This week’s newest offering from Streetfilms highlights the fantastic tradition of "Sunday Streets" in San Francisco. As Ben Fried notes in the New York write-up of the film, in both cities last year’s ground-breaking idea is this year’s "traditional event."
Film maker John Hamilton explains how some mediocre weather didn’t stop the event from being a gigantic success, again.
Despite a blanket of fog, the last San Francisco Sunday Streets of 2009
was, from all accounts, a smashing success, one of the most popular so
far, with thousands of people enjoying four activity-filled hours of
pristine car-free space through Golden Gate Park and the Great Highway.
Kids, families, bicyclists, skaters, dancers, and even the MTA Chief
Nat Ford came out to enjoy the carfree zone.
Note to L.A. City Hall, these events are catching on around the country and have universally been hailed as great successes. As an added bonus to trying it here, we don’t have to worry about a "blanket of fog" on a Sunday in the Summer.