New York is accustomed to large-scale events and high-profile visitors, the report notes.

For New Yorkers, Pope Francis’ visit on Friday, September 25, will limit mobility in some parts of Manhattan, but only for limited periods of time, according to a report by New York University’s Rudin Center for Transportation.

The report, “Manhattan moves, even with the Pope,” gives a severity rating for expected disruptions in each transportation category, from automobile and taxi to Citibike. The analysis points out that New York City not only has the largest subway station and municipal police department in the country, but it is accustomed to large-scale events and high-profile visitors, such as the Dalai Lama, the President of the United States, and foreign leaders.

The report is authored by Rudin Center director and NYU Wagner professor Mitchell L. Moss, as well as Sam Levy, Jorge Hernandez, Jeff Ferzoco, and Sarah M. Kaufman.

The Rudin Center for Transportation is housed at the Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service at New York University. The report is here and Professor Moss is available for an interview. To reach him, please contact the NYU press officer listed with this release.

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