Re-Making Times Square

Monday, May 25, 2009

One of the most famously congested and crowded spots in the world is Times Square in New York City. Starting today, segments of its main thoroughfare, Broadway, will be closed to cars. In their place will be more room for pedestrians, and even cafe tables and chairs. The city says the plan will actually relieve traffic congestion. Transportation writer Matt Dellinger joins The Takeaway with a look at why New York is taking this step, and what it might mean for cities around the U.S.

Guests:

Matt Dellinger

Hosted by:

Farai Chideya and Katherine Lanpher

Contributors:

Ailsa Chang and Nadia Zonis

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