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Oakland, California's ‘Oaklavia' Celebrates Pedestrians

By: Tiana Reid - Published: Jul 9, 2010 • References: streetfilms.org and treehugger
'Oaklavia' is a concept that typically originated in Bogotá, Columbia with a concept called 'Ciclovía.' The celebration involves temporarily closing down streets to automobiles so that pedestrians and cyclists can enjoy a car-free party.

On June 27 in Oakland, California, 'Oaklavia' closed down 2 miles of streets so that the community could take part in fun activities including sports, dancing and music. Hopefully 'Oaklavia' will be the first of many for Oakland!