San Jose: Where Roads Close, Community Comes out for Inaugural Viva CalleSJ event

This article was originally posted in San Jose Mercury News.

SAN JOSE — There wasn’t a sports victory to celebrate or an astronaut homecoming or any other particularly earthshaking reason to close 6 miles of city streets on Sunday, but they did it anyway, and organizers hope they do it again, soon, and often.

It was the inaugural Viva CalleSJ Open Streetsevent, part of a global movement to get city residents outdoors for a walking, biking, roller-skating social expedition along major arteries that usually serve as car-cluttered conduits, passed through but not really noticed.

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