NYC's Street Design Revolution in 25 Images

The transformation in the way New York's streets are designed, used and conceived is one of the most visible legacies of the Bloomberg administration. Branden Klayko assembles before and after images of 25 of the city's transformative road diets.

"With little more than paint, planters, and a few well-placed bouldersBloomberg and former Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan‘s street interventions have been some of the most evident changes around the city," observes Klayko. "Whether it’s at Brooklyn’s Grand Army Plaza, above, or at Snøhetta’s redesigned Times Square, these road diets shaved off excess space previously turned over to cars and returned it to the pedestrian realm in dramatic fashion as these before-and-after views demonstrate."

In 25 interactive before-and-after images, Klayko shows how extending some curbs and removing some traffic lanes can help transform a city. 

Full Story: BEFORE AND AFTER: 25 OF NEW YORK CITY’S MOST TRANSFORMATIVE ROAD DIETS

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