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

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. With dozens of new trees lining the way, pedestrians will naturally gravitate to the new sidewalks instead.

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 major project. They're working closely with the City to plan and conduct a robust public outreach process so that the final designs reflect the community's values and priorities.

With your input, the City will steer this project toward the community's preferred design to be constructed in 2022. We'll post alternatives for comments on EngageKingston soon, so check back with us here regularly. Meanwhile, if you'd like to share ideas or have questions, please jot them down in the Discussion Forum below!

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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