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Results of the most recent New York City Community Air Survey reveal that Times Square pedestrian plazas are playing an effective role in improving the air quality of the famous neighborhood.

Results of the most recent New York City Community Air Survey reveal that Times Square pedestrian plazas are playing an effective role in improving the air quality of the famous city neighborhood.

According to New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, the pedestrian plazas were created to straighten out some of the chokepoints in the street grid and to ease traffic flow. The survey results reveal after the conversion to pedestrian plazas, NO pollution levels in Times Square went down by 63 percent while, NO2 levels went down by 41 percent.

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