Oklahomans promote healthy lifestyles at Open Streets OKC

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Open Streets OKC is a local health and wellness project sponsored by the Oklahoma City-County Health Department’s Wellness Now Coalition.

People gathered to walk, bike, skate, and board while meeting local business owners.

“There’s local food and activities with wellness tips from health professionals. It looks a little like a block party, or a parade. Its purpose, however, is permanent change,” Open Streets OKC’s website reads.

Sixteen new bicycles were given away at the event.

“The more residents who choose active transportation, the greater push for more accessible communities. That means healthier Oklahomans, more foot traffic for the local economy and an active interest in shaping the areas we call ‘home.’ ”

The event was from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.