The city's first Car-Free Sunday was not treated well by the weather, but according to the Bus Chick the Car-Free Sunday, Columbia City version, was well-attended on Sunday. Of course, Nicole Brodeur famously whined that "Seattle is so desperate to be green and gracious, it's making some of us red with rage." She complained about the city's plans for turning over city blocks to people, letting happy walking, playing, and bicycling take priority over noisy, dirty automobiling. From the looks of the Bus Chick's photos, the people -- including many families -- who visited Rainier Avenue on Sunday's Car-Free Day didn't seem to be "red with rage." Instead, they were enjoying each the city as it's best enjoyed -- as people, as a community. We love the car-free days; now let's take it to the next level and start our own full-blast Ciclovia street festival.
By the way, here's a great video of how they do car-free days in Milwaukee:
Here's one from New York:
The West Seattle Blog posted a great overview of this coming Saturday's Car-Free Day on Alki.