I am all for this idea. Not sure if it will work unless there is a plan for bike lanes included. I didn’t see such an item in the story so I do wonder about that.
NYC is supposedly to be planning a trial run of a congestion plan below 86 street. If they were to somehow include a bike plan for the now open streets, that would be great.
Not only would it help get people where they are going, but is a great start to turning NYC into a healthy city. Reducing health care costs, pollution and driving up business in the area due to the fact that the streets will be more people friendly.
Of course with bikes all over the place, there may be some difficulty… but enforcement of bike safety laws and following traffic will help in that area.