City Of Dickinson Looks To Fix Pedestrian Problems

Dickinson city officials say a lack of sidewalks is making it difficult for some people to take advantage of the city's bus routes. They've now unveiled a new master plan designed to fix the problem. There's a public meeting tonight where residents can get a look at the plan.

The City of Dickinson has had fixed route bus service since 2010. It’s part of the Gulf Coast Center’s Mainland Transit program

Dickinson City Administrator Julie Johnston says officials are pleased with ridership, but to get more people on the bus, they need to put in new sidewalks to make it easier to get to the bus stops.

“And in certain areas lighting is an issue and of course those are the types of things included in the basic bus stop improvements that we’re looking to begin implementing.”

For the past year Dickinson officials have been working on a pedestrian-transit master plan, and residents can get a look at the plan at this evening’s public meeting. Johnston says they’ve identified about 4.7 million dollars in needed improvements. 

“There are a number of different funding mechanisms that are available and this plan actually gives us the opportunity to actually access those funds.”

That meeting is from 5:30 to 7:00 this evening at Dickinson City Hall. 



Gail Delaughter

Gail Delaughter

Transportation Reporter

From early-morning interviews with commuters to walks through muddy construction sites, Gail covers all aspects of getting around Houston. That includes walking, driving, cycling, taking the bus, and occasionally flying. Before she became transportation reporter in 2011, Gail hosted weekend programs for Houston Public Media. She's also covered courts in...

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