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Open Streets
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Open Streets Georgia Avenue NW 

Open Streets will close three miles of Georgia Avenue to cars and open the street for people to walk, bike, scoot, and play! Five activation zones along the route will host hourly programmed classes and demonstrations, including yoga, drum circles, double dutch, traffic gardens, pop-up bike lanes, dancing, and more! Businesses along the route will also provide space for outdoor dining and retail. The event is free and suitable for all ages and abilities! No cars, just people.

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Open Streets Georgia Avenue NW 

Open Streets will close three miles of Georgia Avenue to cars and open the street for people to walk, bike, scoot, and play! Five activation zones along the route will host hourly programmed classes and demonstrations, including yoga, drum circles, double dutch, traffic gardens, pop-up bike lanes, dancing, and more! Businesses along the route will also provide space for outdoor dining and retail. The event is free and suitable for all ages and abilities! No cars, just people.

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Welcome to Open Streets - Block D

Welcome!

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What is Open Streets?

Open Streets is a global initiative that offers communities the opportunity to experience their city streets in a whole new way. Open Streets events temporarily close roadways to vehicles to provide safe spaces for walking, biking, skating, and other social activities.  

Our events help users reimagine public space to prioritize people over cars, provide easy access to recreation and other health-oriented programming, and promote local economic development by helping support businesses. The District of Columbia began celebrating Open Streets in 2019 at the inaugural event on Georgia Avenue. 

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is the lead agency for the Open Streets program in the District of Columbia. DDOT offers two types of Open Streets events: 

  • Signature Events – These events feature a long route of at least 1 ½ miles cutting across multiple Wards and neighborhoods. They feature enhanced programming and entertainment.

  • Open Streets in Your Neighborhood – These events feature shorter routes of approximately ½ mile in length and are intended to increase access to Open Streets and bring the benefits of Open Streets directly to neighborhoods across the District.

Check out our events page and find out which Open Streets events are coming to YOUR neighborhood! Be sure to watch the recap below of our fun transforming 7th Street NW for the community.

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We are thrilled to bring the first Signature Open Streets event of the year through Downtown! 

This 1 ½ mile route will connect Shaw, Mount Vernon Square, Chinatown, and Penn Quarter as people ride, bike, walk, socialize, and participate in programming planned exclusively for 7th Street!  

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Benefits of Open Streets - Block A

Benefits of Open Streets

Health
Open Streets programs promote healthy lifestyles by encouraging residents to explore miles of public space by walking, running, or rolling.
Economy
Open Streets events draw thousands of participants and generate new foot traffic in local business districts and neighborhoods.
Environment
Open Streets expose people to alternate modes of transportation and remove vehicles from the road for a day.
Community
Open Streets engage residents to take ownership of their public spaces, transforming our relationships with our communities.