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?