his story


Hello, I’m Jason Roberts, chair of the Better Block Foundation board of directors.



Board of Directors Chair, Better Block Foundation

About me

He is the founder of the Oak Cliff Transit Authority, founder of the original Better Block Project, co-founder of Art Conspiracy and Bike Friendly Oak Cliff. In 2006, Roberts formed the non-profit organization Oak Cliff Transit Authority to revive the Dallas streetcar system and later spearheaded the city’s effort in garnering a $23 million TIGER stimulus grant from the FTA to help reintroduce a modern streetcar system to Dallas. In 2010, Roberts organized a series of “Better Block” projects, converting blighted blocks in southern Dallas into temporary walkable districts with pop-up businesses, bike lanes, café seating and landscaping. Better Block now is an international movement and has been featured in The New York Times, Dwell magazine, TED Talks and on NPR.