Circle The City (CTC) is Boston’s Open Streets initiative that connects people to parks. In Summer 2012, CTC drew an estimated 6,500 participants of all ages from across Boston out of their homes and cars and onto safe, car-free streets for the opportunity to walk, bike, roll, dance and playtogether. The launch of CTC demonstrated that there is a broad appetite for getting out, active and connected in our communities by using our streets in a new way. CTC features free activities for all ages that promote healthy, active living and celebrate the neighborhoods, parks and businesses of Boston.
Why Open Streets in Boston?
- Builds community and support local business.
- Re-imagines the city street as a place for people.
- Promotes safe physical activity and healthy lifestyles for all.
- Get peoples of all ages outside and connected to our parks.
- Further’s the City’s goals for a healthy, vibrant, livable Boston.
Streets for people
CTC offers a view of our city from a different perspective — re-imagining our streets as space for people. With community building as a primary goal, CTC encourages family fun and promotes safe outdoor physical activity for all ages. There are over 80 documented Open Streets projects in the U.S. alone that are sparking discussion around the role of streets and this way to engage new audiences in existing, but temporarily transformed, public space. Circle The City is not a parade, nor is it a race. Rather it is a unique opportunity to safely enjoy the streets and explore new neighborhoods and parks.
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