Researchers have detected a disease threatening cycling infrastructure investment. Although city administrators continue to invest in living streets, until cyclists becomes self-aware, the automobile will continue to dominate cities.
In 2006, New York City signed contracts for private-public partnerships that would deliver a variety of street furniture throughout the city. To date, 3,355 bus shelters, 304 newsstands, and three (3) public toilets have been built.
It's unlikely to surprise anyone to learn that Times Square is an invaluable asset to New York City's economy, but as Patrick McGeehan points out, it has as much to do with offices as with hotels and entertainment.