IDEAS ON THE MAP
The first LBB was held on Saturday May 19th on Broadway (Lorain Downtown).
From 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm it was filled with bike lanes, better crosswalks, improved lighting, improved sidewalks, more seating, mini parks, a beer garden, local vendors, and pop-up shops
“On behalf of Firefish, we would like to say that Lorain Better Block was a great event. It brought life to Broadway and shows that there are great things to come for the City of Lorain.”
“At the first Lorain Better Block event we had a Tiki Hut Parklet where we handed out nearly 200 bottles of water. It was cool to interact with so many new faces and start new relationships with other vendors and residents.”
“I volunteered for Lorain Better Block last year not knowing what I was getting myself into, I was amazed at the amount of people and the expressions of joy on their faces despite the rain.”
“Better Block was a great way for our community to come together and temporarily transform our sense of place; all while having a blast.”
A Better Block?
A “better block” is a street designed for users of all ages and abilities. Our Better Block demonstration is a temporary transformation of the built environment and gave communities a chance to test and promote new ideas that can improve their block. Streets that are safe for all road users – walkers, bicyclists, and cars – and promote connectivity are an important tool to revitalize economies. Our Better Block Event allows communities to experience a street built by people, for people without having to go through years of planning and millions of dollars.
Learn more about Better Blocks Worldwide at http://betterblock.org