New Haven is ready. It's time for the Elm City to experience an Open Streets event. The idea is simple: close down streets to cars for a few hours on a Saturday to allow walkers, runners & cyclists free reign. Dogs, strollers, rollerblades, and unicycles welcome, too. This is not a block party or street fair - an open streets event creates a "route" through the city - a safe space for active recreation. It's not a race. There's no start or finish. It's an open route for all to enjoy.