Since taking over as New York City's Commissioner of the Department of Transportation in mid-2007, Janette Sadik-Khan has taken on the challenge of making NYC streets more bike & pedestrian friendly while emphasizing livable streets and re-orienting them to accommodate all modes. She and her staff have done it quickly with innovative concepts, thinking outside the box and drawing on successful street designs from around the world to come up with a NYC model that is already changing the way our city feels.
With the NY State Department of Transportation and the New York Police Department, NYCDOT opened a new Joint Traffic Management Center (JTMC) in Long Island City in November 2008. The Center brings together in one room all of the agencies responsible for detecting and responding to roadway incidents within the five boroughs. Staff from NYSDOT, NYCDOT and NYPD observe camera feeds aroundthe- clock and share information on the exact nature of unplanned occurrences and the appropriate response. The JTMC also has several means for notifying the public of highway incidents. Staff can activate any of the nearly 100 electronic variable message signs along the roadways and provide Highway Advisory Radio announcements to notify travellers of area delays.
Sustainable streets are described below with many actions on transportation :
Cover, Forewords, Table of Contents, Acknowledgements, Introduction & Street Design Policy (26.11 MB)
Chapter 1: Using the Manual (20.2 MB)
Guidelines for incorporating the Manual into the design process.
Chapter 2: Geometry (71.5 MB)
A "toolbox" of geometric street treatments to enhance safety, mobility and sustainability.
Chapter 3: Materials (48.2 MB)
Specific materials with recommendations for use, and references to appropriate specifications.
Chapter 4: Lighting (28.4 MB)
Street and pedestrian lights that meet energy-efficiency, technical and visual quality criteria.
Chapter 5: Furniture (9.76 MB)
Freestanding elements that are part of NYCDOT's coordinated street furniture franchise and site furnishings used by other agencies.
Glossary & Appendices (2.71 KB)