Central Park Traffic Calming Ride

Cyclists will ride side-by-side around the park’s loop drive in a nonconfrontational ride to slow down car traffic during the hours the park is open to cars.

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Mayor de Blasio speaking at Grand Army Plaza this morning. Photo: David Meyer

Prospect Park Goes Car-Free Forever on January 2

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Over the course of many years and several thousand volunteer hours - including massive petition campaigns in 2002 and 2008 - advocates were able to get DOT to gradually whittle down the times and places where cars were allowed in the park. The mayor's announcement today is the culmination of that steady advocacy and the incremental progress toward a car-free park.
Central Park should not be a taxi shortcut. Photo: Simon Alexander Jacob/Flickr

Saturday: Ride for Car-Free Central Park

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A car-free Central Park is a popular cause, and advocates have made a lot of progress, but the job's not done yet. Below 72nd Street, car traffic still roars on the West Drive and Terrace Drive on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. The Center/East Drive between 6th Avenue and Park South and East 72nd Street is a motor vehicle shortcut on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

A Tale of Intimidation From the NYPD Bike Crackdown

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A week after NYPD announced that the agency will be stepping up its enforcement of cyclists, stories are starting to trickle in to our inbox and the comments section about encounters with cops on bike detail. Reader Greg, who asked to go by his first name only, wrote in to share his experience in Central […]

Park Slope Cop Brings About Sidewalk Cycling, Then Tickets It

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We at Streetsblog aren’t big fans of sidewalk bike riding. As we’ve said before, if the police truly must take time away from targeting the most dangerous traffic crimes, like motorist speeding and failure-to-yield, sidewalk riding is the kind of infraction for them to worry about. Pedestrian space is scarce enough in New York City. […]

This Week in Livable Streets Events

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TA candidate debates come to Queens this week, while Time’s Up! volunteers will work to calm traffic and clean up trash in city parks.   Tuesday: Auto-Free New York does a walking tour of the new car-free Broadway, Herald Square and Times Square. 6 p.m. Tuesday: The second in Transportation Alternatives’ series of City Council […]