Shared streets give priority to pedestrians with accommodation for vehicles needing local access. Having pedestrians, cyclists, cars, and trucks all traveling slowly through a common street space discourages traffic and has been shown to improve traffic safety. In conjunction with this year’s Summer Streets, DOT held a Shared Streets event covering 60 blocks of historic Lower Manhattan. Based on this successful test, DOT will explore expanding Shared Streets and holding additional pilot events in 2017.
Strategic Plan 2016 Initiative
Related OneNYC Initiative
Short-Term Milestones (by end of 2017)
DOT will expand the Shared Streets pilot program in 2017 to additional neighborhoods and over longer periods of time.
DOT collaborated with community partners to deliver a series of Shared Street events in 2017. This included work with the Chinatown Partnership BID and the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership. These shared street events included 5 MPH speed limit signage, programming, and movable seating within the curb lanes.
Medium-Term Milestones (by end of 2021)
If successful, DOT will expand the program to additional neighborhoods and over longer periods of time.