Active Streets brings activities to downtown Gainesville, closes off road to vehicles

Nine blocks of University Avenue will be closed Sunday as Gainesville residents and students listen to live music, swing fencing swords and enjoy the flavor of local establishments.

The event, called Active Streets, will transform the area between West Sixth Street and Northeast Boulevard into a place where people can interact with one another and local organizations.

The Active Streets Alliance will host the event, closing off the road from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. “to raise awareness for bringing people back into the streets,” said Kimberly Vacca, an Active Streets volunteer surveyor and UF urban and regional planning graduate student.

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