Category Archives: pedestrian friendly streets

Bringing the benefits of pedestrian plazas to an unequal city

By Len Maniace The proliferation of pedestrian plazas is one of New York City’s great success stories over the last 10 years – especially those at Times Square, Herald Square and Madison Square. They provide a crucial overflow space for … Continue reading

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Taming the city’s mean streets: Rolling out slow zones

By Len Maniace Who would have thought that some of the most dramatic environmental changes in a decade would come from an agency in charge of New York City’s streets and bridges? But that’s what happened after Mayor Michael Bloomberg … Continue reading

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The streets are alive with the sound of people

By Len Maniace Who could imagine a decade ago that traffic on New York’s honking, cursing, screeching streets would be shoved aside to make room for bicycles and pedestrians. Or that New Yorkers, born and bred, would join tourists shooting … Continue reading

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