Get Involved with Open Streets Macon 2022
Tuesday, August 30th, 2022
Open Streets Macon invites Maconites to reclaim public streets once again this fall. The movement will close the streets to cars and open them to people as part of a greater initiative to create safer, healthier, and more welcoming streets for pedestrians and bicyclists. Open Streets Macon will take place on two dates this fall along residential streets in the historic Plesant Hill and Vineville neighborhoods. A map of both routes can be found on the Open Streets Macon website. The event details are as follows:
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2022 | 2 - 5 PM
PLEASANT HILL (PURSLEY ST. + 3RD AVE. + WARD ST.)
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2022 | 2 - 5 PM
WALNUT/CLAYTON STREET (WALNUT ST. + CLAYTON ST. + BUFORD PL. + OAK HAVEN AVE.)
In its 7th consecutive year, local non-profit Bike Walk Macon will host Open Streets Macon. Stretches of streets will be closed to motorized traffic, except for intersections where cars will be free to cross with guidance from crosswalk volunteers to ensure the safety of attendees. There is no registration, and Open Streets Macon is free and open to the public.
Open Streets Macon is encouraging local individuals, groups, and organizations to support the initiative by signing up to volunteer during the event, hosting an activity, or simply joining in on the fun of walking or biking on car-free streets.
HERE IS HOW TO GET INVOLVED:
Organize an activity on the day - Participants will have the opportunity to take part in free activities, such as sports games, exercise classes, and other health and wellness activities. Open Streets Macon will be seeking business and community partners to provide programming such as yoga, dancing, basketball, and child- and senior-friendly activities along the route.
Join the volunteer team - In order to make this a safe and enjoyable event for all, Open Streets Macon needs dozens of dedicated volunteers to help bring the streets of Macon to life.
“Open Streets Macon is the perfect opportunity to get involved while also enjoying a car-free community,” says Bike Walk Macon Board President and Keep Macon-Bibb Beautiful volunteer, Greg Brown. “Keep Macon-Bibb Beautiful is collaborating with Open Streets on community cleanups and as an activity partner during the 2022 routes. We’re excited to beautify our streets with the help of neighborhood residents and community volunteers!”
Visit www.openstreetsmacon.com to learn more, sign up to volunteer, host an activity, and find sponsorship and donation opportunities. For questions or media inquiries, contact Kaylee Pruitt at [email protected] or 478-832-3324.