Sunday Streets events are back

Houston Business Journal Following the success of the spring and summer Sunday Streets HTX, the city of Houston is launching a fall and winter group of Sunday Streets. According to the initiative’s website, the Sunday Streets events will take place on Oct. 12, Nov. 2 and Dec. 7. The Oct. 12 event will take place from 12 p.m. to […]

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Look Houston, no cars! Popular Sunday Streets HTX program returns this fall

Culture Map Houston After a successful run this summer, the Sunday Streets HTX program is back to help Houstonians get outdoors and get moving. What began as a three-month pilot initiative back in April as part of Mayor Annise Parker’s Go Healthy Houston program is starting up again next month. The program, which opens up […]

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City reviving car-free street events starting Oct. 12

Houston Chronicle After a summer break, a Houston program that closed city streets to traffic so residents could bike and walk will return Oct. 12. This time around, Sunday Streets HTX has a corporate sponsor, Cigna, and the event will last an additional hour, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The program, which officials considered […]

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Member Spotlight: Offcite.org and Sunday Streets HTX

This spring, the City of Houston launched a new initiative called Sunday Streets HTX – a street closures program piloted over three events. A steady force behind the project wasRice Design Alliance staff member Raj Mankad, investing lots of personal sweat equity and community organizing and hitching it to the RDA’s terrific knack for making the news. […]

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Washington Avenue to be closed down to cars: Bar central might never be the same again (thankfully)

Culture Map Houston Washington Avenue is a lot of things — but walker and biker friendly it’s not. At least for 364 days of the year. But on Sunday, the land of bars, restaurants and traffic jams becomes a haven forpedestrians and cyclists. Go Healthy Houston will host the last Sunday Streets HTX of its pilot program Sunday. […]

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Sunday streets pilot reaches its end

Houston Chronicle If attendance estimates are correct, Houston residents can support open streets events, provided the weather is nice. Sunday marks the final Sunday Streets HTX, a pilot program wherein the city shuts down a section of street so folks can take a walk, bike, Hula-Hoop, whatever they want — and do it free from […]

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Another Sunday Streets HTX This Weekend

news92fm (HOUSTON) – Sunday Streets HTX wraps up it’s first year in Houston this Sunday. Celebrate the streets of Houston by walking, biking, dancing and partaking in other physical activities. Bring your dog, your kids, your grandparents and enjoy a CAR-FREE atmosphere to meet new people. Laura Spanjian with Houston Mayor Annise Parker’s office will be out and about. She says the first event turned out 3,000 […]

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No cars: Pedestrians and cyclists occupy Westheimer in Sunday Streets celebration

CultureMapHouston   There’s no doubt that Houston is a city in love with its cars, but for a few hours Sunday, bicyclers and pedestrians ruled a prime stretch of lower Westheimer. Under glorious blue skies on a sunny afternoon, Houstonians pedaled and walked down the normally car-choked thoroughfare between Yupon and McDuffie as all vehicular traffic was prohibited. […]

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Houston streets open up to pedestrians, bicyclists for ‘SundayStreetsHTX’

Click2Houston Houston- Bicyclists and pedestrians will soon get the chance to explore new parts of Houston without worrying about cars. Mayor Annise Parker announced the launch of “Sunday Streets HTX.” The program will open up major streets such as Westheimer, Washington Avenue and White Oak to bicyclists for three days this year. “SundayStreetsHTX is an […]

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City closing streets to encourage exercise, exploration

News 92FM (HOUSTON) — Houstonians enjoy the second edition ofSunday Streets HTX. Westheimer was shut down between McDuffie and Yoakum so pedestrians could use the street to walk, jog, bike ride and check out different stores, food trucks and do all kinds of different activities. WATCH VIDEO: Laura Spanjian, Director of Office of Sustainability, talks Sunday […]

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