Last night, we presented Community Board 3 with a plan to reverse the direction of 37th Road between 74th Street and 75th Street from one-way eastbound to one-way westbound. The Community Board approved this change. Please click here for a copy of our presentation.
Reversing the street’s direction involves:
- Creating 14 new on-street metered parking spaces
- Replacing the Class I striped bike lane with a shared bicycle lane
- Relocating the bus layover space one block east
This change will address a number of issues that the community and merchants have raised with us. They were concerned about a lack of parking and we will be able to provide parking on both sides of the street. They were concerned about access to 74th Street and reversing the direction will improve traffic circulation and access to the shopping district. Finally, a bus layover space is more appropriate on 37th Road between 75th Street and 76th Street because this block does not have any businesses.