Open Streets initiatives temporarily close streets to cars and open them for people to walk, bike, skate, dance, play, and more. Check out the Open Streets Project for more information.
Hartford has a growing tradition of Open Streets! For example, for many years Pratt Street had been closed to vehicles for community activities like the Salsa Socials. During the pandemic, the City of Hartford made this permanent by establishing the Pratt Street patio. Now people of all ages and abilities can enjoy Pratt Street, and businesses are growing on the street!