Come join our team of Superheroes!

Streets Alive! Ithaca is a wonderful event and it takes 100+ volunteers to make it a reality. From Intersection Superheroes to Roving Bike Mechanics, we have a place for you.  Volunteers age 16+ from across the community are invited to join our team! An awesome free t-shirt, snacks, and great community fun are included.

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Map & Activities

All of the fun in one place.

Streets Alive! Ithaca will restart in September on the Southside along Plain St. Come enjoy a street open for you to bike, walk, roll and move freely, with lots of fun activities along the way!

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Over the years:




Feet of open streets!


Pieces of Chalk


Scoops of Ice Cream

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Bring the fun!

Streets Alive! Ithaca is, at its simplest, a day where the streets are closed to cars and open to people.  Anyone can join in and make fun happen.  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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