Submitted by ub on Fri, 08/05/2011 - 13:55

Summer Streets takes place on consecutive Saturdays this summer -They are August 6, 13 and 20 from 7:00 am - 1:00 pm. The 2011 route connects the Brooklyn Bridge with Central Park, with recommended spurs along low-traffic streets to the Hudson River, Harlem and Governors Island, allowing participants to plan a route as long or short as they wish.

Summer Streets takes a valuable public space - our City's streets - and opens them up to people to play, walk, bike, and breathe. Summer Streets provides more space for healthy recreation and is a part of NYC's greening initiative by encouraging New Yorkers to use more sustainable forms of transportation.

Summer Streets is modeled on other events from around the world including Bogotá, Colombia's Ciclovia, Paris Plage, and even New York's own Museum Mile, the event is part bike tour, part block party, a great time for exercise, people watching, and just enjoying summer mornings.

Summer Streets is a project of NYC DOT. DOT is joined by several other City agencies and the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City to present Summer Streets.