Sunday, June 12, 2011

Chinatown small businesses respond to impending street closures as prescribed by Chinatown Partnership LDC

In the document produced by Asian Americans For Equality's Rebuild Chinatown Initiative: "America's Chinatown - A Community Plan" AAFE employee Robert Weber writes:

"Historic Chinatown presents an opportunity to create a great marketplace akin to those of East
Asia. A marketplace is all about pedestrians, not automobiles. And Historic Chinatown’s dense
warren of narrow streets is its latent asset for pedestrians, just as it is a headache for vehicles. All that is needed is to close selected streets to traffic, to make room for sidewalk displays and dining, during the peak weekend afternoons and evening." - Robert Weber, Asian Americans For Equality, 2004

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