Car-free Times Square in New York
Vehicles are being barred between 42nd and 47th streets at Times Square and 33rd and 35th Streets at Herald Square.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg has said the makeover of the city’s landmark – notorious for its traffic jams – will hand the place to pedestrians.
“It’s good for traffic, it’s good for businesses and we think it is going to be great deal of fun,” city transport commissioner Janet Sadik-Khan said last week.
And if the arguements in favour of pedestrianisation are persuasive enough for the Mayor of NYC, so they should be for other city leaders too.