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At 9:40am today, 4-5 cars were pulled over and being ticketed just past the East 72nd street exit. They must have driven right past the barricade.

So, at least today, the police were aggressively enforcing the no car rules. It made an otherwise unpleasant ride considerably more cheerful.

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Tony Rentschler (not verified)
No car rules?

I thought the park was open to cars all day on weekdays, from just after Thanksgiving to New Year's Day.

So perhaps the cars were being ticketed for something else?

Or the rules were changed and I somehow missed this?

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Tom Laskey (not verified)
CP Police Action

I saw the same thing last week on the West Drive. I think it was for HOV violations but that is just a guess. The cops had one lane baracaded and were making all the cars move to the one open lane. Once I got past the baracade myself it was smooth sailing!

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Zoetemelk (not verified)
There allowed at that time. Hmmm I wonder...

I wonder if it was the first know ticketing for speeding in CP? You may have been witness to history my friend!

Or perhaps they entered through one of the permanantly closed West side entrances. Even though the park is Open to traffic you still can't enter at 90 St & CPW. But I hear ya that would have made my day too.

Thanks for the hopeful news always welcome here.


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Basil Ashmore (not verified)
No cars this morning!

I just walked back through the park (8.30 - 9.00 AM) and (not having read above message) the cars were noticeable by their absence.
I'm guessing the temporarily-lifted ban on cars has been temporarily-lifted for the snow???

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Jonathan (not verified)
Cars in CP

I think cars have free range after Thanksgiving to Jan 1 on weekdays, unfortunately. This must have been for another transgression (there are always so many to choose from).

Here are the current rules for cars (from TA):

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chris o (not verified)
No free range, just expanded hours

Those rules on the TA website must be from last year. This year the park is closed to drivers I believe from 7pm to 7am (in other words it is open from 10am - 3pm), except the lower east side portion to 72nd, which is supposedly open 24 hours. I have not seen any drivers on that section in awhile, but this may just be because at 8 or 9 at night, there would be no advantage to using this section.

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