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August Events

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August is the month for open streets and general pedestrian domination. Here are just some of the events taking place this month.

CicLAvia
August 9, 2015
Culver City, CA USA

Summer Streets
August 1, 8, 15, 2015
New York, NY USA

ParaPan Am Games
August 7 – 16, 2015
Toronto, ON Canada

OpenStreets TO
August 16, 2015
Toronto, ON Canada

Eco-Art-Fest 
June 20 – September 13, 2015
Toronto, ON, Canada

Piso Piloto
June 4 – October 25, 2015
Barcelona & Medellin

Photo by Pawel Pacholec from Flickr CC

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NYC Miles Ahead of T.O.

About a year ago I heard that they closed off Times Square in New York City to cars (OCPer Andrew Horberry commented on this at the time). This closure meant that the entire space would be reserved for pedestrians, cyclists and people who wish to use the space with new seating provided throughout the area.

Two weeks ago I had a chance to experience this first hand on a trip to New York City. Yes, they had re-opened one small part of the street to vehicle traffic, however, much of the space is still reserved for people and plants and fun on a semi-permanent basis.

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