Better Block Bertrand
It was an exciting one-day transformation of Bertrand Drive into a two-lane pedestrian friendly street as a demonstration tool that shows its potential as a great walkable, vibrant neighborhood center.
Visitors experienced live music by Jamie Bergeron, a pop-up park, fun jumps for kids, bicycle paths, a dog park, outdoor cafe, food trucks, face painting, outdoor yoga and more!
The success of projects like this hinge on creating a “complete street” with connected sidewalks, bike lanes, landscaping, and a slower, two-lane road for motorists. Complete Streets are streets for everyone! They are designed and operated to enable safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities. Complete Streets make it easy to cross the street, walk to shops, and bicycle to work.