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Houston Parks and Recreation Department
2999 South Wayside Drive
Houston Parks Board
Port Connector Greenway
Port of Houston, Buffalo Bayou, Navigation Boulevard, 75th Street, Brays Bayou Greenway, Broadway Street, Galveston Road, Sims Bayou Greenway, Hobby Airport
The Port Regional Connector Greenway includes a new bridge over Buffalo Bayou from the Port of Houston to Hildago Park, dedicated bike paths along Navigation, new greenways through the East End to Mason Park, a new trail alongside Old Galveston Road, a new bridge across Sims to a new greenway south to Hobby Airport, plus associated intersection improvements.
Through grants from the Houston Endowment, the Houston Parks Board (HPB), in coordination with the Houston Parks and Recreation Department (HPARD), has conducted studies to expand the success of Bayou Greenways 2020 (BG2020) to further connect Houstonians to parks, schools, jobs and each other. Beyond the Bayous identifies a new Regional Connector Network of Greenways to link the Bayou Greenways. This broader system of greenways can serve as the framework for active transportation projects under H-GAC’s 2045 Regional Transportation Plan. The Port Regional Connector Greenway is part of this broader effort to improve regional connectivity by providing a system of connected greenways. This new greenway links the Port of Houston, Sims, Brays and Buffalo Bayou Park Greenways through the East End to Hobby Airport.
In addressing ped-bike regional connectivity, the project also aims to improve safety and accessibility. With the success of BG2020, more Houstonians than ever are walking and biking throughout the region. In much of Houston, the appropriate safe pedestrian infrastructure is not available, and dangerous pedestrian and vehicle conflicts are the result. Providing separated, ADA compliant pathways addresses these safety and accessibility concerns.
Additionally, Houstonians are still heavily reliant on cars for transportation. By improving the alternative transportation network, the project will also provide environmental and economic benefits.
All of this is especially important in the East End of Houston where the industrial parcels and major barriers defining these communities create an unsafe and uninviting pedestrian environment. Low density and inconsistent sidewalks limit pedestrian mobility. Existing greenway segments such as the Harrisburg and Sunset Rail Trail represent a series of links in a broken chain that could connect to near-by employment hubs such as the Port of Houston, Hobby Airport and Downtown Houston.
This project will create a new north-south greenway connecting Buffalo to Brays to Sims Bayou Greenways. The Port Regional Connector Greenway includes a new bridge over Buffalo Bayou from the Port of Houston to Hildago Park, dedicated bike paths along Navigation, new greenways through the East End to Mason Park, a new trail alongside Old Galveston Road, a new bridge across Sims to a new greenway south to Hobby Airport, plus associated intersection improvements.
The proposed trail will connect from the Port of Houston south to Hobby Airport linking several largely low income and minority neighborhoods to these employment centers and the Bayou Greenways.
This project will add 11.8 miles of Greenway to the Regional Connector Network.
The proposed trail will address Houston’s regional pedestrian and bicycle connectivity by linking three Bayou Greenways (Buffalo, Brays, and Sims). It will also greatly improve mobility by addressing pedestrian and bicyclist safety and accessibility. The route provides wayfinding, intersection improvements and consistently paved and ADA accessible shared-use trails. These trails connect several largely low income and minority neighborhoods to job and transit hubs providing economic opportunities through increased access. Providing safe and accessible alternatives to travel by car can also reduce road congestion, and air pollution, leading to a safer environment for everyone.
The proposed project will improve multi-modal connectivity by adding 11.8 miles of hike and bike trails linking several largely low income and minority neighborhoods, improving access to jobs, education, and recreation.
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Less than $100 million
View Uploaded File: Port Connector Greenway - Support Letters and Commitment.pdf
Environmental Assessment (EA)
View Uploaded File: PORT CONNECTOR GREENWAY - Shape Files and Maps.zip
View Uploaded File: Port Connector Greenway - project-budget-worksheet-final.xlsx
View Uploaded File: Port Connector Greenway - CBA - Safety.zip
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View Uploaded File: Port Connector Greenway - CBA - Emissions.zip
View Uploaded File: HPB-HPARD ALT CBA calculations.zip
View Uploaded File: Port Connector Greenway - Planning Factors.pdf
This project is estimated to provide air quality improvements of 5.41 NOx tons/year of emissions reductions.
This project is estimated to provide air quality improvements of 1.31 VOC tons/year of emissions reductions.
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Houston Bike Plan, Beyond the Bayous, Hobby Area Livable Centers Study, Buffalo Bayou Master Plan
http://houstonbikeplan.org/documents/; https://houstonparksboard.box.com/s/2pbf5fxnpro5uivlabxdzn6044ekrx0d;http://www.h-gac.com/community/livablecenters/planning-studies/documents/Hobby-Livable-Centers-Study_%20March2017.pdf; http://issuu.com/buffalobayou/docs/bbpmasterplan2002?e=13332866/13696999
Houston-Galveston Area Council