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Ciclovia Grants Traffic-Free Reign of the Streets

Milwaukee held it’s first Ciclovia, also known as Open Streets, at the end of August to give the community a chance to walk, bike and participate in other human-powered activities on streets closed to automobile traffic. The Ciclovia route stretched from Barclay Street down Washington Street to Cesar Chavez Drive. The stage on Cesar Chavez Drive was filled with activity, from performances by dancers to Zumba class.

Woman riding a Bublr BikeWe enjoyed chatting with event attendees and lending out Bublr Bikes to those who wanted to ride one on the streets.

The event wouldn’t have been possible without the collaboration, support and planning from community organizations including the Cesar Chavez BID, Clarke Square Neighborhood Initiative, Sixteenth Street Community Health Center, City of Milwaukee, Wisconsin Bike Federation, Walker Square Neighborhood Association and Milwaukee County Parks.

Families around an ice cream cart and two people on stilts