About the Study

The Greater West Mobility Plan will examine strategies for improving travel on the region’s freeways, toll roads, and surface streets, as well as transit, pedestrian and bicycle systems.  A series of short, medium and long range projects will be identified to help improve mobility throughout the study area.

Project Goals

  • Develop a consensus on the vision and growth scenarios of the Greater West Houston Region
  • Develop growth projections and alternative urban design and development concepts
  • Improve mobility for all modes of transportation, while balancing the quality of life for existing and future residents within the study area
  • Recommend best practices for transportation infrastructure and urban design to maximize multi-modal access to development
  • Protect environmentally sensitive areas & green spaces
  • Develop a transportation plan with a sustainability theme to help guide transportation investments within this region
  • Develop feasible and practical recommendations that can be easily integrated into other local and regional plans

Study Area

The study area is bounded by FM 529 to the north including the US 290/Beltway 8 interchange area, SH 99/Grand Parkway to the west, Campbell/ Blalock/Fondren corridor to the east and Bellaire Boulevard to the south.

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11 thoughts on “About the Study

  1. Pingback: HOUSTON-GALVESTON AREA COUNCIL Greater West Houston Mobility Study Open House and Public Meeting : The Katy News

  2. I am objecting to extending Memorial through Barker dam to Kingsland. No further development can be tolerated within the walls of Barker/Addicks. The primary purpose of the dams is for DETENTION. Harris County has erected permanent structures with the dams: a zoo and pioneer village, community center, shooting range, sports fields, etc. CC Steve Radack does not want his recreational facilities messed up with muddy flood waters. The dams can only hold 2-3 feet of water before the gates are open. The permanent facilities are nice for the people who live upstream of the dams, but devastating for the people who live downstream. Our yards and common areas are serving as detention. I have been to many of the meetings lately and listened to lots of jokes but nothing of substance.
    The best the bureaucrats can offer is to buy flood insurance.
    Developers envision the dams as raw land waiting to be developed. They are now drawing maps with road crisscrossing the dams with a vision of future gas stations, chain stores and strip centers.
    Please restore the dams to their original purpose: detention.

    • I couldn’t even figure out what that Kingsland to Memorial road illustrated on the map was supposed to be. They colored it black instead of blue (proposed new road) making it look like whoever drew the map thinks the road already exists. Same thing with Barker Clodine through the reservoir which has been closed to automobile traffic for as long as I can remember it is black on the map as if currently in use. Couldn’t agree more though the reservoirs should be off limits to any development. Steve Radack and Harris County have already tried turning them into neighborhood parks and taking away from the original purposes of holding water. Further confusion has been caused by calling huge sections of the reservoirs things like George Bush PARK or Bear Creek PARK when they were not created to be parks.

  3. I urge the public who enjoys using Addicks or Barker Reservoir for recreation to read these plans especially concerning the proposed road construction in both reservoirs. I’ve put my comment online that was submitted 1/2/15 for anyone to see at
    http://www.littergetters.com/mobilityplan.htm

  4. We just moved to the area 1 1/2 years and bought our house strictly for the location so my husband could commute to work on his bike. Our whole family uses this trail virtually every day summer and winter. I have seen no notices of this plan posted anywhere (other than one a concerned citizen posted just recently). Had we known, we would have attended meetings. It’s disappointing at best that 1) this plan to destroy such a widely used recreational trail has even been proposed and 2) that it was done without notice and input of those who currently benefit from this area. In such a huge city which very little “nature” particularly in Katy, one would think that this little piece could remain to serve the well-being of this community.

  5. Absolutely no more construction should occur in Barker Reservoir. It is built for detention and not roadways. The region you propose to build roadway is a swamp, and floods extensively after relatively small rains. Before any serious consideration of construction, the land should be surveyed by an engineer. This study clearly had no professional engineer survey the lands. A professional engineer would realize the dangers with constucting a roadway here and not see it as a site to build any. This road not only would interfere with pedestrians on bikes and running, but also kill the large amount of wildlife inside the reservoir. There are many pigs and deer in the reservoir and if this road was built it would be a very short time before someone ran into them and got injured. There are also many snakes, frogs, lizards, bunnies and other wildlife that would get run over by cars frequently. Overall any roads built inside Barker Reservoir is a terrible idea

  6. as a regular user of this trail system I oppose the road expansion for vehicles traffic. However I favor the widened and maintenance of a trail system that is heavily used by us the tax payers of this state. Texas is not a bicycle friendly state and is both motorist and bicyclist fault because we don’t share the road properly. this areas need to be protected not develop for our enjoyment ant generations to come.

  7. Amazing that one of the Project Goals is to “Protect environmentally sensitive areas & green spaces” and the plan is to build roads through exactly those areas and spaces. There is nowhere for the vast wildlife that exists within the park/reservoir to go once it starts getting developed. Building more roads to feed bigger, already jammed roads is not sustainable at all. Alternative transport methods need to be incorporated. They are planning to remove the only safe cycling routes from Katy into the Energy Corridor – totally against what their own stated aims are. This whole plan has been somewhat under-the-radar – nobody holds a public meeting the week before Christmas if they genuinely want to engage the public.

  8. Can someone ever give me an answer as to why no express metro bus services from various parts of the town going to energy corridor like downtown? Energy corridor has almost same number of people working as in downtown, yet no public transportation thought of. I am just frustrated with the energy corridor management for blocking it or not planning on it.

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