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Open Streets Family Fun

Date: 2023-11-29 13:33:28

Open Streets Family Fun

Fashion, food, music, cycling, fun walk/run and more will be the order of the day at the upcoming Open Streets: Walnut Road to be held on Sunday, 10 December.

After the resounding success of the pilot Open Streets: Florida Road in March, the City is taking further steps to encourage active mobility by hosting a bigger, better and more exciting Open Streets in Walnut Road.

The Open Streets concept encourages the free and safe movement of people, enabling them to experience the space in new and exciting ways – car free.

The one-day programme will see approximately one kilometre portion of Walnut Road, Durban CBD closed off to vehicles converting the street into a walkable space for families to enjoy.

Open Streets: Walnut Road will be transformed into a family-oriented precinct displaying an array of cultures co-existing along the stretch. By closing the street to cars, opening them to people, and coordinating an engaging programme, Open Streets: Walnut Road facilitates the re-imagination of streets as places that are safe, healthy and fun. 

EThekwini Transport Authority Acting Head, Bethuel Manthoadi encourages the public to support this free event and attend in large numbers. “Durbanites and visitors can look forward to a City cycle ride and walk/run, bike-share programme, local market, fashion, cultural and heritage tours, playground-style games, live music, food offerings, public art and much more,” he said.

“We have considered the positive feedback received about the pilot Open Streets in Florida Road, and we are working with various stakeholders to ensure that the event is another fun and memorable experience”. 

Applications are open for those who wish to trade at the Market on the day. Applications forms are available on Entries close on 30 November.

To enter the cycle and fun run/walk go to: Entries are limited to 500 cyclists and 500 participants in the fun run/walk. The first 200 entrants will receive a free t-shirt.