Car-Free Prospect Park
What: Public Hearing
Brooklyn families protest cars in the park with a "mock" picnic
GREAT VISUAL - Families and pets will picnic along side of speeding cars.
Demonstration for a Car-Free 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
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
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,
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.
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
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
Tuesday, April 29,
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
When: Earth Day, Thursday,
April 22, 7:30-8:00 am
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.