Here's an event I hope you can walk to tonight: Futurewise presents the Pedestrian Zine, the second in a series of Complete Streets zines. They are celebrating with a launch party tonight at Pacific Pizza in Browne's Addition. Doors open at 5pm. They have lots of great door prizes including a Scoop gift certificate, Sun People Dried Goods tote bag, Jewelry Design Center designer bangle, two tickets to Interplayers, 4 race entries for Spokane Rocket Velo's road race series (2012), garden tools and accessories from Garden Grove, Rings and Things necklace and more.
RSVP on Facebook HERE.
There are numerous interviews with pedestrians in our community. A lot of work went into this project. Zines, always self-published, are incredibly labor intensive.
The DIY zine approach makes perfect sense since complete streets are shaped by cultural, political, geographical and economic forces that go beyond transportation planning polices and urban design formulas. It's an opporunity to reach a whole new audience that wants a vibrant street life and the sense of belonging to a community- the chance to learn about a growing national movement.