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Sunday Streets HTX

Sunday Streets HTX – 4 October 2015

Sunday Streets HTX is a pilot initiative to promote and improve the health of Houstonians. Sunday Streets HTX will open a stretch of streets normally reserved for vehicle traffic to allow cycling, walking, dancing, socializing and provide a family-friendly opportunity to be physically active.SundayStreetsHTXLogo

We’ve had several very successful and entertaining events in 2014.  The next one is coming up on October 4 2015, and it is sure to be a great event as well!

A portion of a Washington Blvd will be closed to vehicular traffic from 11am – 3pm on Sunday October 4, 2015.
With no cars on the road, you’ll be able to enjoy these streets for walking, running, dancing or riding with friends and family as never before. Sunday Streets HTX is not a street festival. It is a family fun opportunity to be physically active and enjoy active transportation.

Upcoming Sunday Streets Events:

Date:  October 4, 2015
Times:  12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Where: Washington Avenue/ Waugh to Westcott Streets

Date:  November 1, 2015
Times:  12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Where: Museum Park

Date:  December 13, 2015
Times:  12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Where: Midtown

Visit Go Healthy Houston for detailed street maps of each 2015 Cigna Sunday Streets event.

What are Open Streets?

Sunday Streets (also called “Open Streets” or “Ciclovias”)  closes streets to automobile traffic for a day so that people may use  the space for other physical and social activities. The streets become  parks as people replace car traffic. People walk, bike, skate and dance  and play. Non-profit and health organizations may offer free activities and share information about their services during the event.

It sounds simple, yet it really is very different and exciting.

People get out and connect  with their community and urban environment in a transformative way. This temporary public  space inspires creativity and change for the better, on that day – and  beyond. As of early 2013, there are more than 70 Sunday Streets events in North  America.

Check out StreetFilms.org for more about Open Streets around the world.

 

Open Streets Worldwide

San FranciscoBogota, Portland, St. LouisDallasLos AngelesNew YorkMexico City, Vancouver, Minneapolis and more have had many successful years of Open Streets. The public’s love for these events is overwhelming.

 

Promoting Economic Development, Public Health, Car-Free Transportation, and More

Open Streets are increasingly common in cities seeking new and fun ways to achieve economic, environmental, social, and public health goals. These goals are shared across business, civic and community groups.

Open Streets offer new economic opportunities for commercial districts. In a recent study of an Open Streets event in St. Louis, 73% of attendees spent money at a restaurant or store along the route, 68% became aware of a store or restaurant that was new to them, and 94% responded “Yes – Positively” to the question: “Does Open Streets change your feelings about the city?”

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