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 gives 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.
#LorainBetterBlock will take place on Broadway between 5th and 8th streets, and will highlight how adopting complete street policies can promote economic development in Lorain. Broadway will remain open to cars, though the traffic pattern will temporarily change. On street parking will remain for residents with limited mobility. Bike parking will be available in the event area. All Lorain residents are strongly encouraged to bike or walk to the event!Contribute to LBB Better Blocks Worldwide
There will be food trucks available and local restaurants will be open for business too.
There will be opportunities to play with our giant chess set.
Shop for local goods at pop-up stores.
Test out our temporary bike lanes, or just chill in mini parks that will line the streets!
Get your DSW Passport from the first location you visit and take it with you to each business. Ask each business to validate your passport before you leave! Visit at least 8 locations & turn in your passport to be entered into the raffle at your last stop.
1pm, 3pm, 5pm - Pokemon Tour
2pm, 6pm - Pokemon Quiz Show
Games and prizes to follow!
By Deputies Drumline between 4pm ~ 5pm, weather permitting.
2pm - Gentle Yoga, 6pm - Slow Flow by Threads of Wellness (also one of the vendors at LBB!)
At Lorain Better Block on May 19th you'll meet the following VENDORS and many more!
#LorainBetterBlock was made possible by the time, resources, sweat and tears of the following partners:
Lorain County Public Health, City of Lorain, Lorain Public Library, #LorainProud organizers, Lorain Police Department, FireFish Arts, United Way, Lorain Port Authority, Lorain County Community Action Agency, Lorain Historical Society, Jevon Terance Fashion Line, The Gonzalez Family, and many community members.
Download event flyer, print it out and distribute it to your family and friends, share on your social networks or place in a visible spot at your store. Thanks!