Twenty-First Street in Queens has been identified by NYC DOT (DOT) and MTA as a primary bus priority corridor in the Queens Network Redesign Draft Plan. It was also designated as a Vision Zero corridor in 2019 as a result of an increase in pedestrians killed or seriously injured.
In light of 21st Street’s importance as a transit street and the evident need for safety improvements on the corridor, DOT is initiating the 21st Street Bus Priority and Safety Improvement Study. The study will focus on 21st Street from Queens Plaza North to Hoyt Avenue North. This segment features three bus routes south of 35th Avenue and two bus routes north of 35th Avenue.
NYC DOT hopes to generate through the study process a conceptual plan for the corridor that has wide community support.
The study will incorporate a number of public engagement elements, including this project feedback portal, a Community Advisory Board, and other outreach to the Astoria community.