Proposed Improvements

Today's Challenges

Implemented in 2009, the pedestrian plazas at Herald and Greeley Squares remain lively. However, they face new challenges.

 

The interim materials are showing the wear after years of use.
 
 

A photo of Greeley Square, with cracks in the pavement

 

The bike connection through Herald Square across Sixth Avenue is complicated and causes conflicts between cyclists and pedestrians. Cyclists and pedestrians compete for space while the space is not clearly designated

 

 

A photo of the bike connection through Herlad Square. In it, there are pedestrians walking in the bike lane

 

Broadway between 32nd and 33rd has low vehicle volumes, while the adjacent sidewalks are overflowing with pedestrians.

 

 

A photo of pedestrians walking in the street on Broadway between 32nd St & 33rd St


Proposed Improvements

Suggested improvements include public space enhancements, strengthening bike connections, and reopening 33rd Street to vehicular traffic.

 

The existing conditions of Herald and Greeley Square and the proposed improvements.
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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.