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Amendments to Traffic Rules Relating to the Theatre District Zone

Rule status: Adopted

Agency: DOT

Effective date: December 9, 2021

Proposed Rule Full Text
DOT-Proposed-Amendments-to-Traffic-Rules-on-Theatre-District-Zone-FINA.._.pdf

Adopted Rule Full Text
DOT-Notice-of-Adoption-Theatre-District-Zone-Rules-FINAL-with-Finding.pdf

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
    Statement-of-The-Broadway-League-11.29.21.pdf
    Comment added November 22, 2021 5:50pm
  • Sanne Wright

    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
    11.29.21-DOT-Theatre-District-Rules-Testimony.pdf
    Comment added November 28, 2021 9:37pm

Comments are now closed.