vision42design proposal for a river-to-river, auto-free light rail boulevard for 42nd Street in New York City

This international competition aims to rethink and redesign one of the most iconic streets in the world—42nd street in Midtown Manhattan. Remaking this dense live/work transportation corridor into a more livable space 24/7 will transform New York City at its core and become a model for major urban thoroughfares worldwide. The aim of this competition is to increase interest in and gain support for the vision42 initiative for a river-to-river auto-free light rail boulevard on 42nd Street. The competition is intended to encourage architects, planners, and urban designers from around the world to develop creative proposals for remaking this important but noisy, traffic-clogged street into an enhanced, world-class pedestrian environment and public space that is served by a high-quality, low-floor, modern surface light rail tram. The winning design will be one that utilizes the potential of the boulevard to inspire New Yorkers and its elected officials to transform the street into a model for a 21st century live/work space and transportation corridor. Read more…



The NYC-based non-profit Institute for
Rational Urban Mobility, Inc. (IRUM) is hosting a
design competition to increase interest in and gain support for its vision42 initiative for a river-to-
river auto-free light rail boulevard on
Manhattan’s 42nd Street.
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4 semi-finalists will share $10,000 in prize money.
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