Update: CityTT had a postive news piece about Sunday
Meanwhile Montreal has unveiled a Bikeshare program
Happy CAR FREE DAY!!!
Join Streets are for People! Bells on Bloor, Bike Pirates, Samba Elegua, the Kensington Horns, the New Kings, Mr. Something Something and millions of others around the globe in celebration of
WORLD CARFREE DAY - Sunday September 21, 2008
THREE WAYS TO PARTY
PARKING METER PARTIES - What can you do with a 6' x 12' parking space?
Queen St. west - from Bathurst St. to Trinity Bellwoods park - all day - pay for a parking spot then breathe culture back into public space normally used for car storage. Bring a band and play music, have a picnic, play games, whatever you like. The space is yours for only $2/hour.
BELLS ON BLOOR - Bike Ride
4pm - meet at Bloor and Spadina for a special critical mass style ride, then join up with parade.
PARADE - 4th annual parade down Queen St.
4pm - meet at south gates of Trinity Bellwoods park
5pm - Parade east to Old City Hall.
Bring horns and bells and drums. Bring your friends. Bring your mums. Bring bikes and trikes and things that are silly. Bring costumes and banners and wings that are frilly. Bring sense of humour, and sense of fun. We'll party like our team just won. (ok-that's enough. You get the idea.) Don't miss the surprise when three parties meet.
Photo op: between 6pm and 7pm University Avenue at Queen Street.
Check www.streetsareforpeople.org for more info.
The City of Toronto and the Sierra Club are also holding an event but NOT as cool. And NO significant street closure.
Montreal on the other hand gets what Carfree Day is about ...