Broadway Boulevard Pedestrian Safety Improvements Underway

Angelito Jusay

NYC Department of Transportation has begun work on Plaza enhancements at the Herald Square-Greeley Square area that will add public space to Broadway Boulevard, improve pedestrian circulation, enhance the bicycle lanes, and create new traffic patterns. For a full description of all the work to be done, visit DOT’s webpage about the project.

All construction work will be performed overnight, and the Broadway Boulevard pedestrian plazas will be closed to the public during the day. The work is expected to take seven to eight weeks, and should be completed by the end of June, weather permitting.

Some improvements to look forward to are:

  • Expanded pedestrian space on Broadway between 32nd and 33rd Streets.
  • Reopening of 33rd Street between Broadway and Sixth Avenue to westbound traffic.
  • Installation of a two-way bike lane on Sixth Avenue from 32nd to 34th Streets.
  • Clarification of the bike lane through the Broadway plaza at Herald Square.
  • A new protected bike lane on 32nd Street from Sixth Avenue to Broadway.
  • A new and expanded bike share station on Sixth Avenue.
  • Refreshed pedestrian surfaces throughout the Broadway plazas.

Meanwhile, the parks at Herald and Greeley Squares, along with the Wafels & Dinges and Nuchas food kiosks, will remain open to the public for the duration of the project.