Open Streets: Jackson

Organization: Bike Walk Mississippi

Year: 2012

Amount: 4000

Status: Project complete

Type: Advocacy

Address: Jackson, MS

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.