Who is Completing the Application?

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Megan Campbell



[email protected]

Primary Agency Information

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Texas Department of Transportation - Houston

Quincy Allen

District Engineer


[email protected]

7600 Washington Avenue




Additional Agency Information

Project Information

Hillcroft Park and Ride Pedestrian Accessibility

Harris County

US 59/I 69

Westward St/ Entrance to Hillcroft Park and Ride

The need for the proposed project is demonstrated by the following conditions: • Sidewalks and median refuges have gaps and are in poor condition. •The intersection of the I 69 and the Westpark Tollway forces pedestrians to cross up to four freeway frontage roads, depending on their direction of travel •Many pedestrians unsafely cross the freeway frontage roads to avoid this intersection and arrive at the Hillcroft TC. • Currently, families and residents South of Westpark Tollway and East of I 69 walk along I 69. This heavily car-traveled road frontage road combined with heavy foot traffic, and low automobile ownership and higher number of crashes indicates a need for safer transportation alternative to connect to transit.

• ADA-compliant Improve median refuge area and pork chops for pedestrians, replace signals and update pedestrian signals. • Strip high visibility crosswalks. • Widened sidewalks to accomodate heavy foot traffic • ADA-compliant pedestrian ramps • Refresh striping for the length of the project limits. • Possible mid-block crossing pending results of traffc study.• Landscape/Hardscape

The proposed project meets the transportation needs of low- income community with low automobile ownership by providing safer and expanded access between METRO’s fixed route service at the Hillcroft Park & Ride, improving connectivity for alternative modes of transportation to and from and the high density residential neighborhood surrounding the Park & Ride and nearby/adjacent schools, and encourage mode shifts from driving to walking and transit for work and non-work trips.



Less than $100 million

Active Transportation


HOU_101_HILL - Letter of Commitment.pdf

Project Development/Readiness

Not Started

Categorical Exclusion (CE)


(c)(3) Construction of bicycle and pedestrian lanes, paths, and facilities








HOU_101_HILL - Interagency Consultation.docx

HOU_101_HILL - Timeline.pdf

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.

HOU_101_Project Readiness.zip


HOU_101_HILL - Location Map.pdf

Project Budget



Benefit/Cost Analysis

Ped Roadway Safety Benefit - Hillcroft Park & Ride.zip


Ped Emission Benefits - Hillcroft Park & Ride.xlsx

HOU_101_HILL_Additional Information.zip

Hillcroft Park and Ride Daily User Methodology Generation Methodology A Bicycle and Pedestrian Demand Sketch methodology (Greg Griffin) was utilized to generate daily bicycle and pedestrian volumes for the Hillcroft Park and Ride 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. A multiplier was generated to account for additional bike and pedestrian travel outside of the commuting periods. 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 Hillcroft Park and Ride Facility, only an estimate for daily pedestrian users was calculated. 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 Estimate total trips by mode (multiplier) • Calculate total mode pedestrian mode share using the following formula: total pedestrian mode share = 2.2 x pedestrian commute share Apply pedestrian rates to roadway segments • Apply ped rates as proportion of current and/or projected vehicular volumes along specific roadway segment to develop estimated daily users 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. Reasonableness Check • 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 potential pedestrian users in the year open to traffic.

Planning Factors - Barrier Elimination (Active Transportation)



Planning Factors - Emissions Reductions

1.17 tons/year NOx Estimated Daily Volume Reduced in Year Open to Traffic: 799 Estimated Daily VMT Reduced in Year Open to traffic: 2,398 Estimated NOx Reductions In Year Open to Traffic (in gms/day) 122.6891709

0.28 tons/year VOCs Estimated Daily Volume Reduced in Year Open to Traffic: 799 Estimated Daily VMT Reduced in Year Open to traffic: 2,398 Estimated VOC Reductions In Year Open to Traffic (in Gms/day) 29.78407178

Planning Factors - Environmental Justice



Planning Factors - Expands or Improves Bicycle & Pedestrian Connectivity to Employment/Schools/Medical Facilities/Transit Stops/Other Points of Interest


901 - 1000





Planning Factors - Planning Coordination


H-GAC’s Gulfton Pedestrian & Bicycle Special District Study and METRO’s Hillcroft Transit Center Bike and Pedestrian Study