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The final better block of 2012 and 3rd in San Antonio, TX occurred this past weekend (Dec. 8th). The City of San Antonio’s City Center Development Office contracted Team Better Block of Dallas alongside the Project for Public Spaces in New York City, which worked together to develop a site plan that narrowed a segment […]

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By working with local landscape architects, students, and residents, Team Better Block transformed a wide roadway with vacant buildings into a walkable, bikeable neighborhood destination.

Alamo Better Block

The Alamo Better Block addressed the challenges into turning a major historic site into a more inviting destination for visitors and residents.

Saint Paul Better

Saint Paul began its first Better Block as part of their Complete Streets initiative. On June 8th, a section of East 7th street was transformed with a right-sized street which included bicycle infrastructure, and better pedestrian amenities.

Norfolk Better Blo

The Norfolk Better Block kicks off in April. A section of North Granby Street will be temporarily transf0rmed into a pedestrian oriented street with lighting, outdoor cafe seating, pop-up businesses, murals, and an improved streetscape.

Knox Strasse Bette

Team Better Block will be unveiling the first physically separated cycle-track in Dallas on Knox Street connecting the Katy Trail to the retail along Knox. This project is being developed in partnership with the city’s Complete Streets program to test the idea of creating a more pedestrian and bike friendly street while introducing innovative road […]

Brownsville Better

The City of Brownsville completed their first Better Block project and helped transform the heart of downtown into an incredible people-friendly place for residents, and visitors alike. The Market Square area was cleaned, benches were painted, lights were strung from trees, and businesses began addressing the street with cafe tables and landscaping.  Multiple pop-up shops […]

Alamo Plaza Better

San Antonio and Team Better Block are working together to launch the first ever Better Block project at Alamo Plaza! This project will highlight the potential for creating a more people-friendly plaza experience on the street fronting the Alamo. More details can be found here. Sign up to take part and help transform a public […]

Wichita Better Blo

The Wichita Better Block wrapped up after a weekend transformation that included build out of cycle tracks, pedestrian bulb-outs, reverse angled-parking, safer cross walks, and pop-up businesses. A wide four-lane road with parking was converted into a pedestrian and bicycle friendly street that encouraged slower speeds and more sidewalk activity. Check out the photos for […]

San Antonio Better

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VC5EFcD5aCM] San Antonio’s first Better Block Project in coordination with the City of San Antonio’s Complete Streets Initiative and Metro Health’s SiClovia was a great success. Over 80 volunteers showed up to help transform a vacant building, overly wide streets, and empty park into a thriving, active neighborhood destination. Teams built cafes, flower shops, art […]

From the Blog

Feb
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Posted by geotransit on February 23rd, 2013 at 7:38 pm

Ballarat was the third stop on our Australian Better Block tour. Ballarat is experiencing a revitalization due in part to rising cost of living in Melbourne and emerging arts community in the beautiful Victorian era downtown. We happened upon a gathering of artist and musicians on our first night, I even had a taco from a caravan (travel trailer). […]

Feb
22
Posted by geotransit on February 22nd, 2013 at 4:18 am

“A city is like a family portrait. You may not like the nose of your uncle but you don’t tear up the whole family photo. You don’t do this because the family portrait is you. In the same way, we just need to make those uglier parts of our cities more attractive. We can’t tear […]

Feb
20
Posted by geotransit on February 20th, 2013 at 2:46 pm

Geelong was the first regional stop on the Better Block tour and I believe we arrived at just the right time.Folks were ready to hear a message that encourages them to be active participants in their community. Geelong citizens are well positioned to transform their town into a model of sustainability through many small interventions […]

Feb
17
Posted by geotransit on February 17th, 2013 at 3:02 pm

Team Better Block is working with the Sustainable Living Festival in Melbourne Australia over the coming week to explore how better block can advance sustainable living and putting to work many of the wonderful innovations in green technology emerging from Australia. Kicking-off in Melbourne, Jason and I spoke to a packed crowd of enthusiastic doers and […]

Oct
19
Posted by admin on October 19th, 2012 at 10:24 am

As part of the Dallas “Complete Streets” Initiative, Team Better Block was challenged with demonstrating how to re-engineer a three block stretch of Knox Street from the Katy Trail to McKinney avenue for four days to be safe for cars, bikes and pedestrians. Concurrently, we worked with the Knox Street Public Improvement District to establish […]

Oct
05
Posted by geotransit on October 5th, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Want to Learn How to Build a Better Block?  Team Better Block is now offering workshops where you may earn your own Better Block Certification Register here for the 4 day workshop from Wed March 13th – Saturday March 16th What does Team Better Block do? Team Better Block temporarily re-engineers and re-programs auto dominated, blighted, […]

Aug
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Posted by admin on August 13th, 2012 at 8:07 am

So things have been super busy at Team Better Block as we’ve been launching projects around the world (!) and getting to meet so many incredible communities. Also, some great organizations have taken on the charge to revitalize their own blocks with amazing results that are leading to many rapid and permanent changes. In our […]

Apr
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Posted by admin on April 24th, 2012 at 8:59 am

Be sure to pickup the latest copy of DWELL magazine which focuses on 99 new design ideas, people, products, and plans. The Better Block is spotlighted on page 106 alongside Vancouver’s Picnurbia, and Philadelphia’s The Porch projects.

Mar
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Posted by admin on March 29th, 2012 at 6:21 am

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VC5EFcD5aCM] San Antonio’s first Better Block Project in coordination with the City of San Antonio’s Complete Streets Initiative and Metro Health’s SiClovia was a great success. Over 80 volunteers showed up to help transform a vacant building, overly wide streets, and empty park into a thriving, active neighborhood destination. Teams built cafes, flower shops, art […]

Jan
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Posted by admin on January 8th, 2012 at 4:20 pm

2011 was an incredible year for the Better Block project and we look forward to all of the new projects that are in the works for 2012. The Better Block Project is only as strong as its community partners, so the real accolades belong to those who rolled up their sleeves and helped repair their […]

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