No two cities spell it the same, but closing streets to cars for a Sunday can have a big impact on public opinion. How better to show local residents the potential of returning their streets to kids and dogs, pedestrians and people on bikes?
Open Streets events are so popular they’re happening all over North America, all over the world.
In the past five years, Open Streets have gone from a novel idea to a permanent fixture in cities looking to improve biking, walking and public space. Having an Open Streets initiative is no longer a rarity. Leaders in cities across the country are now pushing for more frequent and longer Open Streets.
Los Angeles will host their 8th CicLAvia this Sunday April 6th along iconic Wilshire Blvd. Which Orange County city will be first to host an Open Streets event?
Bio: Jeffrey Miller is President/CEO of the Alliance for Biking & Walking, the North American coalition of more than 200 state and local advocacy organizations. He serves on the boards of America Bikes, America Walks, and Adventure Cycling Association. A graduate of College of the Atlantic, he was awarded a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, traveling and studying bicycling in 15 countries around the world. For 12 years, he grew the Bicycle Coalition of Maine into one of the strongest statewide bicycle coalitions before being recruited to head up the Alliance in 2008. He enjoys speaking across the continent and working with local advocates, to grow this people powered movement.
Come meet Jeff: 6pm Monday April 7th at the Garfield Community Center, 850 Brown Street, Santa Ana. The event is free.