Starting Today, Central Park is Car-Free North of 72nd Street

Earlier this month, it was Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that
parts of Central Park and Prospect park would be off-limits for automotive traffic, and this morning, those changes went live.

Last week, people walking and biking on the Central Park loop had to worry about taxi drivers and car commuters motoring through the park as a rush hour shortcut. This morning was different: Above 72nd Street, you could ride your bike, walk your dog, or go for a run on a safer, quieter path with a lot more elbow room.

Check the full article for more information on the petition, the Mayor's role and how the public reacted on the first day.

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