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.

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

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