Episode: 51: Times Square: The World’s Plaza


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51: Times Square: The World’s Plaza
This spring, officials celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the Broadway pedestrian plaza in Times Square. Before 2009, Times Square was mainly reserved for cars -- offering little to no pedestrian space. The streets and sidewalks were infamous for being cluttered and congested by traffic. Today, Broadway through Times Square is a lively pedestrianized plaza, with space for people to walk, sit, eat and soak in the city. Our guests today, Janette Sadik-Khan and Andy Wiley-Schwartz have special insight into the transformation of the iconic street into a plaza.

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Follow the Data Podcast > 51: Times Square: The World’s Plaza

This spring, officials celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the Broadway pedestrian plaza in Times Square. Before 2009, Times Square was mainly reserved for cars -- offering little to no pedestrian space. The streets and sidewalks were infamous for being cluttered and congested by traffic. Today, Broadway through Times Square is a lively pedestrianized plaza, with space for people to walk, sit, eat and soak in the city...
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