Open Streets

woman with baby carriage and young boy on a bike walking/rolling by the Open Streets sign

Streets for People. Streets for Connection.

The Open Streets program connects residents to their neighborhood's amenities and to one another by providing safe spaces for physically-distanced walking, biking and rolling on city streets. Open Streets are for exercise as well as for traveling to neighborhood restaurants, shops, parks, and more. 

With a city growing every year, our roads are becoming more and more crowded. Programs like Open Streets reduce traffic on our roads while lowering our greenhouse gas emissions and improving public health. 

How It Works

Signage encourages residents to use the Open Streets for walking and biking to nearby shopping centers for their everyday errands and enjoyment. Signs at each end of designated Open Streets discourage all but local motor vehicle traffic from using the street, which creates a safer, slower street environment for residents practicing using active transportation (walking, biking, and rolling) on an everyday basis. Emergency vehicles, delivery vehicles, and garbage/recycling trucks are all still welcome anytime on Open Streets. 

  1. Harlow
  2. Bethel
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Harlow Open Streets: Spring 2021Harlow Open Streets Map

From April to May, residents in the Harlow neighborhood enjoyed reduced and slower car traffic on the programmed streets. Stretching between two shopping centers, residents along and nearby Open Streets  Harlow were encouraged through signage and raffle prizes to use the streets for their everyday errands and enjoyment.

NEW! Roll and Stroll to Win

New this year were prizes for residents who maximized their Open Streets by embarking on a series of travel adventures. Residents explored their neighborhood, picked up take-out and groceries, and showed us how they enjoyed their open streets by texting photos. Each submission was an entry to win. 

Residents who live along the Open Streets as well as those on nearby blocks received a postcard in the mail with the details below.

Raffle Details

  1. Cas Casados (she/her)

    Transportation Options Program Coordinator