Open Streets comes to downtown Green Bay

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - Taking part in a national trend from the sixties to promote healthy living and alternative transportation, much of downtown Green Bay was shut down to cars on Saturday.

The sixth annual Open Streets Green Bay closed off the downtown area to cars and encouraged people to walk, bike or find other ways around the area. Amanda Riesenberg, a volunteer from Aurora Baycare, says, “It does grow every year, and I think the best part is the weather’s great in the middle of the summer and people really enjoy being able to get out and not have to worry about cars on the roads, and they can enjoy being on their bicycles, walking, rollerblading.”

There were also multiple zones set up on both sides of the Main and Walnut Street Bridges for families to enjoy. These included fitness and kid’s activities, nature learning, bike stations, and even yoga and fitness classes.