The Ciclovia: This is unbelievable
(updated: Dec 8, 2007)
One place that many of the alternative transportation advocates around the world look to is Bogota, Colombia where a revolution in transportation has occurred over the last ten years. In the face of major complaints of traffic congestion Former Mayor of Bogota, Enrique Penalosa made a critical decision to not widen roads, build more highways or otherwise facilitate automobiles. Instead, the local government implemented a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system and opened a number of bicycle routes. They also started a system of Car-Free Sundays and Holidays to allow local residents to take back their streets and publis spaces from automobiles to enjoy for recreation.
Imagine if we could do this here in America.
Cycling can save the world.
And here's what's going on in Portland:
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1. Sir Lamm-Hammer said...
i want to say lets all move to portland but i would rather implement those same ideas here. why have we not done so yet. i guess we just need more people to stand up and say "I want to ride my bike" then actually do it. this make me want to go ride. see ya
Dec 8, 2007 @ 11:23 AM
2. Sir Bikes said...
I was thinking, why can't we try something like this here. Maybe start with just one Sunday morning, from 7am to noon, where one lane of Market or College and parts of downtown are closed to motor vehicles, so people can get out and ride their bikes and see Wilmington for the first time.
Dec 8, 2007 @ 4:07 PM
3. downhill469 said...
That is it we have to ride and ride and ride,to get people to see it is fun,good for you,and good for the environment.
Dec 10, 2007 @ 5:47 AM
4. casey said...
I've lived here since July and I haven't really seen much of Wilmington except my route to work every day. I'd love to have the streets closed one day a week. I would especially like to be able to ride around carolina beach, wrightsville beach and the downtown area. My first impluse was to wish I lived in portland also, but I think wilmington would be a great place to get something like this started.
Dec 11, 2007 @ 4:54 PM
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