Let's just put this plainly: there are far too many cars in New York City. 

We don't really care if they are cabs, buses, out-of-staters, or tourists... there's just too many automobiles in this city. 

For those of us who walk, it's difficult to make it to our desired location without feeling like the character of some macabre, realistic version of Frogger due to the amount of drivers who don't abide by the rules of the road. 

However, on April 22, cars will prohibited from a portion of Broadway in honor of Earth Day, according to the New York Daily News.

The head of the transportation committee, Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez, stated to a gathering of pedestrian advocates, "This is something we can and should commit to, to drive home the cost of our over-reliance on cars in New York City."

"As New York moves to build more housing, adding density along the way, we literally have no more room for cars," he continued. 

Cars will be prohibited on Broadway from the Flatiron Building starting at East 23rd Street to Union Square at East 17th Street, giving pedestrians and bicyclists free range of the street. 


They will also be prohibited around Washington Square Park and on Wadsworth Avenue from 173rd to 177th Streets in Washington Heights. 


This move comes as a push to create a city-wide car-free day throughout NYC in the future. 

Check out This Study Reveals NYC's Subway System Is Officially the Dirtiest in America. 

[via Curbed]