The Parks Department is making some changes to bus stops along Riverside Drive that should make them more accessible to people in wheelchairs, and keep buses from blocking intersections. At 104t Street, a new pedestrian island would make it easier for people to cross the street before the light changes.
The plans were unveiled at a Landmarks Preservation Commission hearing last week, according to NY YIMBY. The park is a scenic landmark, so the preservation commission reviews changes to it, though its vote isn’t binding. They voted to approve the new bus stops.
“The specific stops that would receive work are the northbound and southbound stops at West 100th Street, the northbound stop at West 103rd Street, the northbound and southbound stops at West 104th Street, the northbound stop at West 106th Street, and the southbound stops at West 112th Street, West 113th Street, West 114th Street, West 116th Street, West 119th Street, West 120th Street, and West 122nd Street.”
Currently, many stops are not accessible to people in wheelchairs and there is often too little space for people to stand.