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City Nixes Plans for 34th Street Pedestrian Plaza

Thursday, March 03, 2011

The city has scrapped a plan to build a pedestrian plaza in the middle of 34th Street.

The plan would have banned vehicles from the stretch of highly trafficked street between Herald Square and the Empire State Building.

Critics said a pedestrian-friendly plaza would increase traffic and block access to buildings.

Cars have been banned by the city from parts of Times Square, Union Square and Herald Square over the past two years.

With the Associated Press

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R Paaswell from NYC

This is an extension of the brilliant planning that is making the center of Manhattan friendly to pedestrians - city residents and tourists alike. Such auto free streets are to be found in the heart of every European capital - and far from distress, the merchants and residents of those streets have praised the impact they have had on the city quality of life, and, I should add, increased business. To NYCDOT - put this forth again and add yet one more amenity to this great city.

Mar. 03 2011 11:13 AM

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