In late March, the one-Sunday per month pilot program for “Recife Antigo de Coração” was launched to great success. After biking on the ciclofaixa, the Recife residents went to the downtown area to check out the festivities. The mayor’s office transformed the beloved neighborhood of Recife Antigo into a large urban park, with cultural and sportive presentations, etc. The closing of the neighborhood to cars was approved by its residents. The mayor Gerald Julio and the governor Eduardo Campos rode 13 km by bike in the morning and returned to Marco Zero with their families in the afternoon to watch the presentation of the Meninos do Monte do Bom Jesus Orquestra, hailing from Caruaru.
This past April 28th was the second edition of the new monthly event.