Leif Parsons via The New York Times

In a New York Times op-ed, former NYC Department of Transportation commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan argues for closing part of the city's Fifth Avenue—specifically from Central Park to the Empire State Building, a stretch that includes Trump Tower—to all vehicular traffic except buses, taxi drop-offs, and motorcades. This proposal, according to Sadik-Khan, would accomplish two things: alleviate the congestion around Trump Tower and provide "a truly American public space." She writes: "As much as Mr. Trump’s election is a historic moment, it also provides an extraordinary opportunity to reclaim Fifth Avenue as a pedestrian street, free of private vehicular traffic but shared with mass transit." Read the complete op-ed in The New York Times.

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