Why Open Streets Are Great

by Melanie Colavito

Open streets are based on the simple notion that streets are for people – not cars. This recent film from Streetfilms is a really great overview of the open streets idea, including where the ideas came from, how they have evolved, where they can be found, and what kinds of benefits they provide. This notion of closing off streets to cars and letting people experience their cities in a new way has been incredibly successful, and open street days and events can be found in cities all around the world. Does your city have an open streets day or Cyclovia event?The Rise of Open Streets from Streetfilms on Vimeo.


One Response to “Why Open Streets Are Great”

  1. Tarun says:

    Check out Difficulties Made Easy: History of the Turnpikes of Baltimore City and County by William Hollified where you will find references to cyltsics concerned about the state of the roads and asking for exemptions to paying tolls.

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