Richmond Terrace is one of Staten Island’s oldest and most traveled roadways. It begins at Staten Island Borough Hall across from the St. George Ferry Terminal, and runs along the North Shore, past the Bayonne Bridge, to the Arthur Kill. Richmond Terrace is home to Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Gardens, Staten Island Museum, Richmond County Bank Ballpark (Home of the Staten Island Yankees), the Staten Island 9/11 Memorial, Gerardi’s Farmers Market, and Faber Pool & Park.
Staten Island’s waterfront will soon be transformed with the construction of the largest observation wheel in the Western Hemisphere along with a new retail complex and hotel on two sites on Richmond Terrace. Also, the NYC Department of City Planning (DCP) is working to craft a strategic plan for the West Brighton area with one of the goals being the development of a safe, multi modal transportation network along Richmond Terrace. In Mariner's Harbor, construction on a new waterfront plaza is in the works and Grandview Playground is getting a major facelift.
This momentum is wonderful but in the meantime, Richmond Terrace is still not safe. Since 2012, over 220 people have been injured and three people have been killed in traffic crashes on this street. This is unacceptable, especially since traffic will increase greatly with the coming redevelopment.
The TransAlt Staten Island Activist Committee is calling for a ''Complete Street'' with traffic calming measures, pedestrian safety improvements and protected bike lanes on Richmond Terrace to reduce lethal speeding, boost local business and improve quality of life along the entire corridor.
View a map of crashes on Richmond Terrace.