This past Saturday, pedestrians were able to enjoy walking down the streets of the Upper West Side a little more than they normally do. Due to the efforts of Upper West Side group StreetopiaUWS, Broadway between 73rd and 79th streets was closed off to cars on the northbound side of the roadway. A normally congested and traffic-filled part of Broadway was quiet and calm. Those who attended relaxed, seated on small tables spread throughout the roadway. In other cities with large pedestrianized zones, this concept is commonplace, but in New York it’s a rarity, as cars have access to most … Continue reading A Car Free Broadway?
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