Recommendations: Pedestrian safety improvements

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    Proposed street reconfiguration

    This reconfiguration would limit the set of traffic movements at this site to create safer conditions at the intersections for motorists and pedestrians alike.

    Types of changes: Bus and driver mobility | Pedestrian safety
    Location: Broadway and Roosevelt

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    Proposed changes to 37th Road and 73rd Street

    In order to simplify this intersection and improve safety, this proposal would close two legs of the intersection to traffic. This proposal also addresses community requests for additional public space in the center of the Jackson Heights commercial district.

    Types of changes: Pedestrian safety | Public space
    Location: Broadway and Roosevelt

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    Proposed relocation of crosswalk, Broadway at 73rd Street

    Relocation of this crosswalk will improve pedestrian safety, by moving the crosswalk out of the way of turning vehicles. This crosswalk configuration would also better link the two proposed public spaces.

    Types of changes: Pedestrian safety | Public space
    Location: Broadway and Roosevelt

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    Proposed dedicated curbside space for commercial vehicles

    Community members and DOT staff have observed double parking by commercial vehicles at this site, which leads to safety and congestion issues. Dedicated curbside space for commercial vehicles would alleviate the need for double parking. Locations were chosen based on extensive interviews with merchants and trucking companies. These commercial spaces are part of an overall parking management strategy. An accompanying treatment is the re-location of the Q29 bus stop from 82nd Street (south of Roosevelt Avenue) to Roosevelt Avenue (east of 82nd Street).

    Types of changes: Parking | Pedestrian safety
    Location: 82nd Street

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    Proposed crosswalk widening

    Wider crosswalks would better accommodate the large volume of commuters accessing the Transit Hub and Victor Moore Arcade. The proposal calls for widening the crosswalks from 12 feet to 40 feet - more than triple their current width. This improvement would also encourage pedestrians to use the crosswalk instead of crossing mid-block.

    Types of changes: Pedestrian safety | Safe routes to transit
    Location: Roosevelt Avenue

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    Proposed bus stop shift and installation of shelters

    To accommodate the proposed wider crosswalks, bus stops on Roosevelt Avenue would be shifted towards the middle of the block. New shelters would help discourage pedestrians crossing busy Roosevelt Avenue mid-block.

    Types of changes: Pedestrian safety | Safe routes to transit
    Location: Roosevelt Avenue

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    Proposed left turn lanes and signals

    The proposed changes at Broadway and Roosevelt may have an effect on traffic that wishes to circulate within the retail and commercial core. Left-turn lanes and phases for eastbound and westbound traffic on Broadway at 72nd Street would accommodate these vehicles and alleviate congestion.

    Types of changes: Bus and driver mobility | Parking | Pedestrian safety
    Location: Broadway at 72nd Street

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    Proposed dedicated curbside space for commercial vehicles

    Community members and DOT staff have observed double parking by commercial vehicles at this site, which leads to safety and congestion issues. Dedicated curbside space for commercial vehicles would alleviate the need for double parking. Locations were chosen based on extensive interviews with merchants and trucking companies. These commercial spaces are part of an overall parking management strategy.

    Types of changes: Parking | Pedestrian safety
    Location: 82nd Street

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