Uptown Transportation Improvements

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With funding provided by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative, administered by the NYS Department of State, the City is now working with engineering consultants HVEA to examine safety and traffic circulation on two key routes in the Stockade Business District. (Please see About the DRI to the right.)

The Uptown Transportation Improvements Project will address pedestrian access and circulation for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians—improving safety and navigability while attracting tourism, shopping, dining, and other business activity to the Stockade District. It will also support the future connection between portions of the Kingston Greenline and support our goal of creating complete streets across the City (see FAQs for more info).

The project is specifically focused on improvements to Schwenk Drive between Washington Avenue and Fair Street, and the intersections at Clinton Avenue and Westbrook Lane, Main/John Street, and Albany Avenue.

Work may include lane reconfiguration, intersection upgrades and ADA improvements, new two-way protected bicycle lanes or a shared-use path, and creation of a new parking lane.

Example of a Shared-Use Path


Over the course of the next few months, our Project Advisory Committee, a.k.a the PAC, will assist in the decision-making process about the design. To date, the PAC has provided initial concerns and ideas and HVEA has conducted a traffic analysis to inform the development of design alternatives.

HVEA is also working with Susan G. Blickstein, LLC, a transportation policy and public engagement firm, which developed two community surveys. The surveys were designed to collect information about how community members travel along the routes, their perceptions about safety, and the preferred types of improvements they would like to see.

Thanks to all who took our surveys from May 7 through and June 15 - the results will be posted here shortly!

Meanwhile, if you have additional ideas you'd like to share, please add them to the forum below.


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With funding provided by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative, administered by the NYS Department of State, the City is now working with engineering consultants HVEA to examine safety and traffic circulation on two key routes in the Stockade Business District. (Please see About the DRI to the right.)

The Uptown Transportation Improvements Project will address pedestrian access and circulation for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians—improving safety and navigability while attracting tourism, shopping, dining, and other business activity to the Stockade District. It will also support the future connection between portions of the Kingston Greenline and support our goal of creating complete streets across the City (see FAQs for more info).

The project is specifically focused on improvements to Schwenk Drive between Washington Avenue and Fair Street, and the intersections at Clinton Avenue and Westbrook Lane, Main/John Street, and Albany Avenue.

Work may include lane reconfiguration, intersection upgrades and ADA improvements, new two-way protected bicycle lanes or a shared-use path, and creation of a new parking lane.

Example of a Shared-Use Path


Over the course of the next few months, our Project Advisory Committee, a.k.a the PAC, will assist in the decision-making process about the design. To date, the PAC has provided initial concerns and ideas and HVEA has conducted a traffic analysis to inform the development of design alternatives.

HVEA is also working with Susan G. Blickstein, LLC, a transportation policy and public engagement firm, which developed two community surveys. The surveys were designed to collect information about how community members travel along the routes, their perceptions about safety, and the preferred types of improvements they would like to see.

Thanks to all who took our surveys from May 7 through and June 15 - the results will be posted here shortly!

Meanwhile, if you have additional ideas you'd like to share, please add them to the forum below.


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  • Let's Talk About New Ideas for Schwenk Drive

    25 days ago
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    What do you think would improve traffic flow and safety for all users, whether they're on foot, riding a bike or in a vehicle? 

    For example: 

    • Does it make sense to remove the existing landscaped median to make room for a shared-use path? 
    • Would you like to see more turn lanes to accommodate vehicles entering businesses along the route? 
    • Should additional on-street parking be added?

    Please offer your thoughts and suggestions about these and any other topics here.

    What do you think would improve traffic flow and safety for all users, whether they're on foot, riding a bike or in a vehicle? 

    For example: 

    • Does it make sense to remove the existing landscaped median to make room for a shared-use path? 
    • Would you like to see more turn lanes to accommodate vehicles entering businesses along the route? 
    • Should additional on-street parking be added?

    Please offer your thoughts and suggestions about these and any other topics here.

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