Brett Coomer sunday streets

People walked, ran, bicycled, danced, hula hooped and socialized Sunday afternoon on a vehicle-free 19th Street in the Heights, as part of Mayor Annise Parker‘s Healthy Houston Initiative.

The lively, dog-friendly celebration took place between Shepherd and Heights Boulevard Sunday afternoon. Launched earlier this year, the Sunday Streets pilot program has been so successful that the city has opted to continue them on the first Sunday of every month. The next two are scheduled for Nov. 2 in the Third Ward and Dec. 7 in the East End, respectively.

“Each time they get better,” said Sandra Simmons, 54, whose been to all Sunday Streets festivals since the program rolled out in April.

Read more at Chron.com.