10042Re: [carfree_cities] Light-Free, Car-Free Day - Idea Factory
- Dec 2, 2006On Dec 2, 2006, at 2:46 AM, Eric Britton wrote:
> So, what to do in those places in 2007 where they decide to turnWe had an inadvertent light-free day in LA during the last big
> off the
> traffic lights for the day and have a go at this interesting idea?
earthquake. Watched cars just drive through now-uncontrolled
intersections and run into each other repeatedly. I'd suggest
putting giant yellow inflatable domes in the middle of each
crossing. Or park a D-50 there.
Doesn't a group in San Francisco regularly "rent" pay parking spaces
by the 25-cent piece and have lunches, concerts, readings, etc. in them?
> Even better perhaps if we can do something around whatever is theYou should see if you have local members of Reclaim the Streets!
> visible object we pop there. For example turn it into a bit of
> public space. Maybe with a couple of potted plants. An all day poetry
> reading from a chair and media link. Maybe a get up like the
> from the terrific Rebar group --
> http://www.rebargroup.org/projects/parkingday/index.html -- but this
> time in the middle of the intersection.
> Anyway, you get the idea.
> Anybody ready to run with this?
handy. They do this sort of thing in England a bit, I believe.
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