Twelve blocks of the Upper West Side were closed to traffic on Thursday, allowing people to walk, bike and scooter without worrying about cars driving by. West End Avenue was closed from 87th to 96th Streets, and 75th Street was closed from Broadway to Riverside Drive.
The streets are expected to stay open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. for the foreseeable future, as the city attempts to give people more room to move around while staying at least six feet apart from each other.
Welcome to the UWS, Open Streets! So many people are out enjoying this open street and able to keep responsibly distanced because of all the extra space. Kids on bikes and scooters, people walking dogs, out for runs, just strolling, and even one gentleman with a lawn chair out! pic.twitter.com/JEHHbtLykg
— Sara Lind (@saraklind) May 14, 2020