Transportation

CIVITAS advocates for efficient and accessible subways and buses, and safe pedestrian conditions to access transit and neighborhood amenities.

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In November 2015, Community Board 8 (CB 8) passed a resolution, calling on the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) to study and make recommendations for a temporary network of cross-town painted bike lanes within the CB 8 district (59th Street to 96th Street), from Fifth Avenue to York /East End Avenues.

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CIVITAS is a long time and vocal supporter of the Second Avenue subway’s completion. Since construction began in 2007, issues have arisen with the MTA’s planning process and the construction’s impact on the community.

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Access to the East River Esplanade can be problematic in many locations along its span, but perhaps one of the most dangerous entry points is the crossing at East 96th Street.

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CIVITAS supports the October 2010 implementation of Select Bus Service (SBS) on First and Second Avenue (South Ferry to 125th Street), which replaces the M15 Limited.

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