NYC has a very forward looking Department of Transport, with a mission to make it easy for residents and visitors to move around the city easily, see NYC Dept Of Transport.
The fabric of NYC is historical and for that reason its buildings and layout reflect a city built as time moved along rather than one planned specifically to support people and business.
Getting around NYC streets can be a work of art and depend on an encyclopaedic knowledge of shortcuts, lanes and one-way streets. In most cases the streets weren’t built to accommodate large numbers of fast moving cars, bicycles or even the numbers of people who daily trudge along them.
To help out the DOT has implemented policies to reduce the number of cars, create pedestrian plazas and introduce bike lanes. They are also responsible for the new Bike share Program.
The latest support to people are new signs, part of the WalkNYC program which help guide people especially in the more confusingly complex street layouts in some parts of NYC like Chinatown.
Even NYC natives get lost in the maze from time to time so now they will be able to consult the up to 100 signs which will be put up over the next 18 months. LIKE finding my way easily in NYC.