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Car-free street fair planned April 15

Posted April 12, 2018

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Crowd congregating around a cyle party during Open Streets
Open Streets closes Magnolia Avenue and other streets to traffic and opens them to cyclists, food trucks, dog walkers, skateboarders, exercise classes, face painters and more.

Enjoy family-friendly, car-free streets in the Near Southside during Open Streets, a temporary urban space allowing residents to interact with each other through exercise, entertainment and fun.

Open Streets is scheduled noon to 4 p.m. April 15 on Magnolia Avenue between Eighth Avenue and Hemphill Street. Some parts of the route will be full of activities and vendors, while some will be more relaxed, allowing the gentle enjoyment of a neighborhood not dominated by cars.

Enjoy food vendors, live music, water stations, a children’s area, fitness classes and more. Dogs are welcome.

Choose to spend your time in the Roll Zone — an entire lane dedicated to rolling fun on bikes, boards, skates and scooters — or the Stroll Zone — more than 100 community partners providing free, family-friendly activities.

The Open Streets concept originated in Bogotá, Colombia, where 1.5 million people participate weekly on 70 miles of streets closed to vehicular traffic. U.S. cities that have successfully held events include El Paso, Portland, New York City, Kansas City and Cleveland.

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