Recent Streetsblog NYC posts about East New York

Change Is Afoot on Conduit Blvd, a Speedway Dividing Neighborhoods

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Conduit Boulevard, a wide and dangerous road where drivers speed to and from JFK Airport, could get much-needed safety improvements from DOT between Atlantic Avenue and Sutter Avenue this year. The street is designed like a highway, with wide travel lanes and north- and south-bound roads separated by a huge median. Vehicle access from Atlantic Avenue is literally an on-ramp. In Nassau […]

Zero Vision in DOT’s “Great Streets” Plan to Revamp Atlantic Avenue

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The de Blasio administration’s Vision Zero “Great Streets” initiative aims to improve safety on the city’s most dangerous streets. Will NYC DOT implement designs that are bold enough to save lives and prevent serious injuries? It’s not looking that way on Atlantic Avenue. The Great Streets program dedicated $250 million to rebuild and redesign four arterial streets. Designs for three of the streets, […]