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Road Closures: A Driving Force for Park Visitation

We’ve written before about city parks that close roadways for use by pedestrians, cyclists, rollerbladers, and more. Closing parks to cars actually has been shown to increase visitation, which may come as a surprise to some. Some of the more famous examples include JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park, Washington, D.C.’s Rock Creek Park, and Kansas City’s Cliff Drive.

We’re hoping to harness the collective expertise of our readers to keep up to date on current trends in park road closures.

Is your city considering a road closure in a park, either permanently or for certain days of the week or hours of the day? Let us know by posting a comment below.

Thanks for your input!

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  1. [...] I think this speaks to the fact that although people enjoy the convenience of their own cars, they do not particularly enjoy being around other people’s cars. We've written before about city parks that close roadways for use by pedestrians, cyclists, rollerbladers, and more. Closing parks to cars actually has been shown to increase visitation, which may come as a surprise to some. Some of the more famous examples include JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park, Washington, D.C.'s Rock Creek Park, and Kansas City's Cliff Drive. We're hoping to harness the collective expertise of our readers to keep up to date on … Read More [...]

  2. [...] previous post highlighted a few cities that closed roads through parks to increase pedestrian and non-motorized [...]

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