Bush Bike

I’m not sure whether this was an art piece or just a guy hauling produce, but it was the highlight of my Sunday Streets. Except for the Ferocious Few show of course.

9 Responses to “Bush Bike”

  1. Ferocious Foot Odor says:

    OK, look. I live on Harrison Street (I have since long before the lofts) and it was indeed lovely to experience Harrison as a quiet bike path for a few hours today.

    It was like a work of performance art, or a weird TV commercial for the post-apocalypse Visa Card.

    It really was. Eerie, magical, empty. And I do mean empty. But it was luxurious.

    And for hours and hours before hand, the city was paying overtime to cops and street cleaners and everyone else under our dimming fiscal sun to prep for it.

    In other words, it was a glorious, luxuriant waste of a ton of money when our city is basically broke.

    Sunday Streets in this case was a grossly expensive joke, like a Donald Trump Casino. Sorry, but its just the truth.

    • Allan Hough says:

      But think of all the kids it inspired to get healthy, and all the citizens it inspired to get out more, and everyone it inspired to bike or walk instead of drive, and the awareness it raised about local businesses and THE COMMUNITY. It was an investment in THE FUTURE. Right?

    • Rod says:

      this event wasn’t funded by your tax dollars, and there are definitely areas where TONS of people were taking advantage of this. i was around 24th and Mission at noon or so and the streets were packed with people.

    • travis says:

      I think the Harrison part was just an experiment; I’m sure the additional cost of adding on that stretch wasn’t too much of the whole stunt’s budget.

      The tail end of 24th street was pretty barren too. I think because Dynamo ran out of donuts.

  2. cr says:

    It’s organized and funded by a non-profit group, Livable City, with a good chunk of the tab covered by private donations, sponsorships, volunteers, etc. The in-kind services from the city agencies involved seem like a good investment to me.

    • olu says:

      plus since business generate revenue on that day, and we tax them, we likely see a net gain – or at least not a loss.

      and can you put a price on happy citizenry?

  3. Ferocious Foot Odor says:

    I was really referring to the scope of the closure. Sorry for being over broad. Again I like the whole thing as a concept, but it was silly imho to close so many streets and mostly have nothing happening on a long stretch of Harrison…

  4. Still ?? says:

    “everyone it inspired to bike or walk instead of drive” – Allan Hough

    Oh dear god, please stop beating a dead horse. It’s not a sin to drive a car, back off already and quite cramming you bicycle down my throat. I ride a bicycle but we don’t need to begin regarding it our personal identity. Such a tired subject. It’s ok if you drive a car, walk, ride bike. They’re all ok, just leave it at that.

  5. Eye Ronnie says:

    large marge = PHAT!