If your town is still not able to match the criteria for a successful pedestrian street, another option is the Sunday street.
1) Choose a street long enough to be covered by bike in about 45 mins. (3 to 6 km)
2) Close the street for a day (Sunday)
3) Advertise the event in order to catch the maximum of people
4) Provide events all along the road
…and it’s done!
here’s an example from Portland (source: bikeportland.org):
and here an example from Lausanne:
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