This Week: Woodhaven Boulevard SBS — The Next Chapter

Select Bus Service on Woodhaven Boulevard will speed up travel times for 30,000 daily bus passengers and bring much-needed safety improvements to one of the city’s most dangerous roads.

Because it reallocates street space from cars to buses, the project has met some resistance that prompted DOT to scale back the initial plan. Despite those setbacks, the Woodhaven SBS project retains the promise of faster, more reliable bus service and significant pedestrian safety gains.

On Wednesday, DOT will hold the last of its most recent round of public meetings on the project. If you care about faster buses and safer crossings along Woodhaven Boulevard, make sure your voice gets heard.

Check the Streetsblog calendar for a full list of this week’s events. Here are the highlights:

Keep your eyes on the calendar for updates. Let us know if you have an event you’d like to see added.

  • Bob

    Any idea what the Union Sq improvements will be?

  • BrandonWC

    Chrystie St 2-way protected bike lane upgrade is on the agenda for the CB3 full board meeting tomorrow. It sailed though the transportation committee on May 10th, but you can never be complacent with these things. I’m going to be there.

    Community Board 3, Full Board Meeting
    Tuesday, May 24, 2016 – 6:30pm
    PS 20 – 166 Essex Street (E Houston & Stanton Sts)

  • BrandonWC

    No idea, but with both the Broadway and 4th Ave/Lafayette protected bike lanes dead-ending at Union Square with no good way to continue north or south, the area could really use some improvements.

  • Bob

    2 wishes from me:

    (1) close Union Sq West btw 17th and 16th and btw 15th and 14th to cars (except for emergency vehicles): this keeps traffic open between 16th and 15th (though they should remove the parking there on Un Sq West). This would be a HUGE improvement for area. So many people walking over there, I so often see near crashes by the NW corner of the park.

    (2) a paved space between 15th and 14th so bikes can ride over that rather than the bricks

  • We’re hearing it’s still pretty open-ended at this point. If you want to tell DOT your wishlist this seems to be a good time to do that.

  • Vooch

    opening up more of Union Square roadways to Humans is a no brainer.

    How about also extending pedestrian zone 1 -2 blocks North on Broadway ?

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