By Wayne Sheppard
Summer Streets is an annual celebration of New York City’s most valuable public space – its streets. For three consecutive Saturdays in August, (1, 8, 15) nearly seven miles of NYC’s streets will be opened to the public to play, run, walk and bike.
Summer Streets is a project of the New York City Department of Transportation. The program provides space for healthy recreation and encourages New Yorkers to use more sustainable forms of transportation. In 2014, more than 300,000 people took advantage of the open streets.
Streets will be open from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm, and will extend from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park, along Park Avenue and connecting streets. All activities at Summer Streets are free of charge, and designed for people of all ages and ability levels to share the streets respectfully.