walkitout (walkitout) wrote,
walkitout
walkitout

one of the most fun things about that excitement in Seattle

Was that you got to walk down the middle of the street without having to worry about cars.

Well, NYC is going to try closing a street in Manhattan -- almost 7 miles of it -- for 3 Saturdays. Like a big ole block party.

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/08/08/will-summer-streets-work-2/

I particularly like the way Bloomberg is quoted as describing it:

"This has been done in Bogotá for 30 years. They love it. It’s phenomenally popular and it probably will work here. If it doesn’t, at least we’ll have tried."

Between running the city for several years now in a remarkably scandal-free fashion, and this kind of communication style, it's no wonder to me why this man's popularity only increases.
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