Residents Concerned ‘Open Streets’ May Come to Boro Park
by YS Gold
Spring has sprung, and with that, the city announced the relaunch of the “Open Streets” program which closes off entire streets to traffic in an effort to go greener, and give pedestrians and cyclists more space to frolic on city streets as the weather warms up.
“Open Streets reclaim street space for pedestrians & cyclists & promote the use of streets as public space. Today we announced the 2023 Open Streets, which will initially feature nearly 160 locations stretching almost 300 blocks, including 25+ new locations.,” said a Tweet from the NYC DOT.
According to information released by the DOT, residents of a neighborhood may apply to have their local streets included in the program—but if the sentiments of some Boro Park residents are any indication, no applications will be coming out of this neighborhood anytime soon.
“Parking in Boro Park is difficult enough as it is, and navigating our congested streets is challenging enough,” one resident told BoroPark24. “While our pedestrians and cyclists certainly deserve consideration, so do our drivers.”