CBS Local: Central Park Car Ban Goes Into Effect Monday

By CBSNY/AP

June 28, 2015

A ban on cars in Central Park north of 72nd Street is going into effect starting Monday.

That means the drives in most of the park will be mainly for recreational use, WCBS 880’s Jim Smith reports.

City Councilman Mark Levine says over the years cars have been slowly phased out, currently only allowed on the loop a few hours during weekdays, and says this ban returns most of the park to its original purpose.

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