Monday, February 18, 2008

Parkdays Sundays

I had been planning on starting Bike Jax for sometime now. And in the process I had been compiling and bookmarking stories for information that would be pertinent to Biking in Jacksonville.

One of those items is a film by Streetfilms about Ciclovia in Bogotá, Colombia. Every Sunday and holiday of every week, the City of Bogotá closes down over 70 miles of roadways to cars and let people bike, walk, talk, exercise, picnic, sunbathe, etc.

But alas, I was beaten to the punch on this one by Tony Allegretti over at The Urban Core. Damn you Biggie Tee... Damn you.

Here is a very limited route throughout downtown I think that could work. It allows for the Baptist to get to and from where they need to be. It also allows for downtown residents access to their buildings. While this map only shows a small portion of the route on the Riverwalk. The whole length would be use for Sunday Parkdays.

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As mentioned in the film a number of US cities are in the planning stages of Parkways. Here is a link to the Portland, OR. plan.

So let's hear what you guys think. What routes would like to see or think that could work?

1 comment:

Second_Pancake said...

Hey, you both stole my idea! I posted a comment about this on MetroJax so I'm claiming this as my own;-)

Seriously, I think you have the right ideas...avoid the church area and allow them to continue to drive where they need to go to avoid us.