Car-Free Times Square

05.27.09 Will Sherman

times-squareYesterday, the first business day after the city closed parts of Broadway to cars, traffic still flowed without the disastrous effects that cabbies and drivers ominously claimed would cripple all of Midtown. While its too early to assess the traffic impacts for the inevitable tweaks, the nascent project appears to be a success so far on the human front with more people taking a respite from crowded sidewalks in the new car-free space. |NYT|