Four Years Old, ‘Open Paulista’ Positively Impacts São Paulo Visitors and Residents

For four years, Paulista Avenue has been gaining color, dance, music and intense circulation of pedestrians and cyclists on Sundays and holidays.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The mobilization of civil society organizations and the population led the City of São Paulo, in 2015, to create the 'Paulista Aberta' ("Open Paulista") Program closing the avenue to motorized vehicles on Sundays and holidays, making it open to pedestrians, bicycles, strollers and skateboarders.

Since then, one of the liveliest avenues in the city of São Paulo has become the stage for economic, cultural and leisure activities, in addition to providing a large free space for the practice of physical activity.

The study is based on the premise that open streets increase urban vitality . . .

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