Here’s a screenshot from a snippet of video taken by an eagle-eyed reader at Northern Boulevard and 82nd Street in Queens. The construction workers who programmed this display look to be unknowingly putting themselves in danger by allowing motorists an extra five miles per hour. They have company at the top: None other than NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly flubbed a question about the city’s speed limit while testifying before City Council in 1993.
Streetsblog has gotten word that bike lane construction is set to proceed next month on several streets in Brooklyn Community Board 1 territory. An August 31 letter to CB 1 District Manager Gerald Esposito from DOT Brooklyn Borough Commissioner Joseph Palmieri lists the following planned improvements: Bedford Avenue between Rogers Avenue and Division Street Division […]
It’s Street Seats season — the time of year when curbside seating replaces parking to reclaim some space for people, at least for the summer. Street Seats are installed by DOT. The seats, which fold up at night, are maintained by an adjacent sponsoring business and are open to the public. DOT received 22 applications for Street Seats […]
Streetsblog is running our weekend news wrap-up in two sections this morning. This section is devoted to stories about Saturday’s inaugural Summer Streets event. Links to non-Summer Streets coverage are here. The following headlines are titled as they appeared in source publications. Prior to the event: Will Car-Free ‘Summer Streets’ Work? (City Room) Streets Built […]
More than three years after it was approved by Brooklyn Community Board 1’s transportation committee, construction on the West Street segment of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway is finally underway. The Department of Design and Construction confirmed that current work on West Street is related to the greenway. The project will turn West Street into a one-way […]
The completion of phase one of the Second Avenue Subway enabled DOT to move forward with a dedicated bus lane and protected bike lane on 37 blocks of Second Avenue.
In addition to the customary three Saturdays of car-free streets on Park Avenue and Lafayette Street this summer, the city will be trying out something new for Summer Streets. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on August 13, car traffic will be limited within a 60-block area of the Financial District. The 13th will be the […]