About Sunday Streets Houston

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Play in the streets of Houston!

Sunday Streets Houston provides a family-friendly opportunity to be physically active. For four hours one Sunday a month, selected Houston streets are closed to motorized traffic allowing Houstonians to cycle, walk, run, dance, and socialize in the street.

Dates:  October 12, 2014
Times: 12 pm – 4pm
Where: The Heights Route – (19th Street from Heights to Shepherd)

Dates:  November 2, 2014
Times: 12 pm – 4pm
Where: Third Ward Route – (Dowling and Elgin to Almeda and Arbor (via W Alabama)

Dates:  December 7, 2014 GHHRedNoBackGroundNewColor-380x133
Times: 12 pm – 4pm
Where: East End/Fifth Ward Route – (Navigation/Jenson to York/Clinton)

Fun facts about Sunday Streets:

  • An average of 20,000 Houstonians attend each event
  • The majority of participants are introduced to businesses that they didn’t know existed
  • After attending Sunday Streets, roughly half of participants say they are more likely to walk or bike to destinations in the neighborhood
  • On average, participants got 2/3 of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommended guidelines for physical activity (150 minutes per week)

 

Sunday Streets Houston was piloted in April, May, and June 2014. Due to the success of the pilot, Mayor Annise Parker adopted Sunday Streets Houston as an annual initiative, making Sunday Streets a Houston tradition.

Past routes:
Dates: April 6, 2014
Where: White Oak/ Quitman Route (Heights Blvd. to Fulton)

Dates: May 4, 2014
Where: Westheimer Route ( Hazard to Yoakum)

Dates: June 1, 2014
Where: Washington/ Market Sq (Studemont to Milam)

 

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