Transportation Alternatives is dedicated to making New York City a better place for walkers. With pedestrian plazas and Play Streets creating space for neighbors to know one another and improved street designs allowing more New Yorkers to safely embrace neighborhood streets, much of T.A.’s work is inspired by Jane Jacobs, the late author of Death and Life of Great American Cities. In honor of international Jane Jacobs Walk Weekend, T.A. and our allies across the city are hosting a series of FREE walks through neighborhood streets transformed by T.A. advocacy to reflect her legacy.
Holly Whyte Way: A Way for Walkers on 6-1/2 Avenue
Between 51st and 57th Streets lies a public secret: a network of privately owned public spaces (POPS) built in exchange for additional building height above. Join Brian Nesin, David Grider and Jordan Zimolka of F-POPS for a tour of the art and design within this exciting shortcut through Midtown, christened “Holly Whyte Way.” Get the scoop on proposed plans to install mid-block crosswalks, connecting these pedestrian plazas along “6-1/2 Avenue”.