Co-Founder, Better Block Project
Jason Roberts is the founder of the Oak Cliff Transit Authority, originator of the Better Block Project, a co-founder of the Art Conspiracy and Bike Friendly Oak Cliff, and a candidate for U.S. Congress. In 2006, Roberts formed the nonprofit Oak Cliff Transit Authority to revive the Dallas streetcar system. In 2010, Robertsorganized a series of Better Block projects, taking blighted blocks with vacant properties in Southern Dallas and converting them into temporary walkable districts with pop-up businesses, bike lanes, cafe seating and landscaping. The project has become an international movement, occurring everywhere from Melbourne, Australia to Tehran, Iran.