Improving street design and promoting Complete Streets in New Rochelle
The Grand Concourse in the Bronx, New York, is a Vision Zero Priority Corridor with long pedestrian crossings, inadequate refuge space, poor median conditions, and other issues. AKRF was retained by the New York City Department of Transportation to prepare a traffic engineering and analysis report along with roadway design services for reconstruction of the roadway segment from 175th Street and Fordham Road. Traffic calming and safety measures include curb extensions; widened and fully reconstructed medians with enhanced landscaping; buffered raised bicycle lane; stop-controlled slip lanes; raised crosswalks; and updated signal timing. The project won an ACEC New York Engineering Excellence Gold Award.
(Renderings prepared by Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects, PC)