Open Streets 704 is a series of four Charlotte events made possible by a grant from the Knight Foundation. Open Streets 704 will literally open a length of city streets for an afternoon just for people! Taking cues from similar events around the country and the world, Open Streets 704 aims to build a better, healthier, connected community by encouraging Charlotte and Mecklenburg area residents to walk, bicycle, and experience the city together in a way that’s just not possible in a car.

Open Streets 704 powered by BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina is more than a series of events – it’s a movement! Open Streets events answer a number of key questions facing our community.

  • How do we become neighbors in a culture where we are ALWAYS plugged in?

  • How do we improve our health?

  • How do we demonstrate to our leaders that there is a clear demand for more walkable and bikeable streets?

  • How do we offer equitable access to active living?

 

Open Streets 704 powered by BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina is a commitment to building community that extends beyond a 4-hour event on a Sunday afternoon. Our goal is to get people to fall in love with walking and biking again, so they’ll consider doing it as a part of their everyday routine. Most of all Open Streets 704 is about FUN! It’s a way to reclaim our streets for people of all ages to play, explore, and enjoy the Queen City.