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Archive for June 20th, 2007

Car Free festival something to get used to

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Kevin Potvin : Vancouver Courier On Line – Opinion

Yes, that Kevin.

A politically driven ecomium to the car free day.

The idea organizers now have is to spread the word and the expertise out to interested parties in other neighbourhoods in the city so they can all have their own car-free festival Sundays, and to keep working to increase the number of them here. It started as one Sunday afternoon on one street two years ago, and this year it will be two Sundays. Why not every Sunday in June, July and August? Why not Saturdays too? Why not all weekend, every weekend throughout the year on a dozen different streets throughout the city?

I would like to see this here – I think Steveston would be a good place to start. After all they already close the main shopping streets for parades. And with the opening of the new bit of Bayview (which also includes a roundabout) you could even get into the car parks – with a bit of judicious juggling with one way restrictions.

And to give you an idea of what it was like go see Chis Porter’s photos, this is just a sample

Fun Zone!

And Chris pointed me to an even bigger collection of photos by Dustin Sacks

Car Free Commercial Drive

Written by Stephen Rees

June 20, 2007 at 1:16 pm