May 7, 2020
-- Photo credit: Jason Gers, @12stTales --
A message from the NYC Department of Transportation, May 7th, 2020:
"Our Mobility Management team hopes that you and your families are staying safe and healthy during this pandemic. As the weather gets nicer, New Yorkers are eager to get outside and enjoy fresh air and warm sun. New York City is opening 40 miles of streets during the COVID-19 crisis, with a plan to expand to a total of 100 miles. These are streets aimed at expanding open space for essential trips and exercise such as wheelchair rolling, walking, and cycling. Through traffic is not allowed on these streets.
Check out the Existing Open Streets that are already open for people to safely enjoy.
Is there a street in your neighborhood you think should be an Open Street? Do you work with an organization that wants to partner with DOT on an Open Street? We want to hear from you!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns."