Ditch the car and jump on a bike, scooter, skateboard or opt to walk through St John Street and the Avenue on Saturday to explore Launceston's central business district for the Open Streets event.
Following the Lions Club's Christmas Parade the two streets will remain closed to cars until 4pm as part of the City of Launceston council's Tomorrow Together community engagement program.
Deputy mayor Danny Gibson said keeping the streets closed for longer after the parade was a way to activate the CBD for families or people who perhaps had not rode or scootered into the CBD before.
He said it was part of the council's consultation phase on how to envision the CBD's future.
"We understand this won't please everyone of course but we're wanting to make it a vibrant CBD where people feel welcomed and where pedestrianisation is something that we value," he said.
"If you're brave and you would like to park and ride your bike in, you can park at the Tailrace or Churchill Park or Inveresk and members of the Tamar Bicycle Association will escort you into the CBD."
"If you've never done it before, you might be a little apprehensive the first time but it's an opportunity to be escorted into the CBD with your bike, they'll tell you lots of tricks of the trade like how to ride safely, where to park, what to do."
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Metro buses in and out of the city will be free on the day, and St John Street and the Avenue will host children's activities, a scooter stunt course, face painting, a jumping castle and entertainment.
Councillor Gibson said staff would be out and about asking families and the community what they thought about transport options, why they use or avoid public transport and other issues on infrastructure and accessibility.
"We hear lots about car parking and lots about cars and of course lots of people feed into our surveys with those lenses on that but there's another whole cohort who want another CBD moving forward," he said.
"We've got lots of people who are wanting to use their bike and lots of families who are wanting to use our CBD so how are catering for those in the CBD and how are we diversifying what it is that we're trying to do."
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