On Sat. Dec. 3 Bike Pensacola hosts a one-day, six-hour demonstration of the proposed Gonzalez Street Shareway, a complete street shared among all users but with features to particularly encourage cyclists and pedestrians. There will be music, activities and fun along the route at parks, businesses and homes.
–regular Slow Ride at 11 am
–Pensacola Arts Market and food trucks at Cordova Square;
–Scavenger hunt that takes cyclists, skaters and pedestrians all along the corridor in search of clues;
–yoga at AL Square at 1pm;
–tour of historic AME Zion Cemetery at 11:45 AM;
–sidewalk book sale at Open Books
–Waterboyz skate team demo at 12 noon;
–dance performance at 12:15 pm
–and more will be added as plans come together.
Bike Pensacola identified the Gonzalez St. corridor as one of the only ones that is contiguous across Pensacola, due to the interruption of the Interstate 110 that was pushed through the heart of the city in the early 1970s and has divided neighborhoods. The project is an example of tactical urbanism, in which street improvements and traffic calming measures are temporarily installed to test them out and build public support for permanent changes.