This article from Next City shows what happens when you have a very successful walking city like New York City. Those sidewalks get full and people spill onto the streets, which is not a good thing with traffic in the way.
Recently a city councillor introduced a bill that would require NYC DOT to study 10 locations with heavy pedestrian traffic and come up with a plan to alleviate the overcrowding. New York’s pedestrian fatalities sound staggering-over 85 pedestrians killed out of a population of 8.5 million and 7,000 injured since the start of the year-or one fatality for every 100,0000 population. (Just a quick note that Vancouver has a worse record with 11 pedestrian deaths this year and with a population of 603,000 has had one fatality for every 54,800 population) .
With Vision Zero in New York City Council is talking about a new era where pedestrian…
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