San Francisco Announces Car Free Party Schedule, Will L.A. Get Ever the Same?
While people are hoping for the arrival of Ciclovía (that's seek - low - VEE - uh) here in Los Angeles, San Francisco today announced its 2010 Sunday Streets schedule, which takes place along different thoroughfares throughout the year. SFist explains: "Sunday Streets, for those of you who don't know, is a day when a main thoroughfare in SF closes off to vehicle traffic. Pedestrians and cyclists are then welcome to stroll freely in these areas with little fuss and/or muss from Mini Coopers and Priuses whizzing by."
As for Los Angeles getting its own, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's recent trip to Copenhagen seemed to have made a lightbulb go off in his head, reports the blog dedicated to the local Ciclovía movement. In a recent radio interview about the climate conference, Villaraigosa spoke about the issue: “In the area of bicycling I’ve got to do a better job and the city’s got to do a better job… we’re planning to… close down some streets in the city. We’re going to give people, probably on a Sunday, an opportunity to just take over streets."