Open Streets Detroit
GRAB YOUR BIKE, BLADES, OR BOARD AND PARTICIPATE IN OPEN STREETS DETROIT ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2ND.
From noon- 5 p.m. four miles of Michigan Ave. and West Vernor Highway will be closed to cars and temporarily converted into a paved park. The free event is powered by Downtown Detroit Partnership and presented by DTE Energy Foundation, Open Streets Detroit is part of a global movement to reclaim public space for the people. The goal is to bring the community together, engage in healthy activities, explore local food options, interact with neighbors, shop local businesses, and experience the roads in a new way.
The route is designed to take people past iconic Detroit parks and through neighborhoods with retail and restaurants to raise awareness of the public spaces the city has to offer. Shops and restaurants are encouraged to do something festive for the event to attract patrons. Yoga, dancing, basketball and other wellness activities will be taking place throughout the afternoon. In memory of Detroit Sargent Kenneth Steil, Downtown Detroit Partnership is matching up to $5,000 for the Detroit Public Safety Foundation in support of his family. Get your friends and family together this Sunday and support Open Streets Detroit! For route details and more information check out http://openstreetsdet.org!