‘PeopleWay’ Plan For Car-free Grand Street Gaining Support

7/16/17

In trying to figure out how to deal with the impending L train shutdown, Brooklyn residents are throwing out some creative ideas. One of them is to close Grand Street to some or all cars, creating a “PeopleWay,” and businesses in the area are signing on to the idea.

“Beyond helping displaced riders get around during the L train shutdown, many local businesses said they thought the PeopleWay could be a boon to business on the block, drawing folks to the area to use the bus routes or simply by encouraging foot traffic on the block,” writes Gwynne Hogan this morning in DNAinfo.

Transit to and from Manhattan is going to have to be augmented somehow, and the Williamsburg Bridge, already a logjam of cars and trucks, is unlikely to offer much of an outlet.

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