One of the success factors of 25 May Open Streets was the community engagement. With that in mind we held the first public community planning meeting last night which will continue to take place every Thursday at 18:00 (Observatory Community Hall) until the day.
From street bunting to the ongoing Open Streets crowdfunding campaign, as one of the participants put it we will give birth to a new experience on LowerMain Road and the reality is Open Streets will always take a new character and form. There will never two of the same.
Creating opportunities to benefit local businesses while encouraging community and family-orientated activities like pic-nics on the street was one of the many issues discussed. With the experts in gifting at the meeting: the brains, hands and souls behind Afrikaburn it was easy to imagine a street where sharing will become the main currency.
And so from bicycle rentals to planning salsa lessons and logistical issues around trading and sound, the map of Lower Main Road on 26 October began to be populated. A giant twister was located on Trill Rd and booking of spaces on the street began. If you want to submit an activity make sure you do it ASAP as street corners on Lower Main Road are already in high demand.