Times Square, Without Cars

Construction crews moved in to Times Square Sunday night to start work on another ambitious leg of New York's pedestrianization project.

"Today, for the first time, a full stretch of Broadway is now a pedestrian-only zone. Billed as an experiment, the change in New York's most congested (and most visited) real estate is more than a minor change in traffic patterns. It is an acknowledgment that the car culture that has gripped both the city and the country may in fact be, for the first time in half a century, beginning to retreat.

If the changes in New York succeed, one can imagine both a changed city and a change of thinking around the need for, and rights of, users of public space."

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