City hopes for 100 miles of open streets, but some residents aren’t happy

The city says its Open Streets program allows for greater social distancing while closing roads to car traffic, but not all residents are pleased with the move.

News 12 Staff

May 17, 2020, 1:49 AM

Updated 1,465 days ago

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The city says its Open Streets program allows for greater social distancing while closing roads to car traffic, but not all residents are pleased with the move.
The city opened 40 miles of streets to allow New Yorkers to get out of their homes and enjoy the fresh air safely. It hopes to eventually reach 100 miles.
However, the Community Board 11 Facebook page says there is no parking available, and the Open Streets program should be in place on Pelham Parkway, not Rhinelander Avenue, which is closed form Bronxdale Avenue to Williamsbridge Road.
Other residents were taking advantage of the open streets with their families, saying they're enjoying the peacefulness without the sound of speeding cars.
The open streets are available daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. unless noted otherwise.


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