The New York City Department of Transportation wants to hire as a consultant Jan Gehl, who has helped cities like London and Copenhagen create less congested urban areas by taking back the streets from cars – and giving top priority to pedestrians and bicyclists.

Jan Gehl is a world-renowned Danish architect who wants to ban most cars from Times Square – and raise the price of street parking.

Times Square is “beyond the brink” with too many cars and pedestrians cramming into an inadequate amount of space, Gehl says.

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