Briefly: Wall and High streets to remain closed to traffic

Two streets that provide major pedestrian pathways through campus should remain closed to vehicle traffic, the City Plan commission voted unanimously last week. The two streets — Wall Street between College and York and High Street between Elm and Grove — have been closed to traffic since 1990, when a cash-strapped city handed the streets over to Yale for $1.1 million. After 20 years, the 1990 deal stated, the city would review the closure of the streets; City Plan wrapped up its review with last week’s unanimous vote, which the New Haven Independent reported came after little debate on the issue. The Board of Aldermen still has to approve continued closure of the two streets.

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