Reimagining Broadway: Union Square to Columbus Circle

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 | 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
CM | 2.50
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You'll learn about: 

  • Street Safety

  • Vision Zero

  • Biking and Pedestrian Design

  • Urban Design

  • Public Space Management

Broadway, between Columbus Circle to Union Square, serves as a vital commercial corridor and is a major tourist destination with several important landmarks mixed in with world a renowned theater district. DOT is in the middle of implementing a multi-year transformation of Broadway from a vehicular thoroughfare to a livable and vibrant corridor designed for all street users.  This tour will take you through one of the densest part of New York City, where visitors will see how DOT initially transformed Broadway using temporary materials that laid the ground work for permanent change. From the Crossroads of the World to Macy’s in Herald Square, the tour will also include visits to pedestrian plazas that have been fully realized through multi-million dollar capital projects and to plazas that are currently in the capital planning stage. We will also explore specific design elements, and discuss initial and ongoing challenges for the project including public space management.

Speakers

Emily Weidenhof , NYCDOT , New York , NY (see bio)
Sean Quinn , New York City Department of Transportation , Astoria , NY (see bio)