One block of Telephone Road east of Lockwood will become a showcase for community-oriented street activity. Temporary bike lanes, street furniture and trees will enliven the street while musicians, entertainers, food trucks and educational booths engage visitors.
Now in its third year, Better Block Houston promotes the concept of "complete streets." These streets cater to pedestrians, cyclists and transit users as well as automobile traffic. Though Better Block 2013 only lasts for one day, event organizers hope that the experience will inspire people to rethink what they expect from their city.