22-block Open Street during COVID-19
This 22 block strip has been closed down to cars to allow for more open space since the pandemic. It’s made a HUGE difference for me. This is a dense neighborhood with limited open space. I’ve been able to go out 3-5x a week for a run. This has kept me in pretty good shape, both physically and mentally. I used to spend hours at the gym, and now I can at least go for a run and feel pretty satisfied. Also, it is a very active Open Street. I see vendors, and kids, elders, and a huge mixture of activities. There has been an active volunteer network moving barricades, and lots of programming on the street. It’s wonderful and I hope this becomes permanent.
(added April 2021)