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Again, can we "shop and stroll", "summerfest"..."...." every weekend? Ciclovia, street fair???
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I think Albuquerque should shut down a large portion of Central avenue and other streets every weekend. They do it in Bogota, Colombia and many other cities and it's catching on. In a non-walkable,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bentley Jan 1, 2013.

Can we Summer Fest every weekend?
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I saw thousands of people simply enjoying walking around and being in the company of people. Is there a reason that we couldn't block a few miles off every weekend like the Ciclovia in Bogota, LA…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by slamwagon Jul 25, 2012.

 

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Bentley replied to natoe's discussion Again, can we "shop and stroll", "summerfest"..."...." every weekend? Ciclovia, street fair???
"I'm almost always a pedestrian, so I love this stuff, but tolerance is fairly low for shutting down Central on a regular basis.  Perhaps meeting in the middle would be more well received:  shut down the south side of Central only, and…"
Jan 1, 2013
Eric Castillo replied to natoe's discussion Again, can we "shop and stroll", "summerfest"..."...." every weekend? Ciclovia, street fair???
"I am a little surprised that ABQ doesn't already have something like this in place. Special events are great and the big tur"
Dec 28, 2012
SteveJ replied to natoe's discussion Again, can we "shop and stroll", "summerfest"..."...." every weekend? Ciclovia, street fair???
"Las Cruces shuts down Main Street in downtown every Wednesday and Saturday (year round)---like three blocks---for a nationally recognized farmers/art market! Its a great street since it is very narrow (two lanes) with big…"
Dec 27, 2012
jes replied to natoe's discussion Again, can we "shop and stroll", "summerfest"..."...." every weekend? Ciclovia, street fair???
"Yes, a great idea. I love Albuquerque, except that there are few places to just stroll and be around people, maybe meet some of them. Aside from the parking issue, this would be terrific. (Maybe a drive and ride?)"
Dec 27, 2012
Donny Ozmund replied to natoe's discussion Again, can we "shop and stroll", "summerfest"..."...." every weekend? Ciclovia, street fair???
"Great idea!  Maybe not EVERY week tho"
Dec 26, 2012
natoe replied to hettie's discussion Twinkle Light Parade & Shop and Stroll on 12/1
"It's possible and other cities do it. It's not about shopping or a dumb parade either. It's a way to get suburbanites out of their caves and to be around people. Most people that attended this event did not go shopping, shopping…"
Dec 5, 2012
natoe replied to Angelo Baca's discussion Welcome to Albuquerque
"Yes and it should say "we invented the train!" lol. It should be a picture of ABQ's harsh reality and quirkiness."
Dec 2, 2012
natoe replied to Gary Stephenson's discussion Moving to ABQ to attend UNM.
"If you can find a place to rent on north campus it'll be quieter, safer, prettier and still close to UNM, Nob Hill and downtown."
Dec 2, 2012
natoe replied to hettie's discussion Twinkle Light Parade & Shop and Stroll on 12/1
"We should shut down central avenue every saturday and/or sunday and leave it open for pedestrians, cyclists and what not. It could be more organized though. Then we can have free yoga, dance classes, food vendors, crafts vendors and everybody can…"
Dec 2, 2012
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Again, can we "shop and stroll", "summerfest"..."...." every weekend? Ciclovia, street fair???

I think Albuquerque should shut down a large portion of Central avenue and other streets every weekend. They do it in Bogota, Colombia and many other cities and it's catching on. In a non-walkable, suburban city it gives people a chance to do what we enjoy most, getting out of our caves and simply being in each others presence (it's true and it really makes people happy!). Call it a Ciclovia, street fair, "shop and stroll" or whatever CABQ wants to name it (pretending like they invented it),…See More
Dec 2, 2012
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slamwagon replied to natoe's discussion Can we Summer Fest every weekend?
"It was wonderful!"
Jul 25, 2012
Dee Cohen replied to natoe's discussion Can we Summer Fest every weekend?
"I enjoyed both the downtown & Nob Hill events. I was stunned by the amount of people that attended, many more than I thought would come. Great job ABQ!"
Jul 24, 2012
Edith Grove replied to natoe's discussion Can we Summer Fest every weekend?
"Route 66 Summerfest was very enjoyable! It seemed like there used to be Summerfest events downtown all the time during the summer, which I went to fairly regularly. The Centennial Summerfest was a good one downtown recently. There's one coming…"
Jul 24, 2012
Grumpy replied to natoe's discussion Can we Summer Fest every weekend?
"I also enjoyed Summer Fest Nob Hill and wish we had a population that could support it on a regular basis. But I think that one of the reasons it is so well received is because it is an unusual event and not done every weekend. I sometimes think the…"
Jul 24, 2012

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