We need you!

Streets Alive! Is such a wonderful event, but it takes 100 volunteers to make it a reality. From Intersection Superheroes to Roving Bike Mechanics, if you're free to help we have a place for you.  Volunteers age 16 and up from across the community are invited to join our team on May 1st! An awesome free t-shirt, snacks, and great community fun are included.

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All of the fun in one place.

Streets Alive! Ithaca is Sept. 25, 2016 from 1-5pm on S. Plain from Green to Old Elmira on W Clinton from Corn to Albany. The main focus of the event is enjoying a street open for people to bike, walk, roll and move.

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Over the years:




Feet of open streets!


Pieces of Chalk


Scoops of Ice Cream


Bring the fun!

Streets Alive! is at its simplest a day where the streets are closed to cars and open to people.  Anyone can join in and make some fun.  Simply chalk a space and leave at least half the street open for people to walk, bike, and roll by.  The possibilities are almost endless:  hula hooping, jump rope, hopscotch, street hockey, frisbee, basketball… Or practice your unicycling, play a little acoustic music, run a lemonade stand, build a fort…



Streets Alive! first happened in Ithaca in September 2012, but has been in the hearts and minds and planning work of many organizers and transportation advocates in the area for a number of years.

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Info for Residents

On the day of a Streets Alive! event, residents of the closed street need to move their cars from the street for the duration of Streets Alive!...

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Streets Alive! Ithaca couldn't happen without a great amount of support from our sponsors, our volunteer, and especially our project partners!



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