Open Streets OKC will turn a corridor of NW 23rd Street into a car-free space for biking, walking and playing to showcase an engaged, active and connected community.
Open Streets OKC is neither a block party nor a themed festival, neither a concert nor a parade, neither a race nor a party – although it’s a bit of all of them.
Open Streets OKC is an opportunity to experience a new use of public space: a temporary reclamation of our streets for non-motorized activity. Open Streets OKC will create a long enough stretch of safe road that kids and adults can (at least for a few hours) get a good workout by jogging or cycling, moving between nodes of activity along the way.
For decades, cities across the globe have opened their streets to communities. Sure, it goes by different names – Open Streets, Ciclovia, Summer Streets, Circle the City, the list goes on and on – but they all have the same goal: promoting active transportation as part of a strong, active and healthy community.