Sculpting Public Place from Car Space

Randy Wade, New York, NY 

NYC has successfully carved seating areas, walkways, and protected bike lanes out of roadbed while still maintaining vital bus, delivery, taxi and other motorized mobility functions. Learn how the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Broadway added almost an acre of useable public space almost instantly. Many examples will be presented that reflect the sensibility and expertise of overlapping disciplines including sculptor, engineer, planner and humanist working together to rethink how our streets can better serve communities. Experimentation and innovation have been made possible by the vibrant open culture created by a visionary Mayor and Department of Transportation Commissioner. NYC continues to shine as the Walking Capital of America. 

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