details on the central park road closings Scrapbook

| 10 Jul 2015 | 03:56

The city’s high-profile announcement that Central Park will be car-free above 72nd Street is clear enough.

But what about the rest of the park? Residents on both sides say they remain confused about what’s open when.

So here are the details, according to the DOT: First, all roads above 72nd Street are now permanently car-free, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

West Drive and Terrance Drive southbound are open from 8a.m. to 10 a.m. on weekdays, closed on weekends.

Center Drive, northbound, is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p,m, weekdays, closed on weekends.

There are plans for an extended bus line on the East side of the park, in response to the new road closures, but no such plans on the west side.

Further questions? Check out the DOT web site at