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Boston's Newbury Street going car-free for a day

Boston is following the lead of cities like Paris where busy commercial areas become car-free one day every month.

Boston will ban vehicle traffic from Newbury Street on Sunday.

From 10 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Aug. 7, the shop-lined street between Berkeley Street andMassachusetts Avenuewill become a walkway for pedestrians."Open Newbury Street" is an initiative that mirrors efforts in cities like Paris, where theAvenue des Champs-Élyséesis closed one day every month, WCVB reported.

"There are multiple MBTA stations in the vicinity of Newbury Street including Arlington, Copley and Hynes on the Green Line and Back Bay Station on the Orange Line and commuter rail," the city suggested. "Ride your bike to Newbury Street and lock it to bike corrals stationed throughout the event. Take Hubway and dock at stations located throughout Back Bay. Multiple parking garages are located in the Copley Square area south of Boylston Street."

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh's office said that if the day is successful, it might become a regular occurrence, the Boston Herald reported.

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