Bill de Blasio

Prospect Park to Go Car-Free This Summer

Brooklyn's Prospect Park is going entirely car-free this summer, the mayor has announced. 

Beginning Monday, July 17, through Monday, September 11, the park will be car-free 24/7 for the first time ever, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced. 

The park's West Drive went car-free two years ago. The East Drive, from Park Circle to the Grand Army Plaza, is currently open to northbound traffic during the morning rush hour. But traffic data shows vehicle volumes there are lower during the summer months. according  to officials. 

The mayor says the move will help cyclists, joggers and pedestrians enjoy a safer and quieter park, and have a negligible effect on traffic outside the park. 

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