Houston City Council today voted to approve the Houston Bike Plan. The plan’s vision is to transform Houston into a safer, more accessible, gold level bicycle-friendly city by 2027. Continue Reading »
Driving down 19th or 20th Streets earlier this week, residents may have noticed the sudden emergence of cranes, city trucks and loud bangs—all a sign that a much-discussed project appears to have been set in motion. Continue Reading »
Veteran Houston engineer Karun Sreerama is Mayor Sylvester Turner’s pick to head the Houston Department of Public Works and Engineering (PWE). Sreerama is a highly respected engineer with 28 years of experience managing multi-million dollar capital projects across the U.S. and abroad. He is a registered Professional Engineer and holds a doctorate in civil engineering as well as a Master’s degree in business administration. He will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Dale Rudick, who has led PWE since 2014. Pending council approval, the new appointment is to be effective April 3, 2017. In the interim, PWE’s Deputy Director for Engineering and Construction Carol Haddock will manage the department. Continue Reading »
Memorial Park became one of five Texas parks honored with the designation as a Lone Star Legacy Park by the Texas Recreation and Park Society (TRAPS) during a ceremony at the association’s annual institute in Irving, Texas, on March 1, 2017. Continue Reading »
At the center of inner-city Houston, Levy Park’s new appeal can be seen for miles.
After nearly 15 years of gradual renovation, the Upper Kirby park reopened Saturday to a sizable crowd of Houstonians flocking from several corners of the city. Continue Reading »
For most bicyclists, the feeling of a car zipping by too close to their shoulder is a familiar one. Pedestrians, too, have had their near-misses as cars roll through crosswalks. Even drivers have their fair share of “oh man, that was close” exhalations. Continue Reading »
Reaffirming Houston’s commitment to renewable energy, reducing emissions, and saving taxpayer money, Mayor Sylvester Turner and City Council today agreed to purchase an additional 20 megawatts (MW) – for a total of 50 MW of solar power. This increase expands the 20-year solar power purchase agreement (PPA) the City entered into in 2015 with Hecate (now SolaireHolman) and will supply 10.5% percent of the City’s electricity needs with solar power. Continue Reading »