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1 SUBWAY-SIDEWALK INTERFACE PROJECT SHEEPSHEAD BAY 1. SHEEPSHEAD BAY STATION 1.1 LOCATION The Sheepshead Bay station is located within the neigh- borhood of Sheepshead Bay, at the southern end of Brooklyn. The station provides access to the D and Q trains on the Brighton line. The two entrances to this elevated station are located on Sheepshead Bay Road and Voorhies Avenue, and they are separated by ap- proximately a quarter-mile walk. The surrounding area is mixed commercial and residential. 1.2 AREA TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES The Sheepshead Bay station is a major intermodal transit hub, lying at the meeting point of the subway, several bus routes, and the Shore Parkway. The D-Q train is the only subway that runs through the area; the nearest alternative would be the F train, more than a mile to the west. Three different bus routes pass by the Sheepshead Bay station: the north-south B49 between Manhattan Beach and Downtown Brooklyn, the east-west B4 between Gerritsen Beach and Bay Ridge, and the east-west B36 between Sea Gate and Kings Bay. Motor vehicle infrastructure in the area is dominated by the limited-access Shore Parkway, which runs east-west just south of the Voorhies Avenue entrance to the station. The Shore Parkway is a section of the Belt Parkway, which links the Gowanus Expressway (I-278) to John F. Kennedy International Air- port, the Van Wyck Expressway (I-678), and the Southern State Parkway. There are entrance and exit ramps near the elevated station, and a pedestrian bridge crosses the parkway near the south end of the station. The nearest truck route is Neptune Avenue (which becomes Emmons Avenue) on the far side of the Shore Parkway. The other nearby truck routes are Coney Island Avenue half a mile west of the station, and Avenue U a mile north; there are no truck routes to the east between the station and Jamaica Bay. ! Sheepshead Bay (D,Q) QUEENS MANHATTAN THE BRONX BROOKLYN STATEN ISLAND
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1. SHEEPSHEAD BAY STATION

1.1 LOCATIONThe Sheepshead Bay station is located within the neigh-borhood of Sheepshead Bay, at the southern end ofBrooklyn. The station provides access to the D and Qtrains on the Brighton line. The two entrances to thiselevated station are located on Sheepshead Bay Roadand Voorhies Avenue, and they are separated by ap-proximately a quarter-mile walk. The surrounding areais mixed commercial and residential.

1.2 AREA TRANSPORTATION FACILITIESThe Sheepshead Bay station is a major intermodal transithub, lying at the meeting point of the subway, severalbus routes, and the Shore Parkway.

The D-Q train is the only subway that runs through the area; the nearest alternative would be the Ftrain, more than a mile to the west. Three different bus routes pass by the Sheepshead Bay station:the north-south B49 between Manhattan Beach and Downtown Brooklyn, the east-west B4 betweenGerritsen Beach and Bay Ridge, and the east-west B36 between Sea Gate and Kings Bay.

Motor vehicle infrastructure in the area is dominated by the limited-access Shore Parkway, which runseast-west just south of the Voorhies Avenue entrance to the station. The Shore Parkway is a section ofthe Belt Parkway, which links the Gowanus Expressway (I-278) to John F. Kennedy International Air-port, the Van Wyck Expressway (I-678), and the Southern State Parkway. There are entrance and exitramps near the elevated station, and a pedestrian bridge crosses the parkway near the south end ofthe station.

The nearest truck route is Neptune Avenue (which becomes Emmons Avenue) on the far side of theShore Parkway. The other nearby truck routes are Coney Island Avenue half a mile west of the station,and Avenue U a mile north; there are no truck routes to the east between the station and Jamaica Bay.

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2. SECONDARY STUDY AREA

The secondary study area includes the quarter-mile ra-dius (or an approximate five-minute walk) surroundingthe Sheepshead Bay station. Roughly, this includes thearea from Avenue Y to the Emmons Avenue from north tosouth, and East 12th Street to East 19th Street from westto east.

2.1 POPULATIONThe population pie chart shows the age distribution of residents in census tracts that intersect thesecondary study area, as reported by the 1990 US Census. The total population of the SheepsheadBay area was 18,520. The area’s population was significantly older than New York City as a whole.Only 19% were 21 or younger, compared to 29% of the entire city. Conversely, the 24% of this area’sresidents who were 65 or older far exceeded the 13% figure citywide. The remaining 57% of Sheeps-head Bay’s residents ranged from 22 to 64.

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JOURNEY TO WORK: 1990 Sheepshead Bay Secondary Study Area

2.2 JOURNEY TO WORKThe Journey to Work chart presents the distribution of various transit modes among commuters livingin the census tracts that intersect a quarter-mile radius of the Sheepshead Bay station. These datawere taken from the 1990 US Census.

The most widely used mode of transit for commuters was the subway, which 43% of area residentsused. A close second were single-driver cars, vans, and trucks, with 29%. Another ten percent carpooled, eight percent took the bus, six percent walked, two percent worked at home, and all othermodes combined accounted for two percent of commuters.

Compared to the city as a whole, commuters from Sheepshead Bay depended more on mass transit.Only 37% of New Yorkers rode the subway to work, compared to 43% from this area. Other modes oftransit were less represented in Sheepshead Bay: 33% of New York City commuters drove to work,compared to 29% of commuters in this area, and 13% of the city traveled by bus, compared to eightpercent from the Sheepshead Bay area.

Reverse Journey to Work data indicate that the greatest portion of commuters to this area — 42% —arrived alone via car, van, or truck, while only 15% rode the subway. Car pools accounted for 14%,buses and walking each accounted for 11%, and those who worked at home accounted for threepercent. The remaining four percent of reverse commuters traveled to work by other means of trans-portation.

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This map shows the existing land use conditions for the secondary study area

RESIDENTIAL /COMMERCIAL

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2.3 MODE OF ACCESS TO STATIONAccording to the MTA’s 1990 survey of subway riders, 62% of riders who used the Sheepshead Baystation walked there. This ranks very near the bottom -- 153 out of 160 -- in Brooklyn. On the otherhand, 20% of riders traveled by bus to the station, and 16% drove. In these modes, Sheepshead Bayranks sixth and eleventh in Brooklyn, respectively.

2.4 LAND USEBuildings near the station are two and three stories, with first floor commercial space and offices orresidential spaces above. West of the station on Sheepshead Bay Road there is a nightclub and somesmall shops. As Sheepshead Bay Road curves to the southeast, the commercial strip becomesmuch more lively, with numerous shops, restaurants, and bank branches. There is a block-long muralbeneath the elevated tracks on East 15th Street.

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The Voorhies Avenue side of the station was observed to be much quieter, and with theexception of some office space, most land is devoted to transportation uses associatedwith the nearby Shore Parkway: a wide swath of land south of Voorhies Avenue is devotedto the parkway itself, its entrance and exit ramps, and inaccessible grassy areas. Thereare also several nearby parking lots.

2.5 ZONING AND DEVELOPMENTThe blocks closest to the station — from East 14th Street to East 18th Street west-to-eastand from Avenue Z to Voorhies Avenue north-to-south — are zoned C4-2 (major commer-cial centers with residential uses). The nearby areas north of the Shore Parkway are zonedR4 and R5 (row houses and small apartment buildings), while south of the parkway is anR6 zone (apartment buildings up to twelve stories). Along East 17th Street on the blocknorth of Avenue Z is a small C8-1 zone (heavy commercial, including garages and me-chanical services).

There are no current ULURP reviews in the area, but there is construction on the northwestcorner of Sheepshead Bay Road and East 15th Street.

2.6 ORGANIZATIONS AND ON-GOING PROJECTSThere are no formal merchants associations or BIDs in the area.

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Voorhies Avenue (southern) Entrance

Sheepshead Bay Road (northern) Entrance

3. PRIMARY STUDY AREA

The Sheepshead Bay station has two entrances, one on Sheepshead Bay Road and one on VoorhiesAvenue, that are approximately a quarter mile apart by sidewalk. The Sheepshead Bay Road entrancelies on the south side of the street at the corner of East 15th Street. The Voorhies Avenue entrance ison the north side of the street between East 14th Street and an exit ramp from the Shore Parkway.Descriptions of physical conditions are followed by descriptions of traffic conditions.

In 1988, the Sheepshead Bay station had 3,136,683 turnstile registrations, making it the 13th busieststation in Brooklyn (out of 160), and 107th in the city (out of 425). The 1998 figure represents a 34%increase over 1995 and a 17% increase since just 1997, which likely reflects a population increase dueto new immigration.

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Three views of the Sheepshead Bay Road (northern) end of thestation:

3.1 STATION ENTRANCESThe Sheepshead Bay station has two entrancesthat are, for pedestrian purposes, entirely unre-lated.

At the northern end of the station is the Sheeps-head Bay Road entrance. It is on the south sideof the street at the corner of East 15th Street, di-rectly below the elevated tracks. This 24-hourentrance consists of a street-level set of doorsset flush into the building wall. There are shopsalong the street on either side, and a row of mas-sive, four-by-four foot support columns runs alongthe curb. The entrance is decorated with a mu-ral.

The Voorhies Avenue entrance, at the southernend of the station, is at street level and set in theback of an angled, recessed plaza. The plazaarea is 40 feet deep by 80 feet long and has a lineof bollards staking the property line. The entranceitself has two parts: there are exit-only turnstileson the left side, and on the right there is a tokenbooth and turnstiles with morning-only hours.There are also MetroCard vending machines thatare accessible at all hours.

3.2 STREETS ADJACENT TO THE STATION

ENTRANCES

3.2.1 RoadwaysSheepshead Bay Road is an old thoroughfarethat predates the street grid pattern. It survivesin two sections and runs at odd angles to the gridon a roughly northwest-southeast trajectory. Thesouthern section is the one that passes throughthe primary study area, and it extends from theblock corner of Avenue Z and 14th Street for abouta half-mile to Emmons Avenue, just south of theShore Parkway.

Beneath the elevated train, looking west down Sheepshead BayRoad (entrance is at left)

Elevated train, looking east down Sheepshead Bay Road

Station entrance, looking south across Sheepshead Bay Road

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Three views of the Voorhies Avenue (southern) end of the station:

Elevated train and pedestrian bridge, looking west down VoorhiesAvenue

Under the elevated train, looking west down Voorhies Avenue --the bollards on the right mark the edge of the entrance plaza

Entrance plaza, looking north

The road varies within the primary study area.From west to east: It is 40 feet wide between East14th and 15th Streets, and it runs one way east-bound. As eastbound traffic on Sheepshead BayRoad approaches the intersection with East 15th

Street, pavement markings squeeze the roadwayto a single 15-foot-wide lane. At East 15th Street,traffic becomes two way. Midway between East15th and 16th Streets, the road widens by aboutfive feet.

Drainage under the elevated train is often inad-equate during heavy rains, and standing waterbuilds up in the roadway and sometimes spillsonto the sidewalk. There is no parking permittedat any time on Sheepshead Bay Road in the pri-mary study area.

East 15th Street is a one way, northbound street.It is 30 feet wide, with no standing anytime oneither side. It extends north all the way to theDitmas Park and south to the Sheepshead Bayinlet, interrupted by the Shore Parkway and theblock bounded by East 14th Street, SheepsheadBay Road, and Voorhies Avenue.

East 16th Street is a one way, southbound street.It is 30 feet wide, with no parking on the west sideand one hour metered parking on the east. Itspath is the same as East 15th Street.

Voorhies Avenue is on the southern end of theSheepshead Bay station. It runs east-west for alittle over a mile between East 14th Street and thewater at the eastern edge of the Sheepshead Bayneighborhood. The roadbed is 40 feet wide in theprimary study area, although it is slightly narrowerwhere the elevated train passes above. VoorhiesAvenue runs one way westbound in front of thestation, where it allows traffic coming off of theShore Parkway to access East 14th Street. Thereis no parking permitted anytime in this area. Eastof the station, Voorhies Avenue is a two way streetwith one hour metered parking on the north sideof the street and unmetered parking on the south.

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The sidewalk in front of the Sheepshead Bay Road entrance

3.2.2 SidewalksOn the northern end of the station, the stationopens onto the sidewalk on the south side ofSheepshead Bay Road. The sidewalk here is15 feet wide, but a series of four-by-four foot sup-port columns, each separated from the next byabout 12 feet, sit on the sidewalk near the street,thereby reducing the effective width directly infront of the station entrance about ten feet. Avendor at the eastern end of the row of columnsfurther narrows this sidewalk. Across the streetfrom the station, the sidewalk is only 12 feet wide,and it has a row of similar columns which alsonarrow the effective width, here to eight feet.

Towards East 14th Street, sidewalks on both sides are 15 feet wide and unobstructed. Towards East16th Street, Sheepshead Bay Road bends slightly and widens slightly: the southern sidewalk widensfrom 15 to 17 feet, and the northern sidewalk from 12 to 14 feet. From here until the intersection withJerome Avenue and East 17th Street, sidewalks on Sheepshead Bay Road remain consistent.

Sidewalks on East 15th Street are 15 feet wide, although construction on the west side currently nar-rows that sidewalk, and on the east side, an irregularity in the building wall narrows the sidewalk nearthe intersection with Sheepshead Bay Road to 11 feet. These sidewalks also have several supportcolumns – though they are much more widely spaced here than on Sheepshead Bay Road – as wellas occasional signs and street furniture.

Sidewalks on East 16th Street are 15 feet wide with no obstructions or irregularities.

On the southern (Voorhies Avenue) end of the station, there is only a sidewalk on the north side of thestreet. The sidewalk is 13 feet wide, but near the entrance the sidewalks widens. For most of theVoorhies Avenue sidewalk area between East 14th and the Shore Parkway exit ramp, the property lineis pushed back, widening the sidewalk to 25 feet. Sunk yet further back is a plaza that houses thesubway entrance. The back wall of the plaza is 55 feet from the curb.

Several objects organize the sidewalk spaces. Along the street in front of the entrance plaza are threecolumns that support the elevated train. Another two such columns stand in the center of the plaza.There are also a series of bollards across the entrance to the plaza, spaced at five-foot intervals,marking the property line. Also, a pedestrian bridge which crosses the Shore Parkway has a stairwaythat descends to the sidewalk about 60 feet past the entrance plaza. Three support columns associ-ated with this bridge also fall on the sidewalk, just east of the plaza. The stairway itself is ten feetacross, and where it lands there are also bollards, a newspaper box, and a fire hydrant, narrowing theeffective sidewalk to about eight feet.

The south side of Voorhies Avenue between East 14th Street and the Shore Parkway off-ramp has achain-link fence about three feet from the road with no paved walkway. Between the off-ramp and East16th Street, there is a 12-foot wide sidewalk with no obstructions.

All sidewalks are standard in relatively good condition.

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3.2.3 CrosswalksCrosswalks at the corner of Sheepshead Bay Road and East 15th Street are all high-visibility ladders,and there is a painted “peninsula” extending about 15 feet into the intersection from the northwestcorner.

At the corner of Sheepshead Bay Road and East 16th Street, there is a standard pedestrian crosswalkacross East 16th Street, but no crosswalks of any kind across Sheepshead Bay Road.

On the Voorhies Avenue end of the station, there is a standard pedestrian crosswalk across East 14th

Street, but none across Voorhies itself, as there is no pedestrian space on the south side of the street.Just east of the station, at the intersection of Voorhies Avenue and the Shore Parkway off-ramp, thereis neither a crosswalk across the off-ramp nor across Voorhies.

3.2.4 LightingOn the Sheepshead Bay end of the station, there is lighting, but the low elevated train keeps the streetbelow dark. Lights along Sheepshead Bay Road are standard Cobra Head luminaries affixed to fabri-cated steel lampposts. The Voorhies Avenue end of the station was well-lit.

3.3 TRAFFIC

3.3.1 AutomobileTraffic on Sheepshead Bay Road is heavy. The highvolume is further complicated by the narrow roadbedand the odd geometry of the intersections – especiallythe two three-way intersections (at East 14th Streetand Avenue Z, and at East 17th Street and Jerome Av-enue). Also, despite posted prohibitions, parking andeven double parking are common along this stretchfor loading and unloading, quick-stop shopping andbanking, and “kiss-and-ride” activity. Congestion isworsened under the elevated train during rains, whenpoor drainage creates standing water that further nar-rows the roadway. Accidents were most common atthe corners nearest the station entrance.

At the south side of the station, traffic volume is veryheavy coming off the Shore Parkway onto VoorhiesAvenue is regulated by a stop sign, and it flows evenlyand safely. “Kiss-and-ride” activity occurs here dur-ing rush hours.

There are numerous parking lots in the area: on East 17th Street north of Jerome Avenue, on East 14th

Street south of Sheepshead Bay Road, on East 16th Street south of Voorhies Avenue, and in the centerof the large block bounded by East 14th Street, Sheepshead Bay Road, and Voorhies Avenue.

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The B4, B36, and B49 bus routes weave around the SheepsheadBay station

Three busses turning from Sheepshead Bay Road onto East 15thStreet, viewed from the B36 stop on the southwest corner

3.3.2 BusThree routes pass close by the Sheepshead Bay Road end of the station: the B36, B4, and B49.

The westbound B36 travels on Avenue Z anddoes not affect traffic near the station. The east-bound B36, on the other hand, turns onto Sheep-shead Bay Road and travels one block in orderto load and unload passengers directly in front ofthe station. However, the bus must then executea very sharp left, into traffic, to reach East 15th

Street. This maneuver is often complicated byilegally parked cars. To compensate, the buswas observed stopping in the middle of Sheeps-head Bay Road, completely blocking the inter-section.

The B4 runs east-west on Neptune/EmmonsAvenue, but makes a loop to the north to provideaccess to the Sheepshead Bay station. The east-bound route travels north on East 14th Street andthen turns onto Avenue Z, and so does not affectthe station area. The westbound route, on theother hand, turns off of Avenue Z onto East 16th

Street and stops to load and unload passengerson the right side of the street. The bus mustthen turn left and right in quick succession in or-der to follow Sheepshead Bay Road. This ma-neuver is also complicated by illegally parkedcars. This often results in the bus blocking twolanes of traffic while it waits to execute its turn atthe three-way intersection with Jerome Avenueand East 17th Street.

The northbound B49 runs up Sheepshead BayRoad in order to stop directly in front of the sta-tion entrance. Then it turns right onto E 15th Streetand continues on its route. The southbound B49follows the same route as the westbound B4:Avenue Z to East 16th Street, stop on East 16th

Street, then cut left and right onto SheepsheadBay Road.

Only the B4 passes the Voorhies Avenue end ofthe station. It stops near the entrance.

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3.3.3 PedestrianMost pedestrians on Sheepshead Bay Road aremoving between the train entrance and cars orbuses, but such movement is complicated bythe constant traffic to and from shops, restau-rants, and banks that line the street.

The pedestrian path from the B36 stop to thetrain is all on the south side of the road. Thepaths from the B4 stop and the B49 stops, how-ever, require pedestrians to cross SheepsheadBay Road. As there are no crosswalks at East16th Street, and as traffic is often at a standstillanyway, there is a considerable amount of jaywalking. Moreover, because the area of highestpedestrian concentration is beneath the elevatedtracks – where the sidewalk is constrained bythe support columns – high volume simply re-sults in pedestrians spilling out onto the street inorder to have enough room to move. This effectis worsened in rain, when poor drainage resultsin pools of standing water at the edges of thestreets, and occasionally even flooded sidewalks.As with automobile accidents, pedestrian acci-dents were concentrated at the intersectionsnearest the station entrance.

The situation at the other end of the station is very different. Virtually all pedestrian activity here isgenerated by the train, and the sidewalks are wide. As a result, congestion is minimal. The only realpedestrian challenge results in trying to cross from the south side of Voorhies (the location of oneparking lot) to the station side: to do so legally, one must backtrack to East 16th Street. Otherwise,pedestrians are left to jay walk either across Voorhies Avenue or the exit ramp. There were no acci-dents on Voorhies Avenue in front of the station entrance.

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SHEEPSHEAD BAY APPENDICES

APPENDIX 1: 1990 CENSUS DATA

Population Data By Age

APPENDIX 2: 1990 CENSUS DATA

Journey to Work - Workers by place of residence

Reverse Journey to Work - Workers by place of employment

APPENDIX 3: 1996-1998 ACCIDENT DATA

Accidents by node/s

APPENDIX 4: SIGNAL TIMING DATA

APPENDIX 5: INVENTORY OF EXISTING CONDITIONS

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APPENDIX 1: 1990 CENSUS DATA

Population data by age

85+ yrs80-84 yrs75-79 yrs70-74 yrs65-69 yrs22-64 yrs17-21 yrs12-16 yrs6-11 yrs0-5 yrsTotalTract

5115912621621418901241831821973342588

401563801088061226110941354590

8411725525423719891091682081443565592

8014923522738929152062072732634944600.97

00301732951572211229600.98

3910420014518912679475611132287606.97

52679015416616261351441681972799608

34661199910931335105886958101024101918520People

1.9%3.3%5.4%5.9%7.2%57.2%3.8%4.4%5.5%5.5%100%Percent

Source: US Bureau of Census, 1990, STF 3

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588

592590

Sheepshead Bay

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Journey to Work - Workers by place of residence

Reverse Journey to Work - Workers by place of employment

APPENDIX 2: 1990 CENSUS DATA

Source: US Bureau of Census, 1990, STF 3

PercentTotal608606.97600.98600.97592590588Census Tract

29.4%23854532850769297159422Car, Truck, or Van

9.9%80412381022021246122Carpool

8.1%6598660017915332149Bus or Trolley

0.0%00000000Streetcar, Trolley

42.8%346940450571826710248705Subway or Elevated

1.2%940460024024Railroad

0.0%00000000Ferry

0.3%227007008Taxi

0.0%00000000Motorcycle

0.4%32000131900Bike

5.6%45837488152912399Walk

0.5%4409035000Other

1.8%14640006002917Work at Home

PercentTotal608606.97600.98600.97592590588Census Tract

42.1%22854395388477024013084Car, Truck, or Van

13.7%745165171151991312737Carpool

11.0%5951601396100935344Bus or Trolley

0.3%1600016000Streetcar, Trolley

15.2%82613327713234757222Subway or Elevated

1.3%732900121877Railroad

0.0%00000000Ferry

0.7%37147016000Taxi

0.0%00000000Motorcycle

0.3%1700010007Bike

11.2%607122119111537623103Walk

1.4%781801347000Other

2.7%14640006002917Work at Home

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APPENDIX 3:

1996-1998

Accident Data

Accidents by node/s

PedestriansInjuriesFatalitiesReportableAccidentsYearNode/s

12021019968221

3404719978221

0101419988221

4707213 yr total8221

1303519968219

4505819978219

14041019988219

612012233 yr total8219

0000019968220

0000019978220

0000019988220

000003 yr total8220

0000119968222

0000019978222

0000119988222

000023 yr total8222

2303919968218

0001319978218

1101319988218

3405153 yr total8218

0000019966940

0000019976940

0000019986940

000003 yr total6940

0000119968219 8220

0000119978219 8220

1101319988219 8220

110153 yr total8219 8220

0000119968220 8221

0101119978220 8221

1101119988220 8221

120233 yr total8220 8221

0001219968221 8222

0101219978221 8222

0000019988221 8222

010243 yr total8221 8222

0000019968218 8219

2202319978218 8219

1101219988218 8219

330353 yr total8218 8219

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Source: New York State DOT Local Accident Surveillance Project

Intersection

E 15TH ST AND SHEEPSHEAD BAY RD

E 15TH ST AND SHEEPSHEAD BAY RD

E 15TH ST AND SHEEPSHEAD BAY RD

E 15TH ST AND SHEEPSHEAD BAY RD

E 16TH ST AND SHEEPSHEAD BAY RD

E 16TH ST AND SHEEPSHEAD BAY RD

E 16TH ST AND SHEEPSHEAD BAY RD

E 16TH ST AND SHEEPSHEAD BAY RD

SHEEPSHEAD BAY RD AT SUBWAY STATION ENTRANCE

SHEEPSHEAD BAY RD AT SUBWAY STATION ENTRANCE

SHEEPSHEAD BAY RD AT SUBWAY STATION ENTRANCE

SHEEPSHEAD BAY RD AT SUBWAY STATION ENTRANCE

E 14TH ST AND SHEEPSHEAD BAY RD

E 14TH ST AND SHEEPSHEAD BAY RD

E 14TH ST AND SHEEPSHEAD BAY RD

E 14TH ST AND SHEEPSHEAD BAY RD

JEROME AVE AND SHEEPSHEAD BAY RD

JEROME AVE AND SHEEPSHEAD BAY RD

JEROME AVE AND SHEEPSHEAD BAY RD

JEROME AVE AND SHEEPSHEAD BAY RD

SHORE PKWY AND VOORHIES AVE

SHORE PKWY AND VOORHIES AVE

SHORE PKWY AND VOORHIES AVE

SHORE PKWY AND VOORHIES AVE

SHEEPSHEAD BAY RD BETWEEN E 15TH ST AND E 16TH ST

SHEEPSHEAD BAY RD BETWEEN E 15TH ST AND E 16TH ST

SHEEPSHEAD BAY RD BETWEEN E 15TH ST AND E 16TH ST

SHEEPSHEAD BAY RD BETWEEN E 15TH ST AND E 16TH ST

SHEEPSHEAD BAY RD BETWEEN E 15TH ST AND E 16TH ST

SHEEPSHEAD BAY RD BETWEEN E 15TH ST AND E 16TH ST

SHEEPSHEAD BAY RD BETWEEN E 15TH ST AND E 16TH ST

SHEEPSHEAD BAY RD BETWEEN E 15TH ST AND E 16TH ST

SHEEPSHEAD BAY RD BETWEEN E 14TH ST AND E 15TH ST

SHEEPSHEAD BAY RD BETWEEN E 14TH ST AND E 15TH ST

SHEEPSHEAD BAY RD BETWEEN E 14TH ST AND E 15TH ST

SHEEPSHEAD BAY RD BETWEEN E 14TH ST AND E 15TH ST

SHEEPSHEAD BAY RD BETWEEN JEROME AVE AND E 17TH ST

SHEEPSHEAD BAY RD BETWEEN JEROME AVE AND E 17TH ST

SHEEPSHEAD BAY RD BETWEEN JEROME AVE AND E 17TH ST

SHEEPSHEAD BAY RD BETWEEN JEROME AVE AND E 17TH ST

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APPENDIX 4: SIGNAL TIMING DATA

TIMETRAFFIC FLOWCROSSWALK ORIENTATIONINDICATORINTERSECTION

All DaySheepshead Bay RoadCrossing E15th St along north side of Sheepshead Bay RoadA

All DayE15th StreetCrossing Sheepshead Bay Road along west side of E15th StB

All DayE15th StreetCrossing Sheepshead Bay Road along east side of E15th StC

TIMETRAFFIC FLOWCROSSWALK ORIENTATIONINDICATORINTERSECTION

All DayVoorhies Av.Crossing E 14th Street along North side of Voorhies AvenueD

All DayE14th StreetCrossing Voorhies Avenue along west side of E 14th Street E

All DayE14th StreetCrossing Voorhies Avenue along east side of E 14th Street F

AB

C

DE F

E 15 S

T

SHEEPSHEAD BAY RD

RE PKWY SR NSHORE PKWY

VOORHIES AV

NY

CT

A S

UB

WA

Y

AV Z

E 16 S

T

E 13 S

T

E 14 S

T

Sheepshead Bay Road and East 15th Street

Voorhies Avenue and East 14th Street

Intersection Map: Sheepshead Bay Road

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Sheepshead Bay Road and East 15th Street

Voorhies Avenue and East 14th Street

Source: NYC DOT

TimeCrossing

of SufficientEstimationPreliminary

Street*to CrossRequired

TimeEstimated

Only)(Green

TimeCrossing

PedestrianAdjusted

and Amber)Time (Green

CrossingPedestrian

Total

WidthCrosswalk

LengthCrosswalk

TIMECYCLE

REDAMBERGREEN

secondssecondssecondsfeetfeetsecondssecondssecondsseconds

Sufficient7.7558611231902358

Sufficient412229169051012

Sufficient7.512229309051012

TimeCrossing

of SufficientEstimationPreliminary

Street*to CrossRequired

TimeEstimated

Only)(Green

TimeCrossing

PedestrianAdjusted

and Amber)Time (Green

CrossingPedestrian

Total

WidthCrosswalk

LengthCrosswalk

TIMECYCLE

REDAMBERGREEN

secondssecondssecondsfeetfeetsecondssecondssecondsseconds

Sufficient1267701048902367

Sufficient10.251316No C/WNo C/W902313

Sufficient10.251316No C/WNo C/W902313

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