I am fucking speechless.
OK, not entirely. Let's just say that there are a lot of ways to articulate my disdain for this sort of thing, and the very same disdain is being expressed all over the blogosphere every day, so it is a little disingenuous of me to add my voice to the din. Still, it is a valid, credible din, railing against the Nanny State, and hopefully it will have an effect some day. Get rid of cars to stop pollution? For 6 hours? On one road? What?!? That's like trying to take the violence out of hockey by taking one NHL game every 5 years and turning it into...baseball. It would be irrelevant to the issue, and futile in the utmost.
At some point the article says: "Cars are Seattle's biggest single source of climate pollution..."
Climate pollution? Is that even possible? I'm no eco-enviro-scientist, and I ain't got much schoolin', but I'm pretty sure that's just a ridiculous thing to say.