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Published on : Friday, July 1, 2016
The over packed sidewalks of New York are forcing the tourists and the citizens to walk through the risky roads of the city. Where some people choose to jostle passers-by in the sidewalk, others dodge heavy vehicles, cabs, and cycles on the road.
Several tourists and the residents have complained that people do not give any personal space in the sidewalks and the vendors occupy most of the spaces by parking their carts.
New York is considered to be one of the most crowded cities of the United States. The city has always witnessed tourism surging from time to time. But the tourists have never complained in the past about this problem as the sidewalks have given New York the reputation of a world-class walking city.
Manhattan is experiencing the foot traffic problem the most. Two of the main transit hubs of New York, the Port Authority Bus Terminal and the Penn Station are the main places that create hassle for foot travellers. On a weekday of May’15, between 54th and 55th of the Fifth Avenue, more than 26,831 people have passed through the lanes in just three hours.
In 2016 alone, 55 pedestrian fatalities have been noted by the authorities in New York.
New York is one of the major tourist destinations of USA. The recent traffic condition may affect the tourism industry of the region in a negative way. The city has always managed to pull tourists because of its glamorous nightlife. But the peace-loving visitors may choose to ignore this travel destination if the condition is not handled soon.