We were thrilled to see that 8-80 Cities has banded together a group of progressive-minded people to propose Open Street TO (Toronto). Much like NYC’s Summer Streets or Bogota’s Ciclovia the group wants to open up Bloor Street to pedestrians, joggers, cyclists, roller bladders and anyone who wants to enjoy the street sans cars. The group has suggested the route go from High Park to Greenwood along Bloor for 4 Sunday mornings this coming summer. We could not be more supportive.
Having ridden Park Avenue from 14th Street to Central Park a number of times during NYC Summer Streets I can say that there is no better way to experience the place you live. People, places, buildings and communities take on a different light and you gain a whole new appreciation for your city.
According to NYC Summer Streets 3 million people took advantage of the 3 Sunday mornings in 2013 they were given to enjoy the 11km stretch of Park Avenue without cars. We can do the same Toronto. I dare you!
Hear what The New York Times Bill Cunningham has to say about NYC Summer Streets.