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The Most Extraordinary Thing You Ever Saw

September 02, 2008 By: Peter Smith Category: Advocacy


Bill Cunningham, fashion photographer for The New York Times, has an audio slideshow of New York’s 3rd and final-for-this-summer Summer Streets day. To say that Cunningham is enthusiastic about this event, would grossly understate his sentiments. “Euphoria” is probably closer to what Cunningham thinks about opening up streets to bikes and pedestrians.

So how do we use our successes in Portland, New York, and San Francisco to help propel our movement ahead even faster? Fortunately for us, folks have been thinking about this for a long time. Sustainability expert Eric Britton wrote about a “car-free Thursdays” program way back in 1994; his paper is a good place for us to start.

If you haven’t yet stumbled upon Britton’s information-packed website at ecoplan.org, now is as good a time as any.

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