Better Block Demonstration: Burnet Road

If you’re interested in how to make our neighborhoods’ intersections safer and more people-friendly, check out this event from the FAN calendar.

WHAT: Better Block Demonstration: Burnet Road
WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 11 from 11 am to 5 pm
WHERE: Burnet Road between Clay Ave. and Houston St.

The City of Austin Planning Department will be hosting a public Better Block event on Burnet Road between Clay Avenue and Houston Street on Sunday, Sept. 11 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. The Burnet Road Better Block event will showcase a new pedestrian signal across Burnet Road as well as other permanent and temporary safety and streetscape improvements. This is a collaborative effort made possible by various City departments, agencies, area businesses and groups.

The Better Block demonstration event will be held along Burnet Road and include the temporary street closure of the 5300 block of Clay Avenue (near Halina Day Spa). The event will implement safety and streetscape improvements identified in recent initiatives, including a new signalized crosswalk across Burnet Road at Lawnmont Avenue. The event will also use elements such as landscaping, painted crosswalks, and street furniture to demonstrate what Burnet Road could look like and make it a safer, more connected, and more welcoming area for everyone. The Better Block event will feature live music, free ice cream, a petting zoo, and giant games for people of all ages to enjoy.

Email Sam Tedford ( or Katie Mulholland ( if you have any questions.