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11 February 2020

NYC Council speaker seeks salvation for cyclist, pedestrian-clogged Brooklyn Bridge

Excerpted from the story in The Daily News

“We used to have no cars on the bridge, but now we do. Maybe in the future, we should have less cars,” said Deborah Marton of the nonprofit Van Alen Institute, which is overseeing the competition.

A jury of design and transportation experts will pick six finalists, evaluating submissions based on how creative and accommodating they are for commuters, tourists and vendors. The goal is to pick one finalist each in “professional” and “youth” categories — “with the help of a public vote” — by late July. Their plans will then be turned over to the Department of Transportation, which Johnson hopes will take the competition into account for any future modifications to the bridge.