Olivia Chen

NYC SUMMER STREETS: LAST DAY!

by , 08/22/09
filed under: New York City, Policy

Seth Holladay, via FlickrPhoto by Seth Holladay, via Flickr

Today is the last day for NYC’s Summer Streets 2009!

NYC DOT has been closing Park Avenue from Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park on Saturdays, from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to all motor traffic so that NYC residents can walk, run, or bike along city streets. This is the third and LAST Saturday for this great initiative, so we hope you are planning on getting out there. Why, you ask? Well, we support anything that encourages people to get outside and enjoy the warm weather, but foot traffic is also a boon to local business. Speedy transportation often facilitates the growth of chain stores and fast food joints. So please slow down your pace today and show your support for NYC, this initiative, and a more livable and friendly city!

+ Summer Streets NYC 2009

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2 Comments

  1. P.S. August 29, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    You very versatile interesting creative person

    My surprise does not have a limit
    http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/08/27/big-unveil-massive-mobius-strip-library-for-kazakhstan/
    Whence such materials?

  2. Jill Fehrenbacher August 22, 2009 at 10:43 am

    Went to drop off my compost at the Lower East Side Ecology Center and stumbled on to Summer Streets this morning. It is wonderful! At first I thought I had stumbled into a marathon – everyone was moving at such high speeds. Basically Summer Streets is sort of an impromptu marathon for runners and bikers it seems!

    I encourage everyone to check it out before it is over today!

    -Jill

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