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NYC's Summer Streets Starts This Saturday: Seven Miles of Car-Free Asphalt

Friday, August 03, 2012 - 11:00 AM

Park Avenue prepares for Summer Streets (photo by Kate Hinds)

Want to learn to dance the Bachata? Need some free bike repair? Or just feel like riding a zip line? Or maybe you want to try something really novel: walk smack down the middle of a major New York City thoroughfare without having to dodge anything more dangerous than an unsteady rollerblader.

Check out WNYC's slideshow of pictures from Summer Streets here.

New York City's fifth annual Summer Streets kicks off this weekend. For three consecutive Saturdays in August, nearly seven miles of Manhattan roadway -- from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park -- are closed to vehicle traffic and given over to more pedestrian pursuits. There are performances, art exhibits, free rollerblade and bike rentals, a bike helmet giveaway, even yoga classes. You can see the route map below; to see a list of activities, go here.

(image courtesy NYC DOT)

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Comments [9]

Melissa Harris

Chicago should do this: NYC’s "Summer Streets" Starts This Saturday. 7 Miles of Car-Free Asphalt http://t.co/1C0fd2rO

Aug. 05 2012 02:53 PM
Yuvraj R.

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Aug. 05 2012 01:03 AM
Christopher Rosario

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Aug. 04 2012 02:31 PM
kclightrail.com

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Aug. 04 2012 11:25 AM
Eustace Greaves, Jr.

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Aug. 04 2012 10:46 AM
TransportationNation

NYC's Summer Streets Starts TODAY: Seven Miles of Car-Free Asphalt http://t.co/puMhB2iV

Aug. 04 2012 10:44 AM
Heather Dugan

How FUN! http://t.co/7ZRKvDCE NYC’s Summer Streets Starts This Saturday: Seven Miles of Car-Free Asphalt via @sharethis

Aug. 04 2012 09:00 AM
Jeff Jenkins

Can't wait for #summerstreets this weekend! "Seven Miles of Car-Free Asphalt" http://t.co/EbcMZTCS #bikenyc

Aug. 03 2012 04:11 PM
Adam

I wonder if this will be as successful as in the past because it is so much hotter this year.

Aug. 03 2012 12:54 PM

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