Mayor de Blasio is expected to announce this week that car traffic in Central and Prospect parks will soon to be drastically cut back. Christmas? Already?!

According to Capital, the mayor has plans to close Prospect Park's West Drive to vehicular traffic, though the East Drive will remain open. He also plans to banish motorists from the northern end of Central Park.

In March, a petition to kick cars out of Prospect Park garnered 1,788 signatures. Additionally, Central Park was closed to car traffic in 2013. When asked if the same would be happening again this year, Stephanie Buhl, Director of Communications for Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal, told us that DOT was currently conducting an impact study on the effects of closing the park to cars perennially.

"Right now a huge portion [of the loop] is dedicated to cars, and a little narrow portion is dedicated to pedestrians," she said. "We would like that to change."

If Capital's sources are accurate, it will. The mayor's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.