Aug 15, 2016 - Money

Open Streets 704 is coming back — this time in South End and west Charlotte

Photo by Ben Premeaux

The first Open Streets 704 event in May was a resounding success.

The idea was to take a Sunday afternoon and shut down entire streets across Uptown and NoDa, opening them to walkers, bikers and activities. About 10,000 people showed up along the 3-mile route.

[Agenda story: These streets in Uptown and NoDa will be closed to traffic for one day in May]

Cyclists riding a mini chalk course at Open Streets 704

Cyclists riding a mini chalk course at Open Streets 704

Organizers are going to put one on again — October 23 in South End and west Charlotte.

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That’s a Sunday, and the event will run from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The route winds from West Boulevard near Tryon Street, up through South End to Bank of America Stadium, out West Fourth Street into West End, and up through Seversville to the Five Points intersection near Johnson C. Smith University.

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Look for similar activities.

Zones include arts and science, family, green, and wellness.

The event is funded by the Knight Foundation. There are plans for two more events in 2017.

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Cover photo by Ben Premeaux from the first Open Streets 704

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