Published On: Sun, May 3rd, 2015

R–STREET gives Doonities a chance to connect with the city

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When: (Every Sunday), Dehradun

Where: From Clock Tower to Astley Hall

Time: Timing – 6:00 Am to 9:00 Am

What is R-Street?

R-Street is a street event that provides citizens with the opportunity to reclaim their streets, connect with their community, celebrate their city and there/ore reclaim their lives. On the day, one or more streets in the neighborhood, are be cordoned off for citizens for 4-5 hours in the morning to come together in large numbers and use the street for recreation that promotes health, wellbeing, fitness, togetherness and joy. Children and adults are invited to bike, skate, run and walk; to partake in community leisure activities such as street games, street dancing; to learn yoga, aerobics and zumba. The weekly event celebrates the fact that cities are meant for people, not cars. Arrangements are made so that neighborhood residents are not inconvenienced and emergency services are not affected.

Why have R-Street?

The word “R-Street” brings together two ideas. First – R – OUR, which is the possessive form of we, a sense of something that belongs to us and transformation, a journey towards a final goal. And second – Street “This was just an ordinary road full of ordinary people”. R-Street is more than an event. It’s a milestone crafted to galvanize the citizens to participate in a shared vision of an active, car-free lifestyle. In our cities, where car use is on the rise, it is hoped that R-Street will encourage people to ditch their cars, and promote physical activity by influencing residents to get up, get out, and get moving.

What are the Objectives of R-Street?

  • Promote Cycling, Walking and use of Public Transport as envisaged in the National Urban Transport Policy
  • Create awareness around road safety
  • Re-state and remind its citizens that the streets belong to the people
  • Promote Healthy living by encouraging an active lifestyle
  • Promote and facilitate Social Integration and Community Development

CM Harish Rawat inaugurates the function

Chief Minister Harish Rawat inaugurated a function “R-Street” from Ashley Hall to Clock Tower on Sunday Morning. Chief Minister Rawat said that such a live spirit should be retained by Laughing, Playing Dehradun. Further he added such functions should be organized in other cities of Uttarakhand.

CM Rawat filled up Eye Donation Form at “Netra Jyoti” Section of Uttarakhand Police. He suggested that eyes donation after death should be encouraged, as it is better to enlighten life of people without the gift of eyesight. Later he went Gandhi Park and offered floral wreath on the statues of Amar Shahid Kesari Chand, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, and Shahid Durgamall.

R – Street is being jointly organized by Sinmit Social & Focused Tales with the support of Government of Uttarakhand, Uttarakhand Police & Nagar Nigam Dehradun.

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