BIKESydney has joined forces with Bike Leichhardt and Go! Alliance to bring Ciclovia/Sunday Streets to Sydney and regional NSW. Bicycle NSW, local politicians, the Pyrmont Ultimo Chamber of Commerce, individual local businesses, arts and culture organisations are also behind the initiative.
Sunday Streets is about opening local streets to the community on Sundays by excluding cars. It’s a fun and healthy event that opens up a city’s largest public space – its streets – for people to reconnect with each other and their local environment: to play, walk, chat, cycle and to share in other recreational, arts and cultural activities. It also brings significant economic benefits to local businesses as thousands of people come out to explore.
The original Sunday Streets, called Ciclovia, was developed in Bogota, Colombia in the 1970s and there are now over 100 cities around the world that hold Ciclovia regularly including New York City, Jakarta, Berlin, San Francisco, Mumbai, Vancouver and even car-clogged Los Angeles. In Bogota it spans 120 kilometres and is held every Sunday and public holiday, while in other cities the route is typically up to 25 kilometres long and held a few times a year. The bigger the better!
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