Crowds meandered along Westheimer on May 4th, taking over the road and enjoying the latest installment of Sunday Streets HTX. From CultureMap:
Under glorious blue skies on a sunny afternoon, Houstonians pedaled and walked down the normally car-choked thoroughfare between Yupon and McDuffie as all vehicular traffic was prohibited. It is part of a pilot project called Sunday Streets HTX aimed at promoting a family-friendly opportunity for Houstonians to be physically active on streets that are closed for a few hours on the first Sunday in each month in different parts of the city.
Mayor Annise Parker and the city’s sustainability director Laura Spanjian were among those strolling along Westheimer. While not promoted as as street festival, the Sunday Streets celebration took on the trappings of an outdoor fair, with youngsters selling lemonade, organizations offering pets for adoption, a hula-hoop fitness area, and musicians drawing crowds along the way.
The next Sunday Streets will be on June 1, 11am to 3pm, at Washington and Market Square.
Photo: Lacy Atkins
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