Biking Rules in Parks
NYC's parks are ideal places to learn to ride or relax in a (mostly) car-free environment. Central Park and Prospect Park maintain regular car-free hours, while most other parks ban cars altogether. As on greenways, safe cycling in parks means riding at a speed that is considerate of other park users, including joggers, walkers, rollerbladers and less experienced cyclists.
Pick a park near you and then plot a good bike route to get there using Ride the City!
RIDING THE LOOP DRIVES OF CENTRAL AND PROSPECT PARKS
Central Park, Manhattan
Prospect Park, Brooklyn
When the loop drives are open to cars:
When the drive is car-free:
To find the most up-to-date car-free hours for Central and Prospect Parks, visit the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation bicycling page at nycgovparks.org
Have a complaint about traffic enforcement in the parks? Call or write the police precinct responsible for your park, the Department of Parks and Recreation, the Central Park Conservancy and/or the Prospect Park Alliance.
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