Mobility meetings set for next week

Mar. 28, 2014Heights Leader

The City of Houston will host the final mobility meetings next week for two respective areas, and citizens will get the opportunity to review study results and add their input.

The first one will be the Heights-Northside Mobility Study Meeting between 6 and 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1 at Moody Park Community Center, 3725 Fulton. There will be a presentation by the city’s planning department at 6:30 p.m.

The second meeting is the Northwest Mobility Study, which will be held at the same time on Wednesday, April 2 at the Candlelight Community Center from 6 to 8 p.m. with the planning department’s presentation at 6:30 p.m.
These are two of the city’s seven studies. The other are Inner Loop West, Greater West Houston, Texas Medical Center, East End and other. Both Northwest and Heights studies began in December 2012.
The city’s planning department is working on the project in conjunction with the city’s Public Works and Engineering Department and the Houston-Galveston Area Council.

 

Residents will get the opportunity to provide recommendations for the City’s multimodal planning approach as it pertains to the vehicle, bicycle, pedestrian, bus and any other users of the greater transportation network.
Recommendations will also include near-term and long-term solutions to improve mobility in the area.
For the Northwest, the study area is approximately 41,227 acres and has a population of 234,415 (as of the 2010 census). A number of thoroughfares currently do not extend across the study area due to existing land uses, railroads, bayous, etc. Additionally, the land uses and typology of development vary throughout the study area.
Public review and comment will continue through May 2. Comments for Northwest can be made at houston-northwest.org. For Heights-Northside, it’s heights-northside.org