August 29, 2010 at 7:00 pm in INFORUM
Pedestrians, bicyclists fill downtown F-M
The only wheels that rolled down Broadway in Fargo from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday were people-powered. Continue Reading
Tags: Broadway, Events, Fargo, fitness, Health, Moorhead, Streets Alive, Summer Events 7 Comments »
Well judging from the lack of comments here I guess I’ll assume that getting around town wasn’t a big issue and that all pizzas were delivered to where they were wanted.
This is a neat idea and hopefully I’ll make the next one in a few weeks.
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The only real headache I saw was getting across the Main Avenue bridge from ND -> MN.
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Well, I guess if the needs of the few outway the needs of the many, they couldn’t have picked a better spot to block streets than downtown. Nothing’s open downtown on a Sunday afternoon anyway……
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I don’t understand why they could’t just use the bike paths already there. I was riding my bike to see what all the commotion was all about and ended up taking the bike paths by the dike and there was no one there! When I ended up by main ave traffic was backed up apx. 5-6 blocks! I say, do not do that again! It was a waste!
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The main problem I had with it is the inconsiderate people. Where there was a lot of people they would just stop and you would almost hit them. Parents were letting their kids ride all over the place. Not once did a parent say anything to their kid or even say sorry when their kid rode right in front of me or turn right ahead of me but I bet if I would have hit one they would have screamed.
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Interesting event. It gives me the impression people from Fargo wish their city was different. They wish (like me) it was a city which had more foot and bike traffic. It would really liven up the city. Instead, we have a city filled with automobiles and parking lots. Even though I know there are a lot of people around, it feels like a ghost town.
City planners, in all their great planning, have designed a city of convenience; we can get somewhere fast and easily finding a parking spot. Unfortunately, the pursuit of convenience has left us in a state of disconnection. We are unable to experience all the sights, sounds, and smells of nature, and, at the same time, we are unable to strike up conversation with our fellow neighbor without having to put on the brake and roll down our window.
City planners could ease this state of disconnection by making downtown Broadway a walking only district. It remove the god awful parking lot and psuedo-square near the downtown US bank and put in a nice green space so people could actually go downtown and hangout without having to buy anything. Wouldn’t that be nice?
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Not too often I agree with Kevin, but yeah, lets do in the winter!!
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