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Details are below in an RGJ write-up:
Food trucks, local art, music and more will combine on Saturday to promote the growth of East Fourth Street as one of Reno's urban hotspots. The free event, titled "Positively 4th Street," aims to combat the area's association with crime and homelessness. Event host Reno Bike Project plans on bringing the area's local businesses and nonprofit organizations together to put on a "better block demonstration."
It's an idea to give the area a face-lift and promote positive changes — with everyone from drivers to cyclists to pedestrians in mind, said Matthew Cramer, the Reno Bike Project's Biggest Little Commuter coordinator. The daylong event will have everything from a pop-up restaurant to a record swap featuring live music in collaboration with the Holland Project.
And the Reno Bike Project will temporarily restructure large portions of the street.
"Fourth Street is currently a very fast street, not necessarily safest for cyclists and pedestrians," Cramer said. "We're gonna change that, make it a lot more safe and pleasant for people to come down."
Along with dining and music opportunities, the Reno Bike Project will host a beer garden, petting zoo and historical walking tours around the route, which was the first interstate highway in the nation.
"Positively 4th Street" runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday on the 500 block of East Fourth Street.
"Everyone's been extremely positive," Cramer said. "They recognize the potential (and) just want to see the change continue and see growth spreading throughout the area."