Open Streets is a movement to activate people, strengthen businesses, and inspire public spaces by temporarily closing streets to cars. This is a free, regularly occurring program that allows Maconites to experience city streets in a new way.
Bring your friends and family, and share in the experience of enjoying our city streets as public space!
The 2nd route of 2021’s Open Streets Macon returns Sunday, October 24th from 2 pm to 6 pm with a new route! The streets of Macon will leap to life as Napier Ave. (Linden Ave. at Mercer Village to Pio Nono) becomes a paved park. The street will be closed to motorized traffic (except for intersections where cars will be free to cross). There is no registration, and Open Streets Macon is FREE and open to the public.
Organized by Bike Walk Macon, Open Streets Macon is a car-free celebration of public space; bringing people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds together to walk, skate, bike, play, and re-imagine how we use our public streets.
HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?
**Participation is FREE
1. Organize an activity on the day – we are seeking business and community partners to provide programmings such as yoga, dance, basketball, and kid- and senior-friendly activities along the route. Sign up at www.openstreetsmacon.com/activitypartners/.
2. Join the volunteer team – In order to make this a safe and enjoyable event for all, we need dozens of dedicated volunteers to help bring the streets of Macon to life.
We will also install a permanent traffic calming street project to improve biking and walking during the Open Streets event. We are relying on residents like you to help us build it during Open Streets!
Sign up to volunteer at www.openstreetsmacon.com/volunteer.