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New York City’s “Car-Free Earth Day” will be held on the 20th to reach new heights

New York CityThe Transportation Bureau announced on the 2nd that it will hold the largest-ever “Car-Free Earth Day” on the 20th (Saturday) to encourage citizens to avoid cars while raising awareness of climate change, environmentalism and sustainability. -Encouraged to enjoy free neighbourhood. mode of transport. Consciousness. On that day, from 10 am to 4 pm, more than 100 roads in five major districts of the city will be closed to vehicles and open to pedestrians and cyclists.

This “Car-Free Earth Day” covered 53 car-free streets and intersections in five administrative regions, 23 more than last year. Event timings have been extended to 4 pm and there will be more public art displays. And community programs will start.

Transportation Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez said: “Car-Free Earth Day encourages citizens to give up driving and enjoy the beauty of shared spaces on our open roads. New York City’s largest car-free Earth Day celebration ever As part of this, we plan a variety of activities, musical performances, etc. will be held in different areas. The new public art works will also remind us: the Earth is our only home, and each of us has the responsibility to reduce our carbon footprint. Reduce footprint and protect the environment.”

The open roads cover five major districts of the city, includingmanhattanLocations include Dyckman St.broadwayTo La Marina; St. Nicholas Avenue from 181st Street to 190th Street; and Broadway from East 17th Street to West 46th Street.

Woodside Avenue runs from 75th Street to 78th Street in Queens; 5th Avenue (St. Nicholas Avenue) in Brooklyn from 40th Street to 45th Street. Additionally, some stretches of road in Staten Island and the Bronx will join the ranks of car-free days.

The event is supported by online ride-hailing company Lyft, and Citi Bike will provide unlimited free rides of 30 minutes within 24 hours on Car-Free Earth Day. Citizens can enjoy this service by entering the discount code CARFREE24 in the Citi Bike app.

“Car-Free Earth Day” began in 2016 and was initially limited to converting specific streets in Manhattan into public squares and car-free zones for pedestrians, cyclists, and local businesses. The 2024 Open Street Season is supported by a $30 million contract approved by the Municipal Bureau of Transportation for open streets, plazas and other public spaces in need.

For more information, visit the city’s Car-Free Days website: on.nyc.gov/49kewtg.

New York City Transportation Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez said: “‘Car-Free Earth Day’ encourages citizens to give up driving and enjoy the beauty of shared space brought by our open roads.” (Reporter Fan Hongyu/Photography)

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