Open Streets Bath!

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1:00pm - 3:30pm, August 28th
featuring the live music of the Marshall Nelson Trio

and

1:00pm - 3:30pm, September 25th
featuring the live music of the Work Trucks

 

Open Streets Bath! brings together families and neighbors, tourists and locals, to mingle, recreate, and shop in historic downtown Bath in a safe, car-free environment.  In addition to biking, walking, and skating, there are programmed recreational activities available for everyone--including live music, bike blenders (and sweet treats!), street games, and sidewalk art!

Businesses are welcome and encouraged to move their wares and activities on to the streets and sidewalks!  

Parking is available in the municipal lots off of Water Street or on adjacent streets (Centre, Commercial, Summer, Elm)--but consider walking or riding your bike, instead of driving!

 

What is an "Open Street"?

Open Streets initiatives temporarily close streets to automobiles so that people may use them for healthy and fun physical activities like walking, jogging, biking and dancing. Today, there are more than 90 Open Streets initiatives in the United States and Canada.  Open Streets are increasingly common in towns and cities seeking innovative ways to achieve public health, environmental, social, and economic goals. These initiatives:

  • Encourage physical activity and allow participants to reimagine their communities as places to walk and bike for transportation
  • Improve the air quality of cities by removing cars from the road
  • Provide a novel type of public space that helps people meet and make social connections, thereby allowing individuals, community organizations, and political leaders to build relationships
  • Bring people to frequent businesses and fuel local economies

You can learn more about Open Streets and the movement by visiting OpenStreetsProject.org!

 

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING?  Email Andrew at adeci@cityofbath.com.

Organized and Sponsored by Main Street Bath, Access Health, and the City's Bike-Ped Committee.

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