City of Boulder Release – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (8/18/10)
BOULDER GREEN STREETS TRANFORMS EAST PEARL FOR CYCLISTS, RUNNERS, AND WALKERS
The City of Boulder is the title sponsor and a key participant in Boulder Green Streets, a community-building, “street liberation project” that will transform ten more blocks of Pearl Street into a car-free bike, run, skate, and stroll zone. The event takes place on Sunday, September 19th from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
As part of Green Streets’ many side-street activities, Boulder’s Parks and Recreation Department will hold sample fitness classes such as yoga, NIA, conditioning, and dance. Boulder’s Local Environmental Action Department will offer participants a chance to blend their own environmentally-safer cleaning products and generate power on an energy-producing bike. Look for GO Boulder’s Driven-to-Drive Less campaign with its hard to miss upside down Subaru to learn more about how you can cut traffic congestion and win prizes. Parking Services (DUHPS) and GO Boulder will also team up to unveil the city’s first in-street bike corral in front of The Cup coffee house.
Boulder Green Streets will also include music, food, races, and a children’s bicycle parade. It is part of a larger world-wide movement in which car-free community play spaces take over downtown city streets. Such events are modeled after the 70-mile-long Ciclovia, which takes place every Sunday in Bogota, Columbia.
“Turning our city streets green, even for just one day, celebrates Boulder’s active lifestyle and commitment to sustainability, while offering us a new way to build community, “says event organizer Hillary Griffith. “It also challenges the assumption that major streets exist only for cars. That’s is a powerful stance.”
For more information, to register an event or to volunteer for Boulder Green Streets, contact Hillary Griffith at firstname.lastname@example.org or 720-422-3354, or go to BoulderGreenStreets.org.
Bikes, Runners, Skaters, Strollers To
Take Over Downtown Streets
For One Car-Free Day.