'Streets Alive' to create car-free spaces

April 8, 2010 2:19:07 PM PDT
Numerous outdoor locations in San Mateo County will be transformed into car-free spaces Sunday to allow residents to walk, bike and run through their communities.

The "Streets Alive" event will take place in Belmont, Brisbane, Foster City, North Fair Oaks, Redwood City and South San Francisco from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; in San Mateo beginning at 11 a.m.; and in Millbrae at 1 p.m.

The events are part of an international commemoration of World Health Day in which car-free celebrations are planned across the globe Sunday.

The Belmont event begins at the Barrett Park community garden and stretches to Notre Dame Avenue, then through Notre Dame de Namur University, along Ralston Avenue to Twin Peaks Park, and ends at the farmers' market at O'Neill Avenue and El Camino Real.

In Brisbane, Streets Alive will be held on San Francisco Avenue between Visitacion Avenue and Inyo Street.

Foster City's event, called "Wellness Walks," will take place at Leo J. Ryan Park, Sea Cloud Park and Marlin Park.

In North Fair Oaks, the event will be held outside the Fair Oaks Community Center at 2600 Middlefield Road, and the Redwood City event will be at the Courthouse Square along Broadway Street between Hamilton Street and Middlefield Road.

The South San Francisco route runs along Centennial Way Park at Orange and Chestnut avenues.

The Millbrae event is a history tour walk along Poplar Avenue beginning at the Millbrae Museum, and the San Mateo event will be at Ryder Park and along shoreline trails.

For more information, visit www.streetsalivesmc.org.


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