34th Street Transitway

One of the most arterial roads in New York is 34th Street, home of Macy’s, the Empire State Building, Herald Square, and more. Earlier this year, to alleviate traffic, the city launched plans to create a dedicated transitway.

A Department of Transportation rendering, below, shows the plan is intended to physically separate buses from other vehicles:

The city’s proposal is still in it’s preliminary stages, however if plans go through it should be built around Fall 2012. In this audio slideshow, voices of drivers and residents voiced off on the current situation as well as their reaction to the city plans:

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