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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  1. I must say, I was against the idea before the demonstration, and now I am completely 110% for it. I would love it if it went from Acadian to about the RR tracks (around where 13th or 14th streets would be). What is the next step?