Bulgaria 22.09

Bulgaria 22.09.

The first Open Streets Day in Bulgaria will be organised as a flagship initiative in Plovdiv, co-hosted by BG Be Active, the Municipality of Plovdiv and the Plovdiv 2019 Foundation, managing the Activities that are part of Plovdiv – European Capital of Culture.

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On 22nd of September the access of vehicles will be stopped between 8 am and 18 pm in the recently renovated boulevard Maritsa-South, between Water palace and Billa.

The boulevard will be divided into 3 main zones where the different activities will be available for the citizens – Art Zone, Relax Zone, Sport and Physical Activity Zone.

The zones will provide demonstrations, workshops, picnic spaces, fun games, table games (variations), painting, specials running and cycling activities, etc.

The Sport and Physical Activity Zone will have different range of activities (low to high intensity) – yoga, dancing, group workouts, European Fitness Badge promotion and opportunity to sign up for the full test in chosen clubs.

The street is OPEN for everyone so come and join us in one or all off our different ZONES.

Contact person:Bilyana Mileva
Email Address:bilyana@bgbeactive.org

The concept of Open Streets Day is built into the name of the project: on 22 September 2019 public streets and urban areas of European cities will be transformed into venues for recreational physical activity. Local community members are invited to take the initiative and organise events that are relevant and interesting to residents of their area. As an organiser, you are free to choose an event theme ranging from simple ideas, like rope-skipping contests, to something more elaborate like a mass participation cycling ride.

With the Car-Free Day also scheduled on 22 September as a part of EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK, Open Streets Day events may take advantage of the already existing road closures and make the experience even more memorable by letting residents discover their neighbourhood from a different perspective.

Serving as a bridge between European Mobility Week and European Week of Sport, Open Streets Day will promote environmentally-friendly modes of active transport, as well as encourage citizens to celebrate the joy of being active. Open Streets means opening up the public space to movement which also means open minds – and that is why the events are meant to be accessible and enjoyable for everyone.

What is the purpose of Open Streets Day?

The Open Streets Day is one of our brand new events, that we are organising, as an official European Week of Sport event. The concept of the Open Streets Day is designed to build a bridge between Mobility Week and European Week of Sport. It will focus on using public streets for citizens’ activities and mobility, and thus celebrate both the heathy and environmentally friendly modes of transport, and the broader benefits of physical activity. In addition, Open Streets Day is part of the year-round ISCA campaign NowWeMOVE, which has the vision of getting 100 million more Europeans active in sport or physical activity by 2020.

Open Streets Day is an event supporting the European Week of Sport

Open Streets Day National partners