The Ambulette lay-by was designed and developed to increase patient access by alleviating the vehicular congestion that occurs on 6th Street at the main entrance to New York Methodist Hospital. The planned widening of 6th street for the queuing of ambulances, and the reduction of the pedestrian crosswalk at the corner allows for the expedited arrival and departure of patients for non emergency treatment.
The corner design and the length of the lay-by, in excess of 350 feet. The Department of Transportation was petitioned for new regulations which resulted in the installation of new signage along the length of the lay-by. Details, plans and specifications for new catch basins and sewers were designed and with approval by The Department of Environmental Protection.
The design was developed in collaboration with the Office of Sam Schwartz, as well as the local Community Board and Buildings Department.