2019 Projects

This is a list of past community presentations from DOT projects from 2019. DOT generally presents projects at community board meetings where the public can ask questions and provide feedback. Contact DOT if you have a question, comment or concern about a project See a list of current projects See lists of projects from other recent years: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

the Bronx

Alexander Avenue, East 135th Street to East 138th Street, School Safety Improvements

School Safety

NYC DOT installed safety improvements on Alexander Avenue from East 135 Street to East 138 Street, part of a Vision Zero Priority Area in the Mott Haven neighborhood of the Bronx. The project added two new signalized crossings, six painted curb extensions, and two new school loading zones to this stretch of Alexander Avenue, which separates the NYCHA Mitchel Houses from three local schools (PS 154, South Bronx Classical Charter School II, and Zeta Bronx 1 Elementary). Improvements were installed to create safer, shorter pedestrian crossings, calm vehicle turns, improve visibility, and reduce double parking. Alexander Avenue, East 135th Street to East 138th Street, School Safety Improvements – presented to Bronx Community Board 1 in March 2019 (pdf)

East Fordham Road Corridor Safety Improvements

Complete Streets

NYC DOT 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. East Fordham Road Corridor Safety Improvements - presented to Bronx Community Board 6 in January 2016 (pdf)

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

Complete Streets

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. East Tremont Ave Traffic Calming and Safety Improvements - presented to Bronx Community Board 9 in April 2016 and to Community Board 11 in May 2016 (pdf)

Fulton Avenue and East 174th Street School Safety Improvements

School Safety

In response to requests from PS/MS 4, NYC DOT installed pedestrian safety improvements at the intersection of Fulton Avenue and East 174th Street, immediately adjacent to PS/MS 4 in the Bronx. Located in a Vision Zero Priority Area, the intersection is regularly used by students. NYC DOT installed a painted curb extension with planters on the southwest corner of the intersection to improve visibility between drivers approaching the intersection from the south and west. In addition, NYC DOT installed an enhanced crosswalk across Fulton Avenue to improve pedestrian visibility and access. Fulton Avenue and East 174th Street School Safety Improvements - presented to PS/MS 4 in November 2018 (pdf)

Hudson Manor Terrace, West 236th Street to West 239th Street

School Safety

In response to requests for new crosswalks from the community and an elected official, NYC DOT implemented pedestrian safety improvements on Hudson Manor Terrace at West 239 Street, West 237 Street and West 236 Street, adjacent to PS 24 and MS/HS 141 in the Bronx. NYC DOT installed Enhanced Crosswalk treatments at these intersections, including ADA-accessible pedestrian ramps, high-visibility crosswalk markings, pedestrian crossing signs, and daylighting to improve pedestrian visibility at the crosswalks. At West 237 Street, NYC DOT also installed a painted curb extension to shorten the crossing distance and calm turning vehicles. Hudson Manor Terrace, West 236th St to West 239th St, School Safety Improvements – presented to Bronx Community Board 8 in March 2019 (pdf)

Morris Park Avenue/Adams Street to Newport Avenue Corridor Safety Improvements

Major Transportation Projects

NYC DOT proposed traffic calming improvements on Morris Park Avenue from Adams Street to Newport Avenue. Morris Park Avenue was a Vision Zero Priority Corridor with 7.6 pedestrians killed or severely injured per mile. NYC DOT installed a flush median, left turn bays and a bicycle lane, and removed one low-volume travel lane in each direction. These improvements organize traffic, reduce speeding, and create safer left turns. Morris Park Ave/Adams St to Newport Ave Safety Improvements – Spring 2019 (pdf) Morris Park Ave/Adams St to Newport Ave Safety Improvements - presented to Bronx Community Board 11 in October 2018 (pdf) Morris Park Ave/Adams St to Newport Ave Safety Improvements - presented to Bronx Community Board 11 in February 2018 (pdf) Morris Park Ave/Adams St to Newport Ave Safety Improvements - presented to Bronx Community Board 11 in January 2018 (pdf)

Mosholu Parkway and Paul Ave Intersection Safety Improvements

Better Buses

NYC DOT proposed safety and traffic improvements at Mosholu Parkway and Paul Av. The project included converting unprotected pedestrian space (then a large channelized/striped area) to a concrete curb extension with landscaping. A pedestrian island was installed on the north leg of the intersection to provide pedestrian refuge and calm left turns onto Mosholu Parkway. In addition, NYC DOT installed a concrete bus boarding island and painted pedestrian space to improve bus operations for the Bx10 / Bx28, shorten crossing distances, and calm traffic. In 2018, NYC DOT implemented the curb extension with painted materials in addition to installing left turn traffic calming tools. Mosholu Parkway and Paul Ave Safety Improvements - presented to Bronx Community Board 7 Transportation Committee in March 2018 (pdf)

Webster Av, E 174 St – E 176 St

Better Buses

NYC DOT proposed to improve bus service and traffic safety along Webster Avenue near the Cross Bronx Expressway. The project includes a southbound bus lane between E 174 St and E 176 St and clarified roadway markings. In addition, a pedestrian island and two painted curb extensions were added at the intersection of Webster Avenue and Ittner Place. The project improves safety for all roadway users, enhances bus priority to improve bus speeds and reliability, and improves traffic flow. Webster Avenue, E 174 St – E 176 St Improvements – presented to Bronx Community Board 5 in May 2019 (pdf) Webster Avenue, E 174 St – E 176 St Improvements – presented to Bronx Community Board 6 Transportation Committee in May 2019 (pdf) Webster Avenue, E 174 St – E 176 St Improvements – presented to Bronx Community Board 5 Municipal Services Committee in May 2019 (pdf)

Brooklyn

86th Street – 3rd Avenue to Shore Road Corridor Safety Improvements

Major Transportation Projects

In response to community requests to calm traffic on the corridor, NYC DOT implemented corridor safety improvements on 86 Street from 3rd Avenue to Shore Road in Brooklyn. 86 Street was a Vision Zero Priority Corridor with 8.8 pedestrians killed or severely injured per mile. To calm traffic on the corridor, NYC DOT removed one travel lane in each direction, installed a flush median with left turn bays, installed bicycle lanes, and installed defined parking lane stripes. The new markings plan helped encourage slower speeds on the corridor to help reduce crash severity. Bicycle lanes on 86 Street provide an important east/west connection to existing north/south routes in the Brooklyn bicycle network. 86th St – 3rd Ave to Shore Rd Corridor Safety Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 10 in September 2017 (pdf)

Avenues V, W and X School Safety Improvements

School Safety

NYC DOT School Safety installed safety improvements in Sheepshead Bay on Avenue V (E 22nd Street to Gerritsen Avenue), Avenue W (E 16th Street to Gerritsen Avenue), and Avenue X (E 16th Street to Gerritsen Avenue). The project area included a Vision Zero Priority Area, a Vision Zero Priority Corridor on Nostrand Ave, a Senior Pedestrian Focus Area and a Bike Priority District. There are eight schools in this area, as well as the NYCHA Sheepshead Bay and Nostrand Houses. Improvements included new crosswalks, painted curb extensions, concrete pedestrian islands, left turn bays, flush medians, bike lanes, parking lane stripes, a one to two-way conversion, and marked angle parking. These improvements create safer, shorter pedestrian crossings, improve traffic flow, calm turning vehicles, and create better connections for pedestrians and cyclists. Avenues V, W and X School Safety Improvements – Presented to Brooklyn Community Board 15 in May 2019 (pdf)

Columbia Street, West 9th Street to Luquer Street School Safety Improvements

School Safety

In response to requests from PS 676 and Summit Academy Charter School, NYC DOT installed safety improvements on Columbia Street between West 9th Street and Luquer Street. The improvements included new enhanced crossings on Columbia Street, with expanded pedestrian space, asphalt art mural, granite blocks, and planters at the intersection of Columbia Street, Dwight Street, and Nelson Street. The project slows down vehicle turns, organizes traffic movements, and provides pedestrians with new crossings across Columbia Street. Columbia Street, West 9th Street to Luquer Street, School Safety project presented to Brooklyn Community Board 6 Transportation Committee in November 2018 (pdf)

Cropsey Avenue, 26th Avenue to Bay 50th Street

Complete Streets

NYC DOT implemented safety improvements on Cropsey Avenue from 26th Avenue to Bay 50th Street. This project was a continuation of improvements installed in 2018 on Cropsey Avenue from Bay Parkway to 26th Avenue. It added pedestrian space and better organized vehicle movements to increase safety for all road users. Cropsey Ave, 26th Ave to Bay 50th St Safety Improvements – presented to Brooklyn Community Board 13 on May 2019 (pdf)

Cypress Hills St Protected Bicycle Lanes

Bicycle Route Projects

Following previous work along Cypress Hills Street, the NYC DOT is proposing an extension of protected bike lanes between Jackie Robinson Parkway and Jamaica Avenue. The project will include the installation of bike lanes in both directions on Cypress Hills Street in the existing channelization as well as the installation of a new pedestrian crossing at Jamaica Avenue. These improvements will discourage speeding along the corridor, provide safer pedestrian crossings and define roadway space for cyclists and vehicles. As one of the few street connections between Brooklyn and Queens in this area, the project will also serve a safe and convenient cycling route between the two boroughs, and improve park and greenway access. Cypress Hills St Protected Bicycle Lanes - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 5 Transportation Committee in October 2018 (pdf)

Glenwood Road, Remsen Avenue to East 92nd Street

School Safety

In response to a community request, NYC DOT installed pedestrian safety improvements on Glenwood Road, adjacent to PS 114, Excel Charter School, and the Raven School. NYC DOT installed painted curb extensions on Glenwood Road at Remsen Avenue and at East 92nd Street to shorten the crossings and control vehicle turns. In addition, NYC DOT installed markings to organize parking and travel lanes on Glenwood Road. Glenwood Rd, Remsen Ave to East 92nd St, School Safety Improvements – presented to Brooklyn Community Board 18 in March 2019 (pdf)

Grand St - Update

Bicycle Route Projects

NYC DOT provided an update about the protected bike lanes on Grand St, summarizing the project route, design updates, curb management, and the remaining work that was installed in Spring 2019. Grand St Update – presented to Brooklyn Community Board 1 on May 21, 2019 (pdf) Grand St Update – presented to Brooklyn Community Board 1 in May 2019 (pdf)

North 5th Street Plaza Proposal

Public Space

In 2018, the Church of the Annunciation applied to the NYC NYC DOT Plaza Program to turn N. 5th between Metropolitan and Havemeyer into a plaza. Serving as a gateway to the neighborhood, the plaza offers the community a new space to socialize, rest, wait for the bus, hold cultural or charitable events, and gather. Building on the successful 2016 Meeker Avenue Safety Improvements and 2018 Meeker Avenue – Union Ave to Graham Ave improvements, the pedestrian plaza shortened crossings and eliminated pedestrian-vehicle conflicts. North 5th Street Plaza proposal - presented at a Community Workshop in February 2019 (pdf)

Putnam Plaza

Public Space

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 existing 15,000 square-foot plaza was implemented with interim materials in 2011 and has been redesigned to increase safety, create more shade, improve accessibility for seniors, and enhance community events from children’s concerts to movie nights. The new pedestrian plaza reopened in 2019. Putnam Plaza - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 2 Transportation Committee in March 2015 (pdf) Putnam Plaza - workshop #2 presented in December 2014 (pdf) Putnam Plaza Frequently Asked Questions sheet for project facts and timeline (pdf)

Ralph Avenue Corridor Safety Improvements

Complete Streets

NYC DOT proposed traffic safety improvements on Ralph Avenue from Avenue J to Avenue T in Brooklyn. The project included five pedestrian refuge islands, an expanded pedestrian triangle, two new signalized intersections at the entrance to the Georgetown Shopping Center, and improved markings on the corridor. The improvements prevent unsafe vehicle movements, reduce conflicts between vehicles and pedestrians, shorten crossing distances, and provide new opportunities for safe pedestrian crossings. Ralph Avenue Safety Improvements - presented to Brooklyn Community Board 18 in April 2018 (pdf)

Manhattan

2nd Avenue Protected Bike Lane Update – Analysis of 2017 Project and Proposal for 68th St to 59th St

Bicycle Route Projects

NYC DOT updated Community Board 6 on its efforts to create a continuous protected bike lane along 2nd Avenue in Manhattan, including analysis of the project that was installed last year between 42nd St and 43rd St, and the previous proposal for 68th St to 59th St. The proposed design included a curbside buffered bike lane that is parking protected during off-peak hours and a new crossing for pedestrians and cyclists along the east side of 2nd Avenue at the Queensboro Bridge entrance. 2nd Avenue Protected Bike Lane Update - presented to Manhattan Community Board 8 in September 2018 (pdf) 2nd Avenue Protected Bike Lane Update - presented to Manhattan Community Board 6 in September 2018 (pdf) 2nd Avenue Protected Bike Lane Update - presented to Manhattan Community Board 8 Transportation Committee in July 2018 (pdf) 2nd Avenue Protected Bike Lane Update - presented to Manhattan Community Board 6 in July 2018 (pdf)

8th Avenue and Columbus Circle

Bicycle Route Projects

In response to requests from the community and elected officials, NYC DOT is proposing an extension to the existing protected bicycle lane on 8th Avenue, a Vision Zero priority corridor in Manhattan, from West 56th Street up to Columbus Circle. The proposal also includes dedicated cycling space within Columbus Circle itself, as well as bike lane connections to Broadway and Central Park West from within the circle. In addition, the proposal also includes five planted concrete pedestrian islands at intersections and a protected left turn at West 57th Street. 8th Avenue and Columbus Circle - presented to Manhattan Community Board 4 and 5 in June 2018 and Manhattan Community Board 7 in July 2018 (pdf)

10th Avenue / Amsterdam Avenue

Bicycle Route Projects

In response to requests from the community and elected officials, NYC DOT proposed an extension to the existing protected bicycle lane on Amsterdam Avenue. This extension starts at 10th Avenue and West 52nd Street and connects to the existing protected lane at West 72nd Street and Amsterdam Avenue. The proposal complements the existing southbound protected lane on Columbus Avenue/9th Avenue. The proposal also included numerous safety improvements, including shorter crossings, painted refuge islands, and protected turns at both West 57th Street and West 66th Street. 10th Avenue / Amsterdam Avenue Protected Bike Lanes - presented to Manhattan Community Board 4 in June 2018 and Manhattan Community Board 7 in July 2018 (pdf)

12th St, 13th St, and Connections - Crosstown Bike Lanes

Bicycle Route Projects

NYC DOT provided an update about crosstown protected bike lanes on 12th St and 13th St, summarizing the project route and design details, curb management and traffic flow elements, and the remaining work that was installed in Spring 2019. 12th St, 13th St, and Connections - Crosstown Bike Lanes - presented to Manhattan Community Board 2 in May 2019 (pdf) 12th St, 13th St, and Connections - Crosstown Bike Lanes - presented to Manhattan Community Board 3 in May 2019 (pdf)

26th Street and 29th Street Midtown Crosstown Protected Bike Lanes

Bicycle Route Projects

In response to requests from the community and elected officials, NYC DOT proposed a series of proposals for new crosstown protected bicycle lanes in Midtown Manhattan. The plan sought to improve safety for cyclists/pedestrians while allowing businesses’ delivery access and keeping other vehicles in motion on some of New York City’s busiest streets. The proposal included two pairs of one-way protected crosstown bicycle lanes: the first pair of lanes at 26th Street eastbound and 29th Street westbound, from 1st Avenue to 12th Avenue. These lanes will be complemented by a pair of protected lanes south of Central Park in the 50s, on streets still to be determined after further community consultation and study. 26th Street and 29th Street Midtown Crosstown Protected Bike Lanes - presented to Manhattan Community Board 5 Transportation Committee in March 2018 (pdf) 26th Street and 29th Street Midtown Crosstown Protected Bike Lanes - presented to Manhattan Community Boards 4, 5 & 6 Transportation Committees in January 2018 (pdf)

42 St Transit Improvements

Better Buses

NYC DOT proposed transit improvements along 42 St in Manhattan. The project included enhanced curbside bus lanes, offset bus lanes, bus boarders, bus queue jump signals, turn restrictions, curb extensions, and signal timing adjustments. The project improves curb management throughout the corridor. The project also improves safety for all roadway users, enhance bus speeds and reliability, and increase pedestrian space at bus stops. 42 St Transit Improvements – presented to Manhattan Community Board 6 Transportation Committee on September 4, 2019 (pdf) 42 St Transit Improvements – presented to Manhattan Community Board 5 Transportation Committee on June 24, 2019 (pdf) 42 St Transit Improvements – presented to Manhattan Community Board 4 Transportation Committee on June 19, 2019 (pdf) 42 St Transit Improvements – presented to Manhattan Community Board 6 Transportation Committee on June 3, 2019 (pdf)

52nd Street and 55th Street Midtown Crosstown Protected Bike Lanes

Bicycle Route Projects

NYC DOT unveiled plans for east-west protected bike lanes to improve crosstown connectivity between existing north-south protected lanes in Midtown Manhattan, in effort to build out the protected network at every half mile. Building on the success of new lanes in the 20’s, the next pair of crosstown protected bike lanes was proposed on 52nd Street and 55th Street, offering a safe, comfortable transportation option with connections to existing protected bike lanes, subway stations, bus stops and other popular destinations along the corridors. In addition to the protected bike lanes, the updated street designs included updated curb regulations and elements such as high visibility crosswalks and turn calming measures that improve safety for all road users. NYC DOT will follow up with a proposal for an additional protected lane in the Times Square area, on streets still to be determined after further community consultation and study. 52nd Street and 55th Street Midtown Crosstown Protected Bike Lanes - presented to Manhattan Community Boards 4, 5 & 6 Transportation Committees in March 2019 (pdf)

Bowling Green Shared Street

Public Space

Building on the success of safety projects implemented in 2012, NYC DOT enhanced safety around one of the city’s most iconic tourist destinations. Creating a pedestrian priority zone adjacent to the Bull complements the pedestrian areas while making safe people’s existing behaviors. Bowling Green Shared Street – presented to Manhattan Community Board 1 Transportation & Street Activity Permits Committee in July 2019 (pdf)

Broadway, 14th St to Canal Pedestrian Improvements

Complete Streets

NYCDOT is proposing safety and pedestrian congestion improvements along Broadway from 14th to Canal St. Improvements include 25 painted curb extensions between 9th st and Howard St and a standard bike lane from 14th St to Bleecker St. Broadway, 14th St to Canal Pedestrian Improvements - presented to Manhattan Community Board2 in December 2018 (pdf)

Catherine Street and Market Street Bike Network

Bicycle Route Projects

The Catherine Street and Market Street project created a community bicycle network for the Two Bridges neighborhood. Catherine Streets and Market Streets provide the main north-south corridors connecting East River Bikeway and Esplanade with the existing bicycle facilities on East Broadway and the Manhattan Bridge. Monroe Street, Cherry Street and Water Street provide the east-west corridors connecting Catherine Street to the Pike Slip bicycle path. This network of bike lanes and shared lanes connects the residential community to the various important community amenities such as Murray Bergtraum Softball Field, Alfred E Smith Recreation Center, PS 126 and much more. Catherine and Market Streets Bike Network - presented to Manhattan Community Board 3 in January 2019 (pdf)

Chinatown Seasonal Streets 2019

Public Space

NYC DOT implemented Seasonal Streets on Doyers Street during the summer and fall months. Chinatown Seasonal Streets – presented to Manhattan Community Board 3 Transportation Committee in April 2019

Delancey Street Protected Bike Lanes and Safety Improvements

Bicycle Route Projects

NYC DOT proposed a Jersey barrier protected bike lane and pedestrian safety enhancements on Delancey St between Clinton St and Chrystie St in Manhattan. The proposal aimed to improve bicycle access from the Williamsburg Bridge to the existing protected bike lanes on Allen St and Chrystie St. As part of the project, NYC DOT also implemented pedestrian safety improvements, including painted median extensions along the Delancey St median, creating shorter safer crossings for pedestrians. Delancey Street Protected Bike Lanes and Safety Improvements - presented to Manhattan Community Board 3 Transportation Committee in April 2017 (pdf)

Hamilton Place Plaza Proposal

Public Space

The Brotherhood Sister Sol (BSS) was accepted into the NYC Plaza Program in 2017 to convert Hamilton Place between Amsterdam Ave and W. 143rd St to a pedestrian plaza. BSS and NYC DOT held a series of 7 One-Day Plaza events to show to the community what a plaza could mean in their neighborhood and to bring other community based organizations into the process. The pedestrian plaza was installed in 2019 and delivered safety benefits, public space, more seating options, more shade, and opportunities for programming in the neighborhood. Hamilton Place Plaza Proposal – presented to Community Board 9 General Board in May 2019 Hamilton Place Plaza Proposal – presented to Community Board 9 Uniformed Services and Transportation Committee in May 2019 Hamilton Place Plaza 2nd proposal - presented at a public workshop in February 2019 Hamilton Place Plaza proposal - presented at a public workshop in February 2019

Haven Avenue

Public Space

Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) applied to Round 9 of NYC DOT's Plaza Program to create a Pedestrian Plaza and Shared Street on Haven Ave and W 168th Street between Fort Washington and W 169th Street. The Pedestrian Plaza and Shared Street were implemented in 2019. Haven Avenue - presented to Manhattan Community Board 12 Transportation Committee in November 2017 (pdf) Haven Avenue - presented to Manhattan Community Board 12 Transportation Committee in October 2017 (pdf)

Herald + Greeley Square Enhancements

Public Space

Building on the success of the pedestrian plazas at Herald Square Implemented in 2009, NYC DOT improved these public spaces by refreshing interim materials that had worn over time, added more public space, strengthened bike connections, and reopened 33rd Street to vehicular traffic. Herald + Greeley Square Enhancements - presented in March 2019 (pdf) Herald + Greeley Square Enhancements - presented in January 2019 (pdf)

Pleasant Avenue School Safety Improvements

School Safety

NYC DOT installed safety improvements to calm and organize traffic on Pleasant Avenue between East 114th Street and East 116th Street, adjacent to the Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics High School and Isaac Newton Middle School. The project included implementation of a one-way conversion to eliminate u-turns in front of the school, reorganization of teacher parking and school loading regulations to provide students clear access to the sidewalk, and a painted sidewalk extension to reduce sidewalk overcrowding and calm vehicular traffic on Pleasant Avenue. Pleasant Avenue School Safety Improvements - presented to Manhattan Community Board 11 in May 2018 (pdf)

University Place Shared Street

Public Space

In conjunction with new traffic changes on the 14th Street corridor, NYC DOT developed a Shared Street on University Place between 13th and 14th Streets to balance the needs of pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists. University Place runs southbound, providing an exit for vehicles using 14th Street. The Shared Street prioritizes pedestrians and adds bicycle parking while continuing to provide access to buildings and bikeshare. Vehicles are encouraged to share the road and drive 5 mph through signage, markings, and streetscape design. University Place Shared Street Update – presented to Manhattan Community Board 2 in May 2019 (pdf)

Queens

12th Street, Queens StreetSeat

Public Space

Through the StreetSeat program, NYC DOT works with community based partners throughout the city to transform underutilized street space into vibrant, social, public spaces. StreetSeats are installed in the roadbed along the curb line or on wide sidewalks to create an attractive setting for eating, reading, working, meeting a friend or taking a rest. The Vorea Group applied to the StreetSeat program in 2019 and installed a StreetSeat in summer 2019. 12th St Street Seat project - presented to Queens Community Board 2 in April 2019 (pdf)

44th Drive, Queens StreetSeat

Public Space

Through the StreetSeat program, NYC DOT works with community based partners throughout the city to transform underutilized street space into vibrant, social, public spaces. StreetSeats are installed in the roadbed along the curb line or on wide sidewalks to create an attractive setting for eating, reading, working, meeting a friend or taking a rest. Rockrose applied for a StreetSeat in 2018 and installed a StreetSeat in spring 2019. 44th Dr Street Seat project - presented to Queens Community Board 2 in April 2019 (pdf)

50th Avenue One-Way Conversion

Following requests from Wynwood Gardens Civic Association and Community Board 2, NYC DOT proposed street directional changes to 50 Avenue between 60 Street and 65 Place. The proposed changes were to improve pedestrian and motorist safety by reducing cut-through traffic, intersection movement conflicts between Pedestrian / Vehicle or vehicle / vehicle and opposing vehicle conflicts due to the narrow width of 50th Avenue. 50th Avenue One-Way Conversion - presented to Queens Community Board 2 and Wynwood Gardens Civic Association in March 2018 (pdf)

Broadway, Roosevelt Av to Queens Blvd – Safety and Mobility Improvements

NYC DOT is planning safety and mobility improvements on Broadway and Elmhurst, Queens. Beginning in 2017, NYC DOT, in collaboration with MTA, has been making significant improvements to Woodhaven Blvd through implementation of Select Bus Service. However, Broadway remains the slowest portion of the Q53 SBS. To address this, NYC DOT is planning several “queue jumps” to speed service for 17,000 daily trips using the Q53 SBS and Q58 bus services. Additionally, the project will install bicycle lanes and shared lane markings creating a bicycle network connection between 74th/75th St and Queens Blvd as a part of The Big Jump!. Finally, the project includes pedestrian safety improvements including new and shorter crossings at Roosevelt Av/75th St and Woodside Av/Broadway/80th St. Broadway Safety and Mobility Improvements – presented to Queens Community Board 4 Transportation Committee in April 2019 (pdf)

Northern Blvd Street Improvement Project (SIP)

NYC DOT proposed safety, accessibility, and livability improvements along Northern Blvd between Prince St and Union St. Improvements included installing accessible and regular pedestrian signals, median/pedestrian walkway concrete extension, pedestrian ramps, temporary corner and curb extensions with delineators, new crosswalks, painted marking and signs, a bus stop relocation, and signal timing and phase modifications including split LPI (Leading Pedestrian Interval) to enhance safety of all street users and accessibility of pedestrians, and improve transit operations along the corridor. Northern Blvd Street Improvement - presented in September 2018 (pdf)

Roosevelt Avenue and 90th Street, Queens

Complete Streets

NYC DOT proposed safety improvements at the intersection of Roosevelt Avenue and 90th Street, at the confluence of two Vision Zero Priority Corridors underneath the elevated 7 train. Building on improvements installed in 2017, this project added pedestrian space, brought enhanced clarity to vehicle movements, and adjusted signal timing and pedestrian crossings in order to provide an improved pedestrian experience at the intersection. This project increases safety for all road users, especially for pedestrians at a known dangerous location. Roosevelt Ave and 90th St, QN Safety Improvements – presented to Queens Community Board 3 Transportation Committee May 2019 (pdf)

Rockaway Beach Blvd Improvements

Better Buses

NYC DOT proposed transit, safety, and traffic improvements along Rockaway Beach Blvd in the Rockaways. The project includes bus lanes, median tip extensions, curb extensions, pedestrian islands, and new sidewalks. The project improves safety for all roadway users, enhances bus speeds and reliability, and improves accessibility at bus stops. Rockaway Beach Blvd Improvements – presented to Queens Community Board 14 Transportation Committee in June 2019 (pdf)

Staten Island

Broad Street and Vanderbilt Ave Street Improvements

Bicycle Route Projects

NYC DOT expanded the Stapleton/Clifton neighborhood bicycle network with the addition of two new bicycle routes on Broad St and Vanderbilt Ave. These new routes, consisting of standard bike lanes and shared lanes, connect to the existing bicycle network on Bay St, Targee St, and Van Duzer St, which includes local businesses, SIR stations, and large apartment complexes. Speed cushions were added to Vanderbilt Ave, a Vision Zero Priority Corridor. Together these changes help calm traffic and improve transportation options for the local community. Broad Street and Vanderbilt Ave Street Improvements - presented to Staten Island Community Board 1 in April 2019 (pdf) Broad Street and Vanderbilt Ave Street Improvements - presented to Staten Island Community Board 1 in March 2019 (pdf)

Hylan Boulevard/Narrows Road South improvements

Complete Streets Better Buses

NYC DOT in collaboration with MTA/NYCT proposed several signalization, roadway geometry, and street direction changes and bus stops relocations to improve traffic flow and enhance safety in the vicinity of the Hylan Blvd/Narrows Road South and Hylan Blvd/Olga Place intersections in Staten Island. The proposal included bagging the existing traffic signal along Narrows Road South at its intersection with the east leg of Hylan Blvd (nearest the on-ramp to the Staten Island Expressway) and reversing the direction of the east leg of Hylan Blvd from northbound to southbound. In conjunction with these improvements, changes were made to the traffic signal phasing and timing on the west leg of Hylan Blvd (the northbound mainline) to simplify signal operations and reduce congestion associated with traffic flow towards the on-ramp. Pavement markings and signs were also added along Narrows Road South to accommodate two moving lanes at the entrance to the on-ramp to the Staten Island Expressway. In addition, intersection channelization features and curb extensions were added in the vicinity of the Hylan Blvd/Olga Place intersection to enhance pedestrian connections in the area, provide additional circulation space for pedestrians, and reduce crossing distances. NYC DOT will monitor traffic operations and safety and make changes as necessary. Hylan Boulevard/Narrows Road South Improvements - presented to Staten Island Community Board 2 Transportation Committee in March 2019 (pdf)