“Imagine a Better Block!” Contest 2015


Fellow Brevardians, Better Block Brevard and Walkable Brevard are looking for YOUR ideas for projects. Enter the “Imagine a Better Block!” contest by submitting your ideas for improving walking and biking conditions in our beautiful county now thru Oct. 31, 2015. We will be voting for our favorites and announce winners during the month of November. Each project idea for this contest needs to have an estimated cost of $5000 or less. No project is too small, we need projects of all sizes and types. There is no limit as to how many projects we might select as winners. Once winnng projects are selected we will raise funds and schedule the work to be done!

Send a description of your idea in 500 words or less to walkablebrevard@gmail.com. Pictures are encouraged. You may, if you wish, additionally include a video of up to 3 min in length. Contestants must be Brevard County residents. If you have multiple project ideas please submit each in a seperate email. All items submitted become the property of Walkable Brevard and may be shared publicly (excluding contact information). With your submission please include your full name, street address, telephone number, and email address. If you are under 18 please also provide your age and a parent’s or guardian’s contact information.


Your project can be anything that improves walking and biking anywhere in Brevard County. Anything from filling a pothole, repairing, completing, or adding a sidewalk, to adding or re-striping a bike lane, adding shade trees, basically anything that you can imagine that can be done for under $5000. Get creative! Maybe think about adding a needed bench or shelter at a bus stop, a bike rack at a local business, lights to make a dark crosswalk safer at night. We want to hear all of your ideas and partner with you to get them done! Call or email us with any questions. Don’t be shy. We love to hear from you!

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One Response to “Imagine a Better Block!” Contest 2015

  1. Here are some tips for good entries:
    1. Find a pedestrian or bicycling issue that you would like to see fixed anywhere in Brevard County. Could be a disconnected sidewalk, a stretch of sidewalk that needs some shade trees, a bike lane that needs some fresh paint, or a bus stop that could use a bench. Remember your spending limit for an entry in this contest is $5000, so keep that in mind.
    2. Take some pictures of the problem area.
    3. Think of an idea to fix the problem.
    4. Look up estimated costs to help you keep your solution under the $5000 limit for the Better Block contest.
    5. Briefly describe your problem and solution in an email to walkablebrevard@gmail.com in 500 words or less and send it in by midnight on Oct. 31st, 2015.
    It’s that simple!


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