NYC opens more streets for pedestrians and bikes

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NEW YORK – It’s 43 miles and it counts.

Pedestrians and cyclists can walk on several stretches of New York City roads.

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Friday that an additional 13 miles of streets will be open to cyclists and pedestrians.

“New Yorkers deserve space to enjoy the outdoors safely in their own neighborhood. Thanks to the hard work of a multitude of city agencies, we have exceeded our Open Streets goal for this month and have made our city a national leader in the expansion of public space as we fight COVID -19, “said the mayor.

There are now 43 miles of streets in the program. The goal is 100 miles during the pandemic. The program started in April.

The next round could include tables on the streets. Restaurants and many city council members are pushing for more sidewalk cafes and street restaurants.

The city is working with the NYPD, community partners, elected officials, and business improvement districts to create and monitor the sites.

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