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Go traffic-free every month with Open Streets

Open Streets

FREE events that make the most of Leicester’s people-friendly streets and spaces will be on offer in Leicester this weekend, as the city council’s regular Open Streets series returns.

Open Streets takes place on the last Sunday of every month, from May to October, between 1-4pm, and features walks, bikes rides, music and street-based activities for a mini-festival of fun designed to show how easy it is to cycle or walk around Leicester.

This Sunday’s Open Streets, on 28 May, will take place in and around Town Hall Square and Green Dragon Square.

Attractions on offer include an impressive skills demonstration from the Danny Butler Mountain Bike Display Team and bike-theme games and crafts from Cyclone Works, a live street art display from Graffwerk and free bike fixes. There will also be information and displays from Leicester Wheels for All and Cycling UK’s Making Cycling E-asier scheme

People can also try their hand on the rock-climbing wall, listen to the drumming sounds of Sambando or relax to the soulful tunes of BETAcoutiX outside Orso Café.

This month’s Open Streets will also feature an art market at Leicester Market as a new attraction, where local artists and craftspeople will have the opportunity to display and sell their work.

Deputy city mayor Cllr Adam Clarke, who leads on who leads on transport, clean air and climate emergency, said: “It’s great to be able to welcome back Open Streets with all the free, family-friendly activities that it offers. The monthly events help to demonstrate how easy it is to get around our city by bike or on foot, thanks to the major investment we’ve made we’ve made to join up key parts of the city for walking, wheeling and cycling.”

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