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Streetfilms: San Francisco’s Foggy Sunday Streets

1:59 PM PDT on September 9, 2009

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 2009was, from all accounts, a smashing success, one of the most popular sofar, with thousands of people enjoying four activity-filled hours ofpristine car-free space through Golden Gate Park and the Great Highway.Kids, families, bicyclists, skaters, dancers, and even the MTA ChiefNat 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.

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