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Old 06-08-19, 08:19 PM
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Open Streets

My current town - La Crosse, WI - is having an open streets day downtown tomorrow, which means closing off roads to cars for a few hours to promote walking, cycling, and general activity in an area where cars usually travel. We have had them in the past, and it's really nice to see people out and about walking and on bicycles. It seems to me that to have a lasting impact, such events would need to be more frequent, but it would be difficult to get community buy-in for closing streets to traffic more frequently.

The idea is inspired by Ciclovía, which you can read about here:

Has your community done an open streets event? If so, do you think it has had a positive impact?
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