Bend Open Streets

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Open Streets initiatives temporarily close streets to automobile traffic, so that people may use them for walking, bicycling, dancing, playing, and socializing.

With more than 130 documented initiatives in North America, open streets are increasingly common in cities seeking innovative ways to achieve environmental, social, economic, and public health goals.

Bend Open Streets
Opening Our Streets, Connecting Our Community

Coming September 17th 2017 Noon-4pm!

Bend Open Streets promotes healthy active living through opening the cities largest public space – it’s streets – to walk, play, bike, roll, and shop locally in Bend, Oregon.

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What is it?
Open Streets initiatives temporarily close streets to automobile traffic, so that people may use them for walking, bicycling, dancing, playing, and socializing.

When is it?
September 17, 2017 Noon-4pm

Where is it?
Coming to Bend’s Central District connecting our parks, neighborhoods, and businesses together.

How can I be involved?
Bring your bicycle or just your feet, and get ready to explore your community streets in a safer, healthier, more livable way.
Volunteer to be an Intersection SuperHero!

Website: www.bendopenstreets.org

Core objectives:
• To promote active transportation, community health, public space, and a vibrant local economy.

Goals:
• Improve the health and increase physical activity of Bend residents
• Strengthen vitality within the community
• Demonstrate new equitable transportation designs, such as Neighborhood Greenways
• Reduce the dependence on motor vehicles by encouraging active transportation, such as walking, bicycling and riding transit.
• Increase awareness of sustainable transportation options
• Increase neighborhood livability and build community
• Create new opportunities for businesses, recirculating dollars directly into our local economy

Want to learn more about Open Streets? Watch Street Films ‘The Rise of Open Streets’ and find out what other communities are doing.

The Rise of Open Streets from STREETFILMS on Vimeo.

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