Transportation

The CB6 Public Safety, Environment and Transportation Committee was divided into two committees in the fall of 2013. This committee is involved with issues relating to how people move around our district.  Be it on land, on water or through the air, by foot, bicycle, bus, subway, car, ferry or helicopter, the committee’s goal is to make all such movement safe and convenient.  For example, working with the Department of Transportation, the committee evaluates how well traffic lights, turning lanes or parking signage decrease congestion and noise and promote safer streets and sidewalks.  The committee also works on issues relating to the portion of the FDR Drive within our district, including the retention of the outer bridge reliever detour in the East River for conversion to pedestrian and bicycle use as part of the effort to develop a continuous waterfront esplanade around Manhattan.  Additionally, the committee will monitor progress of the Second Avenue Subway construction project once it reaches our district and is among the leaders that help to establish Bus Rapid Transit service for First and Second Avenues.  The Transportation Committee will meet on the first Monday of each month at 7 PM.

Members
Sandra McKee, Chair
Fred Arcaro
Beatrice Disman
Molly Hollister
Kathleen Kelly
Joe Parrish
Matthew Roberts
Eugene Santoro
Lawrence Scheyer
Ann Seligman
Nick Smolney
Brian Van Nieuwenhoven
Ronnie White

Public Members
Bob Cohen
James Wilson

DOT presentation about plans to install a 1st Ave. protected bike lane.
DOT spoke to the CB6 Transportation Committee about the planned new protective bike lane on 1st Avenue, identified as a high priority corridor for Vision Zero efforts to reduce traffic fatalities.

DOT presentation on M23 Select Bus Service
The M23 provides crosstown service on 23rd St. Improved crosstown bus service has been requested by CB6 for several years in our District Need Statement.
Click here to review the current DOT presentation: M23-Select Bus Service presentation

Queens Midtown Tunnel Renovations
A four year rehabilitation project by the MTA for the Queens-Midtown Tunnel, which was severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy, will begin in summer of 2015.  Work will occur on nights and select weekends to limit the impact on traffic. During weeknights from 10:30 PM to 5:30 AM, one tunnel will be closed for construction, while the other will remain open to traffic in both directions. To ease traffic flow, E 37th street will be converted into a 2-way street during work hours to mitigate congestion, as it will be the only exit road from the tunnel during parts of the project. The Transportation Committee heard more about the project. Visit the Queens Midtown project page for details.

Resources

Committee Minutes
TRANS Mins – Jan 9, 2017
TRANS Mins – Dec 5, 2016
TRANS Mins – Nov 7, 2016
TRANS Mins – Sept 12, 2016



The 7 Most Dangerous Intersections within CB6 (please click on image for better resolution)

7 Intersections