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Mayor Bowser to Celebrate District’s First Open Streets Event Along Georgia Avenue

Friday, October 4, 2019

(Washington, DC) – On Saturday, October 5, at 11:30 am, Mayor Muriel Bowser will celebrate the District’s first Open Streets event along a nearly three-mile stretch of Georgia Avenue between Barry Place and Missouri Avenue, NW. Open Streets DC will offer a variety of activities that encourage physical activity and foster community on vehicle-free streets.
 
The Open Streets concept originated in Bogota, Colombia in 1976 and has expanded to more than 122 American municipalities, including New York City, Atlanta, and Portland, Oregon. These events inspire residents to think differently about their streets as public spaces.
 
When:
Saturday, October 5, at 11:30 am 
 
Who:
Mayor Bowser
Brandon Todd, Councilmember, Ward 4
Brianne Nadeau, Councilmember, Ward 1
Jeff Marootian, Director, District Department of Transportation 
 
Where:
District of Columbia Parks and Recreation Showmobile
Intersection of New Hampshire and Georgia Avenues, NW 
*Closest Metro Station: Georgia Avenue-Petworth Station*

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected]. To view the event online, visit mayor.dc.gov/live or tune in on Channel 16 (DCN).