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West End Avenue

Corridor Traffic Calming


Commissioner Polly Trottenberg New York City Department of Transportation
Presented by Research Implementation and Safety on July 31, 2014
2014
WesL Lnd Ave Corrldor SafeLy
Fatality Location
2 recenL pedesLrlan
faLallLles on WesL Lnd Ave
ln ManhaLLan valley Senlor
locus Area
near S73 rlorlLy School
93
Lh
& 97
Lh
SLreeLs and
WesL Lnd Ave handle
Lrafflc enLerlng and leavlng
Penry Pudson arkway
3
8ecenL SafeLy LnhancemenLs
Modlfled slgnal Llmlng
W 93
Lh
SL: lnsLalled 8-second leadlng
pedesLrlan lnLerval across WesL Lnd Ave
7/22/14
W 96
Lh
SL: lnsLalled 9-second leadlng
pedesLrlan lnLerval across WesL Lnd Ave
3/3/08
W 97
Lh
SL: Added 7s Lo leadlng pedesLrlan
lnLerval across WesL Lnd Ave (3s Lo 12s)
1/29/14
1urns banned near S73 Lmlly ulcklnson
W 93
Lh
SL: 7-9AM no wesLbound lefL Lurn
lnsLalled 7/13/14
W 96
Lh
SL: 7-9AM no wesLbound lefL Lurn
lnsLalled 12/20/12
1yplcal Cross SecLlon
WesL Lnd Ave from W 72
nd
SL Lo W 106
Lh
SL
ro[ecL roposal
WesL Lnd Ave from W 72
nd
SL Lo W 106
Lh
SL
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ro[ecL roposal

8an Lwo lefL Lurns off WesL Lnd Ave
norLhbound lefL aL W 97
Lh
SL
SouLhbound lefL aL W 93
Lh
SL

ConsLrucL four lslands
norLh & souLh crosswalks aL W 93
Lh
, W 97
Lh
SLs

4 to 3 Conversion
8emove one lane ln each dlrecLlon
Mark wlde parklng lane sLrlpe and flush cenLer
medlan wlLh lefL Lurn bays (lengLhen
norLhbound lefL Lurn bay aL W 96
Lh
SL)

Add curbslde souLhbound rlghL Lurn lane aL W 96Lh
SL and remove parklng from wesL curb of WesL Lnd
Ave beLween W 97Lh and W 96Lh SL
!"#$ &'() *+,'-". /0 1(2
AM
eak
M
eak
W 97
Lh
SL n8 20 14
W 93
Lh
SL S8 14 43
Existing Condition
Double-parked
vehicle
Left-turning vehicle
waiting for gap
Right lane vehicles
change lanes twice
Autos moving thru
lssue: lnLerrupLed 1hrough MovemenLs
Frequent lane changing
No good through travel lane
Proposed Condition
No lane changes
Double-parked auto
Left-turning vehicle
waiting for gap
Normal activity doesnt force lane changes
One good through travel lane
More orderly and predictable movements
1rafflc MovemenL ln roposed ueslgn
Existing Condition
1) Vehicles Approaching
from Behind
3) IDing Gap in Right
Lane
4) IDing Pedestrians in
Crosswalk
Left Turning Motorist Have
4 Concerns
2) Identifying Gap in Left Lane
(VISIBILITY HINDERED)
lssue: Challenglng LefL 1urns
Proposed Condition
Vehicles from behind in
different lane
Driver only needs ONE gap to
turn; can then look at crosswalk
Only 2 Points of Focus and
No Visibility Problem
LefL 1urns ln roposed ueslgn
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W 93
Lh
W 97
Lh
SLs
WesL Lnd Ave W 93
Lh
SL W 97
Lh
SL
Pandles reglonal PP Lrafflc
Peavy Lurnlng volume onLo WLA from W 93
Lh
& W 97
Lh
SLreeLs
LefL Lurn bays aL W 93
Lh
and W 97
Lh
SLs are underuLlllzed

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W 93
Lh
, W 97
Lh
SLs: Wlde Lurns
Zlgzag lefL Lurns from/Lo hlghway

underuLlllzed lefL Lurn bays
encourage fasL wlde Lurns on Lo
WesL Lnd Ave

W 97
th
St W 95
th
St
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ro[ecL roposal: W 93
Lh
, W 97
Lh
SLs
WesL Lnd Ave aL W 93
Lh
and W 97
Lh
SLs
8an norLhbound lefL aL W 97
Lh
SL, 8an souLhbound lefL aL W 93
Lh
SL
!"#$ &'() *+,'-". /0 1(2
AM
eak
M
eak
W 97
Lh
SL n8 20 14
W 93
Lh
SL S8 14 43
8eneflLs of roposal: W 93
Lh
, W 97
Lh
SLs
Slower Lurns on Lo WesL Lnd Ave
ulscourages double lefL Lurns


LefL Lurns from cross
sLreeLs can be fasL and
dangerous
CenLer lslands
creaLe slower Lurns
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LxlsLlng: W 97
Lh
SL
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roposed: W 97
Lh
SL
8emove arklng W/S W 97
Lh
96
Lh
SLs lnsLall edesLrlan lslands
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LxlsLlng: W 93
Lh
SL
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roposed: W 93
Lh
SL
lnsLall edesLrlan lslands
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W 93
Lh
SL (8lverslde Lo WesL Lnd)
LxlsLlng: no arklng 8am-6pm M-l on souLh curb, Speed hump mld-block
roposed: 8esLore parklng on souLh curb
rellmlnarlly feaslblllLy sLudy compleLed for second speed hump


8eneflLs of roposal
roposed safeLy lmprovemenLs ln faLallLy locaLlons
Safer, shorLer crosslngs
8educes speedlng and calms Lrafflc
Slmpler, safer lefL Lurns
Wlde curb lane organlzes sLreeL, reduces unnecessary lane changes / calms Lrafflc
Crashes with Injuries
-31%
Lxample of roposed ConflguraLlon: W 6
Lh
SL, 8rooklyn
LxlsLlng CondlLlons: WesL Lnd Ave aL W 98
Lh
SL
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ed lslands: 8eauLlflcaLlon CpLlons
WesL Lnd Ave sewers may be Loo close Lo lnsLall Lrees on lslands
lanLers are posslble lf a malnLenance parLner can be found
urban ArL lnsLallaLlon ls anoLher posslblllLy

Northern Blvd and 61
st
St, QN 4
th
Ave and Butler, BK
4
th
Ave and 4
th
St, BK
22
1lmellne, nexL SLeps
nexL SLeps
CollecL communlLy feedback
llnallze pavlng schedule
LsLabllsh pro[ecL lmplemenLaLlon schedule


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