|Miamians enjoying a Bike Miami Day|
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.