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Open Streets Asheville’s SHAPE YOUR CITY 2017 is Sunday, September 17th from 1-5 PM. Your participation builds car-free community downtown while you shop, walk, bike and play! Enjoy no-cost activities for all ages including free yoga, dance and gymnastics, community art projects, and a bike skills clinic especially for kids. Skate, skip or somersault down a car-free Patton Avenue!
Our car-free route connects Pritchard Park to Pack Square Park and includes both walkable Wall Street and charming Church Street. Hungry or thirsty? Snack at pop-up cafes in the street and shop local spots while you learn how to advocate for an active, healthy Asheville. Support your local merchants! The streets are yours, Asheville; let’s fill them with family-friendly fun.
The Open Streets Asheville movement promotes active lifestyles; builds community; and inspires advocacy through free, interactive fun on our largest public spaces – the streets. The streets are for everyone.
New for 2017 is the call for those enjoying active community in the streets to become advocates in shaping Asheville’s future. Shape Your City 2017 provides the inspiration and tools for residents to join in local and regional efforts to build a happier, healthier Asheville.
Shape Your City features 5 hubs, each offering activities, entertainment and education on a selected theme. Visit all 5 to earn a prize! Our messaging includes:
Stay Safe: Wall Street and parts of Battery Park Avenue and Haywood Street RED
Get Moving: Vicinity of Pritchard Park (including parts of Patton Avenue, College Street & Haywood Street) ORANGE
Know Your Neighbors: Church Street YELLOW
Get Healthy: Parts of Patton Avenue, Lexington Avenue and College Street GREEN
Design Your City: Streets in the vicinity of Vance Monument and Pack Square Park (part of S. Market Street) BLUE
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Flashback: Open Streets 2016
Our car-free downtown route hugs landmarks and brings thousands of Asheville residents back to shop and play in the heart of the city. Celebrate fitness and community in the streets and rediscover over 50 local businesses ready to join the fun. Think hopscotch, four-square, dance and more! Dine at pop-up street cafes after you travel the car-free circuit on foot, by bike, or by Big Wheel. It’s Asheville even better than you ever imagined.
Bike Parking: Bike racks are provided by Asheville on Bikes along the route, allowing you to leave your bike to walk the route. Racks are not supervised; provide your own lock.
Car Parking: all downtown parking garages remain open during this event. Street parking is also available.