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Heights-Northside Mobility Study

You might want to put this on your calendar.

The area defined as the Heights-Northside study area bounded on the east by US 59, on the south by IH 10, and on the north and west by IH 610. The purpose of this study is to identify near and long range projects that promote better mobility, and to consider and develop a multi-modal classification for streets within the study area which are inclusive of pedestrian, bicycle, transit, vehicular and other modes of transportation.

The Heights-Northside Mobility study will build upon the lessons learned from other sub-regional mobility studies and findings from prior studies. This study will also explore efficient and context sensitive mobility solutions for all users of the transportation system. It will evaluate the overall system network to make it efficient to address the current and future needs within the study area. Given the limitation of the current conventional street classification system, the City Mobility Planning (CMP Phase 1) process recommended a multi-modal street classification system to utilize within the COH.

During the course of this task, the Consultant will work with City staff to integrate the new planning process and the mobility toolbox, developed as a result of CMP Phase I, into the City’s transportation planning process.

Marty Hajovsky explains what this means.

The Greater Heights Super Neighborhood Council is actively involved in this process, and is encouraging anyone interested to attend the meeting. And while the I-45 North Corridor project, being under the aegis of the Texas Department of Transportation, is not a city effort, the two areas do overlap.

One thing the city does not intend to do is simply ignore previous work. […] What that means is that as far as the city is concerned, at this point all mobility options are on the table. That’s what makes this meeting crucial because as the I-45 North planning process has shown, urban planners and consultants come and go, but the views of residents, those who will be affected by these decisions for years to come, carry significant weight. Though of course, the opinions of those who don’t speak up carry none.

Here are the meeting details:

When: Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Time: 6pm – 8pm (presentation at 6:30)
Where: Lambert Hall, 1703 Heights Boulevard,Houston, TX 77008 (map)

RSVP Here

According to KUHF, there will be a second meeting on Wednesday the 27th, at the Candlelight Community Center, 1520 Candlelight Lane. Please RSVP if you plan to attend one or both of these meetings, and please do try to be there for at least one of them.

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