Dan Wagner is an Assistant Director of NYC Dept. of Transportation's Pedestrian Projects Group. As the agency works to improve mobility and accessibility for all users of NYC streets, the planners and engineers in the Pedestrian Projects Group have worked to improve the streets, sidewalks, and crosswalks throughout the five boroughs. A street designer, Mr. Wagner's expertise focuses on the reduction of pedestrian/vehicular conflicts, pedestrian vulnerabilities, and gaps in the pedestrian network. Accessibility is a key element of all pedestrian work with an emphasis on proper placement of pedestrian ramps and the needs of the visually impaired. His past work includes planning and managing the reconfiguration of the Manhattan Bridge at Canal St/Bowery, Broadway and 96th St, and adding sidewalk extensions on Park Avenue between 102nd St and 111th St. Projects he has managed for pedestrian and bicycle improvements include Jay Street between Prospect St and York Street, and Riverside Drive near Grant's Tomb. He helped add crosswalks and sidewalk extensions to bus stops at 211th St and 23rd Ave, Queens, and on Shakespeare Ave in the Bronx.
He holds AICP certification from the American Planning Association. Past work includes managing a bus grant for the NYC Dept for the Aging, and 5 years of urban design at the architecture firms of Cooper, Robertson and Partners in NYC and Lessard Group in Northern Virginia. He enjoys exploring NYC on his bike, by subway, and on foot, and has explored most of the city's neighborhoods through work and recreation. Dan lives with his cat Taco, another cat, and his wife.