Make plans to bike, stroll, dance, explore and have fun on an Eldridge Parkway closed to vehicles
The City of Houston’s Cigna Sunday Streets event will feature its first neighborhood outside the loop when The Energy Corridor hosts the popular celebration of walking, biking and more from noon-4 p.m. Sunday, October 2.
It’ll be a day when bicyclists and pedestrians rule one of West Houston’s busiest thoroughfares as Eldridge Parkway will be closed to motorists from Enclave Parkway to Briar Forest Drive.
People will be able to bike, stroll, dance and socialize along an Energy Corridor thoroughfare, getting to know its retailers, restaurants, apartment communities and neighborhoods.
“It is very exciting that Cigna Sunday Streets will take place in The Energy Corridor,” says Kelly Rector, TDM program manager for The Energy Corridor District. “It’s a fun, family-friendly event that encourages people to be physically active. For many people, it could be their first time exploring an Energy Corridor street lined with interesting businesses and restaurants.”
The event is produced the Mayor’s Office of Special Events (MOSE). Preparations for the event began months ago when The District sought an Energy Corridor location for Cigna Sunday Streets as part of its initiatives to promote healthy lifestyles in West Houston.
“There will be activities and booths hosted by businesses and groups, with some entertainment provided by Cigna,” explains Rector. “Cigna Sunday Streets will give thousands of Houstonians a chance to explore The Energy Corridor’s Eldridge Parkway on foot or bike in a safe setting. Add in a stroll or bike ride along nearby Terry Hershey Park trails and you’ve got a fun, active way to spend an autumn Sunday in Houston.”
The District is helping to plan the event with MOSE. The District met with the businesses along the route and co-hosted a public meeting with MOSE in August to outline the event and answer questions. MOSE will provide city services, while businesses, schools and organizations near the route will provide activities for the Cigna Sunday Street crowd.
If past Cigna Sunday Streets events are any indication, The Energy Corridor can expect a fun crowd to line Eldridge Parkway come October 2.
“Make plans to come out and celebrate walking, biking or skating for Cigna Sunday Streets, Energy Corridor-style” says Rector. “Bring your family, friends and neighbors and experience what a healthy, active day can be like in West Houston.”