We are working with the New York City Department of Transportation and the New York City Department of Design and Construction to upgrade sidewalk conditions for pedestrian safety for this one and one-half mile, 25 block, stretch of Atlantic Avenue in East New York, Brooklyn. The unique challenge of this project is the presence of a Long Island Railroad tunnel below the roadway medians. It was critical that the design was well coordinated across agencies and disciplines. The proposed design for this project includes streetscape enhancements such as curb extensions, expanded sidewalks, bus stop improvements, new pedestrian refuge islands and crosswalk medians and a raised planted median, in coordination with the Long Island Railroad, NYCDOT, NYCDDC, and New York City Department of Parks.
Phase 1 is planned for construction beginning 2017.
Phase 2 continues with similar improvements for one mile (16 blocks) and includes separate, protected, bidirectional bicycle lanes.