For Businesses

About Walk and Roll!

Walk and Roll! is the first open streets event in the City of Whittier. Walk and Roll! Temporarily removes cars from city streets and transforms the streets into safe and fun spaces to be enjoyed by families on Mar Vista and all of Uptown Whittier and throughout the greenway trail. We invite people of all ages and abilities to come out for a bike ride, a jog, a stroll or just to have fun! Walk and Roll! Is free - just bring your smiles!

Walk and Roll! Will begin at 10:00am and conclude at 2:00pm on July 16, 2017. No motorized vehicles or on street parking will be allowed between 8:00am and 4:00pm.

How Can Your Business Benefit?

Open Streets events let people slow down and see the city around them. They provide great opportunities for businesses to bring in customers that day or to encourage people to return in the near future.

Here are some tips for businesses to take advantage of the great marketing opportunity:

Bring Attention to Your Business

Create special signs, put up balloons, offer specials for Walk and Roll! participants.

Let Your Business Experience the Action of Walk and Roll!

Put some tables and chairs outside your business, sell products on the sidewalk, play some music, give away prizes to people riding or walking by.

Let People Know Walk and Roll! is Happening

Email nduron@cityofwhittier.org for a poster and signs you can place on your door, window or counter to let people know about the event and to let them know about parking options that are off the route on the day of Walk and Roll!