Preliminary Design Strategy
In August 2009, the City of Syracuse selected one of two concepts for transportation improvements along the Connective Corridor. Known as Concept A, its features include:
- Bicycle lanes;
- Medians to provide green space/plantings;
- Traffic “calming” to improve safety for pedestrians, bicyclists, and other vehicles.
The concept is based on traffic data and an analysis of current conditions and safety measures along the main Connector route. Final design work is expected to further refine the designs shown below, based on block-by-block analysis of the design strategy, costs, and community feedback.
Design work is focused on the Connective Corridor’s Connector route. It is funded by federal transportation funds obtained by the City of Syracuse totaling $5.79 million. Following a design process outlined by the NY Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration, the design team—led by Barton & Loguidice (B&L)—have developed two strategic concepts for transportation improvements along the Connector. Both options were presented to the community in a public meeting held at Syracuse Stage in June 2009.
Although the federal funds will allow for the preliminary design of the entire Connector route, funding is limited to construction along East Genesee Street.
In addition to the transportation improvement project, B&L is working on other Connective Corridor designs. Funded by New York State, additional work includes lighting, signage, façade improvements, and other enhancements. B&L is partnering with urban design and landscape architecture firm OLIN Partnership and will be working in collaboration with the Connective Corridor Community Working Group.