Thursday, February 21, 2008

Car Free Sundays

An article in the Feb. 11th issue of Gil Penalosa's newsletter, Parks, Greenways, Trails, Great Places to Walk & Bike & Read asks, "Do you want to get hundreds of thousands physically active, walking and bicycling? Using the infrastructure that you already have? No need of capital investment, just operational budget, political will (guts), and community engagement is needed. It works just as well in a city of 50,000 people than in one of 10 million, anywhere in the world. It is CAR FREE SUNDAYS.

From Street Films director/producer Clarence Eckerson:"Imagine 1.8 million people using 70+ miles of car-free streets to run, bike, walk every Sunday? Well, in Bogota, Colombia they do exactly that during CICLOVIA!'"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELa5CHsUepo

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, that was a fantastic video! Thanks for posting. Wouldn't it be great if we could have a ciclovia here?

RyanCooper said...

What an inspiring video. A simple solution to reduce obesity, air pollution, carbon footprint, greenhouse gas emissions, and many other problems faced by cities around the globe. I wonder what the chances are of convincing Knoxville to try that just for one day?

Bogota, Colombia just got bumped way up my list of "Bike Friendly Places to Visit".