I put my name on the car-free central park list two summers ago and while their email letter is poorly designed and slightly annoying they managed to get some concessions from the city.
- Cars will only be allowed in the park 7 to 10 am and 3 to 7 pm
- Five entrances permanently closed to cars and reclaimed
- 25 mph speed limit on park drives (formerly 30 mph)
- High Occupancy Vehicle restriction during the morning rush hour on the Park’s West Drive
It doesn’t solve my main problem of cars in the park because I would like to be running during those mid-week rush hours when cars are still allowed. And while the reduced entrances should reduce the numbers slightly I’m sure that will just mean increased speeds.