Special Notice: NYC's streets and programming are evolving due to the impact of COVID-19; we are updating the Street Design Manual accordingly. In the meantime, please refer to the provisions regarding NYC Open Streets 2021

Aerial view of Car Free Earth Day

Car Free Earth Day 2019 Herald Square Rest Stop, Manhattan

This chapter provides general guidelines for public programming in the public right-of-way, and outlines existing programs and permit processes sanctioned by DOT and SAPO.

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