22 Jun '15, 2pm

NYC announces permanent car ban for Central Park and Prospect Park

According to the mayor’s plan, Central Park Drives north of 72nd street will be permanently car-free beginning on June 29th and Prospect Park West Drive will follow suit starting on July 6th. De Blasio explained that the decision to ban cars in both popular NYC parks was personal as well as practical for the city’s overall health. “Prospect Park has always been my family’s backyard,” the mayor said. “That’s a sentiment New Yorkers in every borough feel about their parks. Making the loop drives in Central and Prospect Parks permanently car-free for the first time in more than a century will make these great spaces safer, healthier and more accessible to the millions who flock to them.”

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/nyc-announces-permanent-car-ban-...

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