North Shore Transportation Improvement Strategy

  • The City will create recommendations for improvements across all transportation modes.
  • The City will create recommendations for improvements across all transportation modes.
  • The City will create recommendations for improvements across all transportation modes.
Last Updated May 03, 2019

NYCEDC, in partnership with the New York City Department of City Planning (DCP) and the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT), is developing a community-driven, multi-modal Transportation Improvement Strategy for the North Shore of Staten Island. The strategy will examine existing conditions and projected growth, consider alternatives, and produce short-term, mid-term, and long-term recommendations to address transportation concerns. 

Staten Island's North Shore

Encompassing the vibrant neighborhoods of St. George, Tompkinsville, Stapleton, and Clifton, Staten Island's North Shore is a unique and bustling community. Along the North Shore waterfront, NYCEDC is leading several development projects, including Lighthouse Point, Empire Outlets, and the New Stapleton Waterfront. These projects will build on the North Shore's existing strengths while providing Staten Island residents with additional retail options and better access to the waterfront. Additionally, these projects will encourage the two million tourists who ride the Staten Island Ferry each year to step outside the Ferry Terminal and experience all that the area has to offer.

Opportunity

The Transportation Improvement Strategy took a holistic look at how residents and visitors use different transportation modes on the North Shore. By analyzing how and when people use the buses, automobiles, bicycles, Staten Island Ferry, Staten Island Railroad, and other transportation options, we were able to identify existing challenges and anticipate projected conditions associated with the nearby development projects. Based on these findings, the City developed short-term, mid-term, and long-term recommendations to address these challenges. All suggested improvements were consistent with the mission of Mayor de Blasio's Vision Zero initiative.

Study Area

The City took a comprehensive look at key arteries in the North Shore and the surrounding neighborhoods, including Richmond Terrace, Bay Street, and Victory Boulevard. 

Timeline

NYCEDC released the Transportation Improvement Strategy in January 2017.

November – December 2015

Research and data collection

January – March 2016

Development of preliminary recommendations

April 2016

Present preliminary recommendations to the community

Summer & Fall 2016

Development of final recommendations

Winter 2016

Present final recommendations to the community

January 2017

Release final report

Related City Efforts

The New York City Department of City Planning is currently conducting a neighborhood planning effort along the Bay Street Corridor in Staten Island. In partnership with NYCEDC and various City agencies, the New York City Department of City Planning is taking a comprehensive look at current and future community needs to identify a broad range of strategies and investments for the Bay Street Corridor’s growth and vitality. For additional information, be sure to visit the Department of City Planning’s Bay Street Corridor website.

Related Incentives / Programs

Survey

Take the Staten Island North Shore Transportation Survey here.

Contact Info

For further inquiries related to the project, please email [email protected].