New York to close major streets to cars

Another absolutely brilliant idea that deserves to succeed and be mimicked everywhere.

In an initiative announced by the NYC mayor, the city will close a 6.9-mile stretch of road from Brooklyn Bridge to 72nd Street, with connections to other public spaces such as Central Park.

OK, it’s only for three Saturdays in August. But it’s a grand start.

The hope appears to be that these car-free Saturdays will win New Yorkers over to more car-free days and car-free areas.

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