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Houston Planners Want Input On Mobility Challenges

The Houston Planning Department is gathering input on what can be done to help people get around easier


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The city is having a couple of public meetings on the northside next week, where Houstonians can talk about the mobility challenges in their particular neighborhoods. City planners say they want to hear from drivers. They also want input from bus riders, cyclists, and walkers.

Suzy Hartgrove with the Houston Planning Department says they’re looking for specific information about the city’s trouble spots.

“Maybe there are intersections that don’t function as well as they should, and we have to look at, is it something that, we can change the street, the way it’s designed. Or is it something maybe simple. Maybe we need to add bike lanes.”

Hartgrove says it will take about six months to gather and study the data. They’ll then use the information to plan future projects. They’ll also have to decide how to pay for the work. 

“As we can see from other types of studies, sometimes if you have the data, we might be able to attract federal funds down the road.”   

There’s a meeting Tuesday, March 26 at Lambert Hall on Heights Boulevard. Another meeting is set for Wednesday, March 27 at the Candlelight Community Center.  That’s at 1520 Candlelight Lane. 

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Gail Delaughter

Gail Delaughter

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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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