About Summer Streets
Summer Streets is an annual celebration of New York City’s most valuable public space—our streets. On three consecutive Saturdays in August, nearly seven miles of NYC's streets are opened for people to play, run, walk and bike. Summer Streets provides space for healthy recreation and encourages New Yorkers to use more sustainable forms of transportation. In 2015, nearly 300,000 people took advantage of the open streets.
Summer Streets is modeled on other events from around the world including Ciclovía in Bogotá, Colombia and the Paris Plage in France and has since inspired other such events around the world such as CicloRecreo Via and London's Regent Street Summer Streets.
Held between 7:00 am to 1:00 pm, Summer Streets extends from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park, along Park Avenue and connecting streets, with easy access from all points in New York City, allowing participants to plan a trip as long or short as they wish. All activities at Summer Streets are free of charge, and designed for people of all ages and ability levels to share the streets respectfully.
Summer Streets is a project of the New York City Department of Transportation.
NYC DOT thanks the other City agencies and organizations who provide vital support for Summer Streets, including:
Department of Transportation
Highway Inspection and Quality Assurance
Manhattan & Lower Manhattan Borough Commissioners’ Offices
Roadway Repair and Maintenance
Office of Construction Mitigation and Coordination
Office of Special Events
Traffic and Planning
City of New York
Business Integrity Commission
Citywide Events Coordination and Management
Department of Buildings
Department of Citywide Administrative Services
Department of Consumer Affairs
Department of Design and Construction
Department of Environmental Protection
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Department of Parks and Recreation
Department of Sanitation
Street Activity Permit Office
Small Business Services
New York City Fire Department
New York City Police Department