Mayor Eric Adams and the city’s transportation commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez announced a street safety strategy that would expand pedestrian space at the site of a taxi crash that injured five people on June 20. The proposal is part of NYC’s “Broadway Vision” plan to add street space for pedestrians between Union Square and Columbus Circle. It would redesign Broadway between West 25th and 32nd Streets for pedestrians, creating more public space and traffic calming measures.
“Reclaiming space from vehicles on Broadway will allow us to create welcoming plazas and promote safe, efficient transportation options that link together some of the most beloved parks in the heart of Manhattan,” Rodriguez said.
Other changes include converting Broadway between 28th Street and 29th Street into a shared street.