Better Block Pikes Peak (BBPP) provided a unique and beautiful experiential demonstration of the transformative powers of urban renewal.  With food trucks, wall art, a bar on wheels, more walkways and seating options, and a sculpture garden, Pikes Peak Avenue became a place to gather on a late summer night.

John Olsen, Urban Designer/Landscape Architect with EV Studio Planning, said "During BBPP, we received 98% great feedback from Downtown Business owners, patrons and users of downtown. Most actually stated that we should have gone a little further and made it 100% pedestrian, 0% Automobile. Others, of course stated that they liked it better before. Both perspectives are important."

Here's an accumulation of the relevant coverage of BBPP:

Our explanation of the Better Block movement, written before the event

This article in Colorado Spring's Independent newspaper

BUSSANICH~KJELDSEN Art's photo documentation

John Olsen's blog

The Pikes Peak Better Block Facebook page

And the award received for Achievement in Sustainable Development from Fort Carson