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Go traffic-free every month as Open Streets returns

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LEICESTER’S monthly summer celebration of people-friendly streets is returning for 2024.

From this Sunday (26 May), Leicester’s ‘Open Streets’ is back to help encourage people to explore the city by walking, wheeling or cycling.

On the last Sunday of each month, from May to September, Town Hall Square and Green Dragon Square will welcome people with free, family-friendly and fun entertainment for all abilities from 1-4pm.

The theme for this month’s Open Streets festival is ‘Bring The Paint’ and linking up with Leicester’s international street art festival to offer include ‘Meet The Artist’ tours on foot and by bike, Ride Leicester’s Street-Art Gallery on Town Hall Square and Art-Market on Green Dragon Square.

Join a free guided ride from the Town Hall Bike Park at 1pm on Sunday (26 May). Rides will be on quiet streets or off-road tracks, led by an art expert and supported by ride leaders. To register for the ride visit:

Along with guided walks and led rides, there will be fix-it sessions from Dr Bike, interactive junk-art bikes with Cyclone Works, live music with BETAcoustix and Sambando, Danny Butler’s Extreme Mountain Bike Show and much more.  

Visitors can also enjoy art-classes and live graffiti painting with Graffwerk in Town Hall Square. Town Hall Bike Park is also open and free to provide a safe and secure your cycles if enjoying the wider city centre on foot.

Assistant city mayor Cllr Geoff Whittle, who leads on environment and transport, said: “It’s great to be able to welcome back Open Streets, and all the free, family-friendly activities that they offer. Over the summer months, these events really help to demonstrate how easy it is to get around our city by walking, wheeling or cycling. Linking up with Bring The Paint is a fantastic idea and a guided cycle ride will be a perfect way to see some of the new artworks.”

Each month, the Open Streets events will take on a different theme from archaeology to The Olympics.

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