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Citywide Mobility Survey
DOT conducts a robust annual travel survey called the Citywide Mobility Survey (CMS). Launched in 2017, it seeks to assess the travel behavior, preferences, and attitudes of residents of the city. This survey is conducted annually in the spring and is divided into two datasets: one is a Main Survey dataset that includes travel preferences and perceptions; the second is a Trip Diary dataset that reports trip-level data such as origin, destination, mode, and purpose.
The Vision Zero Crash & Interventions Map is an interactive tool that shows detailed information on traffic injury and fatality crashes in New York City, and highlights how the city is responding every day to make our streets safer. The map displays crash types, dates and locations and highlights Vision Zero initiatives such as Arterial Slow Zones, planning workshops and expanded traffic enforcement, major safety projects, as well as other long running safety programs. The data used in the map is available in the links below (see the online map for more information about the data creation and sources).
Traffic Crash Data All other Vision Zero View data (street design projects, outreach events, speed limits)
As part of its Citywide traffic improvement program, the New York City Department of Transportation compiles lists of areas where major street construction or street events will impede the normal flow of traffic. Schedules are subject to change due to inclement weather or emergencies.
DOT issues a weekly traffic alert, providing the locations of road construction and events where lane and street closings will affect the flow of traffic. Lane closings may also occur due to circumstances beyond our control. Weekly traffic updates
DOT issues a weekly alert providing the locations where street construction or street events will impede the normal flow of traffic this weekend. Weekend traffic updates
DOT issues a list of areas where major street construction or street events will impede the normal flow of traffic. These activities tend to be larger in scale or last longer than the activities listed in the Weekly Traffic Updates. Special traffic updates
NYC Bridge & Screenline Traffic Volumes Dashboard
NYC DOT's NYC Bridge & Screenline Traffic Volumes Dashboard is an interactive dashboard presenting average daily and hourly volumes for vehicles crossing bridges and roadways.
This dashboard also includes data previously presented on three Sub-Regional Count Reports: the New York City Bridge Volumes Report, the Manhattan Crossings Report, and the Screenline Traffic Flows Report. An archive of these reports, up to 2016, is available in NYC DOT Library.
View Traffic Volume Counts on Open Data Coming Soon to Open Data: Comprehensive Traffic Volume Counts NYC Bridge & Screenline Traffic Volumes Dashboard Metadata (pdf) Contact NYC DOT with any comments or questions
This dashboard was developed in Power BI. After navigating into the dashboard, press "Shift" and "Question Mark" at the same time to view a list of Power BI keyword shortcuts.
DOT issues a list of streets where crews will be doing milling or resurfacing work each week. Milling is the process of grinding off the top layer of asphalt or surface of a roadway. Milling is the process of grinding off the top layer of asphalt or surface of a roadway, and is usually done in preparation for paving. Resurfacing is the process of placing an asphalt overlay on a roadway, whether or not it has been milled. These lists are shared with Community Boards, local police precincts and other stakeholders via e-mail and posted on DOT's website. Weekly Resurfacing Schedule
Street Pothole Work Orders – Closed
A pothole is a hole in the street with a circular or ovular shape and a definable bottom. The bottom may be the concrete roadway base and may be partially filled with mud, dirt, or loose gravel. Condition does not look manmade and usually is not sitting in an area of collapse. To be ‘actionable’ the pothole should be at least one foot in diameter and three inches deep.
The Street Pothole Work Orders data consists of closed street potholes inspected and repaired by DOT. The dataset includes a pothole’s location, the date it was reported, and date the report was completed. Street Pothole Work Orders – Closed Shapefile (zip) Street Pothole Work Orders – Closed: Metadata
Street Assessment/Street Pavement Ratings
The New York City Department of Transportation is responsible for keeping the City's streets in good repair. The Agency performs ongoing assessment of New York City streets. Ratings are based on a scale from 1 to 10, and results are grouped in the following categories: Good (%) - ratings of 8 to 10, Fair (%) - ratings of 4 to 7, and Poor (%) - ratings of 1 to 3. This data will allow you to create a map. Download the Street Pavement Rating Metadata (pdf) Download the Street Assessment Rating Shapefile (zip) Download the Street Assessment Rating Geojson file (json)
A Protected Street is a street segment or intersection that has been resurfaced or reconstructed within the last five years. No street openings are allowed on protected streets, except for emergency work or as authorized by the Commissioner. Future Protected Streets included streets that will soon be entered on the Protected Streets list because of active or planned projects. This listing can be used for scheduling street work for segments and intersections that will soon be resurfaced. See more about Protected Streets
NYC DOT 10 Year Street Reconstruction Capital PlanThe New York City Street Reconstruction 10 Year Capital Plan identifies capital street projects funded from fiscal years 2015 to 2025, created by the New York City Department of Transportation. NYC DOT capital street projects are major street construction projects, often including full reconstruction of the sewer pipes, the roadbed, and sidewalks. Capital projects require detailed surveys and design, and increased inter-agency coordination and approvals. They are essential to keeping the City’s infrastructure in a state of good repair. View Block data on NYC Open Data View Intersection data on NYC Open Data
Street Network Changes
NYC DOT manages the Street Network Changes dataset, providing locations of one-way conversions and reversals, and two-way conversions within the five boroughs of New York City. This dataset does not contain information on closures or temporary re-routing due to construction or special events. NYC DOT updates the data annually via the Open Data Portal. Street Network Changes 2015-Present (xls) Street Network Changes Metadata (xls)
Adopt-a-Highway Service Ratings
NYC DOT’s Adopt-a-Highway program allows individuals, companies or organizations to give back to their community by ensuring clean and beautiful roadways. The Adopt-a-Highway Service Rating is a service task evaluation conducted by the Adopt-a-Highway staff of NYC DOT. Service tasks include litter removal, mechanical sweeping and beautification. NYC DOT sets both the service task for the adopted segment and the level of service (i.e., frequency) to be provided by the contractor. Service tasks may vary by segment. Adopt-a-Highway Service Ratings (zip)
DOT provides free sidewalk bicycle parking racks throughout the five boroughs. Download locations of city bike parking racks (kml) Download locations of city bike parking racks (shp) Bike Parking Metadata Download locations of bike shelters (kml)
NYC Cycling Map
The New York City Cycling Map is an annual free publication of DOT. Over 375,000 are distributed annually at bicycle shops, libraries, and schools. DOT also distributes geodata of NYC bike routes. NYC Cycling Map on DOT website (pdf) Bicycle Route Layer on Open Data Portal (shapefile)
NYC Bike Share operates Citi Bike program and generates data regarding the program, including trip records, a real time feed of station status and monthly reports. The Citi Bike program data is exclusively generated by the operator NYC Bike Share, a limited liability corporation solely owned by Motivate. The City of New York does not generate, produce or endorse the Citi Bike program data, and disclaims any liability for the contents contained therein. Visit the Citi Bike system data page Citi Bike stations status feed (json) Get Citi Bike monthly reports
Bicycle Network Connectivity
NYC DOT conducts regular bike counts, which are summarized in Cycling in the City, an update on cycling trends in New York City that was released in May 2016. Bike count data is available for the East River bridges and Midtown. Bike Count Data for East River Bridges (pdf) Bike Count Data for Midtown (pdf)
CityBench is an initiative to increase the amount of public seating on New York City’s streets. DOT installs attractive and durable benches around the city, particularly at bus stops, retail corridors, and in areas with high concentrations of senior citizens. Download CityBench locations shapefile (zip)
Brooklyn Bridge Pedestrian Counts
NYC DOT is testing automated pedestrian counts on the Brooklyn Bridge Manhattan Anchorage and will post additional data as it becomes available. Data includes direction, weather, and total count in hourly format. Monthly summaries and raw data in hourly format is available. Brooklyn Bridge Automated Counts (xlsx) Brooklyn Bridge October 2017 – July 2018 Summary Report (pdf) Brooklyn Bridge Pedestrian Count Metadata (pdf)
Bi-Annual Pedestrian Counts
An index of pedestrian volumes tracking the long-term trends of neighborhood commercial corridors. Data is collected at 114 locations, including 100 on-street locations (primarily retail corridors), 13 East River and Harlem River bridge locations, and the Hudson River Greenway. Screenline sampling is conducted during May and September on the sidewalk, mid-block (or mid-bridge) on both sides of street where applicable. Pedestrian volumes at 50 sample locations around the City are combined to create the Pedestrian Volume Index for the Mayor’s Management Report. Download Bi-Annual Pedestrian Counts (shp) Download Bi-Annual Pedestrian Counts (xlsx) Download Bi-Annual Pedestrian Counts Locations (pdf) Bi-Annual Pedestrian Counts Metadata (pdf)
The Staten Island Ferry carries over 22 million passengers a year between St. George Terminal in Staten Island and Whitehall Terminal in Manhattan. On a typical workday, the ferry makes 117 trips. Download the Private Ferry Monthly Ridership Download the Staten Island Ferry Daily Performance Download the Staten Island Ferry Passenger Counts - by Month Download the Staten Island Ferry Passenger Counts - by Trip Download Staten Island Ferry Passenger Counts- Overnight
This General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) dataset includes information about the ferry terminal, and all scheduled weekday, weekend and holiday trips. The ferry's schedule may be adjusted due to heavy weather or low visibility. Adjustments are announced by email and in DOT's Twitter stream. Download the Staten Island Ferry GTFS dataset (zip)
Alternate Side Parking
Many New York City streets have alternate side parking regulations, which allow for street cleaning. The City suspends alternate side parking rules on legal and religious holidays and issues emergency suspensions for severe weather or other emergencies. Parking meter regulations are also suspended on major legal holidays. Information about Alternate Side Parking Follow Alternate Side Parking on Twitter (@NYCASP) 2022 Alternate Side Parking Calendar (pdf) 2022 Alternate Side Parking Calendar (ics)
New York City Comprehensive Plan Regarding the Distribution and Use of City-issued Parking Permits
Local Law 5 of 2020 was enacted by the New York City Council on December 27, 2019. According to this Local Law, each city agency receiving parking permits from NYC DOT must develop a plan for their use, including criteria for distribution, assessment of the appropriate number of permits for that agency, and proposed steps to curb unnecessary permit issuance. By submitting these responses to NYC DOT, agencies are confirming that they are in compliance with this law and have a plan ready for dissemination to the members of the City Council. New York City Comprehensive Plan Regarding the Distribution and Use of City-issued Parking Permits (pdf) Review Local Law 5 of 2020
The NYC DOT manages over one million traffic signs in New York City. NYC DOT's Parking Regulations Map (nycdotsigns.net) allows you to find the parking regulations on any block in the city. NYC DOT distributes the data through NYC Open Data. The file includes the location and a description of parking signs throughout the city and is updated daily. Parking Regulations on NYC Open Data
DOT owns, operates, and maintains bridges and tunnels throughout New York (some bridges in NYC are operated by other agencies). This data provides information and condition of bridges in New York. DOT also conducts studies and compiles rating and statistics for the bridges and publishes a Bridge and Tunnel Condition Report annually. Bridge Ratings
New York City Truck Routes
New York City has over 1,000 miles of truck routes. These data sets contain the centerlines of through and local truck routes, and were created from LION, the City's base map of streets. Learn more about truck routes Truck Route Layer on NYC Open Data (shapefile) Download All Truck Routes NYC (zip)
Real-Time Traffic Cameras
DOT maintains a map of traffic cameras throughout the five boroughs. The cameras themselves belong to various city and state agencies and are clearly branded on the map. Developers wishing to access the cameras' data feed should contact DOT at email@example.com. Developers must sign a data-sharing agreement. Sample data-sharing agreement
Real-Time Traffic Speed Data
NYC DOT’s Traffic Management Center (TMC) maintains a map of traffic speed detectors throughout the City. The speed detectors belong to various City and State agencies. The Traffic Speeds Map is available on NYC DOT's website. This data set contains 'real-time' traffic information from locations where NYC DOT picks up sensor feeds within the five boroughs, mostly on major arterials and highways. NYC DOT uses this information for emergency response and management. The metadata defines the fields available in this data set and explains more about the data. Traffic Speed (csv) Traffic Speed (kml) Traffic Speed Metadata (pdf)
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