20 May '11, 11am
In Dallas, citizens create temporary Complete Streets to show it can be done - why not here in Calgary?
Better Block calls itself a "planning tool for the urban retrofit," and has pulled off projects to temporarily redesign city streets in a bunch of cities in the Texas area. The idea is that when people see that their streets do not need to be dominated by cars, that they can be safe, communal spaces, they will be inspired to take action. To change local ordinances and ways of thinking, and make the Better Block installation a permanent reality.