Open Streets kicks off today in Heights; 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
April 6, 2014 5:55:39 AM PDT
The city is closing a major street in order to encourage Houstonians to get in shape.

Beginning at 11am today, the city will shut down White Oak and Quitman between Heights Boulevard and Fulton 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.

Today is the first day of the program, but the city plans to hold Open Streets events in May and June.

City officials say they want to encourage people to explore Houston's neighborhoods.

The street will be closed until 3pm.

Schedule for City of Houston SundayStreetsHTX Pilot Program (11 am - 3 pm):

Sunday, April 6: White Oak from Heights to Fulton
Sunday, May 4: Westheimer from Yoakum to Hazard
Sunday, June 1: Washington from Studemont to Milam, at Market Square

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