Safe and Accessible Flatbush and Foxhall

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The Safe and Accessible Flatbush and Foxhall Avenues project aims to improve pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure that connects the Colonial Gardens Apartments and residential streets in Midtown to surrounding business districts.

Repairs and upgrades will be made all along the route from the intersection of Flatbush Avenue and Colonial Drive to Foxhall Avenue and Broadway.

Overall, the project will enhance livability in the neighborhood by creating a sustainable and attractive streetscape in the heart of the City. It will enable more residents from different socioeconomic backgrounds to live and work within walkable distances that are safe to navigate. And it will help spur revitalization of a significant commercial corridor.

The streets that will be addressed currently have intermittent sidewalks and railroad crossings that are quite hazardous for pedestrians and cyclists. Approximately two miles of sidewalks will be rehabilitated, and painted crosswalks with ADA-compliant curb ramps will be installed.

The City will work with CSX at the two railroad crossings situated on the route to reduce the use of the tracks as a walking path.


Accommodations for bicycles will also be added along both avenues, connecting to other infrastructure projects, including the Empire State Trail and the Kingston Greenline, which is a network of rail trails, complete streets, and linear parks that winds throughout the City.

In early 2020, the City hired Engineering Consultants GPI to undertake the design of this project. They've worked closely with the City on a robust public outreach process, including direct mailers, in order to hear from a large cross section of users in this area.

With your input, the City will steer this project toward a detailed design to be constructed in 2023. Information about the designs was presented at our virtual public meeting on Thursday, March 4, 2021 — if you weren't able to join us then, a copy of the powerpoint presentation can be found to the left. And recordings in both English and Spanish can be viewed on our YouTube channel:

Public Meeting in Spanish

Public Meeting in English

PLEASE WEIGH IN: In our interactive "Tools" section below, you'll find several ways in which you can offer your own ideas and comments. Just click on the tabs — Design Alternatives, Places, Survey and Discussion Forum.

The Safe & Accessible Flatbush & Foxhall Project is funded in part by the Climate Smart Community Grant Program, Title 15 of the Environmental Protection Fund through the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. It is also made possible with funding from the New York State Department of Transportation.




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The Safe and Accessible Flatbush and Foxhall Avenues project aims to improve pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure that connects the Colonial Gardens Apartments and residential streets in Midtown to surrounding business districts.

Repairs and upgrades will be made all along the route from the intersection of Flatbush Avenue and Colonial Drive to Foxhall Avenue and Broadway.

Overall, the project will enhance livability in the neighborhood by creating a sustainable and attractive streetscape in the heart of the City. It will enable more residents from different socioeconomic backgrounds to live and work within walkable distances that are safe to navigate. And it will help spur revitalization of a significant commercial corridor.

The streets that will be addressed currently have intermittent sidewalks and railroad crossings that are quite hazardous for pedestrians and cyclists. Approximately two miles of sidewalks will be rehabilitated, and painted crosswalks with ADA-compliant curb ramps will be installed.

The City will work with CSX at the two railroad crossings situated on the route to reduce the use of the tracks as a walking path.


Accommodations for bicycles will also be added along both avenues, connecting to other infrastructure projects, including the Empire State Trail and the Kingston Greenline, which is a network of rail trails, complete streets, and linear parks that winds throughout the City.

In early 2020, the City hired Engineering Consultants GPI to undertake the design of this project. They've worked closely with the City on a robust public outreach process, including direct mailers, in order to hear from a large cross section of users in this area.

With your input, the City will steer this project toward a detailed design to be constructed in 2023. Information about the designs was presented at our virtual public meeting on Thursday, March 4, 2021 — if you weren't able to join us then, a copy of the powerpoint presentation can be found to the left. And recordings in both English and Spanish can be viewed on our YouTube channel:

Public Meeting in Spanish

Public Meeting in English

PLEASE WEIGH IN: In our interactive "Tools" section below, you'll find several ways in which you can offer your own ideas and comments. Just click on the tabs — Design Alternatives, Places, Survey and Discussion Forum.

The Safe & Accessible Flatbush & Foxhall Project is funded in part by the Climate Smart Community Grant Program, Title 15 of the Environmental Protection Fund through the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. It is also made possible with funding from the New York State Department of Transportation.




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