Pavement to plazas- temporary or permanent


The term induced traffic refers to the phenomenon that the more space motorists are allotted, the more vehicles appear on the road. To combat this, activists are turning extraneous street space into plazas and open social areas. Pedestrian plazas reduce the design speed of a street, while creating visual interest and turning the street into an attraction, rather than just a thoroughfare. Plazas need not be extensively designed; instead, they can simply provide minimal seating and shade for pedestrians. Pavement to Plaza operations have been popular in New York, where they are being adopted by becoming permanent fixtures

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