This tour will cover four projects in the neighborhoods of Jackson Heights and Corona in Queens. The Jackson Heights Neighborhood Transportation Study has improved pedestrian and bicycle connections and provided 8,000 square feet of new public space near one of the city’s busiest train stations, and the 78th Street Plaza is becoming permanent open space after two years of Sunday closures as a play street. Corona Plaza, a brand-new 13,000 square foot pedestrian space adjacent to the 7 train, was created by closing a slip road between a triangle park and a retail strip. Across Roosevelt Avenue, the Corona neighborhood slow zone includes a package of treatments, most notably lowering the speed limit to 20 mph within the zone, that are aimed at improving safety for all roadway users, reducing traffic noise and cut-through traffic, and enhancing the social quality of the streets.
David Stein, New York City Department of Transportation
Vaidila Satvika, New York City Department of Transportation
Nathan Gray, New York City Department of Transportation
Rob Viola, New York City Department of Transportation