Girard to Hold Better Block Event Sept. 17

GIRARD, Ohio – The first Girard Better Block event will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 17 on west Liberty Street.

The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber, as part of the 422 Corridor redevelopment initiative, will hold the event in partnership with the city of Girard and Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership.

Patterned on the national Better Block model, as well as successful events held by the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. in four city neighborhoods, it will feature temporary 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 family activities.

Traffic will be maintained on West Liberty during the event, demonstrating how cars, pedestrians and cyclists can safely coexist in vibrant business districts.

For a schedule of events, follow the 422 Project’s Facebook page. To get involved, contact 422 project manager Lauren Johnson at or 330 744 2131, ext. 1216.

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