1. Time’s Up
Time’s Up is a nonprofit and New York City’s direct action environmental organization. Their ongoing campaigns include Auto-Free Streets and Parks, Bike and Pedestrian Memorials, and Community Garden creation and defense.
Both Central Park and Prospect Park still allow car traffic at certain times. Not only is this unnecessary (there are many alternate routes) but inherently dangerous, as most drivers seem to view the parks as a ‘shortcut’ and an excuse to drive faster. Time’s Up continues to put pressure on the city to permanently ban cars from all parks.