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NYC DOT, Council Member Constantinides, Council Member Van Bramer Unveil Corridor Safety Improvements for 21st Street in Astoria

New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Polly Trottenberg, Council Member Costa Constantinides, Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer and transit advocates today unveiled corridor safety improvements for 21st Street between Hoyt Ave S and Queens Plaza in Astoria, Queens. The two-mile corridor, a 60-foot wide road with two travel lanes in each direction, which is also a truck route with large and heavy truck traffic, has seen five fatalities and seven severely injured pedestrians between 2009 and 2013.  This safety improvement project is part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero initiative, an interagency product created by NYCDOT, NYPD, and the other agencies in the task force, which aims to eliminate fatalities through a combination of engineering, policy, enforcement, and high-impact education and awareness efforts. Read more

NYC DOT Announces Fourth Annual “We’re Walking Here” NYC School Winners

The New York City Department of Transportation DOT today announced the results of this year’s “We’re Walking Here” competition with Corona Arts and Sciences Academy in Corona, Queens; Notre Dame Academy in Staten Island; PS 255 in Flushing, Queens; and PS 94 in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, earning first, second, third, and fourth place, respectively. PS 3 in Staten Island and PS 154 in Mott Haven, Bronx, received honorable mentions. Read more

NYC DOT Unveils Second “Your Choices Matter” Television Advertisement This Week As Part of Vision Zero Awareness Campaign

The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Polly Trottenberg today announced the release of “Cautious“, the second “Your Choices Matter” television advertisement. “Cautious” addresses the interaction between a pedestrian and a distracted driver. The first ad “Racer“, released earlier this week, focuses on the interaction between a motorist and child. Both advertisements illustrate the real-life impacts of high-risk driving choices and are aligned with Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero initiative, which aims to eliminate fatalities through a combination of engineering, enforcement, policy, and high-impact education and awareness efforts. Read more

NYC DOT Launches New Version of iRideNYC Mobile App Providing Real Time Information About MTA Buses, Subways and Citi Bike

The New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) today announced the release of the newest version of the iRideNYC application – http://www.iRide.nyc – to provide up to the minute performance information on all MTA buses and subways and Citi Bike dock and bike availability. Read more

NYC DOT Releases Gripping and Compelling “Your Choices Matter” Television Advertisement, Latest Addition to Vision Zero Awareness Campaign

The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Polly Trottenberg today announced the release of “Your Choices Matter” television advertisements, designed to illustrate the real-life impacts of high-risk driving choices, with the first :30 second ad “Racer” focused on the interaction between a motorist and child. Today’s release is aligned with Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero initiative, which aims to eliminate fatalities through a combination of engineering, enforcement, policy, and high-impact education and awareness efforts.

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NYC DOT Announces Traffic Calming Measures in Conjunction With MTA Bridges and Tunnels Upcoming Opening of the Third Avenue Exit Ramp at the Whitestone Expressway

NYC DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg, in conjunction with State Senator Tony Avella and Council Member Paul Vallone, today announced plans to install bollards at the Third Avenue Exit on the I-678 service road of the Whitestone Expressway for added traffic calming. Flexible delineators will be added once the ramp opens to deter speeding as vehicles exit. In line with Vision Zero’s efforts to create safer neighborhood streets, the local input from civic organizations, including We Love Whitestone, Welcome to Whitestone and Greater Whitestone Taxpayers Civic Association, Inc., proved instrumental in the design and support for this project. Read more

NYCDOT’S ART Program Announces The Selection of Artists to Beautify a Pedestrian Tunnel at 191st Street and Broadway In Washington Heights

The New York City Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Art Program today announced the selection of four individual artists and one artist team from a pool of 158 applicants to beautify a nine-hundred foot pedestrian tunnel at 191st Street and Broadway in Washington Heights, Manhattan. All but one artist team lives and works in New York City and the greater New York area. Each artist or artist team will be assigned two wall segments, each measuring 200 feet in length by 8 feet in height, to transform with dynamic, colorful murals over the course of a one week period starting the week of May 11th. NYCDOT will create an attractive corridor for the thousands of pedestrians walking to and from the 191st Street 1 train station on a daily basis. Read more

Reminder: Alternate Side Parking Suspended April 9-11, 2015

This is a reminder that alternate side parking is suspended from Thursday, April 9, Friday, April 10, and Saturday, April 11, in observance of Orthodox Holy Thursday and Good Friday, and Passover (7th and 8th Days).

Payment at parking meters will remain in effect throughout the City.
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DOT to Unveil Concept This Evening to Dramatically Redesign Queens Boulevard Corridor, Starting Along 1.3 Miles

New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) Commissioner Polly Trottenberg today announced that DOT will present to the Queens Community Board 2 Transportation Committee this evening a detailed preliminary plan to redesign a 1.3 mile segment of Queens Boulevard, including the installation of a protected bike lane.  Queens Boulevard is one of the most chronically dangerous corridors in New York City, with 38 traffic fatalities and 448 severe injuries from 2003-2013.
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NYC DOT Unveils Design Concept for Woodhaven/Cross Bay Boulevards Select Bus Service

 New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) Commissioner Polly Trottenberg today unveiled the design concept of main road bus lanes for Select Bus Service (SBS) on Woodhaven / Cross Bay Boulevards. The SBS corridor is based on the existing Q52/53 Limited bus route and 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, 43% of whom do not own a car and 60% of whom commute by public transit.

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