NYSDOT’s new Complete Streets website.
While the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) is not required to lead the local implementation of the State’s Complete Streets Act, municipal leaders, advocates and engineers are looking to the agency for the tools required to plan and execute Complete Streets initiatives. NYSDOT’s new Complete Streets website, however, provides [...]
A raised landscaped median along Route 347.
It has been roughly two years since the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) broke ground on Long Island’s Route 347 “Greenway,“ a project that was transformed after years of advocacy into a multi-modal corridor. The modified plan better accommodates Suffolk County Transit riders, pedestrians and cyclists, while also promising a more seamless integration of surrounding land uses. Since the first shovels went into the ground, much progress has been made. One mile — from the 347/454 fork to Route 111 — of the 15 mile corridor project has been completed, and the second mile of the project, from Route 111 to Mount Pleasant Road, is currently out to bid.
During a visit to Long Island for other advocacy, MTR visited and took pictures of the first completed mile of the award-winning project showing a raised, landscaped median, pedestrian islands, a multi-use path, and better amenities for transit users. Signage touting the “Parks to Ports Greenway” (which double as bike racks) are also visible at the one mile completion point.
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Photo: Nadine Lemmon
New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Commissioner Joan McDonald presented her staff with 11 awards Monday for project designs and maintenance operations that incorporate environmental sustainability. The awards, presented each year on Earth Day, are a product of the Department’s self-certification program, Green Leadership in Transportation and Environmental Sustainability (GreenLITES). Over [...]
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NYSDOT’s headquarters are sandwiched between a shopping center and an interstate.
ConnDOT’s headquarters are located on a divided arterial, but not far from a collection of strip malls and cul-de-sacs.
NJDOT’s headquarters are located between residential and industrial areas with lots of surface parking nearby.
State departments of transportation have a [...]
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A new reversible lane across the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge will connect existing HOV lanes along I-278 in Staten Island and Brooklyn. | Image: MTA.info
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In August of 2011, Governor Cuomo signed New York State’s complete streets bill into law, an effort to ensure that capital project planners consider all users of the road, and not just drivers. Judging by NYSDOT’s draft two-year capital plan, though, the agency hasn’t gotten the memo: it fails to identify walking or biking as [...]