Curbing Cars

Shopping, Parking and Pedestrian Space in SoHo

Transportation Alternatives

This study examines the travel, shopping and spending patterns of visitors, residents and workers on Prince Street, a vibrant commercial street in the historic SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan. The study assesses how changes in the allocation of space between pedestrian, parking and street vendors would affect the attractiveness of Prince Street as a place to visit, live and work, and the likely effects on store and restaurant patronage.

Results show that pedestrians experience frequent overcrowding on the sidewalks along Prince Street. Pedestrians interviewed say that Prince Street would be more attractive if more space were allocated to pedestrians, preferably by reducing the amount of space allocated to parking. These views are held by both visitors and residents.

Filed in: Promoting Walking and Bicycling, Transit

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