CYCLOUVIA: LOUISVILLE'S OPEN STREETS PROGRAM
Imagine taking a stroll down one of Louisville’s bustling urban corridors, not on the sidewalk, but right down the middle of the street. CycLOUvia is your opportunity to experience Louisville as you never have before, by walking, cycling, skateboarding, or dancing in the street.
Streets account for a massive amount of public land in all cities. CycLOUvia repurposes these public spaces by temporarily replacing traditional vehicular traffic with pedestrian traffic. Streets become paved parks where people of all ages, abilities, and socio-economic backgrounds can come to improve their mental, physical, and emotional health.
Starting in 2012, CycLOUvia events have attracted tens of thousands of people to various neighborhoods across the city. In addition to be part of the Mayor's Healthy Hometown Movement, cyclouvia promotes healthy lifestyles, alternative transportation, bike/pedestrian safety and economic development.