Viva CalleSJ is a free recreation program that temporarily closes miles of San Jose streets to bring communities together to walk, bike, skate, play
and explore the city like never before.
About Viva CalleSJ

Viva CalleSJ (pronounced Vee-Va Ka-Ye SJ) is a free recreational program that closes miles of scenic San José streets. Come see what it’s like at our next event!
Viva CalleSJ’s route will take participants through some of San José’s most eclectic and historic neighborhoods. The open street events brings people and communities together to walk, bike, skate, play and explore the explore the city like never before! It is not a race, so you can start anywhere and have as much fun as you want, in either direction.

Inspire Viva CalleSJ

Viva CalleSJ is inspired by similar Open Streets programs hosted in Los Angeles; San Francisco; Portland; Guadalajara, Mexico; and other cities around the world. The name combines the Spanish “Viva Calles,” which can mean both “the streets live” and “long live the streets.” Viva CalleSJ is managed by the City of San José’s Department of Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Services, with outreach and engagement support provided by Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition. Viva CalleSJ has been generously supported by Knight Foundation, which believes that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged.

The Benefits of Open Streets

Open Streets programs promote healthy lifestyles by encouraging residents to explore miles of public space walking, running, or rolling!
Open Streets events draw thousands of participants and generate new foot traffic in local business districts and neighborhoods.
Open Streets expose people to alternate modes of transportation and removing vehicles from the roads for a day.
Open Streets engage residents to take ownership of their public spaces, transforming our relationships with our communities.
What is Open Streets?

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