The Carrboro Bicycle Coalition started the Carrboro Open Streets Event in 2013. The main purpose of Carrboro Open Streets was to recreate the street and encourage community building through a variety of activities.

We love Open Streets Day in Carrboro. From 12-4, East and West Weaver Street are closed to cars — and we can see what’s possible when there’s a pedestrian-only area in our downtown.

Today, you’re invited to dance, do yoga, learn to ride a bike, climb a bike wall, or make a smoothie on a bike blender.

Having recreational spaces like these shouldn’t be limited to one day — we’d love to see Weaver Street closed off to car traffic, and an open-air plaza set up with food trucks, seating, and pop-up shops.

But it’s a start — and we’re happy to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Open Streets with the Town of Carrboro.

Melody Kramer

Melody Kramer serves on the OWASA board and lives in Carrboro with her family. By day, she leads communications for a large academic research center and recently obtained her MLIS degree focusing on digital...