I rode around with the Happening Couch during yesterday’s Santa Cruz Open Streets event on West Cliff Drive.
Event volunteers counted over 10,000 people — or over 15% of the city’s population — who dropped in on the two mile long block party to bike, walk, dance, party, propose wedded bliss, or just hang out with friends.
The comments section of the local newspaper coverage have been overwhelmingly positive. People have posted up video and photos from Open Streets to the Facebook page. Journalist Karen Kefauver was there too; you can see her big collection of photos here. My own set of photos from Santa Cruz Open Streets can be viewed here.