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The Great Pedestrian Way: First Look at the Car-Free Broadway Plan
Posted By Ben Fried On February 26, 2009 @ 9:50 am In Car-Free Streets,DOT,Michael Bloomberg,Midtown | 22 Comments
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 Broadway from Columbus Circle to Madison Square will get boulevard treatment similar to the changes  implemented on an eight-block stretch last summer. Auto traffic will be permitted at cross streets.
The city is calling this a trial project to be evaluated at the end of the year. DOT expects the changes to reduce crashes and injuries while allowing vehicle traffic to flow more smoothly on Sixth and Seventh Avenues. More details to come. For now, enjoy the view.
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URLs in this post:
 Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/26/nyregion/26broadway.html
 Daily News: http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2009/02/25/2009-02-25_7_blocks_of_broadway_to_be_changed_to_pe.html
 Post: http://www.nypost.com/seven/02262009/news/regionalnews/broadway_cars_can_take_a_walk_157028.htm
 changes: http://www.streetsblog.org/2008/09/23/broadway-boulevard-confirms-people-will-sit-in-well-placed-seats/
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