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Some news from around…

  • Students in the Bronx celebrate their new playground, one of 42 vacant lots that the Trust for Public Land has transformed into playgrounds and community spaces in New York City. (NY1)
  • Proof parks are brought to life by their communities — Youngstown, Ohio residents set up a temporary “pop-up park” in a downtown parking space. (Rustwire)
  • The New York Times covers yet another planned pedestrian plaza in New York City. The Bloomberg administration plans to close portions of Union Square to automobiles, creating safe spaces for bicycles and pedestrians and enhancing the community space surrounding the year-round farmers’ market. Streetsblog NYC provides clear, detailed illustrations and descriptions of the plans.
  • In Indianapolis, parent volunteers escort children to school on foot and bike. The First Lady’s “Let’s Move” initiative awarded the community $250,000 to continue ensuring children safe walking paths to school, encouraging children to be more physically active. We believe parks and greenways are an integral part of that effort. (Fox News)

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