Winter 2001, p.31

Get Your Car-Free T-Shirt!

The new car-Free Central Park t-shirts have arrived! The shirts are a dazzling three-color Car-Free Central Park front and back design on high quality Patagonia organic cotton. They are $15, and available in M, L, or XL. Order them online from the gift page on the T.A. website at www.transalt.org.

T.A.'s Car-Free Central Park Committee was busy this winter meeting with elected and agency officials, and the Central Park police precinct. Last summer, the committee got 10,000 signatures on the petition for a car-free park, and hopes to get 30,000 more this spring and summer.

T.A. continues to urge elected and agency officials to make the north loop - above 72nd Street - car-free for a three-month trial program. This would provide a car-free upper loop for park users and reduce car use, while setting a car-free precedent by showing that a good portion of the park can be closed to cars without adverse effects on surrounding traffic.

If you can help out this spring and summer, contact Neel at T.A., (212) 629-8080, or by email at ped@transalt.org.

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