NEW YORK CITY ARCHIVES

Summer Streets Polices Itself on Second Saturday

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Following up on Runnin’ Scared’s previous coverage, our roving reporter Stef files from Summer Streets Saturday II, in which a path for pedestrians, cyclists and other non-combustion-engine travelers was cleared from 7 am to 1 pm along Park Avenue and Lafayette Street:

– More crowded than last time, uptown at least — still plenty of room to move, but with more vehicle supervision: SS staff were holding signs and crying “BIKES TO THE LEFT, PEDESTRIANS TO THE RIGHT,” and, at major intersections where motor traffic bisected, “STOP.”

– Observably more very young children, “lots of little kids on bikes with training wheels riding down the middle of Park Avenue.”

– Along with bikes, Rollerblades were available for rental at a roadside stand.

Summer Streets continues next Saturday.

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