In NY Daily News: Manhattan pols call for DOT to give pedestrians busiest parts of Midtown stretch of Broadway after horrific crash

Broadway should become an “open street” for pedestrians and shut to most vehicle traffic between 34th St. and Union Square, a group of Manhattan politicians said Friday.

The elected officials — Manhattan borough president Mark Levine and City Council members Keith Powers, Carlina Rivera and Erik Bottcher — said in a letter to Transportation Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez that plans to redesign parts of Broadway around W. 29th St. in response to a horrific crash June 20 don’t go far enough.

They want the Department of Transportation to begin pedestrianizing Broadway between 14th St. and 34th St. next year, followed by similar changes up to 42nd St. in the following years.
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