Coming Soon: Carmageddon II
It’s official: Carmageddon II is scheduled for the end of September from the evening of Friday, September 28 to the early morning of October 1. As before, Metro is demolishing a portion of the Mulholland Bridge in part to make place for a carpool lane. The full details of the closure can be found at any number of news sites, including Patch.
As many Streetsbloggers remember, Carmageddon is not an apocalypitical event, but a pretty fun weekend where the number of cars on the road is dramatically reduced all over the county. It’s too bad Metro and Caltrans are so hell bent on widening the freeway, because removing it created a great transportation environment.
Of course, the highlight of last year’s Carmageddon for thousands of cyclists around the world was the Wolfpack Hustle vs Jet Blue “race.” When Jet Blue announced a promotional flight over the Sepulveda Pass from Burbank Airport to Long Beach Airport, a group of cyclists led by Gary Kavanagh, Roadblock, Joe Anthony and Ezra Horne challenged the flight to a race. Jet Blue played along. The bikes won, easy.
Rather then dwell on the details, spin and dire warnings, let’s focus on the fun of Carmageddon. How are you going to celebrate Carmageddon? What kind of events would you like to see programmed to help celebrate the car-reduced weekend?