Innovations Within Our Means: New York City’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Programs Joshua Benson, AICP, Director of Bicycle & Ped...
<ul><li>Know Strengths & Limitations </li></ul><ul><li>Build Capacity </li></ul><ul><li>Capital Projects vs.  “Operational...
Street Design, the Old Way
Standard Bike Lane Clarendon Road, Brooklyn
Painted Sidewalk Extension Canal Street & East Broadway, Manhattan
<ul><li>Capital Project </li></ul><ul><li>“ Full Depth” reconstruction </li></ul><ul><li>Moving Curblines Possible </li></...
Street Design, the Operational Toolbox
Sands Street Bike Path <ul><li>Capital Project </li></ul><ul><li>Key Bike Route to Manhattan Bridge </li></ul><ul><li>Stan...
Sands Street Bike Path <ul><li>Capital Project </li></ul><ul><li>2 Block Approach to Manhattan Bridge </li></ul><ul><li>Pr...
Allen-Pike: Center Median Bike Path <ul><li>Operational Project </li></ul><ul><li>14 Block Corridor </li></ul><ul><li>Proj...
Allen-Pike Pike Street, Manhattan: Capital Project Underway
Vanderbilt Avenue: 4 to 3 Conversion <ul><li>4 Lane 2-Way Streets </li></ul><ul><li>Left Turns Problematic </li></ul><ul><...
Vanderbilt Avenue, Brooklyn <ul><li>4-to-3 Conversion </li></ul><ul><li>Standard yet Flexible </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Add Bi...
Laconia Avenue: 4 to 3 Conversion Laconia Avenue, Bronx
Pre-1990s Manhattan Avenue Bike Lane <ul><li>Standard Striped Bike Lane </li></ul><ul><li>2 White Stripes </li></ul><ul><l...
1 st  & 2 nd  Avenues: Bike Paths & Bus Lanes <ul><li>Protected Bike Path & Select Bus Lane </li></ul><ul><li>Highly Organ...
1 st  & 2 nd  Avenues: Bike Paths & Bus Lanes
<ul><li>Bicycle Project Development Criteria </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ridership </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connectivity </li>...
Broadway: Madison Square Madison Square: After Madison Square: Before
Broadway: Union Square
Water/Whitehall
Engage the Public
nyc.gov/dot Thank You
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  • Innovations Within Our Means, Presentation 2

    1. 1. Innovations Within Our Means: New York City’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Programs Joshua Benson, AICP, Director of Bicycle & Pedestrian Programs NYC Department of Transportation Livable St. Louis Conference, June 3, 2011
    2. 2. <ul><li>Know Strengths & Limitations </li></ul><ul><li>Build Capacity </li></ul><ul><li>Capital Projects vs. “Operational” Projects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sands Street </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allen & Pike Streets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vanderbilt Avenue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 st & 2 nd Avenues </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Focused Efforts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Broadway </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bicycle Network </li></ul></ul>Innovations Within Our Means Kent Avenue, Brooklyn
    3. 3. Street Design, the Old Way
    4. 4. Standard Bike Lane Clarendon Road, Brooklyn
    5. 5. Painted Sidewalk Extension Canal Street & East Broadway, Manhattan
    6. 6. <ul><li>Capital Project </li></ul><ul><li>“ Full Depth” reconstruction </li></ul><ul><li>Moving Curblines Possible </li></ul><ul><li>Put out to Bid, Built by Contractors </li></ul><ul><li>DOT, Parks, Dept. Design & Construction, Public Design Commission, NYSDOT, FHWA </li></ul><ul><li>Timeframe: Years </li></ul><ul><li>Operational Project </li></ul><ul><li>Surface treatments </li></ul><ul><li>Utilize Existing Contracts and In-House capabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Work “Curb to Curb” </li></ul><ul><li>DOT, Parks </li></ul><ul><li>Timeframe: Months </li></ul>Capital Project vs. Operational Project
    7. 7. Street Design, the Operational Toolbox
    8. 8. Sands Street Bike Path <ul><li>Capital Project </li></ul><ul><li>Key Bike Route to Manhattan Bridge </li></ul><ul><li>Standard Bike Lane Installed 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>Hostile Cycling Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Highway Ramps </li></ul>
    9. 9. Sands Street Bike Path <ul><li>Capital Project </li></ul><ul><li>2 Block Approach to Manhattan Bridge </li></ul><ul><li>Project Announced: 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Construction Started: 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Project Completed: 2009 </li></ul>
    10. 10. Allen-Pike: Center Median Bike Path <ul><li>Operational Project </li></ul><ul><li>14 Block Corridor </li></ul><ul><li>Project Announced: 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Construction Started: 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Project Completed: 2009 </li></ul>
    11. 11. Allen-Pike Pike Street, Manhattan: Capital Project Underway
    12. 12. Vanderbilt Avenue: 4 to 3 Conversion <ul><li>4 Lane 2-Way Streets </li></ul><ul><li>Left Turns Problematic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pedestrian Safety Considerations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Motorist Comfort </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Inefficient Use of Space </li></ul><ul><li>Speeding & Weaving Common </li></ul>
    13. 13. Vanderbilt Avenue, Brooklyn <ul><li>4-to-3 Conversion </li></ul><ul><li>Standard yet Flexible </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Add Bike Lanes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add Pedestrian Safety Islands </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add Greening </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Low Cost </li></ul><ul><li>Dramatic Effect on Streetscape Possible </li></ul>Vanderbilt Avenue: 4 to 3 Conversion
    14. 14. Laconia Avenue: 4 to 3 Conversion Laconia Avenue, Bronx
    15. 15. Pre-1990s Manhattan Avenue Bike Lane <ul><li>Standard Striped Bike Lane </li></ul><ul><li>2 White Stripes </li></ul><ul><li>Low Cost </li></ul><ul><li>Effective on Low Intensity Corridors </li></ul><ul><li>Prone to Vehicular Intrusion </li></ul><ul><li>Limited Utility on Major Streets/Avenues </li></ul><ul><li>Intimidating to Less Experienced Cyclists </li></ul><ul><li>Limited Benefit to Pedestrians or Motorists </li></ul>
    16. 16. 1 st & 2 nd Avenues: Bike Paths & Bus Lanes <ul><li>Protected Bike Path & Select Bus Lane </li></ul><ul><li>Highly Organized Street </li></ul><ul><li>Exclusive Bus Lane </li></ul><ul><li>Bike Path Protected from Vehicular Intrusion </li></ul><ul><li>Pedestrian Safety Islands Shorten Crosswalk </li></ul><ul><li>Left Turn Treatments Improve Motorist Experience </li></ul>
    17. 17. 1 st & 2 nd Avenues: Bike Paths & Bus Lanes
    18. 18. <ul><li>Bicycle Project Development Criteria </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ridership </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connectivity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Economic Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Backbone System </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Safety </li></ul></ul>Focused Efforts: Bicycle Network
    19. 19. Broadway: Madison Square Madison Square: After Madison Square: Before
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    22. 22. Broadway: Union Square
    23. 23. Water/Whitehall
    24. 24. Engage the Public
    25. 25. nyc.gov/dot Thank You

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