Repurposing Our Streets for Physical Activity: The Open Streets Model

This post was originally published in WellSpring, Alberta Centre for Active Living.

From Bogota, Colombia, to Thunder Bay, Ontario, Open Streets provide communities with the opportunity to be active on the streets. Open Streets are free recreation programs that temporarily close the streets to traffic and open them to people to walk, bike, and just be physically active. People can engage with their local community and businesses, as well as learn more about community amenities and programs.

Key recommendations and strategies are provided with links to various examples and toolkits to support the development of an Open Streets program.

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