Beginning Oct. 3, 14th Street in lower Manhattan will become restricted to car and truck traffic. The 1.1 mile stretch of road between 3rd Avenue and 9th Avenue will now instead act as a corridor for express buses, bikes and pedestrians. Thomas DeVito, Director of Advocacy for Transportation Alternatives, via Bloomberg The restrictions will be in effect from 6 AM to 10 PM for the next 18 months as part of an experiment to ease crosstown traffic. Local cars will only be able to access the corridor for pickups, drop-offs and garage access. Bill de Blasio, Mayor of New York City, via Bloomberg.