Playing in the Streets.
What a fantastic idea and experience – a huge thanks to the organizers. Partially closing off Queen Street to traffic has transformed the space and given the people of this great city the opportunity to reclaim the space so that we (and not cars) may take advantage of the space and get a taste of things to come (which can’t come soon enough). Queen Street was one big playground with people of all ages taking part in sports activities and there was also lots of entertainment available. One thing that I did notice was that the closure of Queen Street caused no traffic jams which just goes to show that it isn’t necessary for vehicles to use the street. It also proved to those shop owners who think that the more cars we have the more shopping there will be – wrong ! When last did you see Queen Street this busy on a sunday ? It was heaving with people. Another important thing to remember is that it is people who spend the money and not cars.
As for the psycho couple that harassed us and accused us of taking photographs of children for other purposes – go and see a psychiatrist – you are both very sick people. Public events are full of journalists and bloggers taking photographs for posterity – if you can’t understand it then stay in your little padded cell and don’t ever come out in public to try and “clear” your guilty conscience. Speaking of photographs, here they are so please enjoy (Part 2 continues HERE):