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.

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 […]

Central Park Above 72nd Street Is Now Car-Free Forever

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Last week, people walking and biking on the Central Park loop had to worry about taxi drivers and car commuters motoring through the park as a rush hour shortcut. This morning was different: Above 72nd Street, you could ride your bike, walk your dog, or go for a run on a safer, quieter path with a lot […]