Next Sunday, April 6, we welcome Sunday Streets HTX to our community and House District 148.
First, the details:
Dates: April 6, 2014
Times: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Where: White Oak/Quitman Route (Heights Blvd. to Fulton)
Second, here’s some information about Sunday Streets HTX:
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.
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?”
Visit the Sunday Streets HTX website today and learn more about what Open Streets are, why they matter, and how you can get involved.
I hope to see you in the Heights for the first Sunday Streets HTX next weekend.