Access to Opportunity is a multiyear transportation study in the Eastern Rockaways to improve residents’ access to goods, services, and jobs. This study is a collaboration with the Department of Housing, Preservation, and Development (HPD) to align transportation investments with land use and housing investments. Improvements stemming from this access-based approach can include not only roadway improvements, but also transit, walking, and cycling improvements, and even land use recommendations.
We envision multiple outcomes of this multiyear planning effort, including:
- Short-term improvements to be implemented in summer 2017
- A plan for long-term improvements in the neighborhood, and
- An urban design and street connectivity conceptual plan for future development sites in Eastern Rockaways.
Access to Opportunity will be guided by public involvement in every stage of its development, from identifying issues, to prioritizing long-term improvements.