Ann Snyder, president and CEO of Interfaith of The Woodlands, announced July 27 that she is seeking election to The Woodlands Township board of directors.

Ann SnyderSnyder, a 26-year resident of The Woodlands, is running for Position 6, currently held by Peggy Hausman. Hausman announced earlier this summer that she would not seek re-election to the township board.

“I will work tirelessly to protect [the] quality of life for every individual and family in The Woodlands, and am excited to announce I am filing for Position 6,” Snyder said.

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The Woodlands Township is progressing with a plan to integrate bike lanes and pedestrian pathways to enhance the community’s interconnectivity without negatively affecting vehicle traffic. However some local residents oppose the plan, claiming new bike lanes will put cyclists and motorists at odds.

The township will work with a consulting firm to determine new pathways that will interconnect the community. According to the township, the goals of the effort are to formulate a design that will meet or exceed transportation guidelines and identify existing and proposed infrastructure to accommodate a pedestrian-bicycle system. The plans will not be designed to remove vehicle thoroughfare medians, township officials said.

Township chairman Bruce Tough said the plan would incorporate options, such as streets, pathways and drainage ditches as areas that could be utilized for bike lanes. It will also address a pathway system in The Woodlands that will connect streets, villages, schools and churches, he said.

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