Streetfilms: Moms Mobilize for a Car-Free Central Park

With help from Transportation Alternatives, a group of mothers and families known as Mobilized Moms led a  car-free Central Park rally on Tuesday. Streetfilms’ Robin Urban Smith says about 50 supporters, including Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer and City Council Member Gale Brewer, came out in support of the Moms, who marched from Central Park West and 72nd Street to the Naumburg Bandshell.

The group plans to collect kids’ artwork from the event, along with written correspondence, for a book to send to Mayor Bloomberg in hopes that a car-free trial period might finally be instituted. 

  • JK

    Nice work Moms and Ken. Plus, shout out to Scott Stringer. Way back in 1990 he called for a Car-Free Park as an Assembly member. Probably the longest record of support from any elected still in office. Gail Brewer has also been a stalwart. Mayor Bloomberg continues to underestimate the symbolic value of a car-free Central Park. It would be global news. We could use some good, green, news these days.

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