Open Streets Hamilton is back for June 2013!
Sunday June 23rd, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
James Street North
Leave your car at home and come walk, ride, or roll down James St. North! Join us for this family-friendly event by walking, cycling, rollerblading or skateboarding the whole family over to James St. North between the hours of 10am to 5pm.
During this time, the street will be closed to cars and we ask you find an alternate route if you must drive, or park your car and get active! We invite everyone to experience James St North, the downtown, and the waterfront from the middle of the street! Along the route, we work with local organizations and businesses to provide fun, active, healthy, family-based activities to engage passers-by as they travel down the street.
Want to get involved? There are three great ways to be a part of this fun festival:
Come out to the streets and bring a friend (or two)!
Submit an application to join the event, as Open Streets is looking for local programing!
Volunteer to be a guide and get a free t-shirt!
Sunday, June 23rd, 2013, will mark our 7th car-free Sunday in Hamilton since June 2010! This event promotes active transportation, healthy living, and brings Hamilton’s communities together.
For the most up-to-date news, details and information on how you can volunteer or host a booth, visit www.openstreetshamilton.ca.
Goals of Open Streets Hamilton
- Raise awareness for pedestrian, cycling and other sustainable transportation issues
- Promote Hamilton’s existing sustainable transportation and recreation trail networks
- Promote healthy, active forms of transportation (including public transit) to achieve health benefits.for individuals
- Provide tourism and economic benefit to downtown neighbourhoods
- Showcase services of local community groups and businesses
- Provide lessons and data to bolster the case for ongoing ‘Open Streets’ in subsequent years
Interested in Volunteering?
Do you have a passion for community and an interest in event planning?
Articles and Photographs from the June 6th, 2010 Open Streets Hamilton
Click photographs below to see Open Streets Hamilton on Facebook, Picasa and Hamilton photographers:
>>> Raise the Hammer - Open Streets Hamilton: A City Built for People
Check out this video of June 2010's Open Streets Hamilton!
Check out this video of NYC's Summer Streets