Gallery: Manhattan Community Board Backs Plan to Remove Cars from Centr...

New York City has really been working hard to turn its infamous concrete jungle image into something greener and more sustainable. Last month, updates to PlaNYC 2030 were released with some pretty substantial goals set for 2013, including increased public transportation and more pedestrian and bike-friendly roads. Community Board 7, located in Manhattan’s Upper West Side, would like to take the city’s green efforts a step further by reclaiming park space in the name of, well, parks. Backed by City Councilwoman Gale Brewer, a new bill would keep cars out of Central Park, as well as Prospect Park in Brooklyn. The Community Board hopes to place a temporary test ban on cars this July through November.

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