Miamians enjoying a Bike Miami Day
The Open Streets Project’s mission is to encourage community engagement and promote active lifestyles through the implementation of Open Street Programs like Bike Miami Days.
The Open Streets Project promotes Open Street Programs, generally known in Latin America as Ciclovias. The project consists of a series of events that allow the residents of a city to make full use of streets by temporarily closing them to motorized vehicles. It allows residents to have a safe and free space for recreational and sporting activities while experiencing the city in a new way. Unlike parks and open green areas, Open Street Events are a simple and effective way to encourage the integration of residents, local businesses and community groups by converting the streets into a common ground for interaction and thus promoting community engagement.