The design team for the West 65th Street project understands that many hours of planning and community involvement have gone into the corridor to date, much of which was documented in the June 2013 West 65th Street TLCI Report.  The scope of the current West 65th Street project involves rehabilitating the existing transportation infrastructure and repurposing the existing curb-to-curb pavement, including adding bike lanes for the majority of the corridor.  As described below, the project also includes altering the curb line at the West 65th / Franklin intersection to add greenspace and shorten pedestrian crossing distances.  Additional recommendations discussed in the TLCI report are generally outside the scope of this project.

PROJECT FEATURES

GREENING THE CORRIDOR

The project is prioritizing removal of concrete surfaces (impervious area) that are no longer needed in an effort to add more treelawn area to the corridor. See below for a few examples of locations on the West 65th Street corridor where underutilized paved surfaces are being removed.

IMPERVIOUS

AREAS

REMOVED

TRAFFIC CALMING BUMPOUTS AT FRANKLIN AVENUE

REMOVAL OF PAVED TREELAWN AT CONSTELLATION SCHOOLS: STOCKYARD COMMUNITY ELEMENTARY

REMOVAL OF PAVED TREELAWN AT MADISON AVENUE