“Open Streets” are not unique to Itasca County, but are an international movement intended to help community members rethink their streets as public spaces.
In an Open Streets event, some public streets are closed to vehicle traffic, and open for active transportation: run, walk, bike, roll! This encourages physical activity while highlighting the benefits of walking and biking to community destinations.
This year, Get Fit Itasca is focusing on the downtown business area, and allowing people and families to experience downtown in a new way. We have more time to appreciate our surroundings when on foot or on bike!
Learn more at Get Fit Itasca.
Here are fun ways we celebrated Open Streets in the past: