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Living car-free takes a little extra effort, which is why LiveWell Colorado is providing some extra incentive today with its third annual Viva Streets party — this time in the Berkeley/Regis neighborhood. The organization, which celebrates healthy and green lifestyles, will close off Tennyson Street around 46th Avenue to cars, creating a car-free parkway, or “ciclovia.”

“Closed to cars, the streets come alive with walkers, bikers, runners, strollers, hula-hoopers, dancers, paraders, musicians, healthy-food purveyors and anyone who wants to play in the streets for the day,” says LiveWell Colorado events coordinator Alexandra Kaney, noting that the previous two Viva Streets events, both in Park Hill, brought together more than 10,000 people “as we celebrated our city streets’ potential to get people moving and to strengthen Colorado’s healthy, active culture.”

Viva Streets kicks off at 10 a.m. with a parade at César Chávez Park, 4131 Tennyson Street; bike decorating is encouraged. The fun continues with tooth-fairy photos, face painting, games, outdoor zumba and yoga, and a kids’ bike rodeo. For more information, visit
Sun., Aug. 11, 10 a.m., 2013


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