FiDi Slow Zone

Nassau Street Shared Space for FDNA, © 2017 Massengale & Co LLC, rendering by Gabriele Stroik Johnson


Financial District Neighborhood Association Slow Zone Articles


Dave Colon, FiDi Shared Streets Advocates Press DOT to Show ‘Urgency’ on Neighborhood Makeover, StreetsblogNYC, July 1, 2022.

Streetsblog, TO END THE MESS: Make the Brooklyn Bridge Car-Free, StreetsblogNYC, July 9,2020.

Carl Glassman, Putting Pedestrians First in FiDi? City’s Search for Answers to Start Anew, Tribeca Trib, August 12, 2022.

John Massengale, We Can Have Nice Things, Once We Get Rid of King Car, StreetsblogNYC, June 8, 2022.

Vincent Barone, Imagine Manhattan’s Financial District embracing a ‘slow streets’ approach, A proposed plan would reduce vehicles’ footprint by stripping parking from most streets in the neighborhood, AM New York, March 12, 2019.

John Massengale, Occupy Broad Street, There Are Two Types of Architecture, September 16, 2016

Carl Glassman, ‘Pedestrian Priority’ Streets for Lower Manhattan? City Will Look Into It, TribecaTrib, May 11, 2019.

Mark Alan Hewitt, FAIA, Make Way for Ducklings, Slow streets proposed for New York’s Financial District, The Architects Newspaper, April 8, 2019

Ben Verde, Group Calls for Amsterdamming Most of Lower Manhattan, Streetsblog NYC, Mar 19, 2019.

Caroline Spivack, ‘Slow streets’ pilot proposed for the Financial District, 10, Pedestrians and cars would share narrow lower Manhattan streets under the plan, Curbed NY, Mar 19, 2019, 5:30 PM.

Sydney Pereira, FiDi Group Wants To Open Lower Manhattan Streets To Pedestrians, A neighborhood association is proposing a ‘slow streets’ district in FiDi to allow for pedestrians and cars to share the streets, Patch, March 19, 2019.

Rico Burney, Grassroots group calls for ‘shared streets,’ The Villager, April 3, 2019.

Catherine McVay Hughes, A Greener FiDi — Make Way for Lower Manhattan: Shared Streets Project, Sallan Foundation Snapshot, July 2, 2019.

Devin Gannon, Neighborhood association calls for a ‘slow street’ district in FiDi, 6sqft, March 13, 2019.

Matthew Fenton, Taking Back the Streets, Local Advocacy Group Seeks to Make Pedestrians King in Lower Manhattan, The Broadsheet, March 27, 2019.

A pedestrian-friendly plan for Fidi, Tribeca Citizen, March 15, 2019.

Andrew Small, Why Speed Kills Cities, CITYLAB, August 8, 2019.

Aileen Robinson, The Financial District: A Tourist Magnet With a ‘Village-Like Quality’, New York Times, August 7, 2019:

Add to the growing tourist parade an influx of families and other residents, and you get “a change in the dynamic of the neighborhood,” said Patrick M. Kennell, a resident since 2005 and president of the Financial District Neighborhood Association. In March, the association released “Make Way for Lower Manhattan,” a report that describes construction debris, scaffolding, street vendors and other obstructions. “Bikers, pedestrians and even delivery vehicles struggle to find a place to maneuver along the street,” according to the report, which makes specific recommendations about how to slow traffic, improve walking corridors, add pedestrian plazas, clean up trash and generally make the area safer and more pleasant.

Many of the suggestions will soon be implemented, said Mr. Kennell, a lawyer. “So much money is being pumped in by government entities,” he said. “We’ll get these problems fixed. I don’t worry about it.”

Download the Make Way for Lower Manhattan report from the FDNA website.

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