Saturday, October 12th, 2019
Pear Blossom Park to Liberty Park
Medford Open Streets
Open Streets initiatives temporarily close streets to automobile traffic, so that people may use them for walking, bicycling, dancing, playing, and socializing. With more than 130 documented initiatives in North America, open streets are increasingly common in cities seeking innovative ways to achieve environmental, social, economic, and public health goals. Download our Medford Open Streets One Page Vision and Map.
People traffic replaces car traffic – and the streets become ‘paved parks’ where people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds can come out and improve their physical and mental health.
Medford Open Streets is different than a block party or street fair. It is part of a broad effort to encourage physical activity, and help people meet, make social connections, and re-imagine the City as a place to walk and bike for transportation.
Medford Open Streets will promote healthy active living through a free community event opening the city’s largest public space - its streets - to walk, bike, roll, and discover active transportation while fostering civic pride, stimulating economic development, and showcasing the diverse community, business, and government investments in Medford.
We hope you’ll join us this year and enjoy your City from a different perspective. Come wander at Open Streets and have some fun! You can even bring your dog.
Improve the health of Medford residents
Increase awareness of sustainable transportation options like walking , biking, and riding transit
Highlight and create opportunities for local businesses, recirculating money directly into our local economy
Increase neighborhood livability, vitality, and mobility
Our 1st Medford Open Streets Event will open a Route from Pear Blossom Park to Liberty Park Along Bartlett. Highlighting the connections from Pear Blossom Park and Downtown Medford to the Liberty Park Neighborhood, it will also give the community a chance to learn about the exciting improvements and plans for the Neighborhood. Learn about the Liberty Park Neighborhood Plan.