Second Sunday street, on Westheimer, has brighter outlook

Houston Chronicle The first time Houston tried an open street event, along White Oak and Quitman, soggy weather put a damper on people getting out and about and using the street for non-motorized uses. Still, many reported the turnout was strong and a good showing for an otherwise gray day. This Sunday, when crews close […]

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Houston Open Roads For Cyclists and Pedestrians

Urbanocreativonews The city of Houston, Texas, has announced that with SundayStreetsHTX , a pilot initiative to promote and improve the health of its citizens, allow the opening of the streets of White Oak, Washington Westheimet and / Market Square to cyclists and pedestrians in their first Sunday of April, May and June 2014. “SundayStreetsHTX is an opportunity […]

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Thousands enjoy closed roads during Houston’s pilot program

Houston Chronicle Juan, Andres and Maricela Alvarado pedaled faster and swerved from the yellow line of Quitman Street toward a puddle at the corner of Chestnut, screaming and laughing as the water splashed and soaked their jeans. The siblings – ages 9 and 11 – turned around and raced back onto Quitman without stopping to look for […]

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Open Streets kicks off today in Heights; expect street closures in area

abc13 HOUSTON (KTRK) — The city is closing a major street in order to encourage Houstonians to get in shape. Beginning at 11am today, the city will shut down White Oak and Quitman between Heights Boulevard and Fulton for walkers and bikers. It’s part of a pilot program called Open Streets, which is designed to encourage […]

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City closing streets to encourage exercise, exploration

Houston Chronicle  Cody Duty, Staff State Sen. Rodney Ellis speaks during the launch of Sunday Streets HTX at City Hall. Open Streets promote the use of streets for recreation and physical activity.   Three busy Houston streets will shut down to vehicular traffic on selected Sunday afternoons in an effort to see if car-bound residents […]

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Opening some city streets for recreation and fitness monthly

ABC 13 HOUSTON (KTRK) — Houston is joining an initiative spreading across US cities that would open up streets to bicyclists and pedestrians on the first Sunday of the month. SundayStreetsHTx will open White Oak, Westheimer and Washington/Market Square to bicyclists and pedestrians on the first Sundays in April, May and June 2014, respectively. The streets […]

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Open Streets for Houston: A Step to Meeting the Public’s Increasing Desire for More Walkable Communities

OffCite Can you picture what it would be like if, for a few hours one day a week, Houston opened a stretch of city streets to pedestrians, bikers, joggers, and skaters and 15 percent of the city’s population, or more than 300,000 people, showed up to enjoy the streets free of cars? That is what […]

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Houston mayor announces plan to shut down streets for bikes, pedestrians

Khou News Houston HOUSTON—In a city with nearly two million cars, encouraging Houstonians to walk isn’t always easy. But that’s exactly the idea behind SundayStreetsHTX. “Sunday Streets Houston will help people see the city at a different speed and from a different perspective,” said Mayor Annise Parker. On Sunday April 6, Houston will close White Oak […]

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