"Open Street" Festival Closes State Street to Traffic

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    Several blocks of State Street in the Loop were closed to vehicular traffic for five hours on Saturday for the first-ever "Open Streets on State Street" festival. (Published Saturday, Oct 1, 2011)

    Several blocks of State Street in the Loop were closed to vehicular traffic for five hours on Saturday for the first-ever "Open Streets on State Street" festival.

    The Chicago Loop Alliance, in partnership with Active Transportation Alliance, transformed a seven-block stretch, from Lake to Van Buren, into an urban playground from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    For a full list of activities, visit OpenStreetsonStateStreet.org.

    There was no charge for the event and some Chicago Loop Alliance member businesses offered discounts.