Streets & Sidewalks

Open Streets

Open Streets are programs that temporarily open streets to people as additional public space, closing them to cars. These events typically have a family-friendly festival type atmosphere but are not organized as festivals.

The first one was conducted in Bogota, Columbia in 1974. The Cyclovia (translated to “Cycle-way”) closed major streets to vehicular traffic on Sundays, and still runs today with 122 km of roadway included in the program. Hamilton has successfully run Open Streets-style events in the past, including an event on James St. N and one in Westdale.

Open Streets (King Street from Gage Park to Gore Park)

The City of Hamilton is seeking public input on an Open Streets  project which would turn King Street into a Temporary Urban Linear Park from Gage Park to Gore Park.

On one weekend day, four kms of linear roadway space would be transformed into additional public space that could be used for cycling, physical activity stations and small urban activations.

We want to hear from you!

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Contact Us

Peter Topalovic
Program Manager, Sustainable Mobility
City of Hamilton
Phone 905-546-2424 ext 5129
Email [email protected]

Alison Carlyle
Project Manager, Sustainability Mobility
City of Hamilton
Phone 905-546-2424 ext 1473
Email [email protected]