Fairfax Streets for People is back for its fourth year of fun in downtown Fairfax on Sunday August 30, 2015 from 10:00am to 4:00pm. The downtown blocks on Bolinas Road will be closed to vehicle traffic and open to the community for live music, dancing, yoga, games, shopping, food and outdoor activities for people of all ages.
We are bringing back many favorite features from prior years including the Youth Music Showcase, an outdoor cafe, Sterling the BubbleSmith, hula hooping with JellyFlow Arts, games in the street, a clothing swap, dancing performances, a bike decorating contest, and a Wellness Zone in Bolinas Park.
Come learn about how to improve health and reduce traffic and greenhouse gases at Transit Alley at the parking lot next to Mono Avenue (and enter a contest to win free prizes).
In 2012, our Sustainable Fairfax Vice President and Town Council member, Renee Goddard, created the first Streets for People after being inspired by Ciclovía, a weekly Sunday open streets event in Bogata, Columbia that encompasses 70 miles of car-free streets for two million people. Hundreds of cities and towns around the world and across the US now feature their own versions of car-free weekends. According to Goddard, the goal is to “create community resiliency and positive spirit, while celebrating what makes Fairfax unique.”
In the car-free spirit of the event, we encourage participants to leave their cars at home, and consider walking, biking (park at the free bike valet), carpooling, or taking public transportation. Marin Transit Routes 228 and 68, and Golden Gate route 23 run on Sundays (see www.511.org for more details). If driving or in need of a ride, participants can try Carma Carpooling, a free smart phone application designed to match riders and drivers.