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. In this thriving mixed-use neighborhood at one end of the nation’s busiest bridge, the streets serve a diverse range of users, including: pedestrians from age 1 to 100, people with disabilities, drivers, bus riders, bicyclists, delivery trucks and more. The goal of the Neighborhood Transportation Study is to find ways to make our streets safer and more efficient, balancing the needs of all users. To do this, we need to hear from residents, local businesses, and the others who depend on safe and functional streets.

Stakeholder and Public Involvement

Over the course of the study, DOT will hold public workshops to discuss existing conditions, identify issues, and comment on design alternatives. Please come share your thoughts and spread the word.

The first Public Workshop will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, November 3rd, 2014 at New York Presbyterian Hospital, 173 Fort Washington Avenue between 165th Street and 168th Street. The event will be in Riverview Terrace, which is easily accessible via the Millstein Family Heart Center entrance.

Read the Event Flyer in English Read the Event Flyer in Spanish

Project Area

Map of Washington Heights Study Area

Project Background

Led by the DOT Office of Community Initiatives in coordination with the DOT Manhattan Borough Commissioner. Co-sponsored by Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, Council Member Mark Levine, Assembly Member Herman D. Farrell, State Senator Adriano Espaillat, Borough President Gale Brewer and Community Board 12.

Project Documents

Please check back for additional project documents as they become available.