This year, 24 of the city’s 51 council districts are participating, with at least $1 million in discretionary capital funding on the ballot in each district. Volunteer budget delegates have spent the last few months developing and winnowing down the proposals on the ballots.
Polling sites are open until April 19. In most districts, voters must be at least 16 years old, though in some the minimum voting age is 14. One form of identification is required to vote. All ballots are available in English and Spanish, and have been translated to Chinese, Korean, Haitian Creole, Bangla, Yiddish, Polish, Russian, and Urdu in select districts.
Last month, Streetsblog previewed participatory budgeting ballots in two western Queens districts. Here’s the rundown of livable streets projects on ballots across the city.
- District 3 (Corey Johnson): Raised crosswalks at West 45th Street and Ninth Avenue (more info from CHEKPEDS); Bus Time clocks for the M11 and M12 buses; sidewalk repair on West 26th Street between Ninth and Tenth Avenues.
- District 5 (Ben Kallos): Bus bulbs planned for the 86th Street Select Bus Service route; irrigation on the East River Greenway; additional and improved tree beds on the East River Greenway.
- District 6 (Helen Rosenthal): Building out painted pedestrian improvements at West End Avenue and West 70th Street in concrete; repairing a curb cut at the northwest corner of 93rd Street and Amsterdam Avenue; Bus Time clocks for eastbound buses on West 65th, 79th, 86th, and 96th Streets; safety improvements to the Hudson River Greenway between West 72nd and 84th Streets.
- District 7 (Mark Levine): Street lighting upgrade on Hamilton Place between West 138th and 144th Streets; street lighting upgrade on Amsterdam Avenue in Hamilton Heights; sidewalk repairs in Riverside Park; new sidewalk trees near NYCHA’s Grant Houses.
- District 8 (Melissa Mark-Viverito): Benches and sidewalk repaving at 306 East 117th Street.
- District 10 (Ydanis Rodriguez): No street-related projects on the ballot.