Wednesday, August 13, 2008

New York Goes Car Free

Taking a page from Portland's playbook, New York City is going car free. The plan is to close seven miles of streets on three consecutive Saturdays this August. The streets will be closed from 7 am to 1 pm on August 9, 16, and 23rd.

In addition to opening the streets for pedestrian/bicycle activity, there are a number of programmed activities, including:
  • Dance classes, adult & children
  • Exercise class
  • Bicycle races
  • Games
  • Tours
Check out StreetsBlog's take on the event: Will Car-Free Summer Streets Work?


Anonymous said...

This facility is very good for the people of new york ,it will give them relief from traffic pain.

Anonymous said...

Such type of decisions are also need in other cities of the country for the relief of citizens.

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