Report: Merge Cars, Peds to Fix FiDi Congestion

FiDi Neighborhood Association president Patrick Kennell and Dawn Krigstin walk with sons Gabriel and Teddy along William Street during a city-sponsored shared streets event in August, 2016. Photo: Carl Glassman/Tribeca Trib

A study commissioned by the Financial District Neighborhood Association calls for pedestrians and vehicles to share streets as a way to solve sidewalk congestion, increase bike and pedestrian safety and solve garbage collection problems along many of the narrow streets of the Financial District. Called Slow Streets, the proposal is modeled after pedestrian-vehicle street sharing in cities such as Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Bonn.

“With a few practical interventions,” concludes the report, which you can find here. “FiDi’s future as our city’s most celebrated historic destination can be secured.”