Community Board Pushes Plan to Block Cars from Central Park

By Tom Liddy on June 12, 2011 7:15pm | Updated on June 12, 2011 7:14pm

Community Board 7 and 5 members want the city to ban cars in Central Park.
Community Board 7 and 5 members want the city to ban cars in Central Park.
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By Tom Liddy

DNAinfo News Editor

UPPER WEST SIDE - Community Board 7 voiced support last week for a proposal to ban cars in Central Park, according to a published report.

"It was never designed to accomodate automotive traffic," said board chair Mel Wymore, according to the New York Post, during a meeting Wednesday.

The board, which has repeatedly backed the proposal, is among a growing group that supports the five-month trial plan to forbid auto traffic on East and West Drives.

Despite the backing of Board 7 and Midtown's Community Board 5, the city has not agree to a test ban period.




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