AARP has long promoted walk-ability as a key component of age-friendly communities.
Last September, Gil Penalosa – an international thought leader and advisor on urban planing and design – visited Charlotte for a series of Knight Foundation sponsored talks on the concept of “Open Streets” events and their role in creating a healthy, connected, people-centric community. Fast forward just a few short months, and the City of Charlotte is set to host its own “Open Streets” initiative – Open Streets 704 – beginning this spring!
This week on “Without Limits,” you’ll hear from Al Bangoura, Recreation Superintendent for Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation who talks about Charlotte’s first ever Open Streets event, taking place on May 1st. That day, 3.5 miles of Charlotte will be shut down to car traffic and opened to the community.
Learn more about how Open Streets 704 aims to build a better, healthier, connected community by encouraging Charlotte and Mecklenburg area residents to walk, bicycle, and experience the city together in a way that’s just not possible in a car. Listen to the program, Saturday, April 16, live at 6pm on WBT Radio, or on the program’s podcast achieves.