New York City's 2012 Edition of Summer Streets to Take Place in Early August

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New Yorkers, Get Ready for Another Great Summer Streets!

New York City Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan has announced that the fifth edition of NYC's Summer Streets, which is a bit like Bogotá's car-free Ciclovía, will take place in early August on 7 miles of Manhattan streets:

Summer Streets runs from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm. The route extends from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park, along Park Avenue and connecting streets, with easy side travel options on low-traffic streets to the Hudson River Greenway, Harlem, Brooklyn and Governors Island, allowing participants to plan a route as long or short as they wish. All activities at Summer Streets are free of charge, and designed for people of all ages and ability levels to share the streets respectfully.

Here's the map:

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In addition to Summer Streets, DOT brings new energy to city streets throughout the summer by partnering with community groups to present Weekend Walks in all five boroughs. The Walks are temporary pedestrian streets that create great opportunities for New Yorkers to meet, see their neighborhoods in a new way, and relax on summer weekends. More details about Weekend Walks here.

Via NYC DOT, Streetsblog

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