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See How NYC Streets Got More Pedestrian-Friendly In 25 Years

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With the momentum of new Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg coming into office in the de Blasio era, the Architect's Newspaper has put together a series of 25 before-and-after images of some of the many "road diets" of the Bloomberg era and prior. Bike lanes, pedestrian plazas, and extended sidewalks galore! Take a look at a few of the somewhat subtle, but very important, ways in which this city's sidewalk geography has changed over the last 25 years.

Allen Street is now safer for bikers.

Times Square can better embrace the masses.

Grand Army Plaza's greenmarket has more space to grow than it did in 1989. You can check out 21 more before and afters this way.
· Before & After: 25 of New York City's Most Transformative Road Diets [AN]
· All Pedestrian Plaza coverage [Curbed]
· All Bike Lanes coverage [Curbed]

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