Join MCE in the City of Fairfax for its Streets for the People celebration! The vision behind Fairfax’s Streets for People is to create community resiliency and positive spirit! It is a celebration of what makes Fairfax unique, and a fun opportunity to stimulate our local economy. This open streets event is modeled after the successful Ciclovia program in Bogata, Columbia which closes 70 miles of streets to cars every Sunday. Two million participants each week are given a safe place to ride bicycles, dance, eat and celebrate a city rejuvenated by its people. Gil Penalosa, founder of Ciclovia, describes open streets events as releasing the energy of the streets back to the people. Studies show that local businesses benefit from increased pedestrian and bicycle traffic along the routes.