The Yale Street Bridge was built in 1931, decades before the southern end of the Heights became a busy shopping area. The bridge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, but it’s also been ranked as one of the worst bridges in Texas. For details on the bridge replacement, visit Houston Public Media at http://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/news/txdot-to-replace-historic-yale-street-bridge-in-the-heights/.
Citizens’ Transportation Coalition sent out our CTC 2015 Candidate Questionnaire on September 8, 2015, to the 85 candidates for 2015 elective city offices: Mayor Controller Council at Large Council by District. As the candidate’s written responses come in, we shall post them in order of Office Sought: the respective office they seek, Name and Date … Continue reading
Sunday Streets HTX – 4 October 2015 Sunday Streets HTX is a pilot initiative to promote and improve the health of Houstonians. Sunday Streets HTX will open a stretch of streets normally reserved for vehicle traffic to allow cycling, walking, dancing, socializing and provide a family-friendly opportunity to be physically active. We’ve had several very successful and entertaining events in 2014. The next one … Continue reading
CTC’s thinks that important design standards having major impacts on neighborhoods and conflicting property rights interests are too important not to have the oversight of city council and be incorporated by reference into the city code. This is particularly true with the IDMs (PWE’s Infrastructure Design Manuals). Following is an EXCERPT of what we submitted to City of … Continue reading
Houston City Elections are coming again this November. Here is your chance to make sure the candidates take notice of our growing transportation issues. The Citizens’ Transportation has Partnered with the Houston Coalition of Complete Streets and other associated groups to make sure the candidates address our transportation issues, Including the following topics: Complete Streets … Continue reading
Chapter 42 of the City of Houston, Code of Ordinances passed as proposed by the Mayor’s administration with minor amendments at the April 24, 2013, Houston City Council with only three votes against: CM Andrew Burks, CM Helena Brown, and CM Jerry Davis. CM Laster’s two amendments passed as well. CM Laster’s amendment to reduce … Continue reading
Overview – Chapter 9 of the City of Houston Infrastructure Design Manual, Stormwater Design Requirements, is up for comments. We have reviewed Chapter 9 and recommend that the following changes be made in order to prevent future flooding. Our central concern is the yearly rise in Base Flood Elevations and the increase in the size … Continue reading