Navigation Links
Main Street Corridor Development Corporation and BikeWalkKC Partner to Host Main Street Day and Kansas City’s First Ciclovia
Date:6/19/2013

Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) June 19, 2013

Kansas City will host its first Ciclovia event on Sept. 7, 2013 as part of Main Street Day. A section of Main Street in the midtown area will be restricted to bicycle and pedestrian traffic during the afternoon of the event. The Main Street Corridor Development and BikeWalkKC are partnering to host the event, which will help Kansas City join the ranks of dozens of cities across the US and Americas that have used Ciclovia as a tool to foster community vibrancy and active lifestyles.

“Ciclovia is the perfect event for the Main Street, where so much change is taking place,” said Dianne Burnette, executive director of the Main Street Corridor Development Corporation (MainCor), an organization overseeing the redevelopment of the corridor. MainCor recently led a $10 million streetscape improvement project for most of the corridor.

Ciclovia will be a part of MainCor’s Main Street Day festivities, which begin at 11 a.m. with the Main Street Mile run. Main Street, between 34th to 40th Street, will be restricted to bicyclists and pedestrians at noon. Local food vendors, live music, and activities will line the route.

“With no cars, the street will basically become a large open plaza,” said Eric Rogers, Executive Director of BikeWalkKC, a local bicycle and pedestrian advocacy group partnering with MainCor for the event. “People will be able to have fun, exercise, and interact literally in Main Street -- a space normally off-limits to those activities.”

Kansas City’s Ciclovia is based on one that started in Bogota, Colombia in 1972 when that city began blocking major streets to cars on Sundays. (Ciclovia means “bike path” in Spanish.) City leaders there sought to reduce noise and pollution from cars. Bogota’s event has since grown to become a sort of weekly street festival, and now more than 70 miles of roadways are designated bike- and pedestrian-only on Sunday afternoons.

Meanwhile, Ciclovia-style events have spread to dozens of other cities across the Americas, increasingly to promote healthier transportation alternatives in response to a growing epidemic of chronic diseases related to car-centric lifestyles. In the United States, similar events include Streets Alive in Atlanta, Open Streets in St. Louis, and Summer Streets in New York.

MainCor's Burnette says MainCor and BikeWalkKC were drawn together for this larger event because of their shared goals.“We’re both interested in improving quality of life of Kansas City, and we’d like to see what Ciclovia on this major thoroughfare can do to get residents and business owners involved in that process,” Burnette said. “The event will create a great atmosphere for people to think about the potential of one of our city’s most important streets.”

Organizers are currently accepting vendor and sponsorship applications. Current sponsors include Buttonwood Art Space, Zimmer Real Estate Services, and Shipley Communications.

About MainCor
The Main Street Corridor Development Corporation (MainCor) is the champion and leading community partner of Kansas City's Main Street Corridor working to support commercial, mixed use and residential progress and effective community, economic and aesthetic development that create and encourage the renewal and vitality of Midtown.

About BikeWalkKC
BikeWalkKC is the unified voice for active living, promoting a healthy, safe and accessible outdoor experience for all in a vibrant, engaged community. BikeWalkKC is a member-supported organization that works to make Greater Kansas City a safer and more accessible place to walk, bicycle, live, work, and play.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10836766.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. ENT and Allergy Associates®, LLP Is Bullish on Wall Street; Practice to Expand/Upgrade Current Clinical Office at 150 Broadway in NYC
2. Magnetic Bracelets at Palos Verdes Street Fair Announced Pain Free Living
3. First Choice Emergency Room Hosts Murphy, TX Street Party
4. San Francisco Tenderloin Women Say “No!” to Street Harassment: Safe Passage Sponsors Kidpower Adult Safety Skills Workshops and Resources
5. The USO and Sesame Street Announce Spring Kick Off of World Tour at Biannual Care Package Service Project Event in DC
6. USO to Celebrate Five-Year Partnership of Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families at Biannual Care Package Service Project on Capitol Hill
7. Richmond Ride of Silence to Honor Injured or Killed Bicyclists and Promote Safer Streets
8. Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer at Stokes & Kopitsky, P.A. Commends Plans to Make Streets Safer for Cyclists
9. Asbestos Attorney Comments on Wall Street Journal Article
10. W.O.W.! Dr. Vonda Wright, MD is Stopping Traffic for a Warm Up on Walnut Street
11. Dude Ranch Guest Piece Selected for "Art on the Streets"
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/27/2016)... , ... May 27, 2016 , ... ... this installment is bolstered by inspiring human-interest stories, courtesy of awareness-driven celebrities and ... the industry, from leading advocates, associations and industry leaders such as Bioness. ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... , ... May 27, 2016 , ... Beleza Medspa ... body fat composition regulations. This is the first time that Coolsculpting is being ... at least every six months to ensure they meet the prescribed body-fat standard, measured ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Aimed at nurses and employees in the health care world, ... in the nursing and health care industry. It also provides insight to the developing ... , As the nursing industry is coming out of one of the biggest ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 27, 2016 , ... ... trusted name in the pharmaceutical, medical and food industries. Aside from its GMP ... certification (SIC), providing proof of successfully certified products, services and staff. , Validation ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... ... There are many ways to cook a hot dog, but new research ... their dogs straight off the grill. Of the 90 percent of Americans who say ... a hot dog, far outpacing other cooking methods such as steaming (12 percent), microwaving ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/27/2016)... , May 27, 2016 ... instances of hypertension is driving ambulatory blood pressure monitoring ... their elasticity and their ability to respond to different ... This condition can lead to various cardiovascular disorders such ... vascular disease. These diseases are growing in prevalence each ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... Amarantus BioScience Holdings, Inc. (OTCQX: AMBS), ... Neurology and Orphan Diseases, today announced that President & CEO ... conferences: SeeThru Equity MicroCap Conference   ... City , NY When: Tuesday, May 31 st ... Where: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 109 East 42 nd ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... 2016 A key trend that ... emergence of new treatments. Cardax, a development stage life ... The therapy is expected to fulfil large unmet medical ... conducting studies to develop new treatments for osteoarthritis. One ... involved in osteoarthritis are being investigated, and early trials ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: