Street closure case study from NYC
Temporary street closures for events lead to permanent pedestrianisation.
“In 2017, the bustling block of restaurants and small shops began participating in the DOT’s Seasonal Streets program, which closes certain streets to car traffic during the warm months in order to “try out” pedestrianization for road users and businesses. In 2020, Doyers became an open street, pedestrianized during daylight hours in order to give the neighborhood space for much-needed outdoor socializing and arts programming during the pandemic.”
Read more on the Streets Blog here: https://nyc.streetsblog.org/2022/07/19/chinatowns-doyers-open-street-to-become-a-car-free-plaza/