NYC Road Diet Watch: Pedestrian & Cyclist Nightmare Strip On Eighth Avenue Now 20% Less Hellish

City transportation officials gathered along a once-hellish stretch of Eighth Avenue on Tuesday to celebrate its transformation into a corridor that “works more harmoniously for pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles.”

According to DOT, the recently-implemented road diet between 38th and 45th Street has reserved half of Eighth Avenue for pedestrians and cyclists. Non-motorists, who make up 85 percent of the area’s road users, were previously squeezed into less than a third of the street space.