State Street to be blocked for 'Open Streets' event

September 7, 2011 5:35:28 AM PDT
Part of State Street in the Loop will be blocked off for a special event on the October 1.

Open Streets on State Street will feature relay races, yoga classes and a temporary skate park, organizers say.

The closure will take place between Lake and Van Buren streets from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Organizers say it will encourage people to walk outside and visit local businesses. It is based on similar events in New York, Los Angeles and Miami.