Prospect Park Drive Pilots
Please note that the City is implementing two pilots on the Park Drive to increase accessibility and improve safety. Download the Prospect Park Drive brochure for more information and to spread the word.
Lane Configuration Pilot
From March 2023 to September 2024, NYC DOT is conducting an 18-month pilot on the East Drive from Park Circle to Grand Army Plaza to calm speeds and reduce crossing conflicts by reconfiguring the lanes.This pilot is the result of a safety study of the Prospect Park Drive conducted by leading traffic consultancy Sam Schwartz, in partnership with NYC Parks and NYC DOT.
- PILOT: East Drive from Park Circle to Grand Army Plaza: Cyclists and skaters must travel in a counterclockwise direction and use the center lane. Please use the right side of the center lane to pass, and be mindful of authorized vehicles also utilizing this lane. Pedestrians can use the inner and outer lanes and travel in either direction.
- EXISTING: West Drive from Grand Army Plaza to Park Circle: Cyclists and skaters must travel in a counterclockwise direction and use the center lane. The right lane can be used to pass. When passing, please be mindful of authorized vehicles utilizing the right lane. Pedestrians can use the inner lane and travel in either direction.
NYC Parks E-Bike Pilot: Class 1-3 E-Bikes + E-Scooters
From June 20, 2023, through May 31, 2024, NYC Parks is implementing a citywide pilot to allow Class 1, 2 and 3 e-bikes and e-scooters to use the cycling lane on Park Drives. E-bike and e-scooter users must follow all traffic signs and signals, including stopping at red lights and following park rules related to speed and safety as posted on the NYC Parks website (see Section 1-04, L9). Please note that no person shall operate a vehicle in a manner that endangers any other person or property. Violation of this constitutes a misdemeanor.
Class 1 = pedal assist; Class 2 + 3 = throttle with operable pedals.
Be a Park Champion! Please follow rules of the road to sustain the Park Drive as a safe, harmonious and essential health and wellness amenity for our entire community.
Visit our Park Drive Rules + Safety Page for more information.