pedestrian mall - newark, nj
In an effort to create more public space and encourage foot traffic, we implemented a pedestrian mall in Downtown Newark.
After selecting the street most conducive to a pedestrian closure, I worked closely with business and properties owners to learn about their concerns and expectations for street closure. From these conversations, I was able to secure support for the initiative as well as work with the City to ease permitting requirements to allow these businesses to display their merchandise on the street during the mall. The mall is now in its second year.
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