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NYC’s New Office of Livable Streets Aims To Make Streets Safer, Greener and More Habitable

Wednesday, May 22, 2024 12:50 PM | Daphne Politis (Administrator)

The COVID-19 pandemic changed how people used public space in New York City, with streets like 34th Avenue in Queens shutting down to cars and opening up for neighbors to walk, bike and play.

Now, the New York City Department of Transportation is launching a new initiative, the Office of Livable Streets, to design and implement streets that accommodate people using all modes of transportation. It’s the first office of its kind in the U.S., according to the department.

With an emphasis on streets that are not just for cars, the new office is rethinking streets as public spaces.

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