DOT ACADEMY:
A Workshop to Improve
    Streets in Your
     Community
What are DOT’s
  priorities?
A State of Good Repair
Safety
Mobility
Improving Public Space
Planning for the Future
A State of Good Repair
Safety
Mobility
Improving Public Space
Planning for the Future
-20%
                                               -10%
                                                      0%
        ...
Safe Routes to School
Safe Streets for Seniors
Safe Routes to Transit
Safe Routes to Transit
A State of Good Repair
Safety
Mobility
Improving Public Space
Planning for the Future
Colored bus lanes         Increased enforcement




Signal prioritization   Off-Board Fare Collection


  Make Streets Wor...
Staten Island Ferry           Private ferry network




Expanding East River service   Additional ferry opportunities


  ...
Promote Cycling
NYC Cycling Map           High-Visibility Bicycle Lane




Bedford Ave. Bicycle Parking     LOOK Advertising Campaign



 ...
A State of Good Repair
Safety
Mobility
Improving Public Space
Planning for the Future
Public Plaza Initiative
Pearl Street, Brooklyn
Pearl Street, Brooklyn
nyc.gov/plazas




NYC Plaza Program
Temporary Pedestrian Streets
A State of Good Repair
Safety
Mobility
Improving Public Space
Planning for the Future
Businesses
Buses


                      Traffic

        Pedestrians

           Congested Corridors
IN PROGRESS
Church Avenue

Woodhaven Boulevard

Amboy Road

White Plains Road

West 181st Street




                     ...
PLANNED
Liberty Avenue

Broadway (Bk)

14th Street

East Gun Hill Road

Flatbush Avenue




                     Congested...
Frequent Concerns
Sidewalks
Sidewalks
Pothole       Hummock




Grating      Utility work




           Street Repairs
Manhole cover                Cave-in




                Ponding


                          Street Repairs
Street Lights
When Signals Help

   Conflicts between
    pedestrians, bicyclists
    and motorists
   Big, busy streets
   High acci...
Warrants
1.   Eight-hour vehicle volumes
2.   Four-hour vehicle volumes
3.   Peak Hour vehicle volumes
4.   Pedestrian Vol...
Enhancing Existing Signals



 Dedicated turns      All-way stop




Corridor timing       Countdown signals



          ...
Capital Projects
NYC Parking Card




                   Park Smart


 Angle parking




                           Parking
Can I stop to drop Can I stop to load   Is waiting
              off or pick up     or unload a          allowed?
        ...
Curb cuts
Fire hydrants




                Double parking


                                        Parking
Trucks
NYC Truck Map      Truck directional signs




Truck prohibitions      Loading zones



                                  ...
Case Studies
Hollis Avenue and 205th Street

       IS 192




                           2
                    I S 19


              ...
School Safety
111th Avenue and 204th Street



                              92
                         IS 1
       IS 192




        ...
School Safety
111th Avenue and 204th Street




                  School Safety
Vanderbilt Avenue, Brooklyn
                 Center
                 Median




                 Left Turn
               ...
Traffic Calming
Traffic Calming
Traffic Calming
9th Avenue, Manhattan




          Complete Streets
Complete Streets
Refuge islands                   Muni-meters




                 Loading zones


                     Complete Streets
Be Involved
 For day-to-day concerns, the best place to
  start is 311.
 Most issues or complaints can be
  reported.
 Check the st...
www.nyc.gov/DOT
Report problems with:
   Street Defects
   Street lights
   Traffic signs
   Construction projects
  ...
The Bronx             Connie Moran        (212) 748-6680
Brooklyn              Joe Palmieri        (718) 222-7259
Manhatta...
DOT Academy 2009
DOT Academy 2009
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  • We all understand New York is a complicated City – and we at the City’s Department of Transportation want to make things simpler for you. We want to give you the power to work more effectively with us and enable you to see the improvements you want in your community . . . and on your streets . . happen more quickly.
  • DOT Academy 2009

    1. 1. DOT ACADEMY: A Workshop to Improve Streets in Your Community
    2. 2. What are DOT’s priorities?
    3. 3. A State of Good Repair Safety Mobility Improving Public Space Planning for the Future
    4. 4. A State of Good Repair Safety Mobility Improving Public Space Planning for the Future
    5. 5. -20% -10% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% Dallas De tro it Ho us to n Bo s to n De nve r Philade lphia Atlanta Baltimo re Chic ag o S an Franc is c o Was hing to n D.C. De c re as e in Fat alit y Rat e (9 4 -0 4 ) Lo s Ang e le s NYC
    6. 6. Safe Routes to School
    7. 7. Safe Streets for Seniors
    8. 8. Safe Routes to Transit
    9. 9. Safe Routes to Transit
    10. 10. A State of Good Repair Safety Mobility Improving Public Space Planning for the Future
    11. 11. Colored bus lanes Increased enforcement Signal prioritization Off-Board Fare Collection Make Streets Work for Buses
    12. 12. Staten Island Ferry Private ferry network Expanding East River service Additional ferry opportunities More Ferries
    13. 13. Promote Cycling
    14. 14. NYC Cycling Map High-Visibility Bicycle Lane Bedford Ave. Bicycle Parking LOOK Advertising Campaign Promote Cycling
    15. 15. A State of Good Repair Safety Mobility Improving Public Space Planning for the Future
    16. 16. Public Plaza Initiative
    17. 17. Pearl Street, Brooklyn
    18. 18. Pearl Street, Brooklyn
    19. 19. nyc.gov/plazas NYC Plaza Program
    20. 20. Temporary Pedestrian Streets
    21. 21. A State of Good Repair Safety Mobility Improving Public Space Planning for the Future
    22. 22. Businesses Buses Traffic Pedestrians Congested Corridors
    23. 23. IN PROGRESS Church Avenue Woodhaven Boulevard Amboy Road White Plains Road West 181st Street Congested Corridors
    24. 24. PLANNED Liberty Avenue Broadway (Bk) 14th Street East Gun Hill Road Flatbush Avenue Congested Corridors
    25. 25. Frequent Concerns
    26. 26. Sidewalks
    27. 27. Sidewalks
    28. 28. Pothole Hummock Grating Utility work Street Repairs
    29. 29. Manhole cover Cave-in Ponding Street Repairs
    30. 30. Street Lights
    31. 31. When Signals Help  Conflicts between pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists  Big, busy streets  High accident locations Traffic Signals
    32. 32. Warrants 1. Eight-hour vehicle volumes 2. Four-hour vehicle volumes 3. Peak Hour vehicle volumes 4. Pedestrian Volumes 5. School Crossings 6. Crash Experience 7. Coordinated Signal System 8. Roadway Network Traffic Signals
    33. 33. Enhancing Existing Signals Dedicated turns All-way stop Corridor timing Countdown signals Traffic Signals
    34. 34. Capital Projects
    35. 35. NYC Parking Card Park Smart Angle parking Parking
    36. 36. Can I stop to drop Can I stop to load Is waiting off or pick up or unload a allowed? passengers? package? No Stopping Sign NO NO NO No Standing Sign YES NO NO No Parking Sign YES YES NO Parking
    37. 37. Curb cuts Fire hydrants Double parking Parking
    38. 38. Trucks
    39. 39. NYC Truck Map Truck directional signs Truck prohibitions Loading zones Trucks
    40. 40. Case Studies
    41. 41. Hollis Avenue and 205th Street IS 192 2 I S 19 School Safety
    42. 42. School Safety
    43. 43. 111th Avenue and 204th Street 92 IS 1 IS 192 School Safety
    44. 44. School Safety
    45. 45. 111th Avenue and 204th Street School Safety
    46. 46. Vanderbilt Avenue, Brooklyn Center Median Left Turn Bays Traffic Calming
    47. 47. Traffic Calming
    48. 48. Traffic Calming
    49. 49. Traffic Calming
    50. 50. 9th Avenue, Manhattan Complete Streets
    51. 51. Complete Streets
    52. 52. Refuge islands Muni-meters Loading zones Complete Streets
    53. 53. Be Involved
    54. 54.  For day-to-day concerns, the best place to start is 311.  Most issues or complaints can be reported.  Check the status of a complaint by calling back or online. 311
    55. 55. www.nyc.gov/DOT Report problems with:  Street Defects  Street lights  Traffic signs  Construction projects  CityRacks Check out a list of current projects Online
    56. 56. The Bronx Connie Moran (212) 748-6680 Brooklyn Joe Palmieri (718) 222-7259 Manhattan Margaret Forgione (212) 487-8341 Lower Manhattan Luis Sanchez (212) 788-8989 Queens Maura McCarthy (718) 286-0826 Staten Island Tom Cocola (718) 816-2373  Larger concerns  Area-wide issues  On-going or unresolved problems Borough Commissioners

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