This presentation is part of the Planning for a Connected, Healthy and Active Future session.
New York City has always been a city of walkers. We walk because of our historic development and transit patterns, because of necessity and many of us walk for pleasure and for health. But New York City’s pedestrians have always had to fight for their space on the street, especially as car ownership became common and street design prioritized vehicular movement. In the last decade, New York City has worked to rebalance the scales and promote active transportation and complete streets. This presentation will include a detailed look at how the Pedestrian Projects Group has improved pedestrian accessibility, safety and health outcomes.
Presenter: Heidi Wolf, Deputy Director, New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) Pedestrian Projects Group