Houston Tomorrow believes that the area that surrounds your home - your neighborhood - should be a place you love that’s safe, convenient, and affordable.
To be safe, a neighborhood needs enough people to be out and about from time to time to provide eyes on the street, a proven deterrent to crime.
It needs minimal auto traffic at low travel speeds, good sidewalks, and good bikeways.
To be convenient, it needs nearby amenities such as a park, some stores, some restaurants, schools, and even jobs, all within walkable, bikable distances. And it needs transit access to other walkable places with lots of amenities.
To be affordable, a neighborhood has to minimize transportation costs, usually the second biggest part of the household budget. The way to do that is to make it possible to live with a minimum number of cars, which cost about $9,000 per year to own and operate - about $750 per month, a substantial amount to add to a mortgage payment.
Houston Tomorrow works on all these issues, many of them covered by work as leader of the 36-organization Houston Coalition for Complete Streets. To get to success, we need your help to do that work. Join us in the quest.
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