June 16th was Car-Free day here in Vancouver. You've gotta...
I sure do. Almost all of my days are car-free, and that makes me happy.
It's not that I hate cars. Not at all, and in fact, some of them are gorgeous.
Like this one:
soooooo pretty. And perfect for highway miles, too.
But cars aren't exactly useful for city living, so you can understand why I was excited to hear that Vancouver was hosting Car-Free day.
Lots and lots of people came to Main St to see what all the fuss was about...
old people, young people, fat people and bone-thin people, too.
There was free parking for those who came by bicycle...
and there were a few interesting bikes on hand, too.
What would you like, plywood, plastic, or titanium?
You know which I prefer, but to each her own.
Whichever bike you choose, you can always crochet a little something to dress it up a bit.
Why not blend your own bike-powered margarita?
I was a little disappointed with Car-Free day, though. It just seemed like a big, open-air market, when it could have been a great opportunity to show people how good life can be when you live it right, how strong and fit and healthy you will feel if you just park the damned vehicle already, and get about under your own steam.
These days you'll find me pedalling my ass, Pacific Spirit style, trying to find a way to get the message out to the masses. Why?
Just trying to spread the joy, baby.