It's fair to say that this is one of those things that has succeeded. Not in every way we thought, but in some ways we hadn't thought about. Not as much in certain areas, but more than we expected in others.

February 15, 2010 AT 12:00 PM

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that his city's ambitious experiment that closed parts of Broadway to vehicles last spring will become permanent, even though it fell short of achieving its chief objective: improving traffic flow.