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NYC to consider banning cars from some roads in Central Park

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New York City Council will again consider a measure to remove cars from the corridors that run north-south through Central Park.

A test period would prohibit cars on West Drive and East Drive in July, August and September of 2015 as the NYC Department of Transportation gathers data during a test period. It would not impact the cross-town transverses.

The proposal requires approval from the full NYC Council. It also needs a hearing before the NYC Council Transportation Committee.

"Currently, the Central Park loop is packed with cars, cyclists, and runners all vying for limited space; removing cars from the loop will dramatically reduce the risk of dangerous collisions," said Council Members Helen Rosenthal and Mark Levine in a joint statement.