Just a few weeks ago, the Meatpacking District’s Gansevoort Plaza was an urban wasteland.  Cars and cabs pealed through the area without regard to their surroundings, creating dangerous conditions for pedestrians and cyclists.

In 2005, PPS met with local community leaders to develop a vision for the area.  Recently, several simple changes were implemented that have changed the streetscape.

Photo by Lily Bernheimer

Traffic has been significantly slowed and pedestrians now have a place to sit in this now-bustling neighborhood!

Previous Posts:

Eve on the Street: Gansevoort Plaza Open for Business [Streetsblog]

PPS Projects: Gansevoort Plaza [PPS Transportation Projects]

Before + After: NYC’s Gansevoort Plaza Welcomes Pedestrians was last modified: March 6th, 2012 by Robin Lester