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Absolutely! We encourage you to bring your four-legged buddies to Open Streets ICT. All animals must be on a leash, and monitored at all times.
All activities and events are free to the public during Open Streets ICT. Only food vendors and retail designations along the route will require cash or credit card.
There are plenty of ways to get involved to help us make all Open Streets ICT an enjoyable experience for everyone! Consider becoming a Sponsor, Vendor or Volunteer.
There will be plenty of seating available along the route. In cases of severe exhaustion, please seek the nearest volunteer.
At our Fall event, the QLine will be running trolleys along 1st and 2nd streets between Oliver and McLean. There are no designated stops, and the trolleys will allow bikes, trikes and skateboards. Unfortunately, pets are not allowed on the trolleys.
For cars: We encourage everyone to arrive to the event on foot or on bike. However, if you choose to drive, parking is available in numerous public lots in the surrounding area as well as along residential streets. Please be courteous of the residents living nearby!
For bikes: There are also numerous black bike racks provided along the route. Usually they are placed at or near bus stations and in between. Don't forget to bring a lock! There will also be complimentary bike valet throughout the route.
For detailed vendor requirements and FAQs, please visit our Vendor page.
Absolutely! We encourage people of all physical ability types to attend and enjoy Open Streets. Handicap-accessible restrooms will be available at all of our activity hubs.
Street closings will begin the day of the event at 10am and will last until 6pm. For more information on which streets are closing, please visit each event page under Events.
No. The goal of Open Streets ICT events is to promote healthy living through a free event opening the city's largest space - its streets-to walk, bike, roll and discover active transportation. That cannot be achieved with motor transportation taking away from the event.
The Qline will be running trolleys along 1st and 2nd streets between Oliver and McLean from noon to 5 pm for the Fall event to help those with the longer route.
If you have children, tire easily, or just have a hitch in your gitty-up, please plan your day ahead of time. We want to ensure that everyone has a great time at Open Streets ICT. If you have concerns, please email Open Streets.
Vehicles are defined as a item used to transport people from point A to point B.
As a general rule, all motorized vehicles not used for accessibility will not be allowed at Open Streets. Such as (but not limited to):
At Open Streets all human-powered vehicles are allowed. Such as (but not limited to):
All items used for accessibility such as electric wheelchairs and scooters are still welcome. If you have a human-powered vehicle that you would like to bring to Open Streets that is not listed above and are not sure if it qualifies, please email Open Streets.
The good thing about riding during Open Streets ICT is that there will be no motorists allowed on the route during the duration of the event. However that doesn't mean there are no rules. We ask that all walking and slower riding participants stay to the sidewalk and/or righthand side. All bikers and faster-riding participants stay to the lefthand side.
Follow the tips below to ensure a safe environment for all:
For more resources, visit these great resources:
Many ATMs are located along the route in existing banks and other service locations. Additionally, many restaurants will accept credit and debit cards.
This is a family-friendly event focused on health and physical activity for all. We encourage all to follow these rules:
Open Streets ICT is an actively health-oriented and family-friendly event. Food trucks and all other vendors are not permitted to serve alcohol under any circumstances at any Open Streets ICT event. Brick-and-mortar businesses along the route that already serve alcohol will still be allowed to participate.
We encourage everyone to check the weather and prepare accordingly. We also recommend planning your route beforehand by visiting our Events and seeing where activities, food and services will be placed.
Stay hydrated! Drink water before you get to the event and enjoy the beverage offerings of the vendors at the festival. You're also welcome to bring water bottles with you.
You can also prepare with the following items:
All Open Streets ICT events are a rain or shine and will continue no matter the weather. Rain dates will not be given if the event is canceled. Please check the weather report and prepare accordingly.
At each of our hub locations, the below will be provided: