The Greater East End Management District was awarded $5 million in federal stimulus funds on September 28, 2009, to bring sidewalks to city standards along Navigation, York and Sampson in the East End. Additional amenities for walkers and transit users include lighting, benches, bike racks, bus shelters, and ramps, all of which improve access to transit in the East End. The District used its capital reserves to make similar improvements for walkers and transit riders on Harrisburg Boulevard, including shade trees along the new East End light rail corridor, and this work generated match dollars for additional grant funding. To date, nearly 30 miles of sidewalks have been built in the Livable Centers project area in the historic Second Ward neighborhood. All of these improvements are based on extensive community input and have been made between the existing curb and the property lines within the public right of way.
This page has a number of significant documents that mark the progress of the Livable Centers initiative since 2007. The original Livable Centers Phase 1 Plan and the East End Corridor Vision are the basis for all of the current work and future plans. As community support grew and important partnerships were developed, a Development Potential report was created, followed by a Master Plan. A Mobility Study showing improvement opportunities was completed and presented to stakeholders in March, 2012, and is also included here.
More On Mobility:
The Houston-Galveston Area Council presents “Mobility Now” a community television show about the many ways we move around in the Houston-Galveston region, hosted by H-GAC’s Director of Transportation, Alan Clark. Links to video clips and the Mobility Now website are posted here-