Monday, February 25, 2013

BBBR Open House a Big Hit!

What a great meeting we had on February 19th! Over 200 community members showed up for our open house to learn about Better Block BR, give their thoughts in our visual preference surveys, write their thoughts on post-it notes, and proclaim their "big ideas" for the neighborhood on the Neighborland-provided stickers shown in the photo above.

We recruited lots of volunteers and vendors, so we are more excited than ever about Better Block BR's chances for being a huge success! Remember - it's all about participating, so come out on April 13-14 and let us know what you think! Just as with the open house, the event itself will provide ways to have your voice heard. We hope to see you there.

For a recap of the open house, check out this article in >

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Better Block BR Trailer!

Check out our Better Block BR trailer and sign up to join us!

Open House Tonight!

Tonight's Better Block BR Open House will be a casual introduction of the project to the general public, as well as an opportunity for residents, business owners, and anyone who is interested in improving Government Street to share their ideas for how the corridor can live up to its potential. We will have stations set up with informative take-aways, visual preference surveys, and our Better Block team members discussing opportunities and gathering ideas. Whether people want to get involved as volunteers, or just want an opportunity to be heard, we hope they will feel welcome to attend tonight's event.

Click the image to see the flyer!

Types of Complete Streets

The design of Better Block BR is based on Complete Streets design principles—or ways of building streets that serve user types of all ages and abilities, whether they travel by foot, bike, automobile, or otherwise. Check out this slideshow of what Complete Streets can mean for different types of communities.

What do you think Government Street would look like if it were a complete street?