This rant from the Slog comment pool pretty much sums it up:
So is the Stranger (read ECB) going to do a followup of the “success” of the closed off street in Cap Hill today? Please make sure to point out all the happy people who had their vehicles towed in preparation for the fun and frivolity, only to have the entire event scrapped hours early, due to rain, lack of participation, lack of interest, and the general anger & annyonance expressed at the liberal freaks in charge of promoting said event. We’ll see if folks still have unbridled enthusiasm for the ridiculous idea, but geeee it really sounded like a swell idea when it was gushed about!
Capitol Hill’s installment of Car Free Day — the first in a series around the city of Seattle — was a joke. Here’s more coverage from the tv people.
The multiple punchlines:
- it rained
- they towed cars
- someone decided to ‘cancel’ the event
Note to someone — hard to cancel what you haven’t really done the work to make people care about. Curious to know more about this — due to rain, lack of participation, lack of interest, and the general anger & annyonance expressed at the liberal freaks in charge of promoting said event. Did it get ugly out there on 14th Ave E?
Made a few jokes here about the plan last week. But only assumed the event would be lame, not a disaster. Given the communication with the outside PR person who was, um, coordinating the, um, event, disaster isn’t huge surprise. Still, sad to see anti-environment nutjobs like the cranky old man from the Slog pile get their day. The Car Free idea is good. The Capitol Hill execution was half ass.
UPDATE: Neighbor foxpenn has a few photos from the day posted to the flickr pool including this one of an unlucky driver deciding to test out the car-free part of car-free day.
UPDATE 2: Yuck. We made Drudge.