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Texas Department of Transportation - Houston
7600 Washington Avenue
FM 1960/ Cypress Creek Pkwy Sidewalks
FM 1960/ Cypress Creek Pkwy
SH 249 to I 45
The existing sidewalks along FM 1960/ Cypress Creek Pkwy 6 between 249 and I-45 are not well connected considering the high demand of accessing nearby bus service, commercial services, and medical care. There’re high density residential apartments both sides along the FM 1960/ Cypress Creek Pkwy. Very few intersections and segments in front of the commercials have existing sidewalks. The proposed segments are along METRO bus route. Safe access to bus stops is needed. A few medical facilities currently locate along the FM 1960/ Cypress Creek Pkwy near I 45 while sidewalk coverage is not continuous. All of these make it difficult for local residents to access commercials, restaurants, hospitals, and transit service.
Construction of ADA accessible sidewalks from SH 249 to I 45.
The project is provided to address the lack of continuous and safe pedestrian access along FM 1960/ Cypress Creek Pkwy. New sidewalk will be installed to fill the gaps. Greater access to surrounding shops, restaurants, and services will be provided, while pedestrian travel safety will also be improved.
Less than $100 million
View Uploaded File: HOU_87_AT_SH6 - Letters of Support.pdf
Categorical Exclusion (CE)
(c)(3) Construction of bicycle and pedestrian lanes, paths, and facilities
View Uploaded File: HOU_87_FM1960_SH6 - Timeline.pdf
FM 1960/Cypress Creek Parkway
No Advanced Funding Agreement (AFA) will be needed for this project since TxDOT will provide the 20% match, which reduces the project timeline by 6-12 months for the AFA process.
No permits from the Army Corps of Engineers, US Coast Guard, and railroad are expected to be required before the project can be constructed.
No documentation is needed from the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO).
TxDOT’s Houston District Environmental Section has reviewed the project and indicated that the criteria for FHWA Categorical Exclusion Action (c)(3) Construction of bicycle and pedestrian lanes, paths, and facilities would be appropriate for this project.
This project does not require additional acquisition of right-of-way (ROW), no ROW acquisition and/or easements is needed.
TxDOT proposed sidewalk improvements on S FM 1960/Cypress Creek Parkway leverages the construction of 7,555 SY in ADA-compliant ramps and 5,839 SY miles of sidewalk gap-fillers built as part of CSJ 0912-00-101. As a result, no ADA ramps are included in the proposed project.
View Uploaded File: HOU_87_FM1960_SH6 - Project Readiness.zip
View Uploaded File: HOU_87_FM1960_SH6 - Location Map.pdf
View Uploaded File: HOU_87_HGAC_Template.xlsx
View Uploaded File: TxDOT - Ped Roadway Safety Benefit - SH 6 Sidewalk.zip
View Uploaded File: TxDOT - Ped Delay Benefit - SH 6 Sidewalks.xlsx
View Uploaded File: TxDOT - Ped Emission Benefits - SH 6 Sidewalks.xlsx
View Uploaded File: HOU_87_SH 6_Additional Information.zip
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SH 6 Daily User Methodology
A Bicycle and Pedestrian Demand Sketch methodology (Greg Griffin) was utilized to generate daily bicycle and pedestrian volumes for the SH 6 Facility. This methodology utilizes American Community Survey commuting mode share data (Subject Table “S0801 Commuting Characteristics by Sex”) to estimate mode shares along the facility for both bicycle and pedestrians. To develop the most accurate estimate of mode share for each project, buffers were utilized to account for surrounding land uses and area types. A 1.5-mile buffer was utilized for pedestrian projects and a 5-mile buffer for bike projects. ACS data within these buffers was averaged to generate a likely mode share for both bike and pedestrian modes.
This data was then applied to traffic volumes generated from the regional travel demand model to estimate daily user bike and pedestrian trips. For the SH 6 Facility, only an estimate for daily pedestrian users was generated. The specific process utilized to develop daily user estimates is outlined below:
Assemble mode share and roadway network data
• ACS data collection for city/county/MPO bike and pedestrian commute share
• Pull ADT information from regional model for appropriate network links parallel or nearby project facilities
• Load data into GIS
• Identify ACS Block Groups within buffer range to generate ACS mode share estimates
Apply pedestrian rates to roadway segments
• The direct ACS pedestrian mode share was applied to the SH 6 project as a proportion of current and/or projected vehicular volumes along specific roadway segment to develop estimated daily users. Transit ridership estimates were utilized to determine that this method was more feasible than applying the sketch planning multiplier.
Interpolate to Estimate Build Year Daily Users
• The HGAC Model Years are 2018, 2025, and 2045. To estimate the “build year” daily users, an interpolation was applied to develop estimates for 2021, 2022, 2023, and 2024.
• A reasonable check was conducted by reviewing local information and transit ridership information to assess the reasonableness of user estimates generated in the previous steps. This methodology resulted in reasonable estimates of pedestrian users in the year op
0.99 tons/year NOX
0.28 tons/year VOCs
901 - 1000
H-GAC’s Cypress Creek Pkwy Livable Centers Study and the FM 1960 Access Management Study (2004)
Houston-Galveston Area Council