Contact Us

Better Block Project Coming to Oklahoma May 18th and 19th

When a group of property owners, neighbors, and community organizers got together in April 2010 to restore a community block in a little-used neighborhood corridor – the Better Block Project began.

better block

 

The area they transformed was full of empty properties and offered very few amenities for the area’s residents. Using resources from the community, the group turned the neighborhood into a safer place with bike lanes, adequate lighting, trees, and more. Since then, Better Block Projects have developed throughout the country, turning many temporary businesses and infrastructure improvements into permanent fixtures.

This weekend, May 18-19, the Better Block Project is coming to Oklahoma City, taking place at NW 7th and Hudson. There are four areas addressed when developing a Better Block: safety, shared access, stay power, and 8-80 amenities.

Watch Jason Roberts, founder of Better Block Project Talks About The Community Organization

Better Block Project participants will ask themselves questions like: Is it safe to cross the street? Is there graffiti and debris everywhere? Do businesses have bars on the windows? Each question will be addressed and hopefully improved upon.

In the vein of shared access, the project focuses on such things as giving pedestrians clear access to the area, making bicyclists feel welcome, and offering amenities that allow people to linger around.

In the area of stay power, the project will seek to offer food places on the block, complete with outdoor eating areas, and give the area a prominent cultural identity.

Lastly, the Better Block Project will create amenities that provide a healthy and welcoming environment.

If participating in this awesome and beneficial community project interests you sign up to volunteer! . The event will feature pop-up shops (even a pop-up dog park), unique vendors, and much more!

What block in Lawton do you think we can transform?

More From KLAW 101

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://klaw.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on KLAW 101 - Oklahoma's Best Country quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on KLAW 101 - Oklahoma's Best Country quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!