What are Open Streets?

Play on car-free streets.

Open Streets Cleveland, formerly ciCLEvia,  temporarily closes segments of Cleveland streets to cars and opens them for people-powered movement such as biking, walking, dancing, and so much more. 
Now in its third year, the Open Streets movement in Cleveland opens up around a mile of city streets once a month in the summer. It is based of of the ciclovias of Latin American cities such as Bogota, Colombia, where over 70 miles of streets are open to people every Sunday and holiday.

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Open Streets Cleveland encourages a culture of active living and sustainable transportation while drawing on the many assets of our neighborhoods and community members to reclaim the streets where we live, work, and play.

Open Streets Cleveland can be transformative by:

  • Celebrating the unique elements of Cleveland neighborhoods
  • Advancing a cultural movement of sustainable transportation and health
  • Claiming roads as public space that should be used by people
  • Providing a safe, fun space to try out new things

About Us:

Open Streets Cleveland is spearheaded by a committed group of volunteers, supported by neighborhood champions across the city, and managed under the fiscal agency of Bike Cleveland.

ciCLEvia: Open Streets Cleveland grew out of the 2013 Sustainable Cleveland Summit and has been working steadily to expand the open streets movement in Cleveland. The debut ciCLEvia open streets event was held along W. 25th Street in the Clark Fulton and Tremont neighborhoods in 2016 through the support of Councilman Brian Cummins and the MetroHealth System.

In the summer of 2017, ciCLEvia expanded to have four unique routes-one each month from June to September! The four part series began back on West 25th street in the Clark-Fulton neighborhood, followed by events in the Central neighborhoods, Ohio City and Detroit Shoreway neighborhoods, and finally the University Circle and Glenville Neighborhoods! 

Moving into 2018, ciCLEvia re-branded as Open Streets Cleveland. Sticking with its ciCLEvia roots, the newly named series will focus on working towards longer routes, connecting more Cleveland neighborhoods, and continuing to reclaim Cleveland streets as public space. 

Our Sponsors and Partners

Thanks to our generous supporters, without which this movement would not be possible.

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