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Prospect and Central Parks May Further Limit Car Traffic

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It seems like every year advocates push for Brooklyn and Manhattan's most popular parks to be car-free, and Mayor Bill de Blasio might just grant them their wish—at least partially. Capital New York reports that the mayor wants to permanently eliminate traffic from Prospect Park's West Drive, and close off a section in northern Central Park. Currently, West Drive is only open on weekdays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The park's East Drive would remain open during these hours.

Capital's intel comes from two anonymous sources who say that the mayor will announce the changes later this week. The Mayor hasn't exactly been outspoken about the car-free cause, but when he was councilman, he showed support for a car-free Prospect Park.
· Sources: De Blasio to cut cars in Central and Prospect parks [Capital]
· All Prospect Park coverage [Curbed]
· All Central Park coverage [Curbed]