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Add Bus Service
Add Bus Service
5 Ave - West 42 St - East 43 St

5th Avenue NEEDS to be a BusWay with physically protected bike lanes. There should be NO through automobile traffic on 5th Avenue to allow for the fast and safe movement of transit, walking and bicycling. Furthermore, bicycle lanes should go from 62nd St to 25th St to connect with the existing bicycle network.

Bus Stuck in Traffic
Bus Stuck in Traffic
West 42 St - East 42 St - Avenue Of The Americas

A dedicated busway on Fifth Avenue, without a through lane for cars, is needed. As the initial presentation given to the CAB said, 50-130 buses per hour use the street around the clock and bus routes on the avenue serve 110,000 riders. The opposition to the project is nonsensical. The signage clutter claim is ridiculous, and there are already signs in place for the bus lanes. Businesses concerned about the inability to have people pick up/drop off passengers on the avenue should be dismissed. The initial plan allowed for pick up/drop offs, and parking is already not allowed on the avenue. In order to serve the most people, and the majority of people who travel on the corridor and who patronize businesses and cultural institutions along it, it is imperative that the DOT reverse course and restore the busway proposal, as was announced by Mayor De Blasio in his Better Buses Restart announcement.

Uncomfortable for Novice Cyclists
Uncomfortable for Novice Cyclists
West 52 St - East 52 St - Avenue Of The Americas

The proposed bike lanes on 5th Avenue must have physical protection, ideally they should be raised above the level of the roadbed and protected by tree boxes. The DOT is well aware that every single bike lane in the city is used as a parking zone for placard holders and a taxi/truck loading zone if there isn't physical protection making it impossible for cars to enter the lane. In addition, it is critically important that the intersections be designed to accommodate two-phase bicycle turns, and that the intersections be offset and geometrically calmed to encourage cars to yield to bicycles. This will reduce bicycles using the roadway to turn, and make the lane more comfortable for less experienced cyclists, while reducing conflicts between pedestrians, cars, and bikes. 2nd Avenue's offset intersections are a good example of this, although there needs to be clearly marked bike boxes to make clear where to wait for turns, and the traffic calming needs to be built out with concrete, not just with armadillos, which cars regularly drive over at high speeds.

Narrow Sidewalk
Narrow Sidewalk
5 Ave - East 39 St - East 38 St - Manhattan

why not paint out west side sidewalk as well and use bus boarders? greatest need is more ped space.

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Bike Lane Requested
Bike Lane Requested
5 Ave - East 38 St - East 39 St

As mentioned, DOT should build-out safe bike lane intersections at the upcoming 38/39th street crosstown bike lanes to improve bike accessibility to and from the Fifth Ave area.

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East 46 St - 5 Ave - Madison Ave

Why in a city of 8 million residents, should the DOT continue the status quo of providing subsidized on-street car storage and traffic lanes for the most space-inefficient form of transportation: the private vehicle? Bicycles and Buses are much more space-efficient in the sense that space allotted to these modes carries exponentially more riders/commuters per square foot. If the city wholeheartedly takes on the transformation that Amsterdam started in the 70s, much more people would be opting for public transport or bike commuting, thus freeing up space for ALL users, including people who NEED to use private/for-hire vehicles, such as people with disabilities.

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5 Ave - East 48 St - East 49 St

As one who has experience working in operations for a large retailer on Fifth Ave, I saw firsthand that easily 99% of revenue came from tourists & local shoppers who arrive via public transport (what tourist rents a car in New York? NONE). Thus it makes sense to implement bus priority improvements since it will make Fifth Ave an even more attractive place to shop with increased bus accessibility, and drive up business.

Add Bus Service
Add Bus Service
East 53 St - 5 Ave - Madison Ave

There is no evidence that improved bus priority infrastructure negatively affects businesses. As a matter of fact, it does the exact opposite (as it did along 14th Street). Improved bus service will draw more commuters and thus bring more foot traffic. How does one think all the tourists/local shoppers on Fifth get to/from the area? Via PUBLIC TRANSPORT!

Bus Stuck in Traffic
Bus Stuck in Traffic
5 Ave - West 53 St - East 54 St

If DOT invested in better bus priority infrastructure (citywide, not just on 5th Ave) then buses would become more reliable and punctual, and thus be a more attractive option of commuting instead of for-hire/private vehicles. (See 14th Street)

Bike Lane Requested
Bike Lane Requested
East 55 St - 5 Ave - Madison Ave

We need full build-out of protected bike lane intersections at 5th/55th and 5th/52nd. There needs to be a safe north-south bike route connecting to these two crosstown lanes, which would allow for more accessible bike options via 5th and two/from Central Park and the Queensborough Bridge. DOT needs to do much more to encourage bike use in the COVID and post-COVID era as it is a socially distant, healthy, and efficient means of commute.

Bus Stuck in Traffic
Bus Stuck in Traffic
5 Ave - East 57 St - East 58 St

I 100% support the proposed Fifth Avenue Busway as it would increase the speed, efficiency, and therefore reliability of the multiple bus services along the artery. The bulk of commuters on these buses come from uptown, Queens, as well as Brooklyn and Staten Island via express buses. In implementing this, we should consider not only the local businesses (which would benefit from increased foot traffic/commuter traffic) but also the bus/bicycle commuters that use these routes. All in all a net plus!

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Other
5 Ave - West 55 St - East 56 St

I think the busway pilot plan is a very good idea. The less traffic on 5th Avenue the better. It is just a glorified shopping mall anyway, and most malls have parking lots. The plan will have very little impact on business. I'm all for it. Also please add nice benches for sitting and more bus stops with seating in that a lot of elderly now live in the neighborhood.

Aggressive Biking
Aggressive Biking
5 Ave - East 57 St - East 58 St

Bikes should yield to pedestrians. I was hit by a bike in a crosswalk bike lane, they do not follow traffic flow.

Other
Other
East 55 St - 5 Ave - Manhattan

5th Avenue Busway Pilot will significantly impact luxury shoppers and guests in a negative way, not only from a restricted traffic flow basis but also the image of the bus runway. I don't believe any high end luxury strips around the world has this type of a set up. It will marginalize the crowds and downgrade the money spend on 5th Avenue. Unless the goal is to make it a 3 Star destination. I urge you to reconsider this decision.

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Other
Fifth Ave - East 57 St - West 58 St - Manhattan

I object with every fiber of my being to the City's plan to eliminate through traffic on Fifth Avenue between 57th and 34th Streets. It's as if this Administration is determined to kill every business and income-producing entity in the entire Midtown area. The pandemic and the LOOTING that has gripped our City brought us to the brink and this will be the final death knell. I will lose my job for sure. Business people will not want to come to our office for meetings, shoppers will not want to shop in the stores, tourists will not want to come to the stores, the Cathedral, the Empire State Building, Radio City, the restaurants or any other attraction in the area, Taxis and Ubers will avoid the area like the plague. The subways and buses are dangerous both from a crime standpoint as well as COVID, so thinking that people will divert to using these means of getting to Fifth Avenue is unrealistic. I urge you to reject this proposal for the sake of all the people who depend on this area to support their families and the New York tax coffers, Thank you for your consideration. Please note that I could not get the cross street fields to cooperate. The site I am objecting to is Fifth Avenue between 57th and 34th Streets not 57th and 58th Streets.

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5 Ave - East 57 St - East 56 St - Manhattan

The concept of doing away with through traffic Has no practical benefit and will only cause more traffic on streets and other avenues. Maintaining through car traffic on Fifth is necessary and vital for its ongoing success, and to preserve the thousands of jobs that depend on the Avenue.

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East 53 St - 5 Ave - Manhattan

If the administration hired a consulting firm to develop a plan to negatively impact retail store operators and property owners that consulting firm couldn't come up with a plan as bad as this one. This plan is extremely weak – it views Fifth Avenue bus traffic in a vacuum. It does not consider the following (and this is a short list): o Impact on traffic north of the busway from cars turning off of Fifth Avenue o Impact on traffic in other parts of the city o Impact upon the aesthetics of the Fifth Avenue shopping district o Impact upon real estate values on Fifth Avenue

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Other

Maintaining through vehicular traffic on Fifth Avenue is necessary for its ongoing success as a shopping and tourist destination, and to preserve the thousands of jobs that depend on the Avenue. Having vehicles turn off the corridor will not only negatively impact bus traffic, it will also pose a risk to pedestrians as well as to bicyclists. Note that a busway on an Avenue is much different than on 14th Street as the blocks on Avenues (street to street) are much shorter than that on streets (avenue to avenue). The turning off of Fifth Avenue of vehicles north of 57th Street (which will be further complicated by bicycle lanes) will negatively impact the bus traffic that the plan purports to improve. Further, to view Fifth Avenue from purely a transit standpoint does a tremendous disservice to the property owners, retail store operators, office tenants, tourists, shoppers, and pedestrians that frequent Fifth Avenue. As a property owner considering a major redevelopment project on Fifth Avenue, this busway project would force us to re-think our plans to invest hundreds of millions of dollars on Fifth Avenue.

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West 53 St - 5 Ave - Avenue Of The Americas - Manhattan

This 5th Ave Busway Pilot Project will adversely affect our builidng, our tenants and is ill conceived. We ask that maintaining through car traffic on Fifth Avenue is necessary the continued success of Fifth Avenue. Your usurping a lane of traffic and parking for the "pedestrian safety zones" has not worked and is exclusively used to park police vehicles.

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5 Ave - East 48 St - East 49 St

5th Ave businesses are already hurting. Maintaining through car traffic on Fifth is necessary for its ongoing success, and to preserve the thousands of jobs that depend on the Avenue.

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Other
West 55 St - 5 Ave - Manhattan

The consideration by the NYCDoT to introduce a bike path along 5th Avenue and to shunt vehicles off 5th Avenue between 57th and 34th St on 5th Ave is truly concerning. As a hotel operator of 55th St and 5th we have already been impacted by the bike path on 55th St which has caused harm to pedestrians, guests and employees alike. Furthermore at a time when we need to be encouraging a return to normalcy for NYC and to support the commercial stores, offices, hotels and businesses along 5th Ave and its side streets this is not the time to limit traffic flow without a more strategic and business friendly (employment friendly) process. NYC has been greatly impacted by the pandemic and it is time for local govt to support the business community to ensure more businesses don't close or move out of the city, and that further jobs and tax dollars are not lost. Please involve the business community in any such steps that re-imagine NYC.

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East 54 St - 5 Ave - West 54 St - Manhattan

As with many decisions this administration has made this is detrimental to the businesses that operate on and around 5th Avenue (midtown). Maintaining through car traffic on Fifth Avenue is important and essential for the ongoing success of restaurants, retail and office buildings. The city has been adversely affecting businesses by taxing and regulations why add more negative impact by reducing car traffic. Shouldn't you be trying to preserve jobs!!!

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5 Ave - East 55 St - Manhattan

Closing down 5th Avenue will have implications for access for guests to the hotel and other parts of the city. This will be detrimental to our business.

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5 Ave - East 45 St - East 46 St

The idea of the 5th Avenue Busway is a terrible idea. This will cause more traffic in neighboring avenues which will then cause the DOT to think of a plan of shutting them down. Please stop taking measures that will increase traffic and in the end your obvious attempt to get rid of private vehicles in NYC. It's enough already, let people that want to drive drive and those that don't take public transportation. Squeezing the options out of the public will only encourage more New Yorkers to leave the city.

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East 54 St - 5 Ave - Manhattan

The volume of traffic does not permit for any further lanes being lost.

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West 55 St - 5 Ave - Manhattan

We are an independent restaurant on 55th Street, off of 5th Avenue and it is very important to us that our distributors, employees, and customers are able to utilize 5th Avenue as a roadway and NOT as a bus lane and bike lane. Our street (55th) was recently given a bike lane, which I supported, however bicyclists have flaunted basic decency as they go both ways on the street, bike at high speeds, and show absolutely no regard for pedestrian safety. It has become a major concern for us and we feel helpless as neither DOT nor Traffic Police seem willing or able to address the situation. I hope you would consider adding speed bumps on the bike lanes on 55th Street and not further antagonize retail businesses that are already struggling with reduced foot traffic, with further traffic restrictions on our main thoroughfare and lifeline.

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