Rainbow crossing at Taylor Square, Oxford Street, Sydney in 2013
Rainbow crossing with pedestrian priority lights at Taylor Square, Campbell Street, Sydney in 2019
I stood on the high line here salivating. Sydney, here is a mega city and even they have managed to go on a road diet. A road diet in NYC looks like a lane for shared bikes, a bicycle lane, pedestrian crossings at each and every leg of the intersection. And signal phases that don't force you to sprint across as soon as the pedestrian light goes green just in case you get stuck a quarter way across and people try to run you over.