Friday, August 03, 2007

Walk+Roll IS on the Sunday


August 2, 2007

“Walk+Roll Cleveland

Media contact: Lois Moss

Phone: 216-870-0057


Cleveland, Ohio – Back by popular demand, Walk+Roll Cleveland is bringing you car-free days in the park. Sunday Aug 5 and Sunday Aug 12, a 2-mile portion of MLK Jr Dr will be closed to motorized vehicles from 10am to 6pm so that people can walk, run, rollerblade, bicycle, unicycle or wheelchair through Cleveland’s magnificent Rockefeller Park and its unique Cultural Gardens. With enough positive feedback from the community, Aug 19, Aug 26 and Sept 23 will also become Walk+Roll Sundays.

The organizers are hoping that the community will come together and share their talents to make the event even more special. All community groups, schools, artists, musicians, youth activity coordinators or senior groups that can create free activities during the upcoming Sunday events are welcome and encouraged to participate.

The project has received tremendous media coverage for this car-free initiative, including a feature in Continental Airlines inflight magazine. With 43,000 employees and over 5,000,000 passengers a month, a large number of people will read about this Cleveland project that promotes community connections, urban neighborhoods, diversity, alternative transportation, healthy living, and vibrant public places.

For more information, to sign up as a performer or volunteer, see