This gem of an experiment was pushed through without those who live and work in the area getting to respond to how it will affect their businesses and the side streets: “No Term-Limits for me Bloomberg” is at again.
To see the rest of the pictures (with captions) as we walked from 43rd st to 47th st here>>
New Yorkers prepare for car-free Times Square
NEW YORK (AP) — Opening now on Broadway: Pedestrian malls at Times Square and Herald Square.
As part of a Department of Transportation plan to make the city more livable, cars will be banned from stretches of Broadway at Times Square and at Herald Square.
The city believes the move will reduce pollution, cut down on pedestrian accidents and help traffic flow more smoothly.
The Department of Transportation says the barriers were fully in place sometime before 8 p.m. Sunday.
Since 90% of Manhattanites don’t own cars, and 90% of suburban office workers in the area take commuter trains/buses, this is one of the best ideas for this part of the city in decades, if ever.
Less traffic, more space, more commerce, more art, more real human interaction in the “crossroads of the world”.
Thank you Mr. Mayor and Ms. Commissioner. Bravo!
And we bet you think “No Term Limits For Me” Bloomberg should be Mayor AGAIN!