Park users will gather to erect a barricade of plants across the 6th Avenue entrance that will act as a green wall to keep cars-out. Participants will call on Parks Commissioner Henry Stern to make Central Park's loop road permanently car-free and free from the danger, noise, and air pollution that cars bring to the park.
Central Park has been car-free for days at a time without causing any additional traffic congestion--including the three week days preceding the Marathon and week days preceding the Pope's visit and the screening of Disney's Pocohantas.
"Central Park should be a park not a highway. 80% of the cars using the park are taxis or limos carrying one passenger--people who could easily use public transit. Central Park is New York's crown jewel, people visit it to relax and breathe free, not to watch the cars go by." Said event organizer John Kaehny of Transportation Alternatives.