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Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Car-Free Day- A Possibility In North Idaho?

New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg has just announced plans for a temporary Saturday-only seven mile car-free route through the centre of Manhattan this summer, under the name 'Summer Streets.'

For three Saturdays in August, a route linking Brooklyn Bridge in the south and the Upper East Side and Central Park in the north will be cleared of all traffic to be freed for use by cyclists and walkers.

Here's the details.

Do you think a 'car free' day would fly in Coeur d'Alene or Post Falls or anywhere else in our area?


Anonymous said...

No because too many people travel from surrounding towns to work in CDA.

KMPO Staff said...

What if it was done on a weekend day and made into kind of a 'festival' atmosphere? Such as including a farmers market or promoting shopping downtown, etc.?

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