Girard Better Block Event Scheduled for September 17

Jul 26, 2016
The Regional Chamber is excited to announce, via its 422 Corridor Redevelopment initiative, the Girard Better Block event, to be held on Saturday, September 17, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on West Liberty St. in Girard.
The Regional Chamber is excited to announce, via its 422 Corridor Redevelopment initiative, the Girard Better Block event, to be held on Saturday, September 17, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on West Liberty St. in Girard.
The event, held in partnership with the City of Girard and Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership, will feature temporary streetscape elements such as a bike lane and crosswalks, street trees and seating, pop-up businesses and a farmer’s market, safe cycling and crossing demonstrations, public art and activities for the whole family. 
Traffic will be maintained on West Liberty for the entirety of the event, demonstrating how cars, pedestrians and cyclists can safely coexist in vibrant business districts.
The Girard Better Block event is patterned on the national Better Block model, as well as successful past events held by the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation in four Youngstown neighborhoods.  Two other local Better Block events, in Fall 2016 and Spring 2017, will be held in Warren through the Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership.
For a complete schedule of events, stay tuned to the 422 Project’s Facebook page at facebook.com/422Project/. To be involved, please contact 422 Project Manager Lauren Johnson at lauren@regionalchamber.com or 330-744-2131, ext. 1216.
Special thanks to the William Swanston Charitable Foundation for making this event possible.
For media contact on event day, please contact Lauren at 330-774-9579.