The Impact of Pedestrian Zones on Urban Air Quality

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Mayor Bloomberg Announces Latest Results of Health Department Air Quality Study that shows Air in Times Square is Cleaner and Healthier since Pedestrian Plazas were Opened (New York City, PR- 120-11, Apr. 13, 2011)


Today’s news article speaks to the impact that pedestrian or car-free zones actually have on the air quality in and around these zones. New York City’s decision to clear traffic away from Times Square has resulted in 50-60% lower levels of nitrogen oxides- the pollutant most associated with vehicle emissions.

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