We asked: where should Los Angeles put a totally theoretical pedestrian plaza? You answered: Broadway, duh. The street, from Third to Ninth, won out not just against all-city entrants like Hollywood and Highland and Westwood Village, but also against every other potential spot in Downtown. It's an excellent choice--the street is central in a renewed Downtown, plus it's packed with historic buildings and has already been targeted for improvements. Councilmember Jose Huizar's Bringing Back Broadway initiative includes a streetcar and streetscape plans that remove traffic lanes and widen sidewalks (although many of the projects are in funding limbo). To find out what a car-free plaza might look like there, we typed "Broadway" into the Curbed rendering generator and it spit out the above suggestions. Everybody into the Seventh Street pool!
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