Cycle into spring with Sunday Streets

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Spend a Sunday afternoon strolling, skating, cycling, skateboarding, dancing or cartwheeling in the middle of the street with the Sunday Streets HTX on March 29, April 26, and May 17, 2015

sunday-streets-houston-sunday-streets-htx-2014Designed by Mayor Parker’s office to promote healthy living and community awareness amongst Houstonians, Sunday Streets takes to the, well, streets again. One Sunday a month different sections of typically busy Houston streets will be shut down, giving free reign to peds, pets and peddles to cyclists, skaters, and socializers.

Explore your favorite neighborhoods from a different perspective on Sunday, March 29, April 26, and May 17, 2015. Local businesses will be open to attendees of the free event, making it an impromptu block party and one heck of a Sunday Funday.

Streets included in the program are Westheimer from Taft to Woodhead, 19th Street from Heights to Shepherd, and Navigation from Jenson to Lockwood.

Sunday Streets HTX Street Closure Schedule

  • Sunday, March 29, 2015 – Westheimer from Taft to Woodhead
  • Sunday, April 26, 2015 – 19th Street from Heights to Shepherd
  • Sunday, May 17, 2015 – Navigation from Jenson to Lockwood

History of Sunday Streets and the Open Streets Program

Known as Ciclovía in Spanish, the Open Streets program saw its beginnings in Bogotá, Colombia, where select streets were closed to automobile traffic as early 1976.

As of early 2013, there are more than 70 Sunday Streets events in North America including Portland, St. Louis, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Mexico City, Vancouver and Minneapolis.

Sunday Streets HTX 2015

  • Dates: Sunday, March 29; Sunday, April 26; and Sunday, May 17, 2015
  • Times: Noon to 4pm
  • Location: Varies by date.
  • Admission: Free


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Nick Esquer has been in content creation since the age of 15 when he took his first job as a cub reporter for a local newspaper. Since then, he has earned a B.A. from Arizona State University in his native Phoenix, and an M.F.A. from Queens University of Charlotte. He arrived in Houston in February 2013 when he assumed the position of assistant editor at Houston Modern Luxury magazine for more than a year.