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Car-Free Vancouver Day

Vancouver, Canada celebrates Car-Free Day with four car-free community festivals.

Car-free Prospect Park Street Theater! (from 2002)

Back in 2002 there was a huge push on for a three month trial ban on cars in Prospect Park, Brooklyn (I mean really are we still fighting for this?! Come on Mayor Bloomberg it's time to do a trial!) In any event, Aaron Naparstek (with future wife Joanne) organized a fun Halloween street theater event where we all dressed up as cars and raised some eyebrows Saturday morning at the Grand Army Plaza Green Market.

Tour de Brooklyn 2008

Always a diverse funfest of people, the 4th Annual Tour de Brooklyn from Transportation Alternatives was no different this year with over 2,000 joining the cycling fun. This year's event was moved a week early to coincide with the anniversary of the Brooklyn Bridge's 125th birthday and launched from DUMBO. Among the highlights of the […]

The Street Life of Havana

Ethan Kent from PPS takes us on a pictorial journey of his trip to the streets of Cuba.

Paint a Parking Lot, Put Up a Paradise

In the shadow of the Manhattan Bridge, a triangle that once was home to two dozen car parking spots now is a green pedestrian plaza. If that ain't cool, we don't know what is.

Count Cars Breaking the Law in Prospect Park!

When Doug Gordon visits Prospect Park he always sees vehicles entering illegally after it is closed to cars at 7 pm. It made him mad, so he got out his video camera.

Go To Governors Island!

Governors Island is a car-free, New York City paradise and now it's open to residents weekends from June thru Sept 2nd.

Gridlock Sam: Car-free Central Park

Sam Schwartz, former NYC Commissioner of Traffic, explains how closing Central Park to cars will not result in traffic chaos.

Public Space Transformations

These photo simulations from the Project for Public Spaces show how we can transform some of our misused intersections into amazing spaces full of life, commerce, and vitality.

Fulton Street

Jeff Prant collects signatures on his petition to maintain Fulton Street's car-free hours.

Car-free Central Park Rally

A Transportation Alternatives rally on the steps of City Hall demonstrates residents' support for a car-free Central Park.

Car-free Sunday on the Grand Concourse

In the early 1990s, three and a half miles of The Grand Concourse, a major arterial roadway in the Bronx, was closed to cars every Sunday from July thru November. The closures provided residents with much-needed open space to safely bike, walk, play and develop a sense of community with neighbors. Despite its popularity, New […]