World Class Streets is a summary of the Department of Transportation's public realm strategies, as part of the agency's efforts to place New York City at the forefront of urban development. This report is grounded in the findings from a Public Space/Public Life Survey conducted by world-renowned Gehl Architects/Urban Quality Consultants in Fall, 2007.
DOT unveiled the design concept of main road bus lanes for Select Bus Service (SBS) on Woodhaven/Cross Bay Boulevards, a corridor that carries 30,000 daily bus riders over 14 miles from the Rockaways to Woodside. The Woodhaven SBS would be the most intensive and most beneficial SBS route to be implemented and is a vital transportation route for thousands of residents of the Rockaways and central Queens.
This report details a traffic and transportation study for the area bounded by West 55th Street, West 86th Street, Central Park West and Twelfth Avenue/Henry Hudson Parkway in Manhattan. This is in response to community concerns over the growth in major real estate developments and traffic congestion in the area.
Focus on safety as one of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)'s core values. Work is underway to expand the Newtown Creek Nature Walk in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. DEP to march in the NYC Pride March.
Water Street, in Manhattan?s Financial District, serves as a key corridor for commerce, transportation, and increasingly residential development. With this project, DOT seeks to enhance the streetscape and improve the pedestrian environment while reorganizing traffic flows to improve safety. Crosswalks will be shortened, new pedestrian space will be created, curb usage will be assessed to maximize efficiency, and connections to the waterfront will be enhanced.