What began with IH-10 reconstruction leadership is now one of the more forward-thinking transportation demand management programs along the Gulf Coast. We’re not waiting for traffic to worsen. We’re doing something about it today … improving turn lanes and traffic signal operation; adding new bus service to connect the Addicks Park and Ride with businesses up and down Eldridge Parkway; promoting carpools and vanpools; helping bicyclists commute safely; and providing CarShare vehicles so those taking alternative transportation have a ride, when needed, at work.
Trails are changing the way people here exercise, commute to work and have fun. The District has been instrumental in promoting trail connections between city and county parks, linking Cinco Ranch, Memorial and Spring Branch neighborhoods to The Energy Corridor. Working with the National Park Service, we led the creation of the West Houston Trails Master Plan, aiming to double walking and bicycling paths connecting The Energy Corridor.
Pedestrian Safety / Access
By completing gaps between developer-built sidewalks, The District is creating walkable connections to work, Terry Hershey Park, stores, restaurants, hotels, places of worship and schools. Installing benches and bus shelters and modifying crosswalks and street corner ramps have made pedestrian travel safer.