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Open Streets Georgia Avenue Returns for the Third Year!

On Saturday, October 1, Open Streets will return to Georgia Avenue NW.

During the event, the District will close three miles of Georgia Avenue, between Barry Place NW and Missouri Avenue, to cars. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the corridor will be open to residents and visitors to walk, bike, run and scooter through, and visitors will have opportunities to support local businesses and participate in a range of activities such as demonstrations, fitness classes, and other educational and entertainment programming.

“Thanks to Mayor Bowser’s vision,” said DDOT Director Everett Lott, “we have been deliberately focused on making sure that we can equitably plan Open Streets events across all eight wards — offering a glimpse of how District streets can possibly look when we depend less on cars and more on sustainable, active transportation.”

The Open Streets concept originated in Bogota, Colombia in 1976 and has expanded to more than 122 American municipalities, including New York City, Atlanta and Portland, Oregon. The District’s Open Streets events and related activities are planned in partnership with the Metropolitan Police Department, the Department of Public Works, the Department of Parks and Recreation and the Department of Fire and Emergency Services.

Open Street Georgia Avenue will happen rain or shine, and residents and visitors are encouraged to bring comfortable walking shoes to experience the variety of activations on the route.

Volunteers can sign up here.

Open Streets is presented by Mayor Muriel Bowser and the District Department of Transportation (DDOT). District Bridges is the nonprofit partner supporting event planning and implementation.

Learn more at www.openstreets.dc.gov.

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