Seasonal Streets are temporary transformations of streets into vibrant public space. NYCDOT works with community partners to design and manage the street for various uses, from programming and events for pedestrians, to managed access and deliveries for businesses. Seasonal Streets also feature amenities for pedestrians, such as movable furniture, public art, and more open, car-free space.
Broadway Seasonal StreetWorking in conjunction with the Garment District Alliance, NYCDOT has transformed certain blocks of Broadway into pedestrian and cyclist only zones. In 2018, pedestrian volumes increased by 30% during the Seasonal Street.
Doyers Seasonal StreetSince 2017, NYCDOT has worked with the Chinatown Partnership to transform Doyers Street into a pedestrian only zone every day from 10am to 9pm, allowing for overnight and early morning deliveries. During the 2018 Seasonal Street, Doyers Street saw a 111% increase in pedestrian activity and 69% of businesses saw an increase in foot traffic.