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Welcome to Open Streets - Block D
What is Open Streets?
Open Streets events seek to 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, and promote local economic development. The District of Columbia began celebrating Open Streets in 2019 at the inaugural event on Georgia Avenue. With the success of the first Open Streets event, DDOT plans to expand the program to every ward in the District!
Benefits of Open Streets - Block A
Benefits of Open Streets
Open Streets programs promote healthy lifestyles by encouraging residents to explore miles of public space by walking, running, or rolling.
Open Streets events draw thousands of participants and generate new foot traffic in local business districts and neighborhoods.
Open Streets expose people to alternate modes of transportation and remove vehicles from the road for a day.
Open Streets engage residents to take ownership of their public spaces, transforming our relationships with our communities.