This Week: Big Votes on a Car-Free Central Park Trial

A proposal to see what happens when you keep cars off the Central Park loop drive has been picking up community board votes left and right in the past few weeks. There’s more CB action about the car-free park trial on the calendar this week — Thursday’s Community Board 9 vote is going to be especially critical:

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Upper East Side Joins Chorus of Car-Free Central Park Supporters

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The momentum is growing for a summer-long trial of a car-free Central Park. Two weeks ago, the transportation and parks committees of Manhattan Community Board 7, representing the Upper West Side, voted unanimously to support such a trial. Last week, the proposal passed the transportation committee of Midtown’s CB 5, again unanimously. And last night, […]

Big CB Meetings in Brooklyn and Manhattan, Starting Tonight

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There are several important community board meetings scheduled this week in Manhattan and Brooklyn — two one of them tonight. Manhattan Community Board 7 is set to vote this evening on a DOT proposal to install curb extensions at 72nd Street and Riverside Drive. The plan is intended to slow traffic and reduce crossing distances for pedestrians […]