Looks like it’s going to be gorgeous out for the second Summer Streets installment of 2011. Shutterbugs: To add your Summer Streets photos to our Flickr pool, label them with the “Streetsblog” tag. Graphic via weather.com
David Byrne, Janette Sadik-Khan, Paul Steely White, Lance Armstrong, and Scott Stringer look on mirthfully as Mayor Bloomberg announces "Summer Streets." New York’s Ciclovía-style car-free event will go by the name "Summer Streets," Mayor Bloomberg and Transportation Commissioner Sadik-Khan announced at a press event this afternoon. Streetfilms’ Clarence Eckerson was on hand to capture footage, […]
Reader Jen Petersen sends this shot of the intersection of Lafayette and Spring on Saturday, along with her observations of how pedestrians, cyclists, and everyone else shared the road during Summer Streets: In the absence of special pavement markings delineating lanes for walkers, runners, cyclists, rollerbladers/skaters, people with children (and strollers), and others, we had […]
Here's a modest proposal for evaluating the success of a Summer Streets event: Measure the amount of time kids are able to run and play without their parents having to worry about them being hit by a car, the number of friends you bump into and new people you meet, the pounds of automobile exhaust and carbon that aren't being spewed into the hot summer air, the amount of horn-honking, engine-revving and boom stereos you're not hearing, and whether your local merchants are happy about the event and making more money than they usually do on a slow summer weekend.
Streetsblog is running our weekend news wrap-up in two sections this morning. This section is devoted to stories about Saturday’s inaugural Summer Streets event. Links to non-Summer Streets coverage are here. The following headlines are titled as they appeared in source publications. Prior to the event: Will Car-Free ‘Summer Streets’ Work? (City Room) Streets Built […]
Thanks to reader Jeff Prant for sending in these pics from the Midtown section of Saturday’s Summer Streets installment. I caught the tail end of the event, and turnout seemed as strong as ever. If the forecast holds, it looks like this Saturday will be less hot and muggy. Which is good, because I think […]