“Bicycles are almost as good as guitars for meeting girls”
~ Bob Weir, Grateful Dead
Why Play Streets?
Long before cars arrived on the roads of New Orleans, our streets were places to meet and come together. Communities grew up around thoroughfares. They were easy streets to enjoy. We just think it’s time to reclaim the streets, just once in a while, to bring neighbors together. Let’s make the streets of New Orleans the place to be, not something to travel over at high speeds. It’s a project designed to bring the community together, walk and talk, get moving and feel good — all free of cars and exhaust.
We’ll have activities for people of all ages from 1 to 100. It’s the perfect place to walk around, meet your neighbors, watch a cooking demonstration, eat some food, even dance in the streets as Martha and the Vandellas recommended so many years ago.
Yes, we’re taking back the streets, but in a way that could only happen in New Orleans. So join us on Saturday, October 26 from 9:00AM to 1:00PM. Or better yet, join us early and be a part of bringing smiles to thousands of faces across this great city.
We are currently looking for program partners to lead, organize and create wellness activities, and also educate the participants of Play Streets. Our goal is to have over 50 program partners for the day of the event, especially if you are willing to help make the inaugural program a huge success and lead the way for subsequent future events across the city.
Application to be a partner – early applicants get the best locations on the route
Proposed Route (pending NOPD approval)
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Jamie Wine describes CICLOVIA in New Orleans this way, “With an activity every 100-200 feet – juggling, dancing, cooking demos, etc. It’s about getting active, fit, meeting others in the community and being healthier.”
- Sign up to run an activity on the route | Help spread the word to your neighbors
- Come to the event! | Need more details? Contact Jamie Wine Executive Director
(504) 656-6224 (C) | (504) 861-4022 (w) | Join us to make bicycling safer, easier and more fun!
Featuring the Pocket Aces Brass Band
Sat, Oct 05, 2013
12:00 – 2:00 pm
Starts and ends at Pontchartrain Park at the Gentilly Fest
Ciclovia is the first Open Streets Event In New Orleans
Sat, Oct 26, 2013
8:59 am – 12:59 pm
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