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This project is the combination of three distinct Capital endeavors rolled into one contract for pedestrian safety improvements and streetscape enhancements along East 86th Street and vicinity. This includes East 86th Street Association streetscape improvements, School Safety neckdowns, and Transit Development Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Phase II bus bulbs and neckdowns.

B. Thayer Associates Survey, Landscape Architecture, Arboriculture, and Civil Engineering departments are providing support for multiple DDC General Requirement Tasks including Topographic Survey, Hardware Inventory, Vault Program Level I And II, Cellar Doors, Tree Inventory, Schematic Landscape/Urban Design, Tree Impact Mitigation, and Final Landscape Urban Design. During the schematic design phase, the Team will also explore opportunities to incorporate Green Infrastructure within the BRT bus bulbs and streetscape improvements. These improvements include replacing the curbs, first five feet of sidewalk, and adding streetscape enhancements such as expanding tree pits and installing tree guards, plantings, and trash receptacles.

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East 86th Street Safety and Streetscape Improvements

Location: New York, NY

Client: New York City Department of Transportation