Sunday Streets (also called “Open Streets”) closes streets to automobile traffic for a day so that people may use the space for other physical and social activities. The streets become parks as people replace car traffic. People walk, bike, skate and dance and play. Everyone from businesses and community organizations to musicians and artists use the space creatively, engaging the public and providing spontaneity and discovery.
It sounds simple, yet it really is very different and exciting.
People get out and connect with their community and urban environment in a transformative way. This temporary public space inspires creativity and change for the better, on that day – and beyond. As of early 2013, there are more than 70 Sunday Streets events in North America.
Open Streets events are possible in cities all over the country because of the support of people like you! Donate to help make another Sunday Streets Berkeley possible.
Sunday Streets Berkeley is presented by Livable Berkeley and the City of Berkeley in association with the Downtown Berkeley Association, North Shattuck Association, Office of Mayor Tom Bates, East Bay Bicycle Coalition, & Ecology Center.
Livable Berkeley promotes sustainable land use and transportation policies to reduce our impact on the environment and make our city more walkable, and more cyclist and public transit-oriented, with vibrant public spaces and commercial districts.
Official website: www.sundaystreetsberkeley.org