Elmhurst Civic Association in November 2015) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens Community Board 3 in May 2015) Visit our Feedback Portal

Astoria Park Study Area Safety Improvements

In response to requests from Council Member Constantinides and Assembly member Simotas, DOT is studying the streets around Astoria Park for safety improvements. At the request of Council Member Constantinides, DOT attended the Astoria Park Planning Session and presented examples of safety improvements used in other parts of the city and facilitated small group discussions about issues and opportunities around Astoria Park. Ideas generated at the meeting will inform future improvements. Download a slideshow about the study (pdf) (Presented to Queens CB 1 Full Board in February 2016) Download a slideshow about the study (pdf) (Presented to Queens CB 1 Transportation Committee in January 2016) Download a slideshow about the study (pdf) (Presented in October 2015)

Broadway at Van Cortlandt Park Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Improvements

In response to a request from Council Member Andrew Cohen, DOT held a community workshop in Riverdale to discuss potential safety improvements for pedestrians and cyclists on the Broadway corridor along the west side of Van Cortlandt Park. The intent of this workshop was to identify how community members interact with Broadway and to identify safety issues that they experience. Download a slideshow about the study (pdf) (Presented in November 2015)

Cross Bay Bridge Safety Improvements

In response to community request, DOT proposes to make safety improvements, including a new signal, at Beach Channel Dr and Beach 94th St. As part of the same project, DOT proposes to create a missing and vital link in Jamaica Bay Greenway by connecting the paths in Broad Channel to those on Rockaway Beach. The design will improve safety and circulation on both sides of the Cross Bay Bridge. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to the Rockaway Civic Association in February 2015)

Fulton St and Utica Ave Intersection Safety Improvements

DOT proposes to normalize this intersection by replacing existing right-turn slip lanes and triangle islands with concrete sidewalk extensions. These improvements will slow turning vehicles, align crosswalks with pedestrian desire lines, shorten crossing distances, and provide ADA accessibility. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented at the Brooklyn CB 3 Town Hall Meeting May 2015) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn CB 3 Transportation Committee February 2015)

Long Island City/Hunters Point Reconstruction Project

NYC DOT, DDC and Councilmember Van Bramer’s office hosted a community workshop on December 9th 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. Preliminary design is expected to be completed by summer 2016. 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. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens Community Board 2 in November 2016) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens CB2 Transportation Committee in September 2016) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented in June 2016) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens CB2 Transportation Committee in May 2016) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented in December 2015)

Q47 Bus Route Changes

At the request of Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, Assembly Member Michael Dendekker and Councilmember Costa Constantinides, along with the community requests, we conducted a feasibility study of converting 77th Street from 25th avenue to 30th Avenue from a two-way operation into a one-way operation. This request emanates from the safety concerns and congestion due to the narrowness of 77th Street. 77th street currently operates as a two-way street with parking on both sides and also as a bus route for the Q47 operated by MTA Bus Company. The narrowness of the street does not allow for the safe passage of buses or other vehicles and results in congestion, delays and other negative effects upon the residents of the block. NYCDOT conducted a joint study with the MTA Bus Company and based on the results, are recommending that 77th Street be converted into a one-way northbound street for one block from 30th Avenue to 25th Avenue. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens Community Board 3 in January 2016) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens Community Board 3 in October 2015)

West 14th St and Washington St Intersection Improvements

In response to community requests, DOT plans to construct granite paver crosswalks and upgrade pedestrian ramps at this intersection. In areas with cobblestone streets, this crosswalk treatment provides a smooth, ADA compliant crossing surface. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented in February 2015)

York, Jay, and Pearl Streets Intersection Improvements and Bicycle Facility

As a result of a community walk-through organized by the Dumbo BID, DOT has developed a proposal to calm traffic, improve pedestrian safety, and improve pedestrian and bicycle access in the DUMBO neighborhood. The proposal fills gaps in the pedestrian network with new sidewalks and pedestrian spaces at underutilized roadbed locations, and accessible crossings. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn CB 2 Transportation Committee in May 2017) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 2 in February 2017) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 2 in March 2016) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 2 in January 2016) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 2 in January 2015)

Hunter Street-Crescent Area Pedestrian Network Improvements

This Long Island City area proposal emerged from several community requests for pedestrian network improvements. The proposed improvements include widening sidewalks, constructing pedestrian islands and clarifying the traffic network to enhance safety and mobility for all users. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens CB 2 Transportation Committee in March 2014)

Park Avenue and 125th Safety Improvements

As an early action item of an on-going plan for Park Avenue and 125th Street by the NYC Economic Development Corporation, DOT is proposing three painted neckdowns on Park Ave at 125th St. These neckdowns will contain landscaped planters maintained in partnership with New Harlem East Merchants Association, and provide shorter crossings, pedestrian visibility, and traffic calming for the heavy pedestrian volumes. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 11 in February 2014)

Third Avenue Bus Lane Improvements

The current curbside bus lane on Third Avenue in Manhattan is persistently obstructed by trucks and other vehicles, forcing the bus to operate in the adjacent lane with mixed-flow traffic. This results in poor travel times and reliability for the 59,000 daily riders who use the M98, M101, M102, and M103 buses, in addition to the dozen express routes utilizing the corridor. The Third Avenue Bus Lane Improvement project will move the bus lane to an “offset” position, one lane away from the curb, while restoring daytime commercial vehicle loading along the eastern curb. The new design will accommodate the demand for commercial loading, allowing the bus lane to stay clear to expedite bus speeds. Additionally, DOT is studying a potential new bus stop at 57th Street via a boarding island. The goal is to accommodate a much needed stop at a major destination while working to improve pedestrian safety at Third Avenue and 57th Street, a high crash intersection. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan CB 6 Transportation Committee in May 2014)

Bicycle Route Projects

DOT's goal is to accelerate the growth of safe cycling by providing a system of bicycle routes that traverse and connect all five boroughs, while also creating a dense, fine-grained network of bike lanes in communities where cycling is already a popular mode of transportation. Learn more

Bronx River Greenway Connection at Del Valle Sq

This portion of Bruckner Blvd is identified as Vision Zero priority. The project proposes pedestrian and bike safety improvements along the corridor, including: painted curb extensions, shortened crossings, and bike paths that are physically separated from vehicles. Overall, the project takes a holistic planning approach to the corridor, simplifying merging movements, linking existing bike paths, and improving safety for all roadways users along the corridor. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to to Bronx Community Board 2, Economic Development Committee in March 2017)

East New York Safety Improvements and Bicycle Network

Following an extensive community outreach process, and as part of the continuing development of the bicycle network in East New York, NYCDOT is proposing traffic calming and bike lanes on Hinsdale St and Snediker Ave between Liberty Ave and Stanley Ave, and on Fountain Ave between Pitkin Ave and Seaview Ave. The proposed project addresses community safety concerns by calming traffic, organizing traffic on the roadway, improving pedestrian safety, and improving bike access in the neighborhood. The proposal includes conventional bike lanes on Hinsdale St and Snediker Ave and protected bike lanes on Fountain Ave. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 5 in June 2017)

Queens CB 8 Bike Network - Proposed Upgrades: 150th St, Parsons Blvd, and Connections

DOT is proposing to install new bike lanes in Queens Community District 8, to create new connections in the neighborhood bike network and improve access to Queens College and St. John’s University. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens Community Board 8 in June 2017)

Harlem Bicycle Network and Safety Improvements

In response to community requests through various outreach processes, NYC DOT is proposing to install new bike lanes in Harlem’s CB 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 exceeds 1,000 on weekend days. The volume of cyclists in the neighborhood is expect to continue to grow as bike share expands to Harlem in Summer 2017. The proposal includes 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 would also include 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, DOT is proposing a corridor re-design that would remove one travel lane to create a parking protected two-way bike lane and pedestrian safety improvements. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 10 in June 2017) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 7 in June 2017) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 11 in June 2017) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 9 in June 2017)

Northern Blvd, Douglaston Pkwy, E Hampton Blvd

Protected Bike Lanes and Greenway Connections to Joe Michaels Mile

In response to community requests, NYC DOT is proposing safety improvements to Northern Blvd (223rd St to Douglaston Pkwy), Douglaston Pkwy (Northern Blvd – LIRR) and streets along the western edge of Alley Pond Park (223rd St – 73rd Ave), which serve as connections to Joe Michaels Mile, local parks and transit. The proposal includes traffic calming on Northern Blvd by removing a westbound travel lane from Douglaston Pkwy to 223rd St, lowering the speed limit to 30mph, and adjusting signal timing to improve traffic flow along the corridor. To complete connections to Douglaston, standard and shared use lanes are proposed on Douglaston Pkwy and 235th St to calm traffic and provide a bike connection to the LIRR station. The proposal also includes upgrading existing bike lanes along Alley Pond Park to protected bike lanes in order to calm traffic and enhance greenway connections in this residential area. This project also aims to improve pedestrian safety at key intersections. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens Community Board 11 in June 2017)

Cypress Hills St Protected Bicycle Lanes

In response to community requests, NYC DOT is proposing safety improvements to Cypress Hills St (Cooper Ave to Jackie Robinson Pkwy), which serves as a greenway connection to Highland Park and Ridgewood Reservoir. The proposal includes upgrading existing bike lanes to protected bike lanes, adding crosswalks and pedestrian space, and improving bus stops along the corridor, in order to improve pedestrian and bicycle access to local parks and the greenway network. Increased turn restrictions at 78th Ave and signal timing adjustments at Cooper Ave and Jackie Robinson Pkwy will improve traffic flow and pedestrian safety. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens Community Board 5 Transportation Committee in April 2017)

7th Avenue Protected Bicycle Lane and Safety Improvements

In response to requests from the community and elected officials NYC DOT is proposing to install a protected bicycle lane on 7th Avenue (West 30th Street to Clarkson Street), a Vision Zero Priority Corridor in Manhattan. The proposal includes planted concrete pedestrian islands and protected left-turn phases at West 23rd Street, West 14th Street, Greenwich Avenue, West 4th Street, and Bleecker Street. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 2 in May 2017) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 5 in April 2017) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 4 in April 2017)

Staten Island Ferry Terminal Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements

NYC DOT is proposing 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 calls 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 would create a safer, more convenient experience for all ferry users. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Staten Island Community Board 1 in June 2017) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Staten Island Community Board 1 in April 2017)

Bronx CB 12 Neighborhood Bike Lanes & Connections to Shoelace Park

DOT is proposing to install new bike lanes in Bronx Community District 12, to establish a neighborhood bike network and improve access to Shoelace Park and the Bronx River Greenway. DOT is also reviewing potential new pedestrian crossings on Bronx Blvd to improve access to the park. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Bronx CB 12 Transportation Committee in April 2017)

Delancey Street Protected Bike Lanes and Safety Improvements

DOT is proposing a Jersey barrier protected bike lane and pedestrian safety enhancements on Delancey St between Clinton St and Chrystie St in Manhattan. The proposal aims to improve bicycle access from the Williamsburg Bridge to the existing protected bike lanes on Allen St and Chrystie St. Currently, more than 7,500 bicycles use the bridge daily, and DOT anticipates a sharp increase in ridership during the L train shutdown. This project will improve connectivity on the Manhattan side of the bridge in anticipation of the projected increase. As part of the project, NYC DOT will also implement pedestrian safety improvements, including painted median extensions along the Delancey St median, creating shorter safer crossings for pedestrians. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan CB 3 Transportation Committee in April 2017)

Lower Manhattan Bicycle Network

Over 1,600 people a day ride bikes on Park Row south of the Brooklyn Bridge, many of them against traffic or on the sidewalk. DOT proposes to provide safer, lower stress access to the Brooklyn Bridge from the south by installing a two-way bicycle lane protected by a concrete barrier. Pedestrians will benefit from a new crosswalk on the east side of Spruce Street and expanded median tips on Park Row which will short crossing distances. Additional bike lanes and shared lanes will connect the Park Row protected lane to Battery Park and the East River Greenway. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 1 in March 2017)

Williamsburg Bridge Access and Connections

On March 7, DOT presented proposals to increase access to and from the Brooklyn entrance of the Williamsburg Bridge bike path and improve connections from the bridge to East Williamsburg and Bushwick. The presentation will address a number of potential improvements, including bike access to the Williamsburg Bridge Bike Path and pedestrian access to each side of Borinquen Place where the Brooklyn – Queens Expressway and Williamsburg Bridge structure separates the neighborhood. Also, the proposed improvements will enhance bicycle connections to and from the Williamsburg Bridge from the east by proposing new bike routes to East Williamsburg and Bushwick. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 1 Full Board in March 2017) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 1 in March 2017)

5th Avenue Protected Bicycle Lane

In response to requests from the community and elected officials, NYC DOT is proposing to upgrade the existing buffered bicycle lane on 5th Avenue to a protected bicycle lane between 23rd Street and 8th Street. The proposal includes painted pedestrian islands and protected left turn phases at 14th Street and 8th Street. No travel lanes would be removed. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 5 in March 2017)

Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 2 in March 2017)

7th Avenue Shared Lanes and Bicycle Lanes

With the recent expansion of Citi Bike in Park Slope it will be necessary to provide safer and less stressful bicycle routes. The bike lane proposal for 7th Avenue fills a gap in the bicycle network between Prospect Park West and 5th Avenue and provides a bicycle route to the existing northbound bike lane on Carlton Avenue. DOT proposes 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, DOT proposes shared lane markings which will help guide cyclists to Carlton Avenue bike lanes and away from the risk of suddenly opening doors of parked cars. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 7 in February 2017) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 6 in December 2016)

Amity St/Dean St Bicycle Lane and Shared Lane

Amity Street / Dean Street connector is an important route for eastbound cyclists riding from the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway or using Henry St as a route from the Brooklyn Bridge. Bike lanes will be installed on Amity Street between Henry Street and Court Street. A shared lane will be installed on Dean Street between Court Street and Boerum Place. Because Amity Street and Dean Street are offset new markings and signs will guide people on bikes through that intersection. A new crosswalk on the north side of Dean Street in enhance pedestrian mobility and safety at the intersection. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 6 in December 2016)

Bond Street Bicycle Route Connection

The proposed project will provide a connection from the existing bike lanes on DeKalb Avenue and Schermerhorn Street to provide a connection to Downtown Brooklyn. The design will include a bike lane adjacent to the parking lane on DeKalb Avenue and a green curb side bike lane on Bond Street. In order to make the connection one block between Schermerhorn Street and Livingston Street will change direction from northbound to southbound. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn CB 2 Transportation Committee in January 2017)

Glen Oaks Traffic Calming and Bicycle Lanes

Responding to a community request, NYC DOT is proposing a traffic calming and bike lane project in Glen Oaks, Queens, on 263rd St, 74th Ave, 260th St, 82nd Ave, and Commonwealth Blvd (refurbishment). The proposed project addresses a community safety concern on 263rd St while calming traffic, organizing traffic on the roadway, improving pedestrian safety, and improving bike access in this neighborhood. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens CB 13 Transportation Committee in December 2016)

Loring Ave Bike Lanes and Pedestrian Safety Improvements

Following requests from the community for safety improvements, NYCDOT is proposing traffic calming and bike lane project on Loring Ave between Fountain Ave and Emerald St. The proposed project addresses community safety concerns by calming traffic, organizing traffic on the roadway, improving pedestrian safety, and improving bike access in the neighborhood. The proposal includes bike lanes along Loring Ave; intersection safety improvements at the intersection of Loring Ave and Fountain Ave, including a one-way conversion of Loring Ave between Fountain Ave and Euclid Ave to simplify the intersection and provide signal time for protected left turns and longer crossing times for pedestrians; and intersection safety improvements at Loring Ave and Drew St, including new pedestrian crossings, painted curb extensions, and traffic splitters. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 5 in December 2016)

1st Avenue Protected Bicycle Lane

NYC DOT is proposing to upgrade the existing shared bike lane infrastructure on 1st Avenue between E 55th St and E 59th St in Midtown Manhattan to parking protected bike lanes. This proposal will connect to protected lanes already in place south of 55th and north of 59th streets. The proposed project involves installing a parking protected bike lane with left turn lanes in the corridor that currently has a shared bicycle lane, as well as installing pedestrian safety islands at intersections. In addition, DOT will upgrade the existing bike lane between E 47th St and E 48th St to parking protected. The project will also provide simpler, safer left turns, shorten pedestrian crossing distances, and will improve safety for all road users. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 6 in June 2016)

Dyckman Street Traffic Calming, Pedestrian Safety and Bike Network Improvements

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

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

Based on input from Community Board 12 and from the community at the design workshop, DOT proposes to upgrade Dyckman Street with parking-protected bike lanes and one moving lane in each direction to calm traffic while maintaining traffic flow. New painted pedestrian islands are proposed at Post Avenue, Sherman Avenue, and Vermilyea Avenue to shorten crossing distances. A new pedestrian island at Harlem River Drive will normalize the existing irregular intersection and shorten the crossing distance to allow a new crosswalk across Dyckman Street from Dyckman Houses to Highbridge Park. Turn lanes will be maintained at Broadway, Nagle Avenue and 10th Avenue to mitigate congestion. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan CB 12 Transportation Committee in June 2017) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 12 in April 2017) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan CB 12 Transportation Committee in December 2016) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan CB 12 Transportation Committee in June 2016)

Greenwich Avenue Bicycle Lane

Following the approval of the 8th Street bike lane, DOT proposed two different dedicated bike facility design options on Greenwich Avenue from 8th Avenue to 6th Avenue. This would provide cyclists with a direct and important connection through the community, from parking protected bike lanes on Hudson Street and 8th Ave to dedicated bike lanes on 8th, 9th, and 10th Streets, while also improving access to Citi Bike and the Subway. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 2 in October 2016)

Pitt Street Traffic Calming and Bike Route Connection

DOT is proposing to install a bicycle route on Pitt St between Grand St and Houston St. From Grand St to Stanton St the proposal is for a bicycle lane and from Stanton St to Houston St the proposal is for a shared lane. The proposed route will organize vehicle traffic and improve connectivity to the existing bicycle network. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 3 in March 2016)

Neighborhood Slow Zones

Neighborhood Slow Zones are a community-based program that reduces the speed limit to 20 mph and adds safety measures within a select area in order to change driver behavior. The goal of the Neighborhood Slow Zone program is to lower the frequency and severity of crashes. Slow Zones also seek to enhance quality of life by reducing cut-through traffic and traffic noise in residential neighborhoods. DOT creates slow zones in response to applications from communities. Learn more

Alphabet City/Tompkins Square Slow Zone

The Alphabet City/Tompkins Square Slow Zone was installed in Summer 2014. The zone was chosen for installation due to the zone's high frequency of crashes and injuries, strong natural boundaries and the presence of multiple schools in the area. 2 years of ‘after’ crash data showed a reduction in crashes and crashes with injuries after the installation. A reduction in average speeds was also observed at locations within the zone. Download a presentation about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 3 in November 2016)

Westchester Square Slow Zone

The Bronx neighborhood of Westchester Square applied for a Neighborhood Slow Zones in Spring 2013. The application was accepted due to the proposed zone's high frequency of crashes and injuries, strong natural boundaries and the presence of multiple schools in the area. The proposed treatments will lower the speed limit to 20 mph within the zone, improving safety for all roadway users, reducing traffic noise and cut-through traffic, and enhancing the social quality of the streets. Download a presentation about the project (pdf) (Presented to Bronx CB 10 Transportation Committee in June 2016)

NYC Plaza Program

DOT works with selected not-for-profit organizations to create neighborhood plazas throughout the City to transforming underused streets into vibrant, social public spaces. The NYC Plaza Program is a key part of the City's effort to ensure that all New Yorkers live within a 10-minute walk of quality open space. Learn more

Westchester Square Plaza Proposal

In 2016, the Westchester Square BID applied to 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. DOT is partnering with the Westchester Square BID to host a number of One-Day Plaza Events and workshops, survey the larger community, and hold stakeholder meetings. Download a slideshow about the project (Presented at a community workshop in June 2017)

Hillel Place between Kenilworth Place and Nostrand Avenue

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 DOT’s Plaza Program to create a pedestrian plaza on Hillel Place between Kenilworth Place and Nostrand Avenue. A plaza would create 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 2 Vision Zero Corridors. A plaza would also help enhance safety by removing a leg from this complicated intersection and reducing crossing distances for pedestrians. DOT is partnering with the Flatbush Junction BID to host a number of One-Day Plaza Events and workshops, survey the larger community, and hold stakeholder meetings. Download a slideshow about the project (Presented at a community workshop in May 2017)

Broadway Seasonal Street Closure

DOT and the Garment District Alliance are proposing a seasonal closure pilot on two blocks of Broadway between 37th and 36th Streets and 39th and 40th Streets and from June to August. These blocks will provide additional public space in the neighborhood during the summer months when traffic volumes are lower. The BID will program the blocks with public art, plantings, and seating. DOT will closely monitor traffic network impacts including volumes, diversions, and delivery activity. Download a slideshow about the study (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 5 in May 2017)

Flatiron Plaza & Shared Street

The Flatiron Plazas were implemented using interim materials in 2008. The plazas (Broadway/5th Avenue between 21st and 25th Streets) were an important milestone in DOT’s efforts to enhance pedestrian accessibility and have transformed what was a congested, traffic dominated and hostile environment into a landmark public space.
DOT intends to capitally reconstruct these spaces and to inform that process has developed a series of interim proposals that further enhance public space, pedestrian safety and circulation whilst maintaining vehicular circulation. These proposals are focused on simplifying the complex intersection of Broadway / 5th Avenue / 24th St, adding a new protected bike lane on Broadway and 5th Avenue and converting the block of Broadway between 25th and 24th Streets into a Shared Street. Download a slideshow about the study (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 5 in March 2017)

Diversity Plaza

Currently implemented with interim materials, Diversity Plaza is to be redesigned to create a permanent public space. After two public workshops, DOT along with DDC have developed a preliminary design for the two plaza spaces based on feedback received from the community. The two plaza spaces are 37th Road between 73rd and 74th Streets and the triangle bound by 73rd St, Broadway and Roosevelt Avenue. The preliminary design includes the reconstruction of both spaces to create level plaza areas, new tree planting and landscaping, improved lighting and new plaza amenities such as movable furniture and umbrellas. Plans were presented to Queens CB3’s Transportation Committee on May 11th and will go to the Full Board on May 21st. Download a slideshow about the study (Presented to Queens Community Board 3 in May 2015)

George B. Post Plaza

South 6th Street between Broadway and Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn Community Board 1 Aesthetic Urban Works

Currently implemented using interim materials, George B. Post Plaza has repurposed approximately 5000 square feet of roadway into a pedestrian-only public plaza by moving South 6th Street vehicle traffic onto Broadway. This change created safer crossings and more public space while maintaining current traffic operations. DOT is now working with NYC DDC to capitally redesign and construct the plaza to provide permanent amenities for this rapidly changing neighborhood. The capital redesign includes new paving, new planting, enhanced street lighting, moveable furniture, wayfinding and flexible open space for small scale programming. Brooklyn CB1 voted in support of the capital design in March 2015. A copy of the CB presentation can be downloaded here. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 1 in February 2015)

Lowery and Bliss Plazas

Sunnyside Shines BID applied to Round 6 of the plaza program to revitalize the existing public spaces under the elevated 7 Train at the 40th Street-Lowery Street and 46th Street-Bliss Street stations. If approved, concrete will be used the infill the former roadway at 46th Street creating a consistent and level public space in keeping with 40th Street and other stations along this section of the 7 train. The plazas will be furnished with moveable tables and chairs, planters and granite blocks. The community outreach stage of this project included a community workshop. Sunnyside Shines BID will be responsible for the maintenance of these spaces once implemented. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens CB 2 Transportation Committee in May 2014)

Putnam Plaza

The Fulton Area Business Alliance (FAB) applied to the NYC Plaza Program to create Putnam Plaza, a community gathering space along the bustling commercial and transit corridor of Fulton Street in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. The existing15,000 square-foot plaza was implemented with interim materials in 2011 and is currently being redesigned to increase safety, create more shade, improve accessibility for seniors, and enhance community events from children’s concerts to movie nights. As part of our on-going public input process, a consensus plan developed with input from two community workshops was presented to the Brooklyn Community Board 2 Transportation Committee in March. Download the Plaza Proposal (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn CB 2 Transportation Committee in March 2015) Download the workshop presentation (pdf) (Presented during Public Workshop #2 in December 2014) Download the Frequently Asked Questions sheet for project facts and timeline (pdf)

Roosevelt Avenue Plaza

The Korean American Association of Queens (KAAQ) applied to the NYC Plaza Program to create a plaza on Roosevelt Avenue between Northern Boulevard and 155th Street in Flushing. If approved, the plaza will be implemented with interim materials and could enhance pedestrian safety in an area with a high number of crashes. As part of our public input process a community workshop was held on April 16, 2015 at the Korean Community Services Center and KAAQ hosted two One-Day Plaza events at the proposed location on April 18th and August 7th. A second community workshop is being planned for September and the project will be presented to Queens Community Board 7 for approval. Download a slideshow about the project(pdf) (Presented in August 2015) Download a slideshow about the project workshop (pdf) (Presented in November 2015)

Times Plaza

At the intersection of Flatbush Avenue, Fourth Avenue, and Atlantic Avenue, Times Plaza is a bustling meeting point of three corridors. Times Plaza was expanded in asphalt following the development of Barclays Center and is now slated to be redesigned to create an enhanced, permanent public space. DOT, Greenland Forest City, and Stantec presented a preliminary plan to the public on Wednesday, 1/27/16, and will incorporate feedback received before presenting to Community Board 2. Download a slideshow about the project(pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn CB 2 Transportation Committee in May 2017) Download a slideshow about the project(pdf) (Presented in January 2016)

Select Bus Service

Select Bus Service is a program to improve bus speed, reliability, and convenience, implemented as a partnership between DOT and the MTA. Select Bus Service is New York City’s brand of bus rapid transit, a system implemented around the world to provide a cost effective approach to transit improvements. Select Bus Service improves bus service through features such as dedicated bus lanes, off-board fare payment systems, and transit signal priority, as well as pedestrian access improvements to bus stops. Learn more

School Safety

DOT’s School Safety Unit implements the agency’s Vision Zero program by developing street safety improvement projects near city schools. School Safety works with units throughout the agency to identify and implement safety projects, and coordinate the implementation of concrete, markings, signals and signage-based safety treatments. Learn more

10th and 11th Aves: School Safety Improvements

In response to community requests, DOT School Safety proposes corridor safety improvements along 10th Ave and 11th Ave / Terrace Pl in Windsor Terrace. 10th and 11th Aves are 42’ wide, one-way streets that currently lack lane markings, contributing to speeding and reckless driving. The project includes buffered bike lanes on 10th and 11th Aves and a standard northbound lane on Terrace Pl to calm traffic and create dedicated space for cyclists. It also includes new parking and a left turn lane on the 11th Ave bridge over the Prospect Expy to improve traffic flow and reduce conflicts at 18th St. Finally, the project includes a new marked crosswalk on 18th St at 10th Ave for safer access to the pedestrian bridge over the expressway. The project is in coordination with the previously approved Terrace Pl proposal, which includes a new concrete curb extension and pedestrian refuge island at 19th St. The project is supported by the PTA of PS 154, Council Member Lander, and State Assembly Member Robert Carroll. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 7 in June 2017)

Rockaway Parkway: School Safety Improvements

DOT School Safety is proposing safety improvements on Rockaway Parkway at Rutland Road and at Rockaway Parkway and Kings Highway. This portion of Rockaway Parkway is a Vision Zero priority corridor and Rockaway Parkway and Rutland Road is a VZ priority intersection. The corridor is heavily used by students accessing local schools. As part of the package of improvements, DOT would build a concrete pedestrian island at Rockaway Parkway and Rutland Road, and would construct two pedestrian refuge islands, extend three median tips, and expand the concrete triangle at Rockaway Parkway and Kings Highway. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Shared with Brooklyn Community Board 17 in March 2017)

Third Avenue: School Safety Improvements

DOT School Safety is proposing safety improvements on Third Avenue in the Bronx. Third Avenue is a Vision Zero Priority Corridor with a high injury rate and is heavily traveled by students attending the dozens of schools with a five minute walk of the avenue. The proposal for Third Avenue between East 164 Street and East Tremont Avenue includes the construction of pedestrian refuge islands, left turn bays, a painted median, and bike lanes. In addition, DOT proposes to install a curb extension at the complicated intersection of Third Avenue, Washington Avenue & East 187th Street, and to install plastic bollards along the centerline of Third Avenue at East 188th Street to calm movements through the intersection. The proposed improvements would shorten crossing distance, organize traffic, discourage speeding and improve safety for all road users. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Bronx Community Board 6 in June 2017) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Bronx Community Board 6 in May 2017) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Bronx Community Board 3 in May 2017)

South Williamsburg: School Safety Improvements

Based on suggestions from the South Williamsburg Transportation Study, DOT School Safety proposes intersection safety improvements at three locations: Union Avenue/Lorimer Street/Harrison Avenue, Wallabout Street and Middleton Street, and Marcy Avenue and Division Avenue. The entire area 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 have been requested by Senator Squadron, Council Member Levin, and local community leaders. At the intersection of Union Avenue, Lorimer Street, and Harrison Avenue, DOT is proposing building out the channelized triangle and adding four missing crosswalks. At Wallabout Street and Middleton Street, DOT is proposing a curb extension on the northeast corner and new crosswalks across Wallabout Street. Finally, at Marcy Avenue and Division Avenue, DOT is proposing to add a new crosswalk across Division Avenue on the east side of northbound Marcy Avenue. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 1 in May 2017)

Mount Eden and Morris Heights: School Safety Improvements

DOT School Safety proposes to improve student pedestrian safety in the Morris Heights and Mount Eden area of the Bronx. DOT will construct concrete pedestrian refuge islands and expand concrete median tips at the following locations: Jerome Avenue and the Cross Bronx Expressway, East 170 Street and Wythe Place, East 170 Street and Morris Avenue, and East 174 Street and Morris Avenue. The project area is within a Vision Zero Priority Area, and is used by students accessing PS 170 and the Taft High School Campus. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Bronx Community Board 4 in March 2017) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Bronx Community Board 5 in March 2017)

108th Street and Horace Harding Expressway: School Safety Improvements

DOT School Safety has developed a safety project for 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 DOT proposes to build a pedestrian refuge island in the south leg of the intersection to improve safety for pedestrians crossing 108th Street. In addition, the agency is studying the feasibility of Leading Pedestrian Intervals for both the north and south legs of the intersection. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens Community Board 6 in January 2017)

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

DOT School Safety proposes to make safety improvements on Hillside Avenue between 179th Street and 208th Street. Hillside Ave is a Vision Zero Priority Corridor and the project area is heavily used by students accessing nearby schools. The proposal will add five pedestrian islands which will provide safer, shorter pedestrian crossings, provide pedestrian refuge, encourage safer left turns, and reduce motor vehicle and pedestrian conflict. At three intersections, a hardened centerline will be added to slow and normalize left turns from the side streets onto Hillside Avenue. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens Community Boards 8 and 12 in December 2016)

Jamaica Ave: School Safety Improvements

DOT School Safety proposes to make safety improvements on Jamaica Avenue between 168th Street and Francis Lewis Blvd. Jamaica Ave is a Vision Zero Priority Corridor and the project area is heavily used by students accessing nearby schools. The proposal will add 8 median tip extensions and 2 pedestrian islands, which will provide safer, shorter pedestrian crossings, provide pedestrian refuge, encourage safer left turns, and reduce motor vehicle and pedestrian conflict. The proposal also includes a new marking plan, including a left turn lane, for Woodhull Ave where it approaches Jamaica Ave. Download a slideshow about the project (Presented to Queens Community Board 12 in January 2017)

Oceania Street/210 Street: School Safety Improvements

In response to safety concerns in front of MS 74, such as illegal U-turns, double parking, and speeding, DOT School Safety has developed a safety project on Oceania Street/210 Street from the Horace Harding Expressway to the Brooklyn-Queens Greenway. The project area is heavily used by students accessing MS 74, as well as those visiting Cunningham Park. This project is designed to enhance the safety of pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers. As part of the project, DOT proposes to install a two-way parking protected bike lane along the west side of Oceania Street/210 Street adjacent to Cunningham Park from the Horace Harding Expressway South Service Road to the Brooklyn-Queens Greenway. Buffered one-way bike lanes are proposed for the east and west sides of the Oceania Street bridge over the Long Island Expressway. To eliminate the hazardous vehicular merge of Oceania Street and 210 Street, DOT is proposing to convert 210 Street adjacent to the Greenstreet to a one-way northbound operation, with channelization and quick curb to be installed at the approach to provide lane clarification for vehicles continuing northbound onto either Oceania Street or 210 Street. Channelization and signage is also proposed to inform southbound 210 Street drivers that they must continue onto the slip. 210 Street north of the slip lane would remain two way. New crosswalks are proposed at the Greenstreet to accommodate the existing flows of student pedestrians. Leading Pedestrian Intervals (LPIs) were installed on the Horace Harding North and South Service Roads at Oceania Street in December 2016. Download a slideshow about the project (Presented to Queens CB 8 in April 2017) Download a slideshow about the project (Presented to Queens CB 11 Transportation Committee in February 2017)

PS 20 Port Richmond School Safety Improvements

DOT School Safety is proposing safety improvements in the vicinity of PS 20 in Port Richmond. Two concrete curb extensions are proposed at two intersections on Heberton Avenue to improve pedestrian visibility, shorten the distance that pedestrians have to cross, and create safer turns. In addition, DOT is proposing to extend the existing parking lane stripes and add new ones to organize traffic on Heberton Avenue, Park Avenue, and Castleton Avenue, which are all used by children walking to and from PS 20. As part of the project, DOT has already installed Leading Pedestrian Interval (LPI) at the intersection of Castleton Avenue and Port Richmond Avenue, in order to give pedestrians a head start and reduce conflicts with turning vehicles. Download a slideshow about the project (Presented to Staten Island Community Board 1 in February 2017)

Webster Avenue and 187th Street: School Safety Improvements

DOT School Safety is proposing safety improvements near the intersection of Webster Avenue and East 187th Street in the Bronx. This is in a Vision Zero priority area, and is adjacent to PS 85. Webster Avenue and East 187th Street is an offset intersection, so vehicles traveling on 187th make a complicated “S” movement through the Webster Avenue and 187th intersection right where students accessing the school are crossing. To reduce crashes at this location DOT proposed to split 187th Street, eliminating the “S", so that the block west of Webster runs one way westbound until it dead ends at the step street, and the block east of Webster runs one way eastbound. The remainder of 187th would remain unchanged. DOT is also proposing to improve student safety at the intersection of Marion Ave and 187th Street by removing parking and adding a painted pedestrian area at the base of the step street. As parking is presently permitted at the bottom of the step street, students using the stairs emerge from behind parked vehicles when crossing to the school. Clearing the parking and adding the painted pedestrian area would improve student visibility and green the area. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Bronx Community Board 5 in November 2016) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Bronx Community Board 6 in November 2016)

Yellowstone Boulevard and Austin Street: School Safety Improvements

DOT School Safety proposes to improve traffic safety at the complicated intersection of Yellowstone Boulevard and Austin Street, immediately adjacent to JHS 190. As part of this project DOT would add a new crosswalk and new pedestrian signals on the west leg of the intersection, install a curb extension on the northwest corner to slow turns onto Austin Street and improve pedestrian visibility directly in front of JHS 190, and expand an existing pedestrian island on the east leg of the intersection to make that crossing ADA accessible, and remove NYPD parking from the south curb of Yellowstone Boulevard at the eastbound approach to Austin to create a right turn lane. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens Community Board 6 in April 2017) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens Community Board 6 in January 2017)

Safe Streets For Seniors

Safe Streets for Seniors is a pedestrian safety initiative for older New Yorkers. The Safe Streets for Seniors program studies crash data, and then develops and implements mitigation measures to improve the safety of seniors and other pedestrians, as well as all road users in New York City. Learn more

Capital Projects

Capital street projects are major street reconstruction projects, ranging from milling and repaving to full reconstruction of the roadbed, sidewalks, sewer and water pipes, and other utilities. Learn more

4th Avenue Great Streets

Building upon the success of safety improvements implemented on 4th Ave in 2012. NYC DOT is proposing a Capital project that will deliver pedestrian refuge islands at intersections, shortening pedestrian crossings and improving visibility between pedestrians and motorists. The proposal incorporates curb side parking protected bike lanes to accommodate the growing number of cyclists in New York City. Lastly, the proposal includes beautification of the streetscape by adding space for public art, CityBenches, planted and landscaped space along the sidewalk, median and pedestrian refuge islands. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented at a Community Workshop in May 2017)

3rd Ave and 36th St Safety and Streetscape Enhancements

DOT is proposing safety and streetscape enhancements on 3rd Ave and 36th St in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The proposal for this intersection includes 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. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn CB 7 Transportation Committee in February 2017)

Astor Place–Cooper Square Improvements

Astor Place and Cooper Square serve as the gateway to the East Village and have a high level of pedestrian traffic due to the presence of a number of important institutions and transportation connections. This project will improve pedestrian mobility and community quality of life. The project brings a number of improvements to the street network and creates large areas of pedestrian space. Traffic will be realigned along Fourth Avenue creating additional open space adjacent to Peter Cooper Park, the pedestrian island housing the northbound 6 train will roughly double in size, and Astor Place between Lafayette Street and Fourth Avenue will be pedestrianized. In an effort to increase safety and shorten crossing distances. Medians will be constructed in the center of Third Avenue between 4th and 9th Streets.

Atlantic Avenue Great Streets

DOT is proposing 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 projects aims to reduce crashes by working with the community and DDC to develop a design that includes a raised, planted, center median, pedestrian safety islands, left turn bays, turn restrictions, curb extensions, midblock crossings and an upgraded markings plan. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn CB 5 Transportation Committee in December 2015) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn CB 5 Full Board in December 2015) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 5 in June 2015)

Broad Channel Reconstruction

Due to regular and sometimes severe flooding, West 11th, 12th, and 13th Roads from Cross Bay Boulevard in Broad Channel, Queens, will be reconstructed at a higher elevation. In addition, new bulkheads will be constructed at the bay end of each street. These streets were selected due to their low grades and their susceptibility to flooding during high tides. This project will decrease the amount of time that the streets are flooded, decrease the frequency and severity of the flooding, and enable the water on the streets to drain back into the bay through the use of one way valves. Download a presentation about the project (pdf) (Presented in May 2013)

Broadway and Nagle Avenue Pedestrian Safety Improvements

DOT proposes concrete sidewalk extensions at the intersection of Broadway with Nagle and Hillside Avenues. This improvement will help to normalize this complex intersection, making crossing distances significantly shorter and easier to navigate for pedestrians. By closing existing slip turn lanes and creating a four corner intersection with right angle turns, movements will be clarified and made safer for all users. These improvements will take place through the capital process, in collaboration with the Department of Design and Construction. Download a presentation about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 12 in November 2013)

Brooklyn Bridge Gateway: Tillary-Adams Reconstruction

The intersection of Tillary and Adams Streets, the to Brooklyn from the Brooklyn Bridge, is currently being redesigned by DOT and the Department of Design and Construction as part of a capital reconstruction project. Construction is expected to begin in 2014 with a multi-million dollar budget, encompassing all of Tillary Street and portions of Adams Street. Learn more View the Final Plans (pdf)

DUMBO/Vinegar Hill Street and Plaza Reconstruction

DOT is working with DDC, the DUMBO Improvement District, and the communities of DUMBO and Vinegar Hill to develop a design for a $20 million capital project to reconstruct cobble roadways and subsurface utilities on multiple blocks of DUMBO and Vinegar Hill and build out Pearl Plaza, a successful public space that DOT and DUMBO Improvement District implemented in 2007 using temporary materials. The streets in the project area consist of granite cobbles, generally in poor condition, with some sections of asphalt. These conditions impede bicycles, are difficult for pedestrians and do not meet Americans with Disability Act (ADA) guidelines. At the same time, community members feel strongly about preserving the character of the neighborhood to the greatest extent possible. DOT is committed to a design that restores all streets with granite cobble in a way that makes these streets available for all users, including cyclists. For the Pearl Plaza, the goal is to create a design responsive to community desires, that incorporates seating and landscape elements in a manner that is consistent with the context, and that provides maximum flexibility for programming. The plaza design will connect Pearl Plaza to an adjacent public space under the Manhattan Bridge Arch. This design project includes extensive community outreach, with three public workshops held as of March, 2013. Following a vigorous discussion about the cobble roadway design at a workshop in January, 2013, the designers incorporated neighborhood feedback and presented revised concepts at a workshop on March 20th. The project team then built granite cobble mock-ups which were viewed by approximately 50-60 members of the public. Based on public input, a presentation was made to the Community Board 2 executive board, which endorsed the project on July 22, 2013. The project design will be submitted and presented to the Landmarks Preservation Commission in September 2013. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Community Board 2 in July 2013) Download the workshop presentation materials (pdf) (March 2013)

Empire Boulevard Reconstruction

Empire Blvd is being redesigned to improve pedestrian safety, create new public space and to optimize traffic circulation. At the area around the intersection of Empire Blvd and Washington Ave/Franklin Ave, and around the intersection of Empire Blvd and Utica Ave/E New York Ave, NYC DOT and the Department of Design and Construction (DDC) are proposing slip lane closures, wider sidewalks and concrete neckdowns to shorten pedestrian crossings and create large, continuous pedestrian spaces. To improve vehicle mobility NYC DOT is simplifying the signal timing at the Utica Ave intersection and creating a block of two-way traffic on E New York Ave. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 9 in September 2015)

North Flatbush Streetscape

Flatbush Avenue is a busy retail and transportation corridor surrounded by thriving neighborhoods with multiple subway stations and bus stops to serve these land uses, resulting in significant pedestrian volumes. Flatbush Avenue accommodates high volumes of local and through vehicles, however, the impacts of these vehicles on the pedestrian experience can be negative. This project, requested by the North Flatbush Avenue BID, will enhance pedestrian safety and the public realm, integrating all modes of transportation into the streetscape. Pedestrian space will be upgraded and in some cases expanded, including sidewalks and several triangles that are formed when Flatbush Avenue intersects with the numbered avenues. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 6 in September 2013)

Roberto Clemente Plaza

This project will permanently improve 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 will also allow for a memorial to the late Roberto Clemente. The new car-free area will provide greatly needed pedestrian space in a busy shopping district and will enhance commuters’ transfers between two subway lines and five bus lines.

Rockaway Beach Boulevard Safety Improvements

Rockaway Beach Boulevard from Beach 73rd Street to Beach 88th Streets is currently being redesigned for a new water main installation, sewer infrastructure improvements, and street reconstruction. Seeking to reduce injuries related to traffic crashes, DOT will incorporate Vision Zero safety elements such as sidewalk extensions, installation of new medians and new left turn bays. These improvements will reduce speeds, create a consistent street width, shorten crossing distances, and better organize traffic. These improvements will take place through the capital process, in collaboration with the Department of Design and Construction and the Department of Environmental Protection. Construction is expected to begin during the summer of 2016. Download a presentation about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens CM Richards in March 2016) Download a presentation about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens CM Richards in March 2016)

Thomson Avenue – Skillman Ave to VanDam St

Thomson Avenue falls within a Vision Zero Priority Area with many pedestrian generators on a constrained south sidewalk, an underutilized north sidewalk and substandard moving lanes that process a high volume of vehicular traffic. NYCDOT developed this capital plan to reallocate sidewalk from the north to the south and to mark standard width moving lanes. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens Community Board 2 in February 2016)

Bridge Reconstruction Projects

DOT owns, operates, and maintains 794 bridges and tunnels throughout New York, including the Brooklyn, Manhattan, Williamsburg and Ed Koch Queensboro Bridges. DOT performs many bridge construction projects, ranging from preventative maintenance to installing entirely new bridges. Learn more

Belt Parkway Bridges Reconstruction

In 2009 DOT began reconstruction of seven bridges and their approaches on the Belt Parkway. These bridges, over Bay Ridge Avenue, Nostrand Avenue, Gerritsen Inlet, Mill Basin, Paerdegat Basin, Rockaway Parkway, and Fresh Creek Basin Bridges, all are original structures, built beginning in 1939. These bridges have outlived their useful lives and must be replaced. Learn more on the project’s Facebook page

BQE Atlantic to Sands Project

This project is for the rehabilitation, and/or replacement of approximately 1.5 miles of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE)/I-278 in the Borough of Brooklyn, New York, with a significant portion of its length supported by 21 bridges, including a unique 0.4-mile long triple-cantilever structure. This segment of the BQE is a critical link of I-278, which is the sole interstate highway in Brooklyn connecting Brooklyn with Queens, the Bronx, and New England to the North/East, and Staten Island and New Jersey to the South/West. The Project extends between Sands Street on the east and Atlantic Avenue on the west including the entire Atlantic Avenue interchange in the Borough of Brooklyn, New York. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Project Update Presented on November 1, 2016) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented the Project Briefing in June 2016)

Brooklyn Bridge Rehabilitation

DOT is currently rehabilitating, repairing and re-striping of the ramps and approaches to the Brooklyn Bridge, to improve safety and reduce congestion along both the Brooklyn-side and Manhattan-side approaches, particularly from the FDR Drive. In addition, the entire bridge will be repainted to prevent steel corrosion. Learn more

Manhattan Bridge

Work is underway on the Manhattan Bridge to replace all 628 bridge suspenders, rewrap main cables, replace and update lighting, and install access platforms for the bridge towers. During the construction, detours will sometimes be required for pedestrians and bicylists. The project is scheduled to continue until Summer 2013. This work is part of a complete overhaul of the bridge, which began in 1982 Learn more

Metropolitan Ave & Fresh Pond Road Bridge Deck Replacement

DOT is currently replacing a deck at Metropolitan Avenue and Fresh Pond Road Bridge over the LIRR to bring the bridge into a state of Good Repair. No full closure of Metropolitan Avenue or Fresh Pond Road is expected during the duration of the deck replacement. The anticipated completion of the project is January 2018. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens Community Board 5 in May 2016)

Project Planning

Carshare Pilot

Starting in fall 2017, NYC DOT will be launching a two-year citywide carshare pilot to dedicate parking spaces in municipal parking facilities and at the curb in select neighborhoods exclusively for the use of carsharing organizations (CSOs), such as Zipcar or Car2Go. Carsharing has the potential to improve local air quality, reduce congestion, lower household transportation costs, and improve mobility options by providing on-demand access to an automobile for short-term use ― usually by the hour or minute. If your neighborhood is in one of the pilot zones, please tell us where would you like to see carshare using our feedback portal. Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Bronx CB 9 Transportation Committee in June 2017) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn CB 2 Transportation Committee in June 2017) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Brooklyn CB 6 Transportation Committee in June 2017) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan CB 9 Transportation Committee in June 2017) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Manhattan CB 11 Transportation Committee in June 2017) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens CB 3 Transportation Committee in June 2017) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens CB 12 Transportation Committee in June 2017) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens CB 14 Full Board in June 2017) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf) (Presented to Queens CB 5 Transportation Committee in June 2017)

Smart Truck Management Plan

DOT is developing a plan to improve the quality of life for all New Yorkers through the safe, reliable, and environmentally responsible movement of goods. The citywide Smart Truck Management Plan will improve our understanding of truck route usage and compliance, movement of goods, needs of shoppers and receivers, and community concerns.The plan support goals of OneNYC, the NYCDOT Strategic Plan 2016: Safe*Green*Smart*Equitable as well as NYC’s Roadmap to 80x50. For more information on upcoming public events, please visit our DOT Truck Webpage.

Hudson Square/West Village Transportation Study

DOT is conducting a comprehensive transportation study and feasibility to provide specific and implementable recommendations for improving traffic and pedestrian safety and mobility in the Hudson Square/West Village area including early action items. The focus of the Study should be major roadways leading to the Holland Tunnel (i.e., Varick Street, Canal Street, Hudson Street, West Street, Watts Street, Sixth Avenue, etc.) experiencing constant traffic gridlock and creating adverse conditions for all street users (i.e., pedestrians, cyclists, transit riders and motorists), local residents, businesses, and emergency response vehicles. Download the Presentation of the Study’s Scope (Presented to Manhattan CB2 Transportation Committee in April 2017)

Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway

The Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway is a planned 14-mile pedestrian and bicycle route connecting communities along Brooklyn’s waterfront. Separate paths for bicycles and pedestrians will allow cyclists and walkers to commute, exercise, explore, and relax from Newtown Creek in north Brooklyn to the beginning of the Shore Parkway Greenway in Bay Ridge, creating a full 27-mile greenway along Brooklyn’s waterfront. The Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway is a trunk segment in New York City’s expanding network of greenways, which includes the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway, the Queens East River Greenway, the Shore Parkway Greenway, and the Jamaica Bay Greenway. Over the past decade, New York City has truly opened public access to the waterfront with over 60 miles of public space planned or under construction. The completion of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway is a crucial part of this vision. Several segments of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway are already in place and include some of the most popular bicycle and pedestrian routes in the City. Altogether, this unique set of pathways, green spaces, and public programs is transforming Brooklyn’s waterfront. Learn more about the plan (pdf)

Jamaica Bay Greenway

The Jamaica Bay Greenway is a planned 28-mile network of pedestrian and bicycle paths connecting communities along the Jamaica Bay waterfront to more than 10,000 acres of city, state and federal parkland, including Rockaway Beach, Marine Park, Canarsie Pier, Floyd Bennett Field and the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. More than 10 miles of the Greenway already exist, serving roughly 100,000 local and regional visitors annually. When completed, multi-use paths and on-street bicycle markings will create a loop route around Jamaica Bay, allowing cyclists and walkers to commute, exercise and explore the Bay’s natural beauty from Sheepshead Bay and Spring Creek in Brooklyn to Howard Beach and the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens. Recently, more than two miles of protected path have been added to connect the Canarsie neighborhood in Brooklyn to the Greenway, and other segments are now in design. Learn more about the plan (pdf)

Atlantic Avenue and Flatbush Avenue Comprehensive Safety Plan

On August 3rd, 2016 DOT presented a comprehensive plan and hosted a workshop regarding safety improvements in the area around the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and Flatbush Avenue. The presentation included plans to calm traffic, improve mobility and improve the quality of public space in the area. The workshop that followed provided community members the opportunity to work with DOT staff directly to provide comments and propose solutions to the challenges faced in the area. Learn more about the plan (pdf) (Presented to the community in August 2016)

Citywide Transit Plan

The New York City Department of Transportation is developing a Citywide Transit Plan to plan for the future of transit in New York City, and account for where and how New Yorkers live today and into the future. With input from the community, the plan will identify citywide needs, values and a shared vision, and then define priorities for enhancing transit service for our neighborhoods and connecting all residents to safe, convenient and reliable public transportation. Learn more at transitplan.nyc

East Midtown Rezoning

In response to recommendations put forth by the East Midtown Steering Committee and in partnership with DCP and MTA, DOT has assembled a menu of public realm improvement projects in the East Midtown district. DOT presented these potential improvements which include pedestrian plazas, shared streets, bus bulbs, and neck downs to Manhattan Community Board 5 on November 2, 2016 and to Manhattan Community Board 6 on November 7, 2016. For further info about DCP’s East Midtown Rezoning please visit: https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/planning/download/pdf/plans/east-midtown/east_midtown.pdf Learn more (Presented to Manhattan Community Board 6 in November 2016)

Eastern Rockaways Access to Opportunity: Transportation and Housing Study

DOT invites all who live and work in the Eastern Rockaways to be a part of this multiyear transportation study to improve residents’ access to goods, activities, services, and destinations, which are collectively known as opportunities, in the Eastern Rockaways and the rest of the city. Learn more about the study

Fort Greene/Clinton Hill Vision Zero

On January 26th, 2016 DOT attended a Town Hall hosted by Council Member Laurie Cumbo to discuss Vision Zero related projects and statistics in the Fort Greene and Clinton Hill neighborhoods of Brooklyn. The presentation included citywide statistics on the progress of Vision Zero and details on several projects that are planned for the area. Learn more about the study (pdf) (Presented in January 2016)

Harlem River Bridges Access Plan

Beginning in the summer of 2015, the New York City Department of Transportation’s Office of Bicycle and Pedestrian Programs has led a community-driven planning process to increase pedestrian and bicycle safety and mobility between Manhattan and the Bronx across 13 Harlem River bridges. Through workshops, surveys, and mobile outreach,  combined with technical analysis, NYC DOT is identifying community preferred transportation improvements to create a continuous cross-borough user experience, incorporating bridge paths, approaches, wayfinding and lighting. The final product of this process, the Harlem River Bridges Access Plan, will be a planning document used to guide future investment and seek funding for capital projects. Learn more about the study (pdf)

Lower Montauk Branch Rail Study

The New York City Department of Transportation is conducting a study to evaluate the feasibility of reintroducing passenger rail service on the Lower Montauk Branch line. The branch connects the existing Long Island Rail Road stations of Long Island City and Jamaica, passing through the neighborhoods of Maspeth, Ridgewood, Glendale, Middle Village, and Richmond Hill. The Long Island Rail Road provided passenger service along the branch at five stations until 1998. Currently, the branch is used for freight service only. Learn more about the study

NYMTC Regional Establishment Survey

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC), the metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for New York City, Long Island, and the Lower Hudson Valley has recently undertaken regional establishment surveys to better inform its travel demand forecasting tool, the New York Best Practice Model (NYBPM) for the region’s transportation system. To support NYMTC’s planning efforts, NYCDOT will be conducting pilot surveys at 30 Hotel establishments across the five boroughs. Surveys will provide more informed data about the travel patterns of customers and visitors in NYC. Selected hotel establishments will receive brochures about the surveys and letters explaining the process to the property managers. Surveys will be conducted on weekdays and weekends through the Fall of 2016.

Red Hook Streetcar Feasibility Study

DOT conducted a five-month study to determine the feasibility of a running a streetcar route in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook. This initial analysis will help determine if this mode, once a staple of New York City’s streets, is a viable method of connecting the residents and businesses of Red Hook with Brooklyn’s broader transportation network and supporting economic development in the area. The study is funded through a Federal Transit Administration grant secured by U.S. Representative Nydia Velázquez and has long had the support of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. Learn more about the study

South Williamsburg Transportation Study

DOT is conducting the South Williamsburg Transportation Study which seeks to identify existing and future travel needs and enhance safety for all road users while addressing community concerns. The study area is bounded by Broadway to the north, Park Avenue to the south and by Kent Avenue to the west. The study is assessing traffic and transportation conditions in the area to identify short and long-term safety improvements. Study area demographics, land-use, traffic congestion, pedestrian & bike safety, truck activity and accidents are being studied in detail. The recommendations and improvement measures that have been generated include roadway geometry changes, parking regulation changes and pedestrian safety enhancements. Download the Third Public Meeting Presentation (Presented in June 2016) Download the Second Public Meeting Presentation (Presented in November and December 2015) Download the First Public Meeting Presentation (Presented in January 2015)

Washington Heights Neighborhood Transportation Study

DOT invites all who live, work and play in Northern Manhattan to be a part of the Washington Heights Neighborhood Transportation Study, an in-depth effort to improve safety, mobility, parking and quality of life in the area between 155th Street and 182nd Street. Learn more about the study

Willoughby Street Pedestrian Priority Study

DOT has initiated a conceptual design study for three short blocks of Willoughby and Pearl streets in the heart of Downtown Brooklyn. DOT aims to provide an enhanced pedestrian and public space experience linking the recently constructed Willoughby Plaza to major nearby destinations while providing limited, low-speed vehicular access for deliveries and drop offs. Learn more about the study

Partnership Projects

Gateways to Chinatown

Gateways to Chinatown, a DOT collaboration with the Chinatown Partnership and Van Alen Institute, is an initiative seeking innovative proposals to plan, design and construct a symbolic and functional landmark at the nexus of Manhattan’s Chinatown and the southern entrance to Little Italy’s historic Mulberry and Mott Streets. The project will provide a new marker for Chinatown, Little Italy, and the surrounding neighborhoods in Lower Manhattan at the triangle bounded by Canal, Baxter and Walker Streets to engender pride of place, foster connectivity and cultural and social identity, and stimulate economic development. Straddling art and architecture, symbolism and function, the new structure and public space aims to become a vibrant place of exchange at the center of one of New York City’s most dynamic and historically-rich areas. DOT released the Request for Proposals (RFP) April 18, 2017, and submissions are due June 19, 2017. An optional pre-proposal conference will be held at NYC DOT on May 9th at 1:00pm. For more information and a link to the RFP, visit gatewaysto.chinatown.nyc. Download a one-page project description (pdf) Download a slideshow about the project (pdf)

The East Side Coastal Resiliency (ESCR) Project

The East Side Coastal Resiliency (ESCR) Project is a federally funded coastal protection initiative aimed at reducing flood risk due to coastal storms and sea level rise on Manhattan's East Side from East 23rd Street to Montgomery Street. Visit the project website