The first 2016 Pike People Street pilot Friday, October 7, drew steady crowds during its run from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. The test pilot gave people extra room to walk around, relax and connect. The rain tent strung with lights was popular for folks to hang out or eat.
The pilot event builds on our study from last year, identifying who frequents this busy area, why they’re visiting, and how they’re getting there. We’re also continuing to track the number of pedestrians; note effects on parking and traffic; and survey people taking part.
Friday night 84 people answered survey questions—mostly positive comments. Thank you for participating! Keep an eye out for our next pilot events!