Gonzalez St. Shareway Day
December 3 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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.
–a first-ever kid’s Slow Ride at 10 am
–regular Slow Ride at 11 am
–Pensacola Arts Market;
–Scavenger hunt that takes cyclists, skaters and pedestrians all along the corridor in search of clues;
–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.