Get Ready for Summer Streets 2018

By Wayne Sheppard With Memorial Day behind us, summer is fast approaching. Here in the five boroughs, the warmer weather means that Summer Streets is just around the corner. The annual event opens nearly seven miles of New York City’s streets to the public, providing space for healthy recreation and encouraging New Yorkers to use… View more

Safety Initiative Targets Older Pedestrians

By Wayne Sheppard Last October, the terror attack in downtown Manhattan that claimed the lives of multiple pedestrians reaffirmed the need for improved pedestrian safety. Various safety initiatives are focusing on older New Yorkers. According to New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) statistics, the fatality rate for pedestrians over 65 who are involved in… View more

Happy Holidays Art from DOT

By Wayne Sheppard DOT Art had a busy year in 2016, and left its mark on many streets, sidewalks, fences, jersey barriers, plazas, bridges and medians. The program – which partners with community based organizations and artists to present temporary public art of NYCDOT properties – installed Barrier Beautification murals in four different boroughs (Manhattan,… View more

Sidewalk Repairs Under MTA Jurisdiction

By Bruno Caligara Sidewalk work can be tricky, especially if the location of the sidewalk falls under MTA jurisdiction. Doing work at a sidewalk under MTA jurisdictions requires MTA approval and MTA supervision during the start and course of work.  Contractors and Owners are typically unaware of the process which requires MTA notification and additional… View more

2016 Summer Streets

By Wayne Sheppard Summer Streets is an annual celebration of New York City’s most valuable public space—our streets. For three consecutive Saturdays in August, nearly seven miles of NYC’s streets will be opened for people to play, run, walk and bike. Summer Streets provides space for healthy recreation and encourages New Yorkers to use more… View more

DOT Plans Bike Lanes in North Brooklyn

By Wayne Sheppard The DOT has plans to open new bike lanes on Meeker Avenue and improve southbound bike connections from the Williamsburg Bridge.  With the shutdown of the L train around the corner, the bike plan offers an alternative to anticipated congestion on bus and subway routes. DOT is currently in the process of improving pedestrian… View more

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