Pulse will create a vibrant, playful, and active car-free corridor between Peterborough’s downtown and the Saturday Farmers’ Market. Streets once filled with cars instead fill with families pushing strollers, dog-walkers, cyclists and roller-skaters, art installations and more. Join us on Saturday July 18th, 2015 between 9:00am and 1:00pm!
Peterborough Pulse will be the city’s first Open Streets event. Open Streets temporarily transform our largest public space – our streets – into a paved park. Streets once filled with cars instead fill with families pushing strollers, dog-walkers, cyclists, roller skiers, dancers, art installations and more. Open Streets is a global initiative.
It began in South America over 40 years ago as a way to promote physical activity, healthy lifestyles and livable cities. In 2014, 100+ initiatives were organized in North American cities, including Hamilton, Waterloo, Ottawa, Toronto, and Thunder Bay. Open Streets are created by the community, for the community. Organizations set up activities where the community can try new things, such as zumba, hula-hooping, chalk art, and folk dancing. Pop-up installations, such as sidewalk patios, buffered bike lanes, and art sculptures help the community imagine the possibilities for Peterborough’s public spaces.
More details at http://www.ptbopulse.com/