Cities Around the U.S. are Putting a Stronger Focus on Pedestrians
September 21, 2016
Motor City is focusing on pedestrians and cyclists, rather than motor vehicles with their inaugural Open Streets. The Detroit Metro Times recently published an article stating that "Detroit will close thoroughfares to automobile traffic from downtown to the city’s Southwest side and open them to bicyclists and pedestrians." Open Streets will take place from September 25 to October 2. Participants are invited to bicycle, rollerblade, skateboard, or walk at their own leisure from noon to 5 p.m.
Detroit's Open Streets event is similar to Louisville's CycLOUvia. CycLOUvia describes their event as "Louisville's open streets program promoting healthy lifestyles, alternative transportation, bike/pedestrian safety and economic development."
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