Open streets – “closed” streets were never so lively

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Open streets temporarily close off streets to traffic, allowing for the safe movement of runners, bicyclists, and pedestrians of all ages. Public health organization use open streets to advocate residents exercising more frequently, by establishing a safe and social atmosphere. Transit advocates utilize open streets to highlight the need for transportation options. Streets can serve the population in safer and more beneficial ways than typically imagined. Within the past decade, more cities are considering open street initiatives as a means of encouraging physical activity and creating a tight-knit social fabric within the community. Open streets initiatives can be implemented by municipal governments, but community movements can have a stronger effect.

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