April 18, 2009

April 17, 2009

Manhattan Bridge LES survey results.



Overwhelming interest in skate art, concrete, variety, and a simple skate spot design. Billy Rohan and Steve Rodriguez of 5boro custom designed a layout with Team Pain. Thanks for answering the survey. We got 1500 hits on the survey on official new york. Tim Payne of Team Pain will be up in NYC to custom install.

April 15, 2009

Billy Rohan's "playground in a box"


Playground in a Box
5 people, a shipping container, a set of tools, & moveable equipment.

click the photo to see a movie with Open Road's playground in a box design. At the end of the day Billy Rohan puts away a moveable skatepark (along with the skateboards & helmets we lend out free) inside a 20' shipping container.
Click here for Open Road Skateboarding Phys Ed program.


we're custom designing this concept for another NYC location this summer, with multi-use skateable ramps + slides, benches, and a stage (above). Click for skateboard phys ed program.

April 5, 2009

April 4, 2009

open road. who we are. what we do.

top photo: public art youth crew, billy (skateboarding) tyriq randy

above: charles ahlem dito marcos nikios karel olu paula (founder)
below: anthony (music)
we create programs with youth based on what they want to do. Right now we do participatory planning, public art, skateable green playground design, music, art, food waste composting, youth led research, mapping, advocacy, activism.