Car-Free Prospect Park

April 20, 1998

What: Public Hearing
When: 6:00 PM, Tuesday, April 21,
Where: Brooklyn Borough Hall.


Brooklyn families protest cars in the park with a "mock" picnic

July 1, 1998

GREAT VISUAL - Families and pets will picnic along side of speeding cars.

What: Protest/Picnic
When: Wednesday, July 1- 5:30-6:30 PM
Where: Grassy triangle inside Grand Army plaza entrance, Prospect Park


April 20, 1999

Demonstration for a Car-Free Prospect Park
Friday, April 23rd, 1999
5:30 - 7pm at Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn, just inside Prospect Park.

Hundreds of Brooklynites and Prospect Park lovers armed with potted plants and banners will erect a green barricade across the Park's Grand Army Plaza entrance. Participants will call on the city to follow through on the long-ignored demand for a three-month trial closure of the park to cars.


Brooklyn residents, park advocates protest irrational loss of car-free hours in Prospect Park

November 4, 1999

What: Rally
When: November 8, 1999, 12-12:30 pm
Where: Grand Army Plaza entrance, Prospect Park.

Monday, November 8th marks the return of Prospect Park to the 'dark ages', as weekday car-free hours are rolled back and cars are once again allowed on the loop drive 24 hours a day. To mark the occasion, park users will demonstrate at the Grand Army Plaza entrance to the park to pose the question: "Why exactly are the cars back in the park?"


All mayor candidates and prominent NYC groups support a full time car free Prospect Park

November 1, 2001

Until November 5th, thousands of Brooklyn families, cyclists, runners strollers and skaters will enjoy a quiet and safe car-free urban oasis in Prospect Park each weekday from 9am to 5pm and 7pm to 10pm. All that will change on Monday when the City rolls back weekday car-free hours, and cars once again rule the park loop. Transportation Alternatives' Brooklyn Committee is marking the day by renewing the call for a three-month trial closure of the park's drives to cars. In the short term, the City could easily extend summer weekday car-free year round. Now more than ever,

June 20, 2002

Unprecedented: Councilmembers Bill DeBlasio, James Davis, Yvette Clarke, Angel Rodriguez and David Yassky are calling for a three-month trial Car-Free period for Prospect Park.

Traffic experts say that three months is long enough to give traffic time to adjust and to study the effects of the change. The Councilmembers' plan calls on the city to:


Car-Free Prospect Park Supporters Renew Call for Three-month trial ban.

July 29, 2002

The momentum and support for a Car-Free Prospect Park continues to build. Tomorrow evening Transportation Alternatives volunteers are staging a rally at the Grand Army Plaza entrance to Prospect Park. "Rally in the Park" comes less than two weeks after the overwhelming success of the Car-Free Prospect Park Town Hall meeting at which more than 500 people turned out to hear a dozen elected representatives, Parks and Transportation officials and traffic engineering experts express their support for a three-month trial period banning cars from the park.

Councilmembers and Community Gather to Toast the Start of Car-Free Summer Hours in Prospect Park and Continue the Push for a Three Month Car-Free Trial

January 21, 2003

hMembers of Transportation Alternatives will join Councilmember David Yassky and other members of the Prospect Park City Council Delegation to toast the beginning of Car-Free "Summer Hours" in Prospect Park on Tuesday, January 21 at 1:30 pm at the Grand Army Plaza Entrance of Prospect Park. The Prospect Park City Council Delegation consists of Councilmembers Bill DeBlasio, David Yassky, James Davis, Yvette Clarke and Sara Gonzalez.


Park Supporters Rally to Stop Cars from Illegally Driving Through Prospect Park

April 25, 2003

Tuesday, April 29, 6am-7am
At the Park Circle entrance to Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Prospect Park Southwest and Parkside Ave. – the south end of the park

On Tuesday morning, April 29, members of Transportation Alternatives' Brooklyn Committee and Prospect Park supporters will gather at the southern entrance of Prospect Park to keep cars from illegally entering the park. The group will bring attention to the ongoing problem of automobiles illegally driving through the Park during car-free hours.


Radar study finds: 92% of motorists speed in Park: 25% speed 10 mph or more over limit, Average speed is 38 mph

April 21, 2004

When: Earth Day, Thursday, April 22, 7:30-8:00 am
Where: At the Grand Army Plaza entrance to Prospect Park, Brooklyn.

On Earth Day, Tuesday morning, April 22, members of Transportation Alternatives' Brooklyn Committee and Prospect Park users will gather at the Grand Army Plaza entrance to the park with signs telling speeding motorists to slow down, and asking for police enforcement.