Gallery: NYC Mayor Announces Broadway’s Final Curtain Call on Vehicles

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This past Sunday, in New York City, the unthinkable happened: Broadway was officially closed… to cars that is. As part of Mayor Bloomberg’s plan to reduce traffic in the city, two sections of Broadway, from 47th to 42nd and from 35th to 33rd Streets, were closed to all vehicular traffic. For the first time ever, happy New Yorkers were able to traverse Times Square without feeling the need to compete with cars. If you think that’s impressive, wait till you read what they have planned next!

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  1. AngerOfTheNorth May 30, 2009 at 8:08 am

    “Lest you think that this is a crazy idea, it is worth noting that New York City is not the only city in the world planning the closure of streets”

    Nope – we’ve been pedestrianising roads in the UK for decades. The city where I live, Newcastle, used to have arguably the most important road in the country (the A1) running striaght through it. Part of it is Northumberland Street, the city’s main shopping street.

    As long as there are alternatives routes for driving, people adapt. Plus the benefits to the feel of the city are incredible.

  2. bugmenot May 27, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    “Final Cutain Call?” It’s a temporary pilot project.

  3. CHMMX May 27, 2009 at 10:25 am

    Wow, that’s pretty cool!

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