Open Streets ICT

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Open Streets ICT September 24, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


  • September 24, 2017
  • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Wichita Park & Recreation and the Wichita Park Foundation are partnering with an array of stakeholders, representative of the community, to organize an Open Streets ICT event on Sunday, September 24, 2017. Open Streets ICT is a community-based initiative designed to engage every generation in Wichita while achieving public health, environmental, social and economic goals. The concept of Open Streets ICT is to temporarily close selected streets to motor vehicles and open streets to invite walking, biking, arts and culture related activities. While this is a one-day event, the aim is that Open Streets ICT will become more common, thus resulting in potential improvement in air quality from reduced emissions, decrease of chronic diseases and enhanced community connectivity. Open Streets ICT will become a public space that is a safe environment to promote the interaction of local businesses and organizations with the community to help strengthen Wichita. Streets belong to everyone, they connect us to each other and the places where we live, learn, work and play across neighborhoods, cultures and economic status. The goal of Open Streets ICT is to foster an appreciation among community members, businesses and key decision makers for streets to become multi-functional and not just for motor vehicles. Open Streets ICT will provide an environment for the community to congregate and think of streets as more than pavement. That sense of connectivity will come from the greater understanding that multi-modal forms of transportation (walking and biking) are safe and viable in Wichita, that businesses can change the manner in which they attract consumers and that civic pride increases from attending a unifying and innovative event.