world carfree day 2006 - Friday, September 22nd

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 09/21/2006 - 17:37.

 

Yesterday, I posted some photos I took of the Community Vehicular Reclamation Project in Toronto and was thrilled to see one of the organizers there post a comment on REALNEO with more details today. I went to their website and found all sorts of other cool initiatives they drive for reclaiming the streets there, which we should embrace here... I know, "not invented here". Well, be like realneo and think glocally! Here's what's planned for tomorrow in Toronto. Wish I could be there for this... world carfree day 2006! Join Streets are for People! and The ReEvolution Day Arkestra in celebrating World Car Free Day via a musical parade through downtown - heading East from Trinity Bellwoods Park along Queen St.West.

Friday September 22nd, 4pm
Meet at Trinity Bellwoods Park (Queen St. Gate) for Tea and Preparations BYOTea, costumes, instruments, floats, banners, signs, etc... All Musicians are most welcome and encouraged to join the Arkestra
5:30pm - Take to the streets!

All Day &/or during parade - Parking Meter Parties!
Rent back a piece of the city! It's fun! It's Legal!
Just as a car driver would, park your vehicle (ie your bike, trike, or unicycle...) in a parking spot along Queen West (the main parade route) & for $1.50/hr it's all yours!

WHAT CAN YOU DO with a 6 x 12 foot parking space?

  • do what makes you happy
  • read
  • play games
  • make music
  • plant a garden
  • have a picnic
  • perform
  • draw portraits
  • ... anything is possible with a little imagination!

How about the Code of Parade Ethics?
Here are some Parking Meter Party Tips.

For more information please email yvonne [at] streetsareforpeople [dot] org, or call Shamez or Kelsey at 416 929 4900.

Check out the ReEvolution Day Arkestra!

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