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Urban Planet: New York’s 6 1/2 Avenue

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Urban Planet is a daily roundup of blogs from around the world dealing specifically with urban environments. We’ll be on the lookout for websites outside the country that approach themes related to urban experiences and issues.

At the New York Observer, Matt Chaban speaks with Department of Transportation commissioner, Janette Sadik-Kahn, and a range of other New Yorkers about the opening of 6 ½ Avenue – a series of connected pedestrian plazas running from  51st – 57th streets. The seven passages are privately owned public spaces connected by crosswalks. According to those surveyed, some are enjoying the new pedestrian space while others feel that the project was a waste of money that makes it harder for cabs to stop.

Image from New York Observer

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