Study: NYC Sidewalks Getting More Crowded

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — If you’ve noticed sidewalks are getting more crowded across the Big Apple this year, it’s not your imagination.

The Department of Transportation sends teams to 50 locations around the city twice a year to gauge pedestrian volume. Officials at the DOT said the city’s sidewalks are more crowded this year than at any time in the part five years.

Since the creation of the Pedestrian Volume Index in 2007, sidewalks have seen an increase in pedestrian traffic of 13 percent.

LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman reports

Do you think sidewalks have become more crowded? Sound off in our comments section below…

  • flea

    They needed a study for that??…I think the people at the D.O.T. are going balmy.

  • Skinny itch

    Well if everyone would loose 30 pounds we’d all fit….same thing goes for the subway…Im tired of having that 350 pound woman squeeze her a s s into the 5 inch space on the seats every morning….loose some weight fat New Yorkers!

  • Ellen

    Much rather see crowed sidewalks then empty ones.

    • Guy who once saw Lyle Alzado at Newark Airport


      • Just wondering

        did you see him after he died?

  • Guy who once saw Lyle Alzado at Newark Airport

    In another study, it has been determined that McDonald’s restaurants offer hamburgers as well as french fries as part of heir menu.

    It has also astonishingly been determined that squirrels like to eat peanuts, and dogs will eat aforementioned hamburgers (and hot dogs as well)

    As for myself, I believe the New York Yankees are a professional baseball team. There was a study being done on this one, but no results thus far..

    • Clark

      What does have to do with NYC’s sidewalks?

      • Guy who once saw Lyle Alzado at Newark Airport

        Such a thing could be… I’ll take both.

blog comments powered by Disqus
Giving Tuesday
Charles Osgood Event

Listen Live