Monday, June 23, 2008
"My face hurt from smiling all day"
First Ciclovia in North America is a Huge Success!
Thousands of Portland-area residents walked, biked, ran and Rollerbladed through six miles of North Portland streets Sunday, freed by an experiment that closed off the streets to car traffic for six hours.
Like a chain of neighborhood block parties, city organizers banned cars from a loop of streets and scheduled hours of music, food, dance lessons and other activities at parks along the route.
A first for Portland, the event was a huge draw for families -- some looking to gain confidence in riding bicycles and others just looking to get out and enjoy an early summer day. Enthusiasm and smiles abounded, even as cyclists hit the brakes to navigate around one other.
New York plans their first Ciclovia - WSJ
San Francisco does too - Examiner
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