Car-Free Space Is an Instant Hit on Broadway


Here’s the view from 45th Street looking south at about 1 pm today, about 30 minutes after the city Dept. of Transportation closed Broadway to motor vehicle traffic in Midtown. It’s obviously way too soon to judge how this experiment is working but today, at least, car-free Broadway appears to be a huge hit. 

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Broadway Boulevard Confirms: People Will Sit in Well-Placed Seats

Broadway Boulevard takes center stage in a USA Today story on New York City’s recent pedestrian improvements. Those who questioned whether people would sit in plazas near passing traffic have their answer: Bianca Assim-Kon, 30, was initially skeptical about the plazas. "I saw them doing this, and my co-worker and I (said) all the tourists […]

Today’s Headlines

Post Looks at Transit-Accessible School Parking Drivers Complain About Broadway Boulevard (Post) Rethinking Grand Army Plaza (City Room, NYT)  Neal Peirce: More Cities See Benefits of Car-Free Spaces Business Is Up for City Bike Couriers (NYT) A Beginner’s Guide to Bike Commuting, From Grist Ikea Responds to Bus Idling Problem (Bklyn Paper) No Charges in […]