NYC DOT Completes Livingston Street Renovation

The New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) Commissioner, Ydanis Rodriguez, has announced the completion of a redesign of Livingston Street in Downtown Brooklyn.

The transformation from Boerum Place to Flatbush Avenue consists of a mile of new, physically protected bus lanes and redesigns of seven intersections, which aim to make bus services faster and more reliable.

A B41 bus travels along newly redesigned bus lanes on Livingston Street in Downtown Brooklyn

With the completion of the project, NYC DOT has delivered over 18 miles of new, enhances or protected bus lanes throughout 2023.

NYC DOT Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez, said:

“Our redesign of Livingston Street has transformed what was a congested, double-parked corridor into two-way fully protected and dedicated bus lanes to get bus riders where they’re going faster—while also preserving access and enhancing safety for everyone.

“Bus riders deserve fast and reliable service so that they spend less time in transit and more time with their families and friends, or at important appointments.”

The updated corridor will serve four bus routes, connecting riders to seven additional subway lines across the city. Livingstone Street has been converted from a two-way system to a one-way system, with traffic directed westbound in order to provide dedicated parking spaces for buses.

The new design implements physical two-way bus lanes on the south side of the street, with parking and loading situated on the north side. Additional concrete bus boarding islands and plastic barriers have also been installed to protect buses and riders from traffic, with NYC DOT committing to expanding automated enforcement on the updated street.

NYC Transit President Richard Davey, said:

“Bus lanes are the most effective way to speed up buses.

“Millions of New Yorkers depend on buses, and we are committed, with our partners at DOT, to improve bus service reliability and help bus passengers reach their destinations faster and safer. With our ongoing rollout of expanded automated camera enforcement, customers can look forward to even quicker bus journeys.”

New loading regulations have also been put into effect, with commercial metres situated along the north side of the corridor. Extra pedestrian walkways have also been painted along the length of the project, as well as concrete pedestrian islands to better protect those on foot.

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