- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 8, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - There may soon not be any cars in Central Park.

A bill is being introduced before the City Council that would ban all automobiles from the roads inside Manhattan’s crowned jewel.

It would begin on a test-case basis for three months, from June to September, 2015.

Experts will study the impact on traffic in the area.

The three-month test could then lead to a permanent ban.

The bill was introduced Wednesday by two Manhattan councilmembers, Helen Rosenthal and Mark Levine.

They say that the bill makes sense due to an increasing number of bicyclists and joggers along the drives.

The ban would not apply to the cross-town transverse roads that are largely set off from the park by barriers.

A vote on the measure has not yet been scheduled.


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