GREEN SPACE: Central Park will return to being a recreation venue

CAMPAIGNERS WELCOME BAN ON VEHICLES IN MAJORITY OF NEW YORK’S CENTRAL PARK NEW YORK’s iconic Central Park officially goes car-free on Wednesday (11), after the final vehi­cle drives through the green oasis and tourist magnet in the heart of America’s most populous urban jungle. City officials, park and cycling advocates were ex­pected to join a bike ride late on Tuesday (10) be­hind the last car driving through the Manhattan park at 7pm, restoring the green space to its original use as a refuge and recreation venue. “For more than a century, we had turned parts of the world’s most iconic park…