Intermodal Transfer at East 125th Street

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Signe Nielsen, landscape architect

Landscape architect Signe Nielsen and her project team examined the critically important blocks on East 125th Street, between Park Avenue and Lexington Avenues in Manhattan. These blocks provide surface connection between buses, a MetroNorth commuter train station, and the Lexington Avenue IRT 4, 5, and 6 subway stop.

As a result of their study, the project team promoted interest in streetscape improvements that would enhance pedestrian transfer between these various modes of public transport. Improving the ease, safety, and atmosphere of pedestrian transfer would encourage foot traffic and the use of local transportation stops, benefiting local business and improving public safety and quality of life for area residents. The project team established interest on the part of community organizations and local politicians in developing a constituency to advocate for these streetscape improvements.

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