They city plans 12 of the ciclovia-style events this year on Lake Washington Boulevard from Mount Baker Beach to Seward Park. If you’ve never been, make it a goal. Tons of kids learning to bike and smiling folks on every kind of wheeled contraption you can imagine (and, yes, there are plenty of people out strolling, too).
It’s wonderful how much humanity spills into a space once you close it to motor vehicles. People are thirsty for public spaces, and Seattle’s decades-old Bicycle Sunday program has inspired car-free events all over the world.
The year’s first Summer Streets events will be in Ballard as part of Bike to Work Day May 18. For more on Bicycle Sunday and Sunday Streets, see our previous post.