Two of my favorite New York City love notes debuted in 2009: the newly pedestrian friendly Times Square and High Line Park in the Meatpacking District.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan began pedestrian-friendly Times Square as an experiment in 2009. The response to their people space, created in the heart of the city, has been overwhelmingly positive. Complete with seating and free wifi, the area invites you to sit, people watch and amble in a way that the old Times Square did not. Sidewalks crowded with tourists and busy locals, surrounded by cars, did not make for a lovable place.
The experiment was made permanent in February 2010. Noted New York Magazine: “It took a bureaucrat’s intervention to make the place human again, to clear a little room for leisurely amazement in the lunatic center of this crazed metropolis.”
Street Films – In Appreciation of the NEW Times Square
This video features Danish architect Jan Gehl, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan.
Peter Kageyama from Pedestrian Friendly Times Square
A $500 project comes to life in Tauranga, New Zealand!
The city is her canvas
Parks & Rec is known for being the "fun" department, but they are also part of the health and wellness side of the city.
Data-supported evidence is mounting that parks improve public health — leaders in parks and recreation are incorporating that information as they plan and design new community parks, green spaces and transportation options.
Thanks for the t-shirt! With Mobile, Alabama Mayor Sandy Stimpson.
Bandwidth and great connectivity are the necessary gas & electric of the 21st century.
Making connectivity more resilient is about more than floods.
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