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Amendments to Traffic Rules Relating to the Theatre District Zone

Rule status: Proposed

Agency: DOT

Comment by date: November 29, 2021

Rule Full Text

The New York City Department of Transportation (“DOT”) is proposing amendments to DOT’s Traffic Rules relating to the Theatre District Zone.

Attendees who need reasonable accommodation for a disablity such as a sign language translation should contact the agency by calling 1 (212) 839-6500 or emailing by November 22, 2021

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  • Email:
  • Fax: 1 (212) 839-9685
  • Mail: Emily Weidenhof, Director of Public Space, New York City Department of Transportation, 55 Water Street Room/Floor: 6th Floor ; New York, New York 10041

Public Hearings


November 29, 2021
10:00am - 11:00am EST


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Disability Accommodation

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.

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    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.

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    Comment added November 28, 2021 9:37pm

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