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Thread: Pedestrian Zones - New Report by the National League of Cities

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    Default Pedestrian Zones - New Report by the National League of Cities

    Interesting report on creating permanent or temporary pedestrian zones out of roads in cities.

    https://www.nlc.org/resource/new-rep...destrian-zones


    From the report on 14th St in NYC (Consularrider, can we get an on the scene report?) "What was once one of New York’s most congested streets is now a spot that is friendlier for pedestrians and bicyclists, with markedly increased
    bus speeds. .... The numbers reinforce the success of this experiment in New York City, as bus trips have accelerated —sometimes so fast drivers have to stop to let the schedule catch up ..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbb View Post
    Interesting report on creating permanent or temporary pedestrian zones out of roads in cities.

    https://www.nlc.org/resource/new-rep...destrian-zones


    From the report on 14th St in NYC (Consularrider, can we get an on the scene report?) "What was once one of New York’s most congested streets is now a spot that is friendlier for pedestrians and bicyclists, with markedly increased
    bus speeds. .... The numbers reinforce the success of this experiment in New York City, as bus trips have accelerated —sometimes so fast drivers have to stop to let the schedule catch up ..."
    But that's so far away (78 blocks). I'd probably have to ride a bike to get there.

    14th Street bewtween 3rd and 8th Avenues is NOT/NOT a pedestrian zone. I rode it today (Monday, February 17, the Presidents Day holiday) about 11 am. The road is a two-way bus and truck zone from 6 am to 10 pm with very wide sidewalks and raised large bus loading zones. Union Square is in the middle of this stretch of 14th. I did not see ovehead signage for cars on the crossing avenues probibiting turns on to 14th and saw several passenger cars in the bus/truck zone.

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