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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
New York City’s Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Polly Trottenberg and Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Emily Lloyd kicked off National Work Zone Awareness week today, which is being observed from March 23-27, 2015. Commissioner Trottenberg also announced a new agency advertisement campaign designed to recognize DOT employees’ commitment to their careers as well as to their families. The advertisements serve as a reminder to drivers that crews responsible for work on our city streets are not only valuable to every New Yorker but to their families at home as well. Read more
New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Polly Trottenberg and New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC) Commissioner Dr. Feniosky Peña-Mora and Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez today announced the groundbreaking of Plaza de Las Americas project in Washington Heights. The new Plaza de Las Americas will create a permanent focal point – a town square or plaza – for the Washington Heights community. The dynamic paving design references the style found in many town squares of the Caribbean, Central and South America. Read more