Wednesday, December 30, 2009

NEW YORK CITY VOTERS LIKE CAR-FREE TIMES SQUARE, QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY POLL FINDS

"Banning cars on Broadway, creating a pedestrian mall from Times Square to Herald Square is a good idea, New York City voters say 58 – 34 percent in a Quinnipiac University poll released today.   Support ranges from 66 – 27 percent among Manhattan voters to 50 – 44 percent among Bronx voters.



By a smaller 48 – 46 percent margin, voters say the city should create more pedestrian malls.  But voters say 57 – 38 percent that they don’t want such a mall in their neighborhood, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds.   The two-month experiment has attracted 44 percent of New Yorkers, who say they’ve spent time on Times Square."