Doyers Street Might Close to Traffic for Pedestrian Plaza

Posted on: May 31st, 2022 at 5:02 am by

Photo: Karlin Chan

The Bloody Angle is further de-fanged.

There is finally a little transparency about why Doyers Street has been closed beyond the “Open Streets” season. (Only reopening during after-hours.) The powers that be want it shut permanently to all vehicular traffic.

Months after accusations over lack of community outreach or input in closing the angular street to daily traffic, it looks like the Chinatown BID is working with the Department of Transportation to change the historic street into a pedestrian plaza called “Doyers Plaza.”

Apparently the decision caught many locals off guard. Enough so for Community Board 3 to add to the June agenda.

The proposal for permanence will be presented to the CB3 transportation committee for support next week (June 7). Anyone wishing to speak on the agenda item must register on CB3 website the Friday before meeting.

So it’s register to speak up and be proactive, or be reactive and say “what happened.”

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