Open Streets Nashville is a movement to activate people, strengthen businesses and inspire public spaces by temporarily closing streets to cars. Free to the public, the event turns the streets into a park space that connects diverse portions of the city and offers communities the opportunity to experience their city streets in a whole new way.
Open Streets provide stimulus to local businesses, offer a setting for greater civic participation and integration, and build support for the provision of broader transportation choices. Bogota, Colombia is the birth place of Ciclovia, but since its inception many cities across the country and the world have since adopted and adapted the tradition as their own.
It is hosted by non-profit Walk Bike Nashville and neighborhood leaders from North Nashville. It is funded in part by a grant from the city.