Prince Street Pedestrian Project “ OPEN SUNDAYS” PROGRAM
<ul><li>Total: 320 sq. miles </li></ul><ul><li>Parcels: 60% </li></ul><ul><li>Parks: 15% </li></ul><ul><li>Streets & Sidew...
DOT Complete Streets Program Support Improve Walking Bicycling Transit Driving Freight  Physical   Environment Aesthetics ...
<ul><li>Current conditions – crowding, destination needs </li></ul><ul><li>Why open Prince Street to pedestrians? </li></u...
 
 
 
 
<ul><li>Current conditions – crowding, destination needs </li></ul><ul><li>Why open Prince Street to pedestrians? </li></u...
Source: Gehl Architects citywdie pedestrian counts, 2007 Average = 4,500 pedestrians per  hour weekends during proposed ti...
Prince Street Sunday Traffic Counts Pedestrians: 4500/hr Vehicles: 200/hr Prince  Street  “OPEN  SUNDAYS”
How do people get to Prince Street? Source: “Curbing Cars: Shopping, Parking and Pedestrian Space in Soho”, 12 / 14 / 06 O...
Prince Street Pedestrian Intercept Survey Findings:   <ul><li>People travel to Prince Street primarily by public transport...
Prince Street Pedestrian Intercept Survey Findings:   <ul><li>People travel to Prince Street primarily by public transport...
Prince Street Pedestrian Intercept Survey Findings:   <ul><li>People travel to Prince Street primarily by public transport...
Prince Street Pedestrian Intercept Survey Findings:   <ul><li>People travel to Prince Street primarily by public transport...
<ul><li>“ Open Sundays” Pilot Project : </li></ul><ul><li>Prince Street open to pedestrians from Lafayette St. to W  Broad...
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Copenhagen Salzburg
“ Why make the boundary at Lafayette Street instead of Broadway?” Prince  Street  “OPEN  SUNDAYS”
Broadway traffic and pedestrian volumes may be too heavy to accommodate traffic flow from Prince Street Sunday, March 9 th...
Sunday 3/9, 3:30pm
Sunday 3/9, 2:50pm
Sunday, March 9 th 3:30 pm Lafayette Street traffic and pedestrian crossing volumes low enough to accommodate flow from Pr...
Sunday 3/9, 3:55pm
<ul><li>Current conditions – crowding, destination needs </li></ul><ul><li>Why open Prince Street to pedestrians? </li></u...
Prince  Street  “OPEN  SUNDAYS” What is a “pedestrian street”? <ul><li>No vehicular traffic or parking permitted, except e...
 
 
Prince  Street  “OPEN  SUNDAYS” What is a “pedestrian street”? <ul><li>No vehicular traffic or parking permitted, except e...
 
 
Prince  Street  “OPEN  SUNDAYS” What is a “pedestrian street”? <ul><li>No vehicular traffic or parking permitted, except e...
Prince  Street  “OPEN  SUNDAYS” NYPD and Dept. of Consumer Affairs will  work to control vendors
Prince  Street  “OPEN  SUNDAYS” What is a “pedestrian street”? <ul><li>No vehicular traffic or parking permitted, except e...
Prince  Street  “OPEN  SUNDAYS” Who will manage the program? <ul><li>DOT will contract Soho Partnership to clean the stree...
<ul><li>Current conditions – crowding, destination needs </li></ul><ul><li>Why open Prince Street to pedestrians? </li></u...
Notifications, evaluation, and review:  <ul><li>Flyers will be distributed to residents, businesses, and street vendors to...
<ul><li>Flyers will be distributed to residents, businesses, and street vendors to inform them of pilot program before it ...
<ul><li>Flyers will be distributed to residents, businesses, and street vendors to inform them of pilot program before it ...
<ul><li>Flyers will be distributed to residents, businesses, and street vendors to inform them of pilot program before it ...
Prince Street Pedestrian Project “ OPEN SUNDAYS” PROGRAM
 
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  1. Prince Street Pedestrian Project “ OPEN SUNDAYS” PROGRAM
  2. <ul><li>Total: 320 sq. miles </li></ul><ul><li>Parcels: 60% </li></ul><ul><li>Parks: 15% </li></ul><ul><li>Streets & Sidewalks: 25% </li></ul>Streets represent ¼ of the city’s land area
  3. DOT Complete Streets Program Support Improve Walking Bicycling Transit Driving Freight Physical Environment Aesthetics Performance Sustainability
  4. <ul><li>Current conditions – crowding, destination needs </li></ul><ul><li>Why open Prince Street to pedestrians? </li></ul><ul><li>What is a “pedestrian street”? </li></ul><ul><li>How will it work? </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation and review </li></ul>Prince Street “OPEN SUNDAYS”
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  9. <ul><li>Current conditions – crowding, destination needs </li></ul><ul><li>Why open Prince Street to pedestrians? </li></ul><ul><li>What is a “pedestrian street”? </li></ul><ul><li>How will it work? </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation and review </li></ul>Prince Street “OPEN SUNDAYS”
  10. Source: Gehl Architects citywdie pedestrian counts, 2007 Average = 4,500 pedestrians per hour weekends during proposed time period
  11. Prince Street Sunday Traffic Counts Pedestrians: 4500/hr Vehicles: 200/hr Prince Street “OPEN SUNDAYS”
  12. How do people get to Prince Street? Source: “Curbing Cars: Shopping, Parking and Pedestrian Space in Soho”, 12 / 14 / 06 Only 8% of people surveyed on Prince Street arrived in a private car
  13. Prince Street Pedestrian Intercept Survey Findings: <ul><li>People travel to Prince Street primarily by public transportation or non-motorized modes </li></ul><ul><li>Visitors come to Prince Street primarily to shop in neighborhood stores or eat in restaurants </li></ul><ul><li>80% of people on Prince Street on Saturdays experience the street as being crowded </li></ul><ul><li>By a ratio of 5:1, expanding pedestrian space would attract people to come to Prince St. more often </li></ul><ul><li>Visitors who would come more often with a reallocation of space from parking to pedestrians spend about five times as much money in the neighborhood as do visitors who would come less often </li></ul>Source: “Curbing Cars: Shopping, Parking and Pedestrian Space in Soho”, 12 / 14 / 06
  14. Prince Street Pedestrian Intercept Survey Findings: <ul><li>People travel to Prince Street primarily by public transportation or non-motorized modes </li></ul><ul><li>Visitors come to Prince Street primarily to shop in neighborhood stores or eat in restaurants </li></ul><ul><li>80% of people on Prince Street on Saturdays experience the street as being crowded </li></ul><ul><li>By a ratio of 5:1, expanding pedestrian space would attract people to come to Prince St. more often </li></ul><ul><li>Visitors who would come more often with a reallocation of space from parking to pedestrians spend about five times as much money in the neighborhood as do visitors who would come less often </li></ul>Source: “Curbing Cars: Shopping, Parking and Pedestrian Space in Soho”, 12 / 14 / 06
  15. Prince Street Pedestrian Intercept Survey Findings: <ul><li>People travel to Prince Street primarily by public transportation or non-motorized modes </li></ul><ul><li>Visitors come to Prince Street primarily to shop in neighborhood stores or eat in restaurants </li></ul><ul><li>80% of people on Prince Street on Saturdays experience the street as being crowded </li></ul><ul><li>By a ratio of 5:1, expanding pedestrian space would attract people to come to Prince St. more often </li></ul><ul><li>Visitors who would come more often with a reallocation of space from parking to pedestrians spend about five times as much money in the neighborhood as do visitors who would come less often </li></ul>Source: “Curbing Cars: Shopping, Parking and Pedestrian Space in Soho”, 12 / 14 / 06
  16. Prince Street Pedestrian Intercept Survey Findings: <ul><li>People travel to Prince Street primarily by public transportation or non-motorized modes </li></ul><ul><li>Visitors come to Prince Street primarily to shop in neighborhood stores or eat in restaurants </li></ul><ul><li>80% of people on Prince Street on Saturdays experience the street as being crowded </li></ul><ul><li>By a ratio of 5:1, expanding pedestrian space would attract people to come to Prince St. more often </li></ul><ul><li>Visitors who would come more often with a reallocation of space from parking to pedestrians spend about five times as much money in the neighborhood as do visitors who would come less often </li></ul>Source: “Curbing Cars: Shopping, Parking and Pedestrian Space in Soho”, 12 / 14 / 06
  17. <ul><li>“ Open Sundays” Pilot Project : </li></ul><ul><li>Prince Street open to pedestrians from Lafayette St. to W Broadway (6 blocks) </li></ul><ul><li>Sundays, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm </li></ul><ul><li>Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend (14 Sundays) </li></ul>
  18. Paris
  19. Copenhagen Salzburg
  20. “ Why make the boundary at Lafayette Street instead of Broadway?” Prince Street “OPEN SUNDAYS”
  21. Broadway traffic and pedestrian volumes may be too heavy to accommodate traffic flow from Prince Street Sunday, March 9 th 3:00 pm Prince Street “OPEN SUNDAYS”
  22. Sunday 3/9, 3:30pm
  23. Sunday 3/9, 2:50pm
  24. Sunday, March 9 th 3:30 pm Lafayette Street traffic and pedestrian crossing volumes low enough to accommodate flow from Prince Street Prince Street “OPEN SUNDAYS”
  25. Sunday 3/9, 3:55pm
  26. <ul><li>Current conditions – crowding, destination needs </li></ul><ul><li>Why open Prince Street to pedestrians? </li></ul><ul><li>What is a “pedestrian street”? </li></ul><ul><li>How will it work? </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation and review </li></ul>Prince Street “OPEN SUNDAYS”
  27. Prince Street “OPEN SUNDAYS” What is a “pedestrian street”? <ul><li>No vehicular traffic or parking permitted, except emergency vehicles </li></ul><ul><li>Roadway open to use by pedestrians and cyclists </li></ul><ul><li>All NYC vending restrictions apply – no vending allowed in roadway </li></ul><ul><li>Not similar to a “street fair” – no stalls, food kiosks, games or rides </li></ul>
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  30. Prince Street “OPEN SUNDAYS” What is a “pedestrian street”? <ul><li>No vehicular traffic or parking permitted, except emergency vehicles </li></ul><ul><li>Roadway open to use by pedestrians and cyclists </li></ul><ul><li>All NYC vending restrictions apply – no vending allowed in roadway </li></ul><ul><li>Not similar to a “street fair” – no stalls, food kiosks, games or rides </li></ul>
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  33. Prince Street “OPEN SUNDAYS” What is a “pedestrian street”? <ul><li>No vehicular traffic or parking permitted, except emergency vehicles </li></ul><ul><li>Roadway open to use by pedestrians and cyclists </li></ul><ul><li>All NYC vending restrictions apply – no vending allowed in roadway </li></ul><ul><li>Not similar to a “street fair” – no stalls, food kiosks, games or rides </li></ul><ul><li>Sidewalk cafes as permitted by Dept. of City Planning </li></ul>
  34. Prince Street “OPEN SUNDAYS” NYPD and Dept. of Consumer Affairs will work to control vendors
  35. Prince Street “OPEN SUNDAYS” What is a “pedestrian street”? <ul><li>No vehicular traffic or parking permitted, except emergency vehicles </li></ul><ul><li>Roadway open to use by pedestrians and cyclists </li></ul><ul><li>All NYC vending restrictions apply – no vending allowed in roadway </li></ul><ul><li>Not a “street fair” – no stalls, food kiosks, games or rides </li></ul>
  36. Prince Street “OPEN SUNDAYS” Who will manage the program? <ul><li>DOT will contract Soho Partnership to clean the streets </li></ul><ul><li>DOT will contract Soho Partnership to place and remove barricades </li></ul>
  37. <ul><li>Current conditions – crowding, destination needs </li></ul><ul><li>Why open Prince Street to pedestrians? </li></ul><ul><li>What is a “pedestrian street”? </li></ul><ul><li>How will it work? </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation and review </li></ul>Prince Street “OPEN SUNDAYS”
  38. Notifications, evaluation, and review: <ul><li>Flyers will be distributed to residents, businesses, and street vendors to inform them of pilot program before it is implemented </li></ul><ul><li>“ Open Sundays” will be studied by DOT during operation to evaluate positive or negative effects on pedestrian movement and local traffic circulation </li></ul><ul><li>During the program and after the pilot program ends, local businesses and residents will be surveyed for their opinions </li></ul><ul><li>A post-mortem evaluation will be held with the Community Board to measure the program’s success </li></ul>Prince Street “OPEN SUNDAYS”
  39. <ul><li>Flyers will be distributed to residents, businesses, and street vendors to inform them of pilot program before it is implemented </li></ul><ul><li>“ Open Sundays” will be studied by DOT during operation to evaluate positive or negative effects on pedestrian movement and local traffic circulation </li></ul><ul><li>During the program and after the pilot program ends, local businesses and residents will be surveyed for their opinions </li></ul><ul><li>A post-mortem evaluation will be held with the Community Board to measure the program’s success </li></ul>Prince Street “OPEN SUNDAYS” Notifications, evaluation, and review:
  40. <ul><li>Flyers will be distributed to residents, businesses, and street vendors to inform them of pilot program before it is implemented </li></ul><ul><li>“ Open Sundays” will be studied by DOT during operation to evaluate positive or negative effects on pedestrian movement and local traffic circulation </li></ul><ul><li>During the program and after the pilot program ends, local businesses and residents will be surveyed for their opinions </li></ul><ul><li>A post-mortem evaluation will be held with the Community Board to measure the program’s success </li></ul>Prince Street “OPEN SUNDAYS” Notifications, evaluation, and review:
  41. <ul><li>Flyers will be distributed to residents, businesses, and street vendors to inform them of pilot program before it is implemented </li></ul><ul><li>“ Open Sundays” will be studied by DOT during operation to evaluate positive or negative effects on pedestrian movement and local traffic circulation </li></ul><ul><li>During the program and after the pilot program ends, local businesses and residents will be surveyed for their opinions </li></ul><ul><li>A post-mortem evaluation will be held with the Community Board to measure the program’s success </li></ul>Prince Street “OPEN SUNDAYS” Notifications, evaluation, and review:
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