“Open Streets” is a worldwide movement of citizens who are reclaiming their streets as public space. During an ‘Open Streets Day’, streets are closed off to motorised transport to create a platform for community building and healthy recreational activity. Rather than being an event, Open Streets is simply a day to reimagine public life and use our streets differently. Open Streets Cape Town is a non-profit organisation working to create shared spaces that embody respect for everyone and help bridge the spatial and social divides of our city.
How can I participate?
Organise an activity. You could host anything from a yoga class to a street soccer match; give live drawing demonstrations or hold a poetry reading. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your idea.
Join the volunteer team to help make the day a success.
Spread the word. Open Streets depends on the community to get the word out and to make it a vibrant and fun day.
Come along on the day. Bring yourself, your bike, your kids, their skateboards, the dog (on a leash) and all your friends to enjoy the activities, vibe and sense of community.