Studies

BQE Enhancement Study

  • Aerial Canopy
  • Canopy View Union Street Bridge
  • Connections Image Sample Night View
  • Connections Proposed Bridges
  • Maximum Green Existing Bridge
  • Maximum Green Sample Corner
  • Maximum Green Sample Corner
  • Truss Bridge LED Greenery

Project Overview

The BQE Enhancement project was a joint effort between the City and local community to improve the pedestrian environment along the BQE between Atlantic and Hamilton Avenues. NYCEDC hosted a series of collaborative workshops in 2010 to develop a vision for improving the study area.

At the first workshop in May, a design team led by Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planner PLLC, solicited advice, input, and local experience for the selected area. At the second workshop in July, the project team presented conceptual alternatives and asked for community feedback. At the final meeting in November 2010, the project team presented the final three, refined design concepts and discussed next steps and opportunities for community leadership.

The final report is available here for download.

2011 Final Report: BQE Enhancement Conceptual Design Alternatives
Supplement to Final Report: Cost Estimate Graphics Only
Design Concept Alternatives Brochure

Related Documents

BQE Enhancement Workshop 1 Presentation
BQE Enhancement Summary of Workshop 1
BQE Enhancement Workshop 2 Presentation
BQE Enhancement Summary of Workshop 2
BQE Enhancement Workshop 3 Presentation

Community Feedback

Max Green DiagramMaximum Green
Survey-takers agreed that plantings in Maximum Green benefit the community, but there were less positive about the design’s impact on traffic.

ConnectionsConnections
Survey-takers agreed that plantings in Maximum Green benefit the community, but there were less positive about the design’s impact on traffic.

Green CanopyGreen Canopy
Survey-takers agreed that plantings in Maximum Green benefit the community, but there were less positive about the design’s impact on traffic.

Noise ReductionNoise Reduction
Survey-takers agreed that plantings in Maximum Green benefit the community, but there were less positive about the design’s impact on traffic.

Project Sponsors

NYCEDC wishes to thank Congresswoman Nydia M. Velasquez (12th District, NYS) for her leadership and support in obtaining Federal Highway Administration funding for the study, as well as our partner, New York City Department of Transportation.