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Fairfax Streets For People Event August 26th Noon to 4:00 p.m.

The Fairfax Town Council has unanimously approved a “Streets for People” event that will close part of Bolinas Road for half of a Sunday in August from Noon to Four in the afternoon.

The family-friendly “Streets for People,” somewhat modeled off San Francisco’s “Sunday Streets,” will celebrate local businesses, citizens, art and non-motorized transportation. “Streets for People” will be alcohol free.

The event, set for Sunday, August 26, from noon to 4 p.m., will close Bolinas Road between Broadway and Elsie, the Mono parking lot and a portion of Mono Avenue West of Bolinas Road for bicycle parking. 

Closing the road is an experiment to see if the town could realistically move toward the general plan vision of making that stretch of road a permanent vehicle-free greenway.

“We close the street for the Fairfax Parade. So far we’ve survived that for about 30 years,” said Councilman Larry Bragman after some of his colleagues spoke about possible traffic impacts at the June 20 council meeting. “ One of the reasons we are moving forward with this is because it’s a longtime concept.” 

Organizers, and the event resolution, said closing the road would appeal to Fairfax's several young families who use bicycles and strollers on the narrow Bolinas Road sidewalks. Hope to see you there! 

Anastasia Sheldon

“Streets for People” will include:

  • Street painting
  • Information on local businesses
  • A parklet demo
  • Bike demos
  • Acoustic musicians
  • Café tables in the street
  • Free “back to school” haircuts for kids.

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