Earlier this week Mayor Bloomberg announced a major makeover for a good stretch of Broadway (between Herald Square and Columbus Circle), designed to offer more pedestrian space and safer biking. From Transportation Alternatives’ StreetBeat:
Broadway and the great public squares that it joins
will be reclaimed as pedestrian space. What was once the Wickquasgeck
Trail will once again become New York City’s great walking street. The
pilot project will be implemented by the DOT this spring, transforming
sections of Broadway in Times Square and Herald Square into pedestrian
zones. The stretches of Broadway between Columbus Circle and Times
Square, and between Times Square and Herald Square, will be endowed
with protected bike lanes, increased pedestrian space, and local
traffic-only vehicle access.
Will people start strutting in their Sunday best?