Living in the cultural capital of europe 2010 has some advantages and many oddities. Today they closed down one ofthe main highways here in the Ruhrgebiet for biking and walking. But the "Ruhrschleichweg" (translating, I would call it Ruhr slow way, a reference to the original name Ruhrschnellweg = Ruhr fast way, which is almost always clogged) did its name some honor and the bikes were also in traffic jam.
On the other direction they set up tables and one could buy seats or win whole tables by applying with something cultural. I didn't participate and I was more than happy about this. It was crowded!
By the way, I really love the installation of these greenish barcodes on the side of the highway, which shows cryptic names or happenings. And it makes the highway much less boring!