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The First Sunset Park Upland Connectors Community Workshop

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On Wednesday, October 28th, NYC DOT along with our community engagement partner UPROSE, held the first community workshop for the Uplands Connectors Project in Sunset Park. This project seeks to develop a plan with the community to establish safe and inviting pedestrian and bicycling routes connecting the upland community to waterfront destinations. The first workshop, in a series of three, sought to establish the existing conditions and potential routes in the community that would provide increased safety for all street users, could be used for transportation and recreation, connect and provide green space, and work with neighborhood needs and industrial uses.

View the Presentation and give your input through the Sunset Park Upland Connectors Portal

For more information, email UplandConnectors@dot.nyc.gov

 

Owl’s Head Park Connection of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway

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The NYC Department of Design and Construction (DDC) and NYC DOT presented the Final Design of the Owl’s Head Park Connection section of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway to Brooklyn Community Board 10 on Monday, October 5, 2015.
The Owl’s Head Park Connector is a critical section of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway situated at the boarder of the Sunset Park and Bay Ridge neighborhoods. The proposed route for this section is along 2nd Avenue from 58th Street to Wakeman Place, and along Wakeman Place from 2nd Avenue to Colonial Road. The goal of the design is to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists, reduce congestion, increase accessibility, showcase the neighborhood character, and create a strong link to the waterfront and recreational opportunities.

 

For more details, check out the presentation to Brooklyn Community Board 10

The Launch of the Sunset Park Upland Connectors Project

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NYC DOT has partnered with UPROSE as our community engagement partner for the Uplands Connectors Project in Sunset Park. This project seeks to develop a plan with the community to establish safe and inviting pedestrian and bicycling routes connecting the upland community to waterfront destinations. We envision these upland connector routes, as a combination of pedestrian safety improvements, bike facilities, landscaping, wayfinding and street furniture that all come together to create more inviting environmentally sustainable spaces.

View the Presentation

For more information, email UplandConnectors@dot.nyc.gov

Join us! Beginning tonight!

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The NYC DOT is launching a one-year, community-driven planning process to increase safety and mobility for pedestrians and bicyclists traveling between the Bronx and Manhattan across the Harlem River. We will lead a series of community planning workshops, starting tonight, to develop a planning document, the Harlem River Bridges Access Plan.

We would love for you to join us tonight or at one of our upcoming workshops—and, if possible, to help us spread the word!

Our first series of workshops, during which we will review existing conditions and solicit feedback on transportation priorities, will be held on the following dates:

Harlem River Bridges Access Plan Workshops:

Bridges South of Macombs Dam

  • June 15- 6:30pm @ Taino Towers (221 E. 122nd St, Manhattan), PLEASE NOTE: The closest entrance to the meeting room is located 2383 Second Ave.
  • June 16- 6:30pm @ Hostos Community College, Savoy Multipurpose Room (457 Grand Concourse, Bronx)

Bridges North of Macombs Dam

  • June 22- 6:30pm @ Wilson Major Morris Community Center (459 W. 152nd Street, Manhattan)
  • June 23- 6:30pm @ Lehman College, Faculty Dining Room/Music Building (250 Bedford Park Blvd West, Bronx)

The Harlem River Bridges Access Plan will describe community preferences for increasing access to jobs, schools, and recreational amenities on both sides of the river, and will serve as a tool to guide future investment and seek funding for future transportation projects.

To stay informed on the latest developments, events, and workshops, please sign up for our Harlem River Bridges Access Plan mailing list, by clicking on the link or heading here: http://tinyurl.com/HarlemRiverBridgesSignup

Launch of the the Harlem River Bridges Access Plan!

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The NYC DOT is preparing to launch a one-year, community-driven planning process to increase safety and mobility for pedestrians and bicyclists traveling between the Bronx and Manhattan across the Harlem River. We will lead a series of community planning workshops, starting in June, to develop a planning document, the Harlem River Bridges Access Plan. We would love for you to join us at one of our upcoming workshops—and, if possible, to help us spread the word!

Our first series of workshops, during which we will review existing conditions and solicit feedback on transportation priorities, will be held on the following dates:

Harlem River Bridges Access Plan Workshops: 

Bridges South of Macombs Dam

  • June 15- 6:30pm @ Taino Towers (221 E. 122nd St, Manhattan)
  • June 16- 6:30pm @ Hostos Community College, Savoy Multipurpose Room (457 Grand Concourse, Bronx)

Bridges North of Macombs Dam

  • June 22- 6:30pm @ Wilson Major Morris Community Center (459 W. 152nd Street, Manhattan)
  • June 23- 6:30pm @ Lehman College, Faculty Dining Room/Music Building (250 Bedford Park Blvd West, Bronx)

The Harlem River Bridges Access Plan will describe community preferences for increasing access to jobs, schools, and recreational amenities on both sides of the river, and will serve as a tool to guide future investment and seek funding for future transportation projects.

To stay informed on the latest developments, events, and workshops, please sign up for our Harlem River Bridges Access Plan mailing list.

 

Join us for the Final Workshops for the Jamaica Bay Implementation Plan

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Please join NYC DOT, along with the Regional Plan Association, the National Parks Service, and the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation for the final round of workshops for the Jamaica Bay Implementation Plan. Share your thoughts, reactions, and input to the plan for the future of this 28-mile network of bicycle and pedestrian paths connecting parks, wetlands, and beaches surrounding Jamaica Bay. The details of each workshop is below.

Please click on the link for each workshop to download a flyer that you can share and post in your community!

 

Howard Beach/Ozone Park Community Workshop:
Subject: Draft Plan Presentation and Review for the Jamaica Bay Greenway
Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Old Mill Yacht Club, 16315 Cross Bay Blvd., Howard Beach

Rockaway/Broad Channel Community Workshop:
Subject: Draft Plan Presentation and Review for the Jamaica Bay Greenway
Date: Thursday, May 21, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Knights of Columbus, 333 Beach 90th St., Rockaway Beach

Marine Park/Sheepshead Bay Community Workshop:
Subject: Draft Plan Presentation and Review for the Jamaica Bay Greenway
Date: Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Carmine Carro Community Center, 3000 Fillmore Ave., Brooklyn

Canarsie/Spring Creek Community Workshop:
Subject: Draft Plan Presentation and Review for the Jamaica Bay Greenway
Date: Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: PS 272, 101-24 Seaview Ave, Brooklyn

 

Sign up for our mailing list to be notified of upcoming meetings and events related to the Jamaica Bay Greenway.

Save the Date for the Final Workshops for the Jamaica Bay Greenway Implementation Plan

NYC DOT, in collaboration with Regional Plan Association, the National Parks Service, and the Department of Parks and Recreation, has recently announced the final round of workshops for the Jamaica Bay Greenway Implementation Plan.

Mark your calenders now to attend the workshop nearest you to review and give your feedback on the Draft Implementation Plan.

  • 05.13.2015 | Howard Beach/Ozone Park
  • 05.21.2015 | Rockaway/Broad Channel
  • 06.03.2015 | Marine Park/Sheepshead Bay
  • 06.10.2015 | Canarsie/Spring Creek

All workshops will be held at 6:30pm. Exact locations are to be determined, sign up for our mailing list to be notified of upcoming meetings details and events related to the Jamaica Bay Greenway.

 

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Bike Tour of Floyd Bennett Field

Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 9:15am to 2:00pm

Ride with the NYC DOT, the Regional Plan Association, and the National Park Service to Floyd Bennett Field!

Riding on a combination of bike lanes, city streets, and off-street paths (including the Jamaica Bay Greenway), we will travel to Floyd Bennett Field, part of the Gateway National Recreation Area . A National Park Ranger will provide a -FREE- guided tour, lasting about an hour. We will cover roughly 5 miles in total. After the ride, bike home on your own, or follow a ride marshal to the starting point. Children welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult.

 

For more information, and to register, click here.

 

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