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LINCOLN SQUARE SAFETY

IMPROVEMENT STUDY
Presentation to Community Board 7
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

BACKGROUND

Community Board 7 asked DOT to study the street


network in the Lincoln Square area.

A key concern is the existing head-on condition and


heavy pedestrian volumes at Columbus Avenue and
West 60th Street

West 60th Street intersects with a Vision Zero priority area

The area is home to many institutions and schools

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Lincoln Center, Fordham University, Mount Sinai West


Hospital, the Professional Childrens School, P.S. 191, and
Fiorello H. Laguardia High School, among others

Study Area
PHOTO/MAP/DIAGRA
Existing Network
M SLIDE

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Area and
LocalStudy
Institutions
PHOTO/MAP/DIAGRA
Existing
Network
Schools
M SLIDE

P. S
191

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Area and
Crash Data
LocalStudy
Institutions
PHOTO/MAP/DIAGRA
Ped= 4 / 1 Severe & 1
Existing
Network
Fatality
Schools
M SLIDE

Bicyclist = 1
10
Motorists =5 / 1 Severe

1
Midblock
Bicyclist = 1

Ped= 0
Bicyclist = 1 5
Motorists =4

Midblock
Ped = 1

P. S
191

Ped= 4/ 1 Severe
Bicyclist = 0
Motorists =2

Ped = 4
Motorists = 2

Ped= 1
Bicyclist = 3 / 1 Severe

1
Midblock
Ped = 1

Ped= 6
Motorists =3

18
Ped= 13
Bicyclist = 3
Motorists = 2
Data reflects crashes between 2010-14
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Ped= 4
Bicyclist = 2/1 Severe
Motorists = 22/1
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Severe
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West 60th Street at Columbus Avenue

Pedestrian and turning vehicle conflicts


High pedestrian volumes

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Head-on condition due to conflicting


street direction

West 60th Street between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues

50 52 Feet Wide
No lane designation
Speeding due to excessive street width
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Mixed use (commercial, institutional,


and residential)

West 62nd Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues

50 52 Feet Wide
No lane designation
Low volumes
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Street was two-way prior to construction


Curb side parking used primarily by
vehicles accessing Lincoln Center
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Proposed Street
Direction Changes

= Existing
direction
=
Proposed
direction

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Proposed Changes to West 60th Street between Broadway and


Amsterdam Avenue

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SUMMARY OF PROPOSALS AND BENEFITS

Reverse W 60th Street from Columbus to West End Avenues


Eliminates head-on condition at Columbus Avenue, improving
pedestrian safety.
Install painted curb extensions on W 60th Street at Broadway,
Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues
Reduces pedestrian crossing distances
Install stripped parking lane and lane designation on W 60 th Street
from Broadway to Amsterdam Avenue
Reduces roadway width and simplifies traffic flow
Reverse W 64th Street from between Amsterdam and West End
Avenues
Improves traffic circulation
Restore W 62nd Street to two-way flow between Columbus and
Amsterdam Avenues
Reduces roadway width

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THANK YOU!
Questions?

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