New York banished cars during Covid – could its open streets be preserved?

Campaigners hope to both and expand and entrench the re-imagining of streetscapes that occurred in the early part of 2020As an emergency measure for the pandemic, New York City’s banishment of cars from certain streets saw unexpected space open up for pedestrians, restaurant tables and playing children. A campaign backed by the city’s new mayor now aims to permanently wrest dominance away from vehicles and preserve these new outdoor havens.The alternative vision for America’s largest city demands that 25% of its street space is converted from car use to walkable pedestrian plazas, green space, bus lanes and dedicated cycle paths… Source – Full Article

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