Open Streets: Jackson

Organization: Bike Walk Mississippi

Year: 2012

Amount: $4,000

Type: Advocacy

Bike Walk Mississippi hosted the state’s first open streets event – in which city streets are close to motor vehicles so people can walk, bike, rollerblade, and enjoy – this autumn in an effort to boost walking and bicycling in the capital city. Our $4,000 grant provided seed funding for an initiative that is expected to engage partners from the business, government, and non-profit communities and make Jackson a healthier and more bike-friendly city.

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