S.B. Open Streets Takes Over the Funk Zone

International Public Health Movement Hits Town on November 2

Originating in Columbia nearly 30 years ago, ciclovías, or “bike ways,” has become something of an international movement. The events, which now take place around the world, call for the temporary closing down of streets and open up a public space for community members to be active and educated about public health. This weekend, Santa Barbara hosts its first-ever Open Streets ¡Calles Vivas! event, co-organized and coordinated by The Coalition for Sustainable Transportation (COAST). All day Saturday, November 2, community members and visitors are invited to take over the Funk Zone and participate in a handful of activities that include yoga and pilates, arts and crafts, street and stage music performances, a fashion show, healthy eating classes, and much more. S.B. Open Streets is free and will be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Cabrillo Boulevard and Mason Street. For more information, visit

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