Wichita Better Block

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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 highlights:

Douglas Avenue before the Better Block project

Douglas Avenue during the Better Block

Pedestrian bulb-out

 

Links to Facebook invites:

Better Block – Saturday
Better Block – Friday
Wichita Transit will be providing bus service to the Better Block area on Friday evening. Below are the listed times for service:
Local Business Sponsors:
 

Our build weekend was a success! We had a good group of volunteers show up to help turn recycled pallets into street benches, community boards, and more. Everything is coming together for Friday’s Better Block project!

photo by Jennifer Rygg

photo by Jennifer Rygg

photo by Jennifer Rygg

photo by Jennifer Rygg

photo by Jennifer Rygg

 



On April 27 – 28, 2012, the City of Wichita in coordination with the Douglas Design District and their Final Friday event is holding Wichita’s first Better Block Project. The “Better Block” project is a community revitalization project that temporarily demonstrates how to improve an area with bicycle, pedestrian and transit infrastructure mixed with art, culture, pop-up businesses, and street life. As part of the City of Wichita’s Bike Plan, the community is invited to help build a Better Block to show the potential for creating more pedestrian and bicycle focused infrastructure.

Below is the planned map for the block:

The event will be located at the block of Douglas and Hydraulic Street. Below are times for the project:

April 27, 2012 3PM – 10PM
April 28, 2012 7AM – 2PM

2/28/2012 – Better Block Community Walk planned for March 8th

 

To learn more, visit the City of Wichita’s Bicycle Master Plan site.
On April 26 – 27, 2012, the City of Wichita in coordination with the Douglas Design District and their Final Friday event is holding Wichita’s first Better Block Project. The “Better Block” project is a community revitalization project that temporarily demonstrates how to improve an area with bicycle, pedestrian and transit infrastructure mixed with art, culture, pop-up businesses, and street life. As part of the City of Wichita’s Bike Plan, the community is invited to help build a Better Block to show the potential for creating more pedestrian and bicycle focused infrastructure.

The event will be located at the block of Douglas and Hydraulic Street. Below are times for the project:

April 26, 2012 5PM – 9PM
April 27, 2012 9AM – 1PM


2/1/2012 – Wichita Better Block Kickoff Meeting

Team Better Block is heading to Wichita, Kansas on February 17th to begin work on the city’s first Better Block. The “Better Block” project is a community revitalization project that temporarily demonstrates how to improve an area with bicycle, pedestrian and transit infrastructure mixed with art, culture, pop-up businesses, and street life. As part of the City of Wichita’s Bike Plan, the community is invited to help build a Better Block to show the potential for creating more pedestrian and bicycle focused infrastructure. Meet us at City Hall on Friday, February 17th at 4:30PM, where we’ll review a presentation on the history of the project, learn ways to become involved and set the foundation for next steps. We look forward to a great turnout and are excited about building a Better Block together!

Wichita Bicycle Master Plan/

 

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