Take me to the River: Transportation Plan
Location: West Harlem & Washington Heights, New York
Clients: City of New York, Office of Manhattan Borough President
and NYS Department of State, Division of Coastal Resources
Subconsultant: Eng-Wong, Taub & Associates
This transportation plan will dramatically increase public access for these communities to their waterfront parks and create a multi-modal network of circulation for pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists that strengthen connections between the wide array of historic, open space, and cultural resources.
Nautilus led a community-based planning process working with public agencies and over 25 local organizations, businesses, and residents. Coordinating 10 subconsulting firms, we developed a sustainable plan that will improve pedestrian connections and safety, add new bicycle routes, accelerate maintenance of public transportation, calm traffic, and reduce air pollution. The plan also identifies locations where underutilized street space could enhance adjacent public parks. In addition, we provided an implementation strategy including short and long-term phasing options, ballpark estimates, and potential funding sources.
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- Take Me to the River: Streetscape Guidelines
- Take Me to the River: Cultural Plan
- Take Me to the River: Concept Plan
Economic Development & Waterfront Access Study