Madison’s Ride the Drive… Milwaukee’s Bike Brady?
Ride the Drive? Just seventy miles to the west, a successful car-free day, often referred to as a Ciclovía, or in the U.S. Sunday Streets, brought thousands of people out of their homes, and into the street to enjoy their city. At its simplest one of these events, closes off a few miles of city streets to automobile traffic for the day, much like a street festival does, but larger and it doesn’t focus on food, beer, and music. Street vendors will setup along the street, there could be a space for dancing and exercise, a touch of live music, maybe some bicycle education, but really it is a street festival for bicyclists, walkers, joggers, rollerbladers , and anyone else who wants to see their city from a new point of view. Simply, it is an event where families, children, and all residents can enjoy the city, breath a bit of cleaner air, and get a little exercise in the process.
Madison had Ride the Drive, how about Roll Down Water, Bike Brady, Stroll State, Bike the Hoan, or quite simply Sunday Streets for Milwaukee?