From 2009-2011, Arusha was the lead organizer of the Bow River Flow. In Fall 2011, with the support of the Calgary Foundation Community Grants Program, Arusha was able to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of the event that included a number of opportunities for stakeholder input and a critical examination of many elements of the event’s organization. 2012 will see the transition to Open Streets Calgary (website to come soon) with a focus on:
-Raising awareness for pedestrian, cycling, and other sustainable transportation issues.
-Promoting Calgary’s existing sustainable transportation and recreation trail networks.
-Promoting active forms of transportation (including public transit) to achieve health benefits for individuals and families.
-Providing participatory art, fitness, and cultural experiences for Calgarians to encourage a
re-imagining of how public space is regarded and used.
Open Streets will partner with festivals and events to connect these themes to a broader audience and increased numbers of Calgarians. Various cycling, arts, and community groups will come together under the umbrella of Open Streets Calgary.
Dozens of “Open Streets” initiatives are currently taking place across North America. Read more here.
Stay tuned for more details coming soon! Find Open Streets Calgary on Facebook!