Thousands of people filled the streets on Sunday, September 30th for Open Streets 704! We hope you had a chance to participate in this fun people-powered event that closed 4 miles of streets from Charlotte’s South End to West End. If you missed it, Open Streets 704 happens bi-annually, once in the spring and once in the fall, so you’ll get another chance.
Our Bicycle Program Manager, Kate Cavazza, leads the pilot project team on the planning committee. Sustain Charlotte successfully completed two West End traffic calming murals to help slow speed and increase visibility of cyclists and pedestrians. Watch Kate talk about the projects here.
Our dedicated team of artists, Sloane Siobhan and Georgie Nakima designed and implemented to projects. Sloane brought attention to the Grandin crosswalk that intersects Irwin Creek Greenway and Georgie capped the entrance to Seversville Park.
If you want to see street art applied in your neighborhood, the City of Charlotte has just unveiled a new Placemaking Grant. Charlotte residents are invited to apply for grants of up to $10,000 for placemaking projects in celebration of the City’s 250th anniversary. The grants are part of City Manager Marcus Jones’ challenge to complete 250 placemaking projects during our 250th year.
Check out even more photos from Open Streets 704 here.