May 21, 2020 - The popular Open Streets Fort Wayne that draws thousands of residents each year to celebrate active transportation and social gatherings is postponed for 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020 Open Streets Fort Wayne event scheduled for Sunday, July 12, 2020, has been postponed until July 11, 2021.
Given the current circumstances, we cannot in good faith, deliver the quality event participants have come to expect from Open Streets Fort Wayne while guaranteeing the health and safety of event participants,” said Amy Hartzog, Open Streets Program Manager. “We are also sensitive to ensuring the funds that are donated are spent responsibly. We will continue to work hard to deliver a top-notch event in 2021.”
With the help of over eighty-five partners, Open Streets Fort Wayne is a free, family-friendly, community-oriented event that features over one hundred interactive opportunities for participants to explore as they bike or walk along the designated 2-mile, car-free corridor.
The City's Public Works Division sponsors Open Streets Fort Wayne. The event's goal was to draw attention to active transportation and pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure. The active transportation network has more than 1,600 miles of sidewalks, a trail network of more than 120 miles, 20 miles of bike lanes and bike routes, 350 bike racks, and more visible and accessible countdown signals, crosswalks and ADA ramps.