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Heading to see the famous Bull sculpture on Broadway in lower Manhattan?
Walking there can be a hassle.
Improvements to the pedestrian walkway on Broadway and Bowling Green have been in the works since 2012. The New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) proposed an extension to the walkway giving pedestrians more room to walk to and from the Bull sculpture. It’s also in an effort to decrease crowded sidewalks and improve traffic flow. The goal is to widen and color coat the sidewalks on Whitehall Street between Pearl and Morris Streets, line the roadbed with the word “sidewalk,” adding delineators and planters, shorten the crosswalk at Whitehall Street, and restripe State Street.
Currently the walkway has some of its old features including the elevated cobble stone sidewalk. Approaching the Bowling Green train station, the walkway becomes flat with some parts wider than the other. It's a difficult walk, because the cobble stone is not even and people have to navigate into the street to get around the narrow space. This is risky with oncoming traffic from Broadway and Broad Street.
So watch your step. Getting to the Bull will take more than just a stroll.