In May, five former commissioners of the Department of Transportation and a coalition of business, labor, civic and environmental groups (including T.A.) issued Unclogging New York: A Blueprint for Better City Transportation. One of the plans recommendations is "Establish a car-free Prospect Park." Since being published in May, the report has been endorsed by all of the major candidates for mayor. While creating a car-free Central Park was excised from the report because of opposition by the real estate industry, the recommendation for a car-free Prospect Park remained uncontroversial, and was described by a number of mayoral candidates as "obvious" and "sensible." T.A. urges the next mayor to make the park car-free beginning in May 2002.
Some Prominent Supporters of a Car-Free Prospect Park
Candidates for Mayor
Candidates for Brooklyn
(3-month trial period)
Former Commissioners of Transportation
For more information on the Car-Free Prospect Park Campaign, please visit http://www.transalt.org/campaigns/brooklyn/prospark.html.