Open Street Events Around the World

Inspired by the ciclovías of Bogotá, Colombia, open street events are growing in popularity around the world. Here’s a survey of nine events from around the world that close streets to cars and open them up to humans.
April 10, 2014, 7am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Alissa Walker writes for Gizmodo about nine open streets events from all over the world, even in a few cities famous for auto domination. “Although these interventions are usually temporary, open streets often lead to real-world change: These small-scale activations often help residents to envision a city designed to promote walking and biking year-round,” writes Walker.

Included in the number are events in Los Angeles and Atlanta—to name two famously car-centric American cities. Walker also mentions open street days in cities like Paris, Mexico City, and Tel-Aviv (although that last one is a slightly different take on the open streets phenomenon), among others. 

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Published on Friday, April 4, 2014 in Gizmodo
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