Taking It To The Streets

Volunteers (L-R) April Pagliassotti & Claire Hamilton

Open Streets Wilmington debuted last month along six blocks of Market Street. The program closes streets to cars and transforms them into a mobile neighborhood where residents can enjoy outdoor recreation in a space that is safe and accessible to all ages and abilities.

For four hours, hundreds of residents and visitors walked, biked, dined and visited free displays manned by community groups ranging

Volunteer Steve Bertoline helps Damali Thomas of Wilmington with her bike

from Urban Bike Project to the YMCA. Open Streets Wilmington will continue at the Riverside neighborhood on June 19 in partnership with The Teen Warehouse and on July 17 along Union Street. Visit OpenStreetsWilmington.org.


Volunteer Sandra Duffy
Robert Price w/5yr old gandson Saya Myatt