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2012 10 Measuring the Street

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Measuring the Street:
New Metrics for 21st Century Streets
 
Measuring the Street:
New Metrics for 21st Century Streets
New York City’s streets are constantly called on to the meet new and varied needs o a growing,dynamic, 21st Century city – and to do this in a complex environment where there is littleopportunity to expand the existing ootprint. How do city leaders address these challengesand measure their success? This report discusses key approaches to street design projects,and how results can be measured against goals or saety, serving all users and creating greatpublic spaces while also maintaining the ow o trafc. Using a cross-section o recent NYCDOTstreet design projects, this report details the metrics NYCDOT uses to evaluate street projects,and illustrates how measuring results can show progress toward sae, sustainable, livable andeconomically competitive streets.
Design or
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Design or
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Design
ret ubicce
Goals
Deii er treet
, to provide saeand attractive options or all street users ...............
Buidi ret ubic ce
to createeconomic value and neighborhood vitality ..............
Irvi bu ervice
to bring rapidtransit beyond the subway ..........................................
Reduci de d eedi
to allow oraster, saer travel .............................................................
Efciec i rki d di
 to improve access to businesses and ........................neighborhoods
Strategies
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Cities need to set new goals or their streets i they are to meet the needs o a dynamic andgrowing city and address the problems o vehicle crashes, trafc congestion, poor-perormingbus and bike networks, and environments that are inhospitable or pedestrians. New York hasbeen able to transorm our streets by blending new technologies with time-tested tools tocreate 21st Century Streets or all users.The projects described in this report demonstrate this approach. The metrics shown here trackthe success o these projects, inorm the design o uture projects and are vital to building publicsupport or world-class streets.
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Crhe d ijurie
or motorists,pedestrians, and cyclists
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 Vue
o vehicles, bus passengers, bicycleriders, and users o public space
•
Trfc eed
, aiming to move trafc not tooslowly, but also not too ast
•
Ecic vitit 
, including growth inretail activity
•
Uer ticti
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