DOT: Largest-ever Open Streets Day will see record number of car-free streets for Earth Day

Earth Day across the city will include live performances and free unlimited 30-minute Citibike rides.

Adolfo Carrion

Apr 3, 2024, 12:59 AM

Updated 9 days ago

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The Department of Transportation announced on Tuesday that the largest-ever Open Streets initiative in history will be taking over the five boroughs on Earth Day, April 20.
The DOT says that its annual car-free Earth Day will be the biggest yet. Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez says that the city-wide celebration will include 54 car-free streets and plazas to encourage New Yorkers to use public transportation, walk or bike instead of drive.
"When you bike it's good for your economy, you save money, it's good for your environment, and if you bike half-an-hour every day, you extend six years to your life," said Rodriguez.
Earth Day across the city will include live performances and free unlimited 30-minute Citibike rides.


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