This tour covers the design and implementation of two major pedestrian projects: Green Light for Midtown and 6 ½ Avenue. Green Light for Midtown is a major initiative in the City’s efforts to improve mobility and safety and created new pedestrian areas on Broadway in Times Square and Herald Square. The spaces that comprise 6 ½ Avenue were created between 1984 and 1990 and include commercial, hotel and residential buildings, with public spaces ranging from open plazas and atria to wide lobbies and enclosed corridors. DOT installed new crosswalks, stop signs, and painted curb extensions to connect and enhance access to these existing, hidden midblock pedestrian spaces, creating a new pedestrian avenue in the heart of Midtown.
Randy Wade, New York City Department of Transportation
Sean Quinn, New York City Department of Transportation
Julio Palleiro, New York City Department of Transportation