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Allen Parkway redesign will be safe for all users

Public Meeting Thu, 2/5

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The City of Houston Public Works and Engineering Department is working with the Downtown Redevelopment Authority to redesign Allen Parkway to be safe for all users, according to the event flyer (pdf)

A public meeting will be held Thursday, February 5, 2015 from 6 - 7 pm at the Neighborhood Resource Center Auditorium at 815 Crosby Street.

Full flyer description:

The public is invited to a community meeting to hear plans for improving the flow, functionality, safety and aesthetics of Allen Parkway. The meeting is hosted by Downtown Redevelopment Authority and the City of Houston Department of Public Works and Engineering, the entities which will fund and oversee the proposed improvements.

The presentation will show recommended plans that will improve pedestrian and auto safety, create additional parking for Buffalo Bayou Park and provide better access with protected crosswalks to better serve surrounding neighborhoods and commercial development via improved intersections.

No advance registration required. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Parking is available in the Neighborhood Resource Center lot.

Background: Allen Parkway (originally Buffalo Drive) was built in 1926 as an arterial road west of downtown. While the parkway still serves this critical function today, there is opportunity to more effectively and safely serve the continually-evolving areas to both the north and south. With the imminent completion of the landmark Buffalo Bayou Park (June 2015) and the growing density of neighborhoods adjacent to Allen Parkway, now is the time to re-evaluate its form and function and make changes which provide a safer and more convenient experience for drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists and bayou-users.

(Photo Credit: Reggie Bibbs, Flickr, Creative Commons License)

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