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Open Streets ICT will now have TWO events each year.

  • Spring: First Sunday in May
  • Fall: Fourth Sunday in September

Keep an eye out for announcements on our event page here or on our Facebook page.

No. The goal of Open Streets ICT events is to promote healthy living through a free event opening the city’s largest space-its streets-to walk, bike, roll and discover active transportation. That cannot be achieved with motor transportation taking away from the event.

The Qline will be running trolleys along 1st and 2nd streets between Oliver and McLean form 12-5pm for the Fall event to help those with the longer route.

If you have children, tire easily, or just have a hitch in your gitty-up, please plan your day ahead of time. We want to ensure that everyone has a great time at Open Streets ICT. If you have concerns, please contact us at info@openstreetsict.com

The good thing about riding during Open Streets ICT is that there will be no motorists allowed on the route during the duration of the event. However that doesn’t mean there are no rules. We ask that all walking and slower riding participants stay to the sidewalk and or RIGHT HAND SIDE. All bikers and faster riding participants stay to the LEFT HAND SIDE.

Follow the tips below to ensure a safe environment for all:

  • Remain Visible
  • Make sure to wear proper safety gear (helmets, knee pads, etc.)
  • Ride on the right side of the street
  • Yield to pedestrians/ those who are walking
  • Be mindful of young children and those with disabilities.
  • Do no ride on the sidewalk – that’s why its call Open Streets!

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Vehicles’ are defined as a item used to transport people from point A to point B.

As a general rule, all motorized vehicles NOT used for accessibility will NOT be allowed at Open Streets. Such as (but not limited to):

  • ANY Motorized Scooter (Spin by Zagster, Motor Scooter, Vespa, Ruckus etc.)
    • For safety reasons, the route will be geo-fenced to not allow any public scooters during the event.
  • Electric Bicycles or eBikes
  • Non-police or personnel Golf Cart’s
  • Go-Cart’s
  • Moped’s
  • Segway’s
  • ATV’s
  • Dirt Bikes or Mini Bikes
  • Motorized Drift Bikes/Trikes

At Open Streets all human-powered vehicles are allowed. Such as (but not limited to):

  • Bicycles and Tricycles
  • Specialty Bicycles (such as Tandem, Recumbent or walking bicycles)
  • Roller Blades
  • Wagons
  • Skateboards
  • People-Powered Scooters
  • Heelies/Wheelies (shoes with wheels on the heel)

All items used for accessibility such as electric wheelchairs and scooters are still welcome. If you have a human-powered vehicle that you would like to bring to Open Streets that is not listed above and are not sure if it qualifies, please contact us at info@openstreetsict.com.

FOR CARS: We encourage everyone to arrive to the event on foot or on bike. However if you choose to drive, parking is available in numerous public lots in the surrounding area as well as along residential streets. Please be courteous of the residents living nearby!

 

FOR BIKES: There are also numerous black bike racks provided along the route. Usually they are placed at or near bus stations and in between. Don’t forget to bring a lock! There will also be complimentary bike valet throughout the route.

This is a family friendly event focused on health and physical activity for all. We encourage all to follow these rules:

  • No Smoking
  • No Illegal Drugs
  • Use of profanity and/or derogatory terms are discouraged.
  • Firearms and/or weapons of any kind are prohibited
  • Do not engage in conduct that obstructs, interrupts or otherwise interferes with the events, performances, vending or other operations of Open Streets ICT.

Absolutely! We encourage you to bring your four-legged buddies to Open Streets ICT. All animals must be on a leash, and monitored at all times.

Open Streets ICT is an actively healthy oriented and family-friendly event. Food trucks and all other vendors are not permitted to serve alcohol under any circumstances at ANY Open Streets ICT event. Brick and mortar businesses along the route that already serve alcohol will still be allowed to participate.

There are plenty of ways to get involved to help us make all Open Streets ICT an enjoyable experience for everyone! Consider becoming a Sponsor, Vendor or Volunteer.

For detailed vendor requirements and FAQ’s, please visit our Vendor page here.

We encourage everyone to check the weather and preparing accordingly. We also recommend planning your route beforehand by visiting our Events and seeing where activities, food and services will be placed.

Stay hydrated! Drink water before you get to the event and enjoy the beverage offerings of the vendors at the festival. You’re also welcome to bring water bottles with you.

You can also prepare with the following items:

  • Sunglasses
  • Lather up in sunscreen and bug spray
  • Bring a hat
  • Bring an umbrella or light Jacket
  • Wear comfy shoes
  • Bike, Roller Blades, Wagons, Skateboards, Scooter, or anything to get you from point A to B.
  • Helmets, Elbow and Knee pads
  • Bike Lock
  • Sunscreen
  • Hats
  • Sunglasses
  • Non-professional film and digital cameras
  • Water bottle
  • Valid Driver’s License for restaurant and bars along the route
  • Comfortable footwear
  • A Buddy!

Absolutely! We encourage people with disabilities to attend and enjoy Open Streets. Handicap accessible restrooms will be available at all of our activities hubs.

All Open Streets ICT events are a rain or shine and will continue no matter the weather. Rain dates will not be given if the event is canceled. Please check the weather report and prepare accordingly.

Street closings will begin the day of the event at 10am and will last until 6pm. For more information on which streets are closing, please visit each event page under Events.

There will be plenty of seating available along the route. In cases of severe exhaustion, please seek the nearest volunteer.

At our Fall event, the QLine will be running trolleys along 1st & 2nd streets between Oliver and McLean. There are no designated stops, and the trolleys will allow bikes, trikes and skateboards. Unfortunately pet’s are not be allowed on the trolleys.

All activities and events are FREE to the public during Open Streets ICT. Only food vendors and retail designations along the route will require cash or credit card.

At each of our hub locations, the below will be provided:

  • Information Booth
  • Volunteer Check-In
  • Porta Potties
  • Water & Water Bowls
  • Minor First Aid
  • Lost Child Report
  • Bike Valet/Bike Pump & Tools

Many ATMs are located along the route in existing banks and other service locations. Additionally, many restaurants will accept credit & debit cards.