Sunday, October 18, will mark the third time that Active Streets Gainesville has coordinated a free community event that transforms our most iconic roadway into a vibrant destination full of activities led by local organizations and businesses.
From 11 am until 3 pm, University Avenue, stretching from West 6th Street. to East 7th Street., right through the heart of downtown, will be a joyous promenade of non-automotive activities, with walkers, riders, skaters, art bikes, live music, information booths and smiling people.
Perhaps most stunning will be the corner of Main and University, which becomes a giant piece of art, as chalk wielded by young and old turns dark grey asphalt into a chaos of color. More information is at www.activestreetsalliance.org.
Businesses, organizations and individuals can participate by providing supplies or by leading group activities that engage attendees in a healthy, active lifestyle.
The event is hosted by Gainesville Citizens for Active Transport, Gainesville Cycling Club and Active Streets Alliance. It is sponsored by the City of Gainesville and the Florida Department of Transportation.