A deserted stretch of a street in Byrd Park reflects a City Hall decision to close the park gates Monday and block vehicle access to Strollers Lane, Westover Road and Trafford Road. The goal is to reduce driving inside the park and provide more space for people to move around while keeping their distance, according to the city Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities.
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