Street Closures

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.
Aug 6, 2013   The New York Times - Europe
Traffic plans for a new casino in downtown Cleveland could create a major improvement for the neighborhood -- or an indelible sore spot.
Mar 23, 2011   The Cleveland Plain Dealer
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.
Aug 3, 2010   The New York Times
The City of New York is planning to open three public temporary "dumpster pools" in Manhattan during August.
Jul 20, 2010   The New York Times
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. Opinion
Jul 13, 2010   By Ian Sacs
Hundreds marched in San Antonio, Texas, in defiance of new street procession fees that the organizations believe will stifle free speech.
Aug 12, 2009   San Antonio Express-News
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.
Apr 12, 2009   San Francisco Bay Guardian
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.
Feb 26, 2009   The New York Times
Once a week, car-flooded streets convert into bike- and pedestrian-flooded public parks in crowded Mexico City.
Sep 29, 2008   Los Angeles Times
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.
Aug 18, 2008   The Christian Science Monitor