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as a bike messenger who's on the street 10 hours a day, i can assure all of you that traffic has become an absolute mess, thanks to these pedestrian plazas. 7th ave through times square is sloppy and slow; broadway south of 42nd is used by barely any cars; crosstown traffic north of harold square is beyond retarded at this point. - i could go on all day... the new bike lane running down broadway from columbus circle is pretty nice though
 

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as a bike messenger who's on the street 10 hours a day, i can assure all of you that traffic has become an absolute mess, thanks to these pedestrian plazas. 7th ave through times square is sloppy and slow; broadway south of 42nd is used by barely any cars; crosstown traffic north of harold square is beyond retarded at this point. - i could go on all day... the new bike lane running down broadway from columbus circle is pretty nice though
Love the bike lane, but kind of silly if there are no throughway south of Times Square at this point because of this pedestrian mall. I took the M42 crosstown and it took 25 minutes just to get from 12th Avenue to Lexington Avenue. We were stuck for 10 minutes because pedestrians crossing 42nd Street think that a red hand means to walk... and so the light turned red and we were stuck for a few more minutes. Terrible...
 

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lol

I agree. As if the traffic wasn't bad already, now they add this. I once did the crosstown bus thing as well, never again.
 

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You gotta give priority to what brings $$$....

Times Square is a tourist attraction no matter how u look at it and expect big crowds always.

I'm glad for the measure.

Summer Streets is another great programa...


About the Bike Lanes, they will get extended
 

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When the 7's extended the M42 won't be needed anymore (if they build the 10 Avenue station, that is).
 

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Expect to see more of these Hollywood boulevard style weirdos in the future

 

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i'm not crazy about the haphazard appearance right now but the city swears new, permanent street furniture is coming in August.
 
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