What is Open Streets Detroit?
Open Streets Detroit, led by the Downtown Detroit Partnership and presented by DTE Energy Foundation, will provide a free, safe and inclusive opportunity for fitness, recreation and community building by opening nearly four miles of continuous roadway to people to experience streets in a new way, whether by walking, running, biking, rollerblading, or skateboarding. In addition to turning the streets over to people, Open Streets Detroit will include complementary programming at locations along the route, such as yoga, dancing, basketball, and other health and wellness activities.
The long-term vision is to make Open Streets Detroit a regular program that highlights a variety of streets and neighborhoods throughout Detroit.
Open Streets Detroit is a unique opportunity that:
- Bring the city and the region together through public space
- Proven positive economic impact in other communities, with local businesses reporting increased patronage
- Showcases the city’s business districts, neighborhoods, parks and cultural institutions
Free and open to all ages, Open Streets Detroit will temporarily close almost four miles of road, two Sundays in 2016:
- Sept. 25, noon to 5 p.m.
- Oct. 2, noon to 5 p.m.
The Open Streets Detroit planning team is comprised of a diverse range of public, private and nonprofit stakeholders, including:
- City of Detroit
- Community Development Advocates of Detroit
- Detroit Greenways Coalition
- Detroit Riverfront Conservancy
- Detroit-Wayne County Health Authority
- DTE Energy
- Henry Ford Health System
- Jefferson East, Inc.
- Wayne State University
For more information, please visit openstreetsdet.org.