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Flatbush Bike Ride to Summer Streets!

Flatbush Bike Ride to Summer Streets!

Okay, now I can speak from first-hand experience: Summer Streets, New York City’s experiment with creating a car-free haven for pedestrians and cyclists, is truly fantastic!

Streetfilms: Summer Streets 2008

Streetfilms: Summer Streets 2008

For your viewing pleasure! This is history in the making, folks. As Gil Peñalosa says in the film, Mayor Bloomberg and (especially!) Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan deserve credit for having the guts to try something new.

Summer Streets!!!!

Due to a MOST unfortunate prior commitment I was unable to attend the historic kickoff of NYC Summer Streets on Saturday… but I did manage to grab a photo (camera phone, sorry!) of the last few precious car-free moments. Union Square, car-free!