• Petitioned Mr. George Rodriguez

This petition was delivered to:

Chairperson Community Board 1
Mr. George Rodriguez
Board Chair Community Board 4
Pastor Wenzell Jackson
District Manager Community Board 5
Xavier Rodriguez
Bronx Borough President
Ruben Diaz Jr.
Chairperson Community Board 7
Paul Foster

Bring Back Summer Streets to the Concourse!

    1. Boogie Down Rides
    2. Petition by

      Boogie Down Rides

      Bronx, NY


For several years in the 1990s, sections of the Grand Concourse were closed to cars every Sunday from July thru November. Free from car traffic, residents used the roadway to socialize, play, bike and walk. However, despite the popularity of these events Mayor Rudolph Giuliani ended Summer Streets Sundays in 1996. 

We propose to bring back Summer Streets as a way to provide much-needed open space safe for pedestrians, bicyclists, skateboarders and rollerbladers. Everyone will be invited to come out and play, exercise, eat outdoors, dance, and have plain old fun using the Concourse to develop a sense of community with neighbors in creative ways.

We want to bring back Summer Streets for several weekends.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 100 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Michelle Rollenas CORTLAND, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      We have a right to enjoy our open space.

    • Manuel Murray BRONX, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      As a Bronx resident I know the importance of having some sort of community events as well as keeping the kids busy in partaking in physical activities and out of the harm of the streets.

    • jules cannady N.Y.10029, NY
      • about 2 years ago

      to support boogie down rides in the Bx. (summer streete)

    • Benjamin Mendez BRONX, NY
      • about 2 years ago

      We need to build community, there isn't enough parks and we need to unite. It would be prime opportunity to teach people how to bike and more.

    • Elizabeth Wilson BRONX, NY
      • about 2 years ago

      Because I ride regularly on the Grand Concourse, but it always feel slightly dangerous, and I would love to take my kids biking safely!


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