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NYC DOT Unveils New Pedestrian Safety Improvements at the Intersection of Atlantic, Washington, and Underhill Avenues

The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) today unveiled new pedestrian safety improvements completed at the intersection of three busy streets: Atlantic Avenue, Washington Avenue, and Underhill Avenue. From 2009-2013, this area had 99 injuries resulting from traffic crashes, with 2 being severe. DOT Deputy Commissioner Transportation Planning and Management Ryan Russo and Brooklyn Borough Commissioner Keith Bray were joined by community leaders, including John Longo of Dean Street Restaurant, Michelle George of Community Board 8, Phillip Kellogg of Fulton Area Business Alliance, and Caroline Samponaro of Transportation Alternatives at the new intersection. Read more

NYC DOT and DDC Announce Belle Harbor FEMA-Funded Street Rehabilitation Project Groundbreaking in the Rockaways

New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Polly Trottenberg, New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC) Commissioner Dr. Feniosky Peña-Mora and the Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency today announced the groundbreaking of the Belle Harbor FEMA-funded rehabilitation project in the Rockaways to address the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy in October 2012. The rehabilitation project will reconstruct damaged portions of sidewalks, curbs, roadways, sewers and water mains along Beach 127th Street through 149th Street; Beach 9th Street from street end to Seagirt Avenue; East 10 Road from Cross Bay Boulevard to street end; 127th Place from 34th Avenue to Northern Boulevard; and 190 linear feet reconstruction of roadway at Ulmer Street, a small portion of the block between 28th Avenue and the Whitestone Expressway Service Road. Read more

NYPD and NYC DOT to Alert the Public About Focus on DWI Enforcement Next Week

As part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero initiative, the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and the New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) are collaborating tonight at an event in Coney Island utilizing their high visibility Vision Zero Street Teams to educate the public about the legal blood alcohol content limits for operating motor vehicles, and about upcoming focused Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) enforcement throughout the City.
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NYC DOT Unveils Finalized Resurfacing Along 37th Avenue from the BQE to Junction Boulevard

As the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) continues to address roadways across the five boroughs this year, this week crews finalized resurfacing key portions of 37th Avenue from the Brooklyn Queens Expressway to Junction Boulevard to provide a safer, smoother roadway for Queens drivers. Read more

NYC DOT Bronx Borough Commissioner and Neighborhood Shopp Announce Completion of Pedestrian Safety Improvements at Intersection of Jackson and Westchester Avenues in the Bronx

New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) Bronx Borough Commissioner Constance Moran, Councilmember Maria del Carmen Arroyo and  Neighborhood SHOPP Executive Director Dr. Evelyn Laureano today unveiled several pedestrian safety improvements at the intersection of Jackson Avenue and Westchester Avenue in the Morrisania section of The Bronx. DOT began the work on this project earlier this year in this area, which saw a total of 20 injuries from 2008-2012. This is the same location where DOT announced its Vision Zero safety plans for the borough. Read more

Citi Bike® Launches Expansion by Opening First Station in Long Island City, Queens

NEW YORK – New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Polly Trottenberg and Motivate CEO Jay Walder kicked off Citi Bike’sdramatic expansion plans by activating the first station in Long Island City, Queens on Wednesday. This is the first step of a larger expansion plan that will double the size of the popular bike share network from 6,000 to 12,000 bikes over the course of two years as it grows across New York City. Twelve stations will be installed in Long Island City beginning this week and expansion will continue immediately into Greenpoint, Williamsburg, and more of Bedford-Stuyvesant, for a total of 91 stations. Expansion will then continue into Upper East and Upper West Sides, from 59th Street to 85th Street, with another 48 stations. These first 139 stations of Citi Bike’s expansion will be installed by early fall. Citi Bike riders have taken over 20 million trips since the program launched over Memorial Day weekend 2013. Read more

Manhattan Bridge Lower Roadway Daily Reversals to End Starting Monday, August 3

Today the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) announced that the Manhattan Bridge lower roadway daily reversals will end starting Monday, August 3, as part of the plan to improve the mobility and safety on streets near the Manhattan Bridge. This is the first step of the project, which is anticipated to be completed by the end of October.

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NYC DOT, NYCHA Announce Significantly Increased Investment for NYCHA Sidewalks and Join Council Member Jumaane Williams at Newly Completed Sidewalks by Glenwood Houses

Today, New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Polly Trottenberg and New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Director of Intergovernmental Affairs Brian Honan announced that the City will now triple its investment on NYCHA sidewalk repairs. Council Member Jumaane Williams joined them at the newly repaired concrete sidewalks outside of Glenwood Houses in Brooklyn. Read more

Citi Bike® Program Expansion to Begin in August

New York, NY – New York City Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg and Motivate CEO Jay Walder today announced that Citi Bike expansion will begin in early August with a first wave of new stations including stations in Long Island City, Williamsburg, Greenpoint, and Bedford Stuyvesant. The announcement is the first phase of a dramatic expansion plan that will double the size of the popular bike share network from 6,000 to 12,000 bikes over the course of two years as it grows across New York City. Read more

NYC DOT Announces Summer Streets 2015 Dates and Activities along Park Avenue from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park

New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Polly Trottenberg today announced the return of Summer Streets this year for its eighth installment. Summer Streets 2015 will take place on Saturdays August 1st, 8th and 15th from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. along Park Avenue from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park. The theme this year is accessibility—providing opportunities for all members of the public to experience NYC streets in new ways through participation in unique, interactive activations, which transform our streets into spaces of play, fitness and relaxation. Read more