Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Oakland Closes Streets For Oaklavia

I have been posting about every Ciclovia type event that I hear about happening here in the states. The concept is most closely associated with Bogotá, Colombia, but can be done anywhere that has teh political will to attempt it. The general idea is to temporarily close down some streets to cars and allow people to take over with various activities (cycling, walking, dancing, sports, music, etc...). Over the past few years, the idea has spread to many other cities all around the world, including Oakland, which held its first 'Oaklavia' by closing down 2 miles of streets on June 27th. It was a great success! Check out the video below. Via Streetfilms. Can anyone tell me why a place like Orlando can't host an event like this.

1 comment:

  1. Nice blog! I stumbled upon it while doing research for my own Ciclovia-related article. I tried my best to compile a list of ciclovias across the U.S. (D.C. and Chicago excluded b/c they're not holding one this year). If you're interested, here's a link: http://www.studiomezz.com/wheel-change

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