Friday, March 7, 2014

Safe Streets Act

This is a great article from Grist about the Safe Streets Act recently introduced in the Senate. Making streets safe for all users is a good idea, whether you're urban or rural, Republican or Democrat!

Safe places for pedestrians, bicyclists, and vehicles at Better Block BR, April 2013.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Better Block BR Video

Better Block BR is excited to present our wrap-up video!

Better Block BR Report

We've been working over the past several months to maintain the momentum of Better Block BR, and have created a wrap-up report showing the progress made. The report details how demonstrations like Better Block BR prove that transportation improvements can connect neighborhoods with downtown, and strategic public investment can be a catalyst for revitalization. Click below to download the report in PDF.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Pictures from Better Block BR

Saturday, April 13, 2013 was a great day for Baton Rouge--check out a few of the images from Better Block BR below!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Sunday's BBBR Activities Cancelled

Due to the bad weather, the Mayor's Office of the City of Baton Rouge – Parish of East Baton Rouge, Center for Planning Excellence, the Mid City Redevelopment Alliance, and the entire Better Block BR team has decided to cancel Better Block BR for today, Sunday, April 14, 2013. 

Volunteers are at the Better Block BR site at this morning to take everything down and clean up. 

The event was a great success on Saturday seeing thousands of participants of all ages and abilities, a variety of activities and business experiments, and something impossible to quantify: intense hope and excitement on behalf of the community.

Unfortunately today, the bike paths have washed away, the greens spaces are filled with puddles and this outdoor event is not possible with more rain forecast throughout the day. All organizers want to thank the volunteers, participants, media and everyone else for helping make history in Baton Rouge.

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Better Block BR is this weekend!

This map shows the layout of this weekend's events. Better Block BR will be held from 10 am to 5 pm both Saturday April 13 and Sunday, April 14.
  • We encourage you to travel to Better Block BR by foot or bike, if possible. There will be bike racks at Radio Bar and Catholic High practice field. 
  • Parking is available at Baton Rouge Magnet High School and in the Westmoreland Shopping Center parking lot. Please enter Westmoreland Shopping Center off of Acadian behind CVS. 
Please join our Facebook event at We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Better Block BR Work Day this Saturday, April 6

We need volunteers to help improve the Better Block BR site this Saturday, April 6, 2013! From 8 am to 4 pm, we will be cleaning, picking up trash, doing yardwork, prepping buildings for painting, and other tasks to make the site look its best. We will meet in the parking lot between Westmoreland Shopping Center and CVS on Government Street. Please join us, and don't forget your work clothes and sunscreen!

If you can attend, please join our event on Facebook: