Next round of NYC street redesigns underway

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NEW YORK — The streets of NYC have a certain reputation. In recent years, their design has been changing.

NYC's Department of Transportation will offer a presentation on Tuesday about its Clinton Avenue Enhancement proposal. The Community Board 2 Transportation Committee meets at 6 p.m. at the Brown Memorial Church at Washington and Gates.

It would create a two-way protected bike lane, pedestrian islands, and the street would become a single lane, one-way street heading northbound. Some neighbors believe it will slow down drivers and make it a better thoroughfare. Other residents are concerned that emergency vehicles would have to travel longer distances to reach homes.

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The DOT has been doing community outreach and it will accept comments at the meeting. Some neighbors have also expressed concern about the process.

This past week, a community board in Queens rejected additional bike lanes along Queens Boulevard. After the vote, Mayor Bill de Blasio issued a statement saying he understood their concerns, but was authorizing the DOT to install the lanes because it would add to the safety of corridor.

Check for information on recent projects across the city here.