Street Closures

August 6, 2013, 5am PDT
Mayor Ignazio Marino of Rome has banned private vehicles from Via dei Fori Imperiali, built by Benito Mussolini to link his palace in Piazza Venezia to the Colosseum. Initially open to buses and taxis, it will eventually be completely pedestrianized.
The New York Times - Europe
March 23, 2011, 8am PDT
Traffic plans for a new casino in downtown Cleveland could create a major improvement for the neighborhood -- or an indelible sore spot.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer
August 3, 2010, 10am PDT
Frequent street closures due to unregulated protest -- up to about 7 per day -- clog the streets of Mexico City, leaving some hungry for a more active response from the government.
The New York Times
July 20, 2010, 8am PDT
The City of New York is planning to open three public temporary "dumpster pools" in Manhattan during August.
The New York Times
Blog post
July 13, 2010, 4am PDT
There's a lot of babbling on in this blog about how streets are public space, that they are for people, and that they should be designed equitably for everyone.
Ian Sacs
August 12, 2009, 11am PDT
Hundreds marched in San Antonio, Texas, in defiance of new street procession fees that the organizations believe will stifle free speech.
San Antonio Express-News
April 12, 2009, 9am PDT
San Francisco's got a number of temporary street closures planned this year. Though the prospect of these pedestrian-friendly events is seen as a good sign for the city, this piece argues that their emphasis on corporate sponsorship taints the value.
San Francisco Bay Guardian
February 26, 2009, 2pm PST
Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced plans to close off parts of Broadway in Manhattan to car traffic. The city will experiment with the closing as early as May, creating a large pedestrian zone near Times Square.
The New York Times
September 29, 2008, 5am PDT
Once a week, car-flooded streets convert into bike- and pedestrian-flooded public parks in crowded Mexico City.
Los Angeles Times
August 18, 2008, 12pm PDT
Temporary street closures for pedestrian use -- an idea that spawned in Bogota, Colombia -- are occurring in cities all over the world. The trend is expected to continue.
The Christian Science Monitor