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Pedestrians, Bus Riders, and Cyclists Get a Better Bronx Hub

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These DOT photos [PDF] show off the revamped Bronx Hub — the shopping district and transit nexus in Melrose that just received a slew of livable streets improvements. Planters, surfacing, and a few strategically placed concrete islands demarcate pretty substantial new swaths of pedestrian space, including a block-long plaza (shown above and in bird’s eye […]

Envisioning a More Livable Columbus Avenue

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As a candidate for a livable streets makeover, Columbus Avenue is a no-brainer. A block from Central Park, it is home to the American Museum of Natural History and sports a string of active ground floor businesses, but the street itself is a classically car-oriented corridor: three moving lanes sandwiched between two parking lanes. The […]