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Transportation & Environment

Department of Transportation (DOT) proposals for the initial phase of public realm improvements in East Midtown, as per recent rezoning of the area.

WHEREAS, The New York Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Department of City Planning (DCP) have prepared a list of several potential projects to be studied in relation to enhancing the public realm in East Midtown; and

WHEREAS, Funding for these initial projects is limited; and

WHEREAS, The East Midtown Governing Group has been charged with determining how to distribute the available funds; and

WHEREAS, Community Board Five is directly impacted by the redevelopment of the district and has a representative on the Governing Group; and

WHEREAS, CB5 recognizes the need for further study of the feasibility of the projects outlined in the proposal presented by DOT and DCP; and

WHEREAS, The safety of all street users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, and those in motor vehicles remains a primary concern of CB5; and

WHEREAS, CB5 is particularly interested in measures that could improve the busiest and most congested thoroughfares in the District; therefore be it

RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends prioritizing the projects to be further studied in the following order:

  1. Lexington Avenue, from 41st to 57th Streets;
  2. Pershing Square East, from 41st to 42nd Streets;
  3. Vanderbilt Avenue, from 43rd to 47th Streets;
  4. Third Avenue, from 41st to 57th Streets; and
  5. Madison Avenue, from 40th to 57th Streets.

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