Anyone who has ever been to Times Square can attest to the fact that it is significantly overcrowded due to all the cars and pedestrians. Mayor Michael Bloomberg is trying to hire Jan Gehl, a Danish urban planning consultant and architect to figure out ways to reduce the amount of traffic in and around Times Square.
Bloomberg’s plan, named plaNYC involves working with Gehl to reduce traffic and pollution, and to increase mass transportation. Under this plan most cars would be banned from Times Square, parking prices would go up and the number of parking spaces would decline throughout the city.
Will this plan work and will New Yorkers approve of it?