Weekend Walks are multi-block, multi-day events on commercial corridors that promote the use of streets as public space. Community based organizations submit applications to close commercial streets and agree to provide programming that highlights local businesses and New York City’s unique neighborhoods. New York City’s Department of Transportation (DOT) provides technical support, limited funding, and moveable furniture, as well as connections to programming, marketing and sponsorship when possible – all to encourage New Yorkers to gather and see their neighborhoods in a new way. More information about 2019 events can be found on the Find Weekend Walks page.
This PSA was designed by F.Y. Eye Impact Artist Momodou Janneh.
NYC DOT’s mission is to provide for the safe, efficient, and environmentally responsible movement of people and goods in the City of New York and to maintain and enhance the transportation infrastructure crucial to the economic vitality and quality of life of their primary customers, City residents. DOT promotes the use of sustainable modes of transportation, by designing bicycle facilities, bus lanes, and public plazas. Weekend Walks is a flourishing program, managed by DOT’s Public Space Unit, that creates temporary pedestrian streets and opportunities for New Yorkers to meet and see their neighborhoods in a new way.