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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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NPS Accepting Public Comments on Ft. Tilden Planning Process

The Gateway National Recreation Area has begun the planning process for the Fort Tilden Shore Road – Shoreline Resiliency project. They are evaluating alternatives to address access, safety, and shoreline resiliency concerns at Fort Tilden, Gateway National Recreation Area. The National Park Service (NPS) is working with the Federal Highway Administration to prepare an Environmental Assessment.

The NPS is currently soliciting comments in person or online from interested agencies, groups and individuals and encourages your participation throughout the planning process. The NPS has announced a 30-day public scoping period through March 20, 2015.

The NPS invites you to share your comments and ideas about the project at a public open house on February 25, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 pm at the following location:

Gateway National Recreation Area
Ryan Visitor Center
Floyd Bennett Field
50 Aviation Road
Brooklyn, NY 11234

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Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway Goes Greener

As reported today on NY 1, the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway is undergoing some exciting changes. Planned investments in green infrastructure will prevent up to half a billion gallons of stormwater from entering the combined sewer system annually. This will contribute to a dramatic reduction in the release of raw sewage into the East River and New York Harbor during heavy storms. The plan also recommends approaches to protect Red Hook and Sunset Park from future coastal flooding.

Learn more at Brooklyn Greenway Initiative.

 

Plumb Beach Bike Path Repaved

The unpaved segment of the Jamaica Bay Greenway along Plumb Beach in Sheepshead Bay has been repaved! The 450-foot segment of pavement was washed away during Superstorm Sandy in 2012, creating a short gap in the Greenway . Repairs began in October 2014 and were completed in December 2014. Cyclists can now enjoy a continuous ride along the Greenway to and from Plumb Beach.

 

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Repaved segment of Plumb Beach Path. Photo by Elizabeth Graham, Brooklyn Daily.