Alief Westwood Mobility and Infrastructure

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Welcome!

The following actions will improve infrastructure and mobility in Alief Westwood. Some of these actions were carried over from other plans developed recently. Some come from discussions through the Complete Communities planning process which has been taking place since last November.

The actions are organized under six goals:

-Plan for the future

-Connected community

-Quality transit

-Safe streets

-Complete and accessible sidewalk network

-Improved drainage


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Welcome!

The following actions will improve infrastructure and mobility in Alief Westwood. Some of these actions were carried over from other plans developed recently. Some come from discussions through the Complete Communities planning process which has been taking place since last November.

The actions are organized under six goals:

-Plan for the future

-Connected community

-Quality transit

-Safe streets

-Complete and accessible sidewalk network

-Improved drainage


Is there something missing? Please provide your comments by clicking on 'Quick Reply' or, to see what others have said, click on 'Go To Discussion'.

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Thank you for taking time to review these components of your action plan and letting us know what you think!


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  • GOAL: Plan for the Future

    4 months ago
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    Develop an Alief Transportation and Mobility Master Plan 

    • ACTION STEPS: Develop and implement a transportation and mobility master plan and integrate it into existing federal, state, regional, county, and city transportation planning efforts to reduce congestion and increase safety

    COORDINATION

    Community: International District | Role: Implement

    City: Houston Public Works | Role: Support

    Community Connector: Texas Department of Transportation | Role: Support 


    Organize a Pedestrian and Bike Plan Advisory Committee

    • ACTION STEPS: Develop a community pedestrian and bike plan advisory committee to identify and prioritize pedestrian and bicycle improvements and amenities 

    COORDINATION

    Community: Alief/Westwood NST, International District | Role: Outreach, Implement

    City: Planning and Development Department | Role: Support 

    Community Connectors: Bike Houston, Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, Area Churches, Schools, and Civic Organizations | Role: Support

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  • GOAL: Connected Community

    4 months ago
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    Develop a comprehensive off-street hike and bike network  

    • ACTION STEPS: Advocate for the development of a comprehensive off-street hike and bike network that connects residents to jobs, transit, and other important destinations that builds on the Brays Bayou Greenways and the International Trail connecting Arthur Storey, Boone, and Hackberry Parks   

    COORDINATION

    Community: Alief/Westwood NST | Role: Advocate

    City: Planning and Development Department | Role: Implement, Support

    Community Connector: Bicycle Advisory Committee, International District, Bike Houston, Houston Parks Board, Harris County Flood Control District, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department | Role: Support, Implement

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  • Goal: Quality transit

    4 months ago
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    Maintain and improve area bus stops

    • ACTION STEPS: Advocate for the proper maintenance, safety, and cleanliness of local bus stops and for new shelters and amenities at existing stops, particularly on north-south routes 

    COORDINATION

    Community: Alief /Westwood NST | Role: Advocate

    City: METRO | Role: Implement

    Community Connectors: International District | Role: Support


    Improve local bus service 

    • ACTION STEPS: Advocate for improved bus service, including along Bellaire Boulevard, and bus routes that better serve the local community such as a local community connector to provide inter-community service to the library, WIC office, parks, and community centers

    COORDINATION

    Community: Alief/Westwood NST | Role: Advocate

    City: METRO | Role: Implement

    Community Connectors: International District, LINK Houston | Role: Support

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  • Goal: Safe streets

    4 months ago
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    Improve Area Streets  

    • ACTION STEPS: Advocate for the completion of current CIP street improvement projects including Kirkwood and Dairy Ashford panel replacement, Westpark paving and drainage: Wilcrest to Dairy Ashford Road, and Hunting Village Sec 4 Area paving and drainage; Develop a campaign to encourage residents to report potholes to 311 (identified problems were along Boone Road, Bissonnet Street, Kirkwood Road, and Dairy Ashford Road  

    COORDINATION

    Community: Alief/Westwood NST | Role: Advocate

    City: Houston Public Works, ARA | Role: Support, Implement

    Community Connector: International District | Role: Advocate


    Pilot a road diet on Boone Road 

    • ACTION STEPS: Study the possibility of a temporary or pilot road diet for Boone Road north of Bellaire, including outreaching to impacted residents and business owners to develop plans for the resultant unused street space, such as a protected bike lane or on-street parallel parking 

    COORDINATION

    Community: Alief /Westwood NST | Role: Advocate, Outreach

    City: Planning and Development Department, Houston Public Works | Role: Support, Implement

    Community Connectors: International District, Area Businesses and Residents | Role: Advocate, Support


    Calm traffic on local streets  

    • ACTION STEPS: Identify and prioritize local streets where traffic calming is needed to reduce speeds and ensure pedestrian safety; Advocate for the provision of traffic calming at these locations 

    COORDINATION

    Community: Alief/Westwood NST | Role: Prioritize, Advocate

    City: Houston Public Works | Role: Support

    Community Connectors: District F and J, International District, Area Civic Clubs | Role: Support, Implement

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  • Goal: Complete and accessible sidewalk network

    4 months ago
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    Accessible sidewalk network  

    • ACTION STEPS: Identify and advocate for new sidewalks, sidewalk repair, and accessibility improvements for people with disabilities, particularly in areas adjacent to schools, parks, bus stops, and underpasses; Priority streets for inventory include Synott Rd, Boone Rd, Beechnut St, Bissonnet St, and the subdivision east of the Harmony Public Schools Central Office 

    COORDINATION

    Community: Alief/Westwood NST | Role: Prioritize, Advocate 

    City: Houston Public Works, Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities | Role: Support, Implement

    Community Connectors: International District, Area Civic Clubs | Role: Support, Advocate


    Identify and address intersections that are unsafe for pedestrians and cyclists  

    • ACTION STEPS: Identify dangerous crosswalks and intersections, such as Wilcrest and Bissonnet and develop design interventions to improve safety such as high-visibility crosswalks, pedestrian signal timing, and lighting        

    COORDINATION

    Community: International District | Role: Advocate, Implement

    City: Houston Public Works | Role: Support, Implement

    Community Connectors: Alief/Westwood NST | Role: Advocate

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  • Goal: Improve drainage

    4 months ago
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    Prioritize and implement drainage improvements  

    ACTION STEPS: Evaluate existing drainage infrastructure and 311 calls for flooding to develop a plan for necessary improvements  

    COORDINATION

    Community: Alief NST | Role: Advocate 

    City: Houston Public Works | Role: Support, Implement

    Community Connector: International District | Role: Advocate

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