Pride Block Party
The Pride Block Party was happening when I arrived. I was wondering where all the cool dance music I heard while I walked to my hotel was coming from.
McMenamins Kennedy School
I rode my bike here for dinner on Sunday. The weather was too nice, so I wanted to go for a ride to some place that had outdoor seating.
Waiting to Zoobomb
Waiting outside Rocco's to begin the zoobomb.
Elevator To Zoo
Waiting for an elevator to take us up to the top of the hill.
This is the site of the depaving project before we began. The orange represent the quadrants of work with walkways through the middle. The ground was precut/scored by a machine to make the work easier. Lots of manual labor remained, but the volunteers made a quick job of it.
Performance Art Toad
"Toads" on stilts keeping a watchful eye on the progress.
After the asphalt was torn up, we raked to get rid of the last chunks of asphalt, trash, and other gunk. Then we put the gravel in piles.
Most of the quadrants have been removed, with just the walkways remaining.
Most of the asphalt has been removed, and now we are cleaning up the land.
One of four dumpsters we filled with removed asphalt. The asphalt is going to be recycled.
Bamboo Brakeless Fixie
This bike appeared to be bamboo from my vantage point.
Street Conversion Workshop
I participated in a workshop to redesign a parking space, street, or intersection into a carfree space. My group chose the street.
Sketching out the design of our street, after group discussion.
Since the theoretical street was to be converted in an existing car using city, we decided to create an entranceway to separate the car using from carfree areas. I recommended a building arch (with rooms in it) to cross over the street, but we settled on a small arch with trees behind it.
Here is a sketch of the layout of our carfree street.
I went to City Hall for an art show (they also had free beerâ€¦ in City Hall!). Outside were displays and performances. This is a photo of the car piÃ±ata that was destroyed.
Portable Bike Racks
A portable, modular bike rack system from a fledgling company named Bike Racker.
A party for presenters, which I managed to snag an invite to.
The homeowners had constructed a large Tipi in their backyard.
Used for food and large presentations at the conference.
Learning To Dance
The Sprockettes taught some people their dances.
Athletics With Sprockettes
We had fun riding minibikes and jump roping with the Sprockettes in the park outside the conference.
Sprockettes Dancing With Friends
Attendees using their newly learned dance moves.
Members of the conference jumping rope with the Sprockettes.
Sprockettes and attendees dancing to an MIA song.
I thought this was interesting: a young girl with a chopper bike. Rad.
BC Clettes dancing with another performer (whose name is escaping me) along the Eastbank Esplanade.
Eastbank Esplanade Performance
Performance on the Eastbank Esplanade by the Sprockettes and BC Clettes.
Square Dance In The Street
Davis between 3rd and 4th is designed as a festival street. It is much nicer than a normal street and is designed to be shutdown for outdoor events. We held a square dance in the street.
It was my first time square dancing and I had a lot of fun. I got a very real sense of community and everyone was real friendly. People joined us throughout the evening and we garnered a crowd of onlookers enjoying the music and dancing.
Street Open To People Dancing
"Street Closed to Motorized Vehicles. Street Open To People Dancing"
As it should be.
Greasy Chain String Band
The band for the night. They did a wonderful job.
The caller (not shown) was good and helped all us newbies get acquainted with square dancing.
Davis Festival Street
This is a cool intersection near the Steel Bridge that allows bicyclists easily enter the roadway. Without the scramble, bikers either have to cross the street twice or make an illegal turn onto the road.
On Street Bike Parking
This is the $2000 on street bike parking. We also saw a $50,000 bike parking station, featuring a curb extension and roof.
Drinks at the Luck Labrador after our transportation geeks ride.
Bike Pod Thing
We had a closing party at the South Waterfront Discovery Center. The area very much reminded me of the whole South Lake Union planned neighborhood being built. This one has more of a Radiant City feel, though, much like downtown Vancouver.
Bike Traffic Jam
Riding to the Bowie/Prince Mobile Dance Party Ride, we encountered a bike traffic jam while waiting for the bridge to lower.
Riders from the Sexy Cyclists Ride.
Bowie/Prince Mobile Dance Party Ride @ Safeway
Bowie/Prince Mobile Dance Party Ride partying at Safeway during a beverage stop.
Bowie/Prince Mobile Dance Party Ride
Bowie/Prince Mobile Dance Party Ride at a donut shop.