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People walking are five times as likely to be killed by a driver traveling 30 mph as one going 20 mph.

Open Streets returns to Chicago on Sept. 15

You might’ve heard the exciting news that Open Streets is once again returning to Chicago.

On Sept. 15 a 3-mile stretch of Milwaukee Ave. will be transformed into a pedestrian playground that is closed to car traffic and opened as a community space.

This creates an environment where communities can connect, families and friends can exercise and play and businesses can engage with the public.

Come to Milwaukee Ave. from Ashland Ave. to Logan Blvd. in Wicker Park/Bucktown and Logan Square on Sept. 15, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
 

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Open Streets events give center stage to healthy recreational activities, including biking, walking, running, yoga and rollerblading. The event is modeled after similar car-free events held in cities around the world from New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles, to Bogota, Colombia.

The event on Milwaukee is free, and will include games and activities like a dunk tank, yoga classes, health screenings, an interactive playground and more.

Enjoy these great photos from last year’s Open Streets event on Milwaukee Ave.

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 Photos courtesy of John Lankford.