Open Streets being hosted in Montrose area today; expect street closures in area

A new initiative in Houston plans to kick cars off of certain streets on one day a month, in order to make room for fun and fitness

May 4, 2014 5:46:47 AM PDT
The city is closing a major street in order to encourage Houstonians to get in shape.

Beginning at 11am, the city will shut down Westheimer between Hazard and Yoakum for walkers and bikers. It's part of a pilot program called Open Streets, which is designed to encourage people to be physically active by walking or cycling.

This is the second Open Street event.

The city says soggy weather put a damper on the first event in April and officials are hoping for a better turnout today.

The street will be closed until 3pm.

The next even is Sunday, June 1 on Washington from Studemont to Milam, at Market Square.

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