Reducing Auto Traffic In Central Park

A decades-long process of promoting pedestrian and bicycle traffic in Central Park - while reducing access to cars - moves forward.
November 1, 2004, 6am PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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Nearly four decades ago, New York City "forced drivers who use the looping Central Park roadway to start sharing it with joggers and cyclists." In the 1990s city policies to reduce access to the road caused a further decline in auto traffic.

"Now talk is under way among New York City park and transportation officials about a trial starting as early as this spring in which three more vehicular entrances to the park would be blocked off and cars barred entirely between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m., except for the four transverses that cross the park."

Thanks to Stephen J. Conschafter

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Published on Sunday, October 31, 2004 in The New York Times
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