We know that plans and policies are only as effective as the results they ignite. CPEX is committed to engaging citizens and decision makers in realizing a space's potential by hosting temporary demonstrations that showcase the impact of a fully-implemented idea.

STAC Pilot Project (2017)

The Baton Rouge Sustainable Transportation Action Committee (STAC) pilot project demonstrates the feasibility and value of a collaborative, data-driven process to identify major areas of need and advance infrastructure improvements that enable people to safely walk, bike and ride transit. The pilot project focuses on a three square mile area bordered by North Acadian Thruway (west), Lobdell (east), Gus Young and Greenwell Springs (north), and Government Street (south). Data describing existing infrastructure; transit stops, shelters and usage patterns; intersection features; history of crashes involving pedestrians or bicyclists; and health indicators will be mapped for the area. Additional input will be obtained from community engagement activities and survey results. 

better block baton rouge: perkins road overpass (2016)


Better Block BR Perkins Overpass, a demonstration project that temporarily transformed two blocks of Perkins Road to showcase how street improvements, public spaces, culture and street life can improve community connection and local commerce, took place April 23-24, 2016. The demonstration promoted multi-modal transportation infrastructure (transportation for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities), and business access that result in a vibrant neighborhood. The results demonstrated a destination for people who may walk, bike, or take the trolley to Perkins Road Overpass. 

park(ing) day (2014)

Groups across Baton Rouge joined people from around the world to temporarily transform parking spaces into public parks and other social spaces, as part of an annual event called "PARK(ing) Day." 

street smart Neighborhood plan (2014)


CPEX worked with residents from Bernard Terrace, Capital Heights, Valley Park, and Webb Park to demonstrate 11 different small-scale improvements throughout these neighborhoods that would calm traffic, improve connectivity and increase bike and pedestrian access.  Residents and the city continue to work together to implement their priority projects.

better block baton rouge: government st. (2013)

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A project of the FutureBR Implementation Team, hosted by the Mayor's office of the City of Baton Rouge - Parish of East Baton Rouge, Center for Planning Excellence, and Mid City Redevelopment Alliance, Better Block BR: Government Street was a two day demonstration project along Government Street in Mid City on April 13th and 14th, 2013, exploring possibilities for transforming the corridor into a vibrant and safe destination for pedestrians and cyclists, while maintaining quality road design that optimizes traffic flow and access to businesses.