During discussion of the order on Monday evening, Councilor Nolan reported that she had spoken with a DCR official who called the outcomes of this weekend's street closures "phenomenal."
"They had no problems, they had no complaints. This weekend's weather was quite nice, and yet the streets were not overcrowded... The pilot had the results they had hoped for. It opened up parkland to provide more space for people who were using it," reported Nolan.
A second policy order, which requests city staff to identify "streets in each neighborhood that could be closed to all non-essential traffic for the duration of the Health Emergency,” remains tabled on the City Council's agenda.