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Gonzalez Shareway Day demonstrates bicycle-pedestrian route

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What: Gonzalez Shareway Day

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When: Saturday December 4 10 am – 4 pm

Where: Alabama Square to Bayview Park along Gonzalez St.

On Sat. Dec. 4 Bike Pensacola hosts a one-day, six-hour demonstration of the proposed Gonzalez Street Shareway, a complete street shared among all users but with features to particularly encourage cyclists and pedestrians. For the event, temporary traffic calming and beautification features will be installed, and there will be music, activities and fun along the route at parks, businesses and homes.

Activities include:

    • Pensacola Arts Market and Waterboyz Skate demo at Cordova Square (12th and Gonzalez)
    • Winter Art Market at First City Arts Center (Guillemard and Gonzalez)
    • Food truck, Shareway educational displays and self guided North Hill walking tours at AL Square (Reus and Gonzalez)
    • Scavenger hunt that takes cyclists all along the corridor in search of clues

Bike Pensacola identified the Gonzalez St. corridor as one of the only ones that is contiguous across Pensacola, due to the interruption of the Interstate 110 that was pushed through the heart of the city in the early 1970s and has divided neighborhoods. The project is an example of tactical urbanism, in which street improvements and traffic calming measures are temporarily installed to test them out and build public support for permanent changes. The Gonzalez Shareway Day is recipient of a 2021 AARP Community Challenge Grant, one of eight grantees selected in Florida.

An event page with more details is available on Bike Pensacola’s Facebook page and at www.bikepensacola.org. Questions? Email bike@pensacolacan.org

Bike Pensacola works to create a community that is safer and more pleasant for walking and bicycling. Our vision is for Pensacola to be America’s most joyful place to ride a bicycle.