Old Sixth Ward TIRZ to evaluate mobility options

Old Sixth Ward
The Old Sixth Ward Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone has announced a mobility study to identify potential improvements to safety, walkability and bicycle access in the area. (Community Impact staff)

The Old Sixth Ward Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone has announced a mobility study to identify potential improvements to safety, walkability and bicycle access in the area. (Community Impact staff)

Over the next seven months, officials for the Old Sixth Ward Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone will be developing a comprehensive mobility plan for the neighborhood.

The mobility plan effort was launched in October, and the first public meeting will be held Dec. 3, according to consulting firm Asakura Robinson, which is facilitating the plan's development with Traffic Engineers Inc.


The plan will focus on safety and accessibility, with an eye toward creating connections for pedestrians and bicyclists. The plan will also include new design options for Silver, Sawyer and Center streets as well as for Washington Avenue.

After the plan is finalized around May 2021, the TIRZ can develop short- and long-term capital improvement projects.

Asakura Robinson has published a website for residents to learn more, offer input and register for the public meeting at http://bit.ly/tirz13mobilityplan.
By Matt Dulin
Matt joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2018 and is the City Editor for Houston's Inner Loop editions.


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