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Open Streets: See what it’s like when streets are filled with people and the street becomes your playground.

Saturday, August 1, 2009, 8:30 pm – 2:00 pm

On Aug 1, Open Streets will give friends and families the chance to enjoy the streets the way they want: biking, dancing, playing, walking and more!

The free event combines last year’s two Sunday Parkways event into one huge eight-mile event. Like last year, Open Streets will span from Logan Square to Little Village, passing through Humboldt Park, North Lawndale and Garfield Park along the way.

There is no event registration, and participants can join in at any point along the route.

Take a step off the route at any of the community-run activities. The lively scenes will display each community’s flavor with performances, children’s games, art activities, workout classes, music and much more.

Check out photos from last year's event here.

Major funding provided by the Chicago Community Trust. Open Streets is also supported by Local Initiative Support Corporation.

 Note: On Saturday, August 1st there will be no parking East bound on Palmer Street between
Kedzie and Humboldt from 5:00am-2:00pm. Cars will be towed by the City of Chicago.

To learn more about Open Streets visit  the following links: http://www.activetrans.org

local articles: http://www.placemakingchicago.com/places/sundayparkways.asp

http://www.newcommunities.org/news/articleDetail.asp?objectID=1253

Other similar programs in USA and the world:

New York City: http://www.streetfilms.org/archives/summer-streets-2008-nyc/

 Portland, Oregon: http://www.portlandonline.com/transportation/index.cfm?c=egbad

 Bogota, Columbia: http://www.idrd.gov.co/www/section-875.jsp

 Guadalajara, Mexico: http://www.fomentodeportivo.gob.mx/via.php

 Ottawa, Canada: http://www.ottawakiosk.com/sunday_bikedays.html

 Download the postcard here.

 To volunteer, download the information card.

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