Monthly Archives: April 2012

Public Meeting One Presentation

Want to catch up on what we’ve done so far before Thursday’s Public Meeting? Here’s the presentation:

Better Block event coming to Washington Avenue

Join us on the afternoon of May 12th for the Better Block on Walkable Washington, lead by BetterHouston as a part of the current Livable Centers study for the Washington Avenue corridor. If you are unfamiliar with Better Block, it’s a day-long showcase of what a Complete Street might look like, with more pedestrian amenities, transportation options, and a vibrant street life. The movement started in Dallas, but has spread to cities across the country as a successful way to help communities envision what is possible! You can learn more at the official Better Block website here, and if you have a few more minutes, watch this inspiring TEDx talk by the guy who helped plan the first Better Block here.

If you and/or your organization would be interested in getting involved in the events of the day — from getting volunteers out there the day of the event to help out, to having a table with information about your organization, to helping design, build or plan the various physical elements or activities that we’ll include in the Better Block — please email betterblock@betterhouston.org.

It’s scheduled for Saturday, May 12th, right after the Art Car Parade, and will last from 3pm till 10pm. The “better blocks” we’ll work with on Wash Ave are the ones with Liberty Station and that little triangle parking lot next door (2100-2000 blocks).

The purpose of this event is to expose more residents, businesses, and civic leaders to the benefits of Complete Streets and how cool Better Blocks can be!

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email us at betterblock@betterhouston.org. Washington Avenue is a great place to show Houston what a Complete Street could look like, and we hope to see you there!

If you’d like to help plan and execute the event, join us:

Better Block Planning Meetings
Every Tuesday
5:30-6:30pm
Liberty Station
2101 Washington Avenue