Streets Alive: San Mateo County

"On Sunday, April 11th, cities across San Mateo County will host Streets Alive, transforming public streets into car-free outdoor spaces for people to walk, bike, run, roll, play, and enjoy being active and healthy. From 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, cities across the county will close streets to auto traffic and highlight public places such as parks, plazas and trails as a way to promote healthy outdoor activity for a healthy future. People of all ages and physical abilities will have the opportunity to be active, rediscover their neighborhoods, visit other communities, and experience the freedom of safe, car-free spaces."

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