TAMING NEW YORK'S MEAN STREETS

Article discusses the dangerous conditions that exist on New York's streets for pedestrians. It describes a movement formed to wrest some of the city's streets from the grip of motor vehicles. On Earth Day 1990, the Auto-Free New York Committee of the local cycling advocacy organization Transportation Alternatives submitted to the city administration a 15-point plan that would make New York City more walker-friendly. A key element of the plan calls for the creation of a pedestrian oasis in Manhattan by closing streets to motor traffic. Also discussed are some similar plans and programs around the world, e.g. Copenhagen, Munich and Zurich.

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  • Authors:
    • Lowe, M D
  • Publication Date: 1991-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 5-7
  • Serial:
    • World Watch
    • Volume: 4
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: World Watch Institute
    • ISSN: 0896-0615

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  • Accession Number: 00610595
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1991 12:00AM