Open streets to people and close it to motor vehicles because Open Streets are Healthy Streets.
A picture tells a thousand words but taking the data and running it through the the Healthy Streets Indicators it's clear Open Streets are also Healthy Streets - link
Every feels welcome. Easy to cross. Shade and shelter. Places to stop and rest. Not too noise. People choose to walk and cycle. People feel safe. Things to see and do. People feel relaxed. Clean air.