Oakland, California's ‘Oaklavia' Celebrates Pedestrians

By: Tiana Reid - Jul 9, 2010
References: streetfilms.org & 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!

Implications - FIRST SENTENCE DOES NOT MAKE SENSE

Any type of product that promotes a pollution free and eco-friendly environment consumers are drawn to because more people are more aware of their environment and the dangers than they ever were before. Promoting the use of non-automobiles is a fantastic way to appeal to an eco-friendly audience.