Stage set for Durban Open Streets Family Fun

South Africa – Fashion, food, music, cycling, and a fun walk or run will be the order of the day at the upcoming Open Streets Family Fun to be held in Walnut Road, Durban, on Sunday .

The Open Streets concept encourages the free and safe movement of people, enabling them to experience their space in new and exciting ways – car free .

In a statement, the eThekwini Municipality said following the resounding success of the pilot Open Streets: Florida Road in March, the City is taking further steps to encourage active mobility by hosting a bigger, better and more exciting Open Streets in Walnut Road .

The one-day programme will see a portion of Walnut Road closed off to vehicles converting the street into a walkable space for families to enjoy .

eThekwini Transport Authority Acting Head, Bethuel Manthoadi said Open Streets: Walnut Road will be transformed into a family-oriented precinct displaying an array of cultures co-existing along the stretch .

“By closing the street to cars, opening them to people, and coordinating an engaging programme, Open Streets: Walnut Road facilitates the re-imagination of streets as places that are safe, healthy and fun,” Manthoadi said .

The public is encouraged to support the free event by attending in large numbers .

“We have considered the positive feedback received about the pilot Open Streets in Florida Road, and we are working with various stakeholders to ensure that the event is another fun and memorable experience .

“Durbanites and visitors can look forward to a City cycle ride and walk/run, bike-share programme, local market, fashion, cultural and heritage tours, playground-style games, live music, food offerings, public art and much more .

To enter the cycle and fun run/walk go to: https://racepass .

com/za/races/durban-openstreet .

“Entries are limited to 500 cyclists and 500 participants in the fun run/walk .

The first 200 entrants will receive a free t-shirt,” Manthoadi said .

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