New Yorkers encouraged to leave cars at home to celebrate Car Free Earth Day

NEW YORK (WABC) -- New Yorkers were encouraged to leave their cars at home and to walk or bike the city's streets instead Saturday as part of Car Free Earth Day.

The annual event is meant to promote activism and education surrounding climate change, sustainability and other relevant topics.

The event took place throughout the five boroughs, connecting over 100 Open Streets, 22 plazas, and accessing 1,000+ miles of the city's bike network.

New York City's Open Streets program transforms streets into public space open to all to enjoy car-free activities.

NYC DOT events:
  • Bronx, Roberto Clemente Plaza, 3rd Avenue, 148th Street to 149th Street

  • Bronx, Southbound Mosholu Parkway, Van Cortlandt Avenue East to Bainbridge Avenue

  • Brooklyn, Tompkins Avenue, Gates Avenue to Halsey Street

  • Manhattan, Avenue B, East 6th Street to East 14th Street


  • Manhattan, Broadway, East 17th Street to West 42nd Street

  • Manhattan, Dyckman Street, Quisqueya Plaza to Dyckman Marina

  • Manhattan, St. Nicholas Avenue, 181st Street to 190th Street

  • Queens, 34th Avenue, 69th Street to 94th Street

  • Staten Island, Minthorne Street, Bay Street to Victory Boulevard


  • Enjoy Car Free Earth Day with public space partners:
  • Bronx, Fordham Plaza

  • Bronx, Jennings Street, Prospect Avenue to Chisolm Place


  • Brooklyn, Albee Square and Albee Square West

  • Brooklyn, Hillel Plaza

  • Brooklyn, Reed Street, Conover Street to Van Brunt Street

  • Brooklyn, Vanderbilt Avenue, Atlantic Avenue to Park Place

  • Manhattan, St. Nicholas Avenue, West 117th Street to West 118th Street

  • Queens, Reads Lane, Caffey Avenue to Meehan Avenue

  • Queens, Woodside Avenue, 76th Street to 79th Street


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