Eyes on the Street: More Room to Walk Near Penn Station

Temporary sidewalk extensions are in on 32nd Street near Penn Station.

As Streetsblog reported in June, this is one element of a larger effort, spearheaded by Vornado Realty Trust in partnership with the city, to make more room for people walking in the area. The three-month pilot project also includes a pedestrian plaza on 33rd Street between Seventh Avenue and the Madison Square Garden loading docks.

If they prove popular, Vornado, which owns a lot of properties nearby, may look to make the changes permanent.

  • Andrew

    How about just having flyovers to get cyclists who are still carrying momentum from the descent safely past busy crossings?

    Just having flyovers? Just having flyovers?

  • Bernard Finucane

    No, when there is too much pedestrian congestion you get off your bike. Shared bike/ped lanes are common in Europe, and the rule is, bikes ring their bell, pedestrians get out of the way when there isn’t much traffic, and when things get too full, bikers dismount.

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