According to a plan released today by Mayor de Blasio and DOT, they hope to extend the life of the BQE "for at least another 20 years."
A splash of color arrived at the Vanderbilt Avenue Open Street in Prospect Heights over the weekend, thanks to a new mural gracing the boulevard.
A group of residents and a southern Brooklyn lawmaker are bringing the city’s Department of Transportation to court in hopes of halting the conversion of a stretch of 7th and 8th avenues into one-way streets.
City transportation officials are looking to convert a span of 7th and 8th avenues to one-way streets, but members of more than one community board maintain that the agency hasn’t done enough to inform residents about the major traffic adjustment.
Mayor de Blasio said he will unveil details of a long-awaited plan to repair the crumbling Brooklyn-Queens Expressway’s triple cantilever in the coming weeks, but added that a larger long-term transformation will be up to his successor.
The long-awaited project will add a two-way protected bike lane, a new pedestrian path, and metered parking beneath the elevated Brooklyn-Queens Expressway from the Kosciuszko Bridge to Metropolitan Avenue.
City street designers will unveil their long-term plan for the dangerously-decaying BQE in May, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Friday.
The design includes curb extensions, new sidewalks, raised medians and left-turn bays, our sister pub Brooklyn Paper reports.
Controversial designs initially presented by the Department of Transportation, criticized by local residents and politicians, have been officially scrapped
A long-term plan could reduce pollution and knit together communities devastated by Robert Moses' 20th century highways.