Houston Chronicle highlights SSHTX participants

It was a beautiful day this past October 4th, blue skies and fluffy white clouds as far as the eye can see. Houstonians put their best foot forward as they ran, walked, and cycled up and down Washington avenue enjoying the first Cigna Sunday Streets of the fall season. You can tell how big Sunday […]

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This Sunday – East End / 5th Ward

Houston Tomorrow This Sunday, join tens of thousands of Houstonians walking, biking, unicycling, skate boarding, and just hanging out in the open streets at Sunday Streets HTX, brought to you by the City of Houston Health and Human Services Department and Go Healthy Houston. Sunday Streets HTX December 7th from 12 pm to 4 pm East […]

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Play Matters: Sunday Streets in the Third Ward

Cite Magazine Play Matters: Sunday Streets in the Third Ward After every Sunday Streets HTX, I round up photographs and reflect on the event. What stood out for me on November 2 in the Third Ward was the play. Previous routes, especially Westheimer and 19th Street, were compact and lined with businesses, whereas on this last […]

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Sunday Streets – December 7th

American Diabetes Association Houston For those of you who are looking to get active, The Go Healthy Houston Sunday Streets event series has one more date coming up on December 7th in the 5th ward!Sunday Streets is an initiative that closes down Houston streets to vehicles on a Sunday to allow for more pedestrian and […]

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Thousands flock to Sunday Streets event in the Heights

Houston Chronicle People walked, ran, bicycled, danced, hula hooped and socialized Sunday afternoon on a vehicle-free 19th Street in the Heights, as part of Mayor Annise Parker‘s Healthy Houston Initiative. The lively, dog-friendly celebration took place between Shepherd and Heights Boulevard Sunday afternoon. Launched earlier this year, the Sunday Streets pilot program has been so successful […]

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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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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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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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