Grand Concourse, E 175 St - Fordham Rd

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Public Art Opportunity
Public Art Opportunity
Grand Concourse - East 176 St - East Tremont Ave

There should be park benches, bike racks, citibike docking stations, and other public art or trees/shrubs planted to dissuade illegal parking on the existing medians. Currently there is rampant illegal parking (including much placard abuse) by drivers who leave their cars all the time and overnight on the brand new medians that were just installed. When I have tried to walk along the beautiful new median, I can't because there's a car parked on it. What a waste! Please install some useful things on the median or put up a higher curb so that drivers can't use it for illegal car storage.

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Bike Lane Requested
Bike Lane Requested
Grand Concourse - East 181 St - East 180 St

If you're going with bicycle lanes on the outside of the sidewalk adjacent lanes, please at least install tuff curbs or flex post. The slightly elevated bike lanes with the mountable curbs are always violated by cars around Times Sq.

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Inaccessible Destination
Inaccessible Destination
Grand Concourse - Connector - Connector

These medians are inaccessible and unwelcoming. This could be extra sidewalk space instead.

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Bench Needed
Bench Needed
Grand Concourse - East Tremont Ave - Echo Pl

We want big sidewalks with trees and seating. Places where people can relax. The medians are inaccessible and uninviting. Raised medians would be no better. Remove the medians, expand the sidewalks, add curbside bike lanes protected by a raised curb, cut the number of general traffic lanes and add center running bus lanes.

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Add Bus Service
Add Bus Service
Grand Concourse - Connector - East 181 St

Consider adding center running bus lanes to the Grand Concourse. Eliminate the service roads and medians, allow for only two general traffic lanes and curb side bike lanes on expanded sidewalks. Center running bus lanes will not get stuck behind turning or double parked cars. Most people who live on or near the GC do not drive, and most business serve the population within walking distance. In the future, perhaps the bus only lanes could become part of a streetcar route, with grass alongside the tracks.

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Neighborhood Hangout
Neighborhood Hangout
Grand Concourse - Connector - East 183 St

The sidewalks are vibrant with street life, but could be better. Expand the sidewalks throughout the Grand Concourse, allowing additional space for seating, beautification and recreation. No one hangs out on the inaccessible medians, they are just necessary safe havens when crossing the street. Reduce the street width (remove lanes), expand the sidewalks, and place "people space" near the places people want to be, like the buildings themselves.

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Uncomfortable for Novice Cyclists
Uncomfortable for Novice Cyclists
Grand Concourse - East 188 St - East Fordham Rd

In areas like this, a mountable curbside bicycle lane will be routinely encroached by drivers traveling around double parked vehicles. Installing flex posts would be a better solution for bicyclists. In order to reduce double parking, we need more loading zones and additional/higher cost metered parking.

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Area of Opportunity
Area of Opportunity
Grand Concourse - East 183 St - East 184 St

Does the Grand Concourse need so many automotive lanes? The Major Deegan is just west and we should not encourage drivers to utilize this street unnecessarily. With less automotive lanes, we could expand "people space" for residents, visitors and local businesses.

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Aggressive Drivers
Aggressive Drivers
Grand Concourse - Connector - East 182 St

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