June 25th, The Toronto’s Star:
New York and San Francisco call it Sunday Streets, and Portland residents know the concept as Sunday Parkways.
Now Vancouver is joining the growing number of North American cities declaring car-free Sundays. Its new Summer Spaces program will close off four neighbourhoods to cars to create 20 car-free routes on Sundays in July and August.
The idea of reinventing street space for pedestrians and bikes is an offshoot of the original Ciclovia, which started in Bogota, Colombia, in the 1980s.
What do you think? Could this work in Calgary? And if so, where should be implemented?