San Diego – The first meeting to plan for a car-free days event in San Diego will take place this Saturday, June 16th, 2012 at 3pm, at Lestat’s Coffee House on 3343 Adams Ave. From the Facebook event page:
This is a meeting of like minded individuals who would like to see a sunday parkways type event in San Diego. This would close down at least a three mile loop in San Diego neighborhoods twice a month for cyclists, skaters, and walkers—only no cars. Feel free to invite anyone who you think would be of help to our goals. This is to be the first of many meetings. The goal is to show up in mass with a clear and concise road map of what we want to do.
The effort is being spearheaded by Jeff Magnus, owner of a forthcoming 24/7 bike-coffeeshop in North Park. He has been spending the past week riding around town talking to bike shop owners, other businesses, organizations, and residents to build up sponsors and seek input.
There has been some interest since 2009 for car-free streets in San Diego, but nothing has materialized.
Come out and help make this happen!
Imagine car-free streets in San Diego where kids would be safe to run around and play, where cyclists and skaters can ride and skate without worry, where people can walk and run without noise and smog from cars.
Photo: Sunday Streets in the Mission, San Francisco. By Jamison Wieser.