Here’s a first look at Herald Square with a pedestrianized Broadway, part of a plan reported by the Times, Daily News and Post this morning. Starting as soon as this spring, Broadway will turn pedestrian-only from 47th Street to 42nd Street, and on a two-block stretch on each side of 34th Street. The rest of […]
Photo: AntyDiluvian/Flickr The Times has come out in favor of the upcoming Broadway public space reclamation, recognizing the need for safety improvements along one of New York’s most contested thoroughfares. From 1998 to 2007, some 700 pedestrians were injured and five were killed in Midtown Manhattan along Broadway, making it one of the more hazardous […]
Before and After: A rendering of a car-free Broadway at 7th Ave., Times Square, looking north. Download a larger image. New York City Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan unveiled plans to pedestrianize a large swath of Broadway in Midtown Manhattan at a small briefing in City Hall this morning. Intended to improve motor vehicle traffic flow, […]
Attendees relaxed, played, conversed and enjoyed the roadway — all common occurrences in cities with large pedestrianized zones, but almost completely unheard of in car-dominated New York. Is more on the way?
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