This article originally appeared on Charlotte Stories.
Katherine Miele | April 26, 2016
Charlotte is about to join over 100 other cities in launching an “Open Streets” program.
The first Open Streets 704 event is about to shut down several streets this coming Sunday (May 1) from noon to 4 p.m.
The route will start on 7th Street in Uptown, then head over to First Ward Park, north on Brevard Street, right on Belmont Avenue, then onto North Davidson Street all the way up to 35th Street.
The event was initially sponsored by a sizable grant from the Knight Foundation and organized through a sponsorship between the Mecklenburg County Government, City of Charlotte Department of Transportation, Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation, and the Mecklenburg County Health Department.
There will be tons of food trucks, arts and crafts events, wellness and fitness activities and events, and you can even organize your own activity.
Questions and Answers;
How much does Open Streets 704 cost?
It’s free! Well, unless you want to buy food, drinks, souvenirs, or anything else from participating vendors and businesses.
Can I Still Drive My Car Down The Open Streets 704 Route?
No, only emergency vehicles (and extremely limited pass-throughs) will be allowed down N. Brevard St., Parkwood Ave., and N. Davidson St. along the Open Streets route this coming Sunday from noon-4pm.
Can I Volunteer For Open Streets 704?
Absolutely! If you or your business wants to volunteer or participate with Open Streets 704, you can contact Volunteer Services at VolunteerServices@mecklenburgcountync.gov
Who Can I Call if I Have Questions or Concerns?
Free free to call CharMeck at 311.