Implemented in 2009, the pedestrian plazas at Herald and Greeley Squares remain lively. However, they face new challenges.
Suggested improvements include public space enhancements, strengthening bike connections, and reopening 33rd Street to vehicular traffic.
The public space enhancements consists of 1) a refresh of the public space by Herald Square and 2) the expansion of public space through the closure of Broadway between 32nd St and 33rd St.
In conjunction with the closure of Broadway, 33rd Street will be reopened to traffic normalizing the intersection.
The improvements to the bike connections consists of 1) clarifying the pedestrian-cyclist conflicts through clear bike lane markings, 2) relocating and expanding the Bike Share dock, and 3) a protected two-way Bike connection along 6th Avenue.