Rule status: Adopted
Effective date: December 9, 2021
Proposed Rule Full Text
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Adopted rule summary:
The adopted rules establishes designated activity zones and pedestrian flow zones to be enforced by the New York City Police Department (NYPD) in the Theatre District Zone, similar to the zones currently designated in the Times Square Plaza.
Online comments: 2
Thomas Ferrugia for The Broadway League, Inc.
We support the DOT’s proposed rules as they will help regulate what remains a leading contributor to an unsafe and disorganized atmosphere in Times Square.Comment attachment
These new rules designate the most heavily trafficked blocks of Seventh Avenue, Broadway, and 42nd Street as flow zones, while providing additional designated activity zones with updated rules. By clarifying that the entire designated activity must take place in the designated activity zone, these rules allow us to better ensure pedestrian safety and provide the best possible experience for our returning visitors and workers.
Today, more than ever, it is essential that we proactively ensure the safety of those who visit Times Square. If visitors feel safe in Times Square, the busiest crossroads of the world, they will feel safe across the City. Adopting these rules puts us further along the path to recovery and lets the world know that New York City is a safe and exciting place to return to.Comment attachment