Knox Street Public Meeting #2

Please join us on Dec 8th, 6pm – 8pm at 4544 McKinney Ave (Chuy’s) for our second Knox Street Complete Streets public meeting.

We’ll be presenting two design alternatives based on the feedback we received from the first public meeting. Our goal for this workshop is to select a preferred design concept which will continue through engineering and into construction in 2016.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Mark

Cedar Springs Complete Streets Public Meeting #2

Please join us Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at The Rose Room (Station 4, 3911 Cedar Springs Rd.) at 6pm-8pm for our 2nd Cedar Springs Complete Streets workshop.

We’ll be presenting two design alternatives based on the feedback we received from the first public meeting. Our goal for this workshop is to select a preferred design concept which will continue through engineering and into construction in 2016.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Mark

Henderson Ave. Complete Streets Public Workshop #1 Results

We’ve compiled all of the comments from our community meeting on September 2nd. Residents had a lot of great ideas for the projectIMG_20140909_142507. The full comment list can be downloaded here in PDF format.

The general themes we heard from the meeting are listed below:

Overall Priorities

  • Walkability/Cycling
    • Refresh existing crosswalks
    • Repair and widen, where possible, existing sidewalks
    • Pedestrian scaled lighting
    • New pedestrian crossings/stop control at unsignalized intersections
    • Assess potential for bike lanes
  • Traffic Management
    • Assess traffic lane and access management changes north of Willis to clean up traffic bottleneck
    • Convert 90 degree parking to 45 degree north of Willis to improve IMG_20140902_193952maneuverability and traffic flow
  • Upgrade Character of Corridor
    • Landscaping
    • Gateway signs
    • Public art
    • Unique light poles/banners

Stay tuned for future meeting announcements this fall.

Henderson Ave. Presentation #1

Thanks to everyone who made it out to our meeting last night. We received some good feedback and we’re in the process of compiling all of your comments to help draft several street design concepts.

You can download the presentation from last night here. As always, if you have more ideas for the corridor or were unable to make the meeting, feel free to comment on the blog.

 

 

Henderson Ave. Complete Streets Meeting #1

henderson photo2 Please join us for the Henderson Ave. Complete Street public workshop on:

Tuesday, September 2nd, 6pm-8pm
JFK Learning Center
1802 Moser Ave

The project limits are from US 75 to Ross Street. Our goal at this meeting is to get a sense of your community’s issues and priorities for Henderson Ave. These recommendations will inform the design alternatives we’ll present at our 2nd public meeting later in the fall. Here’s the agenda:

• Introduction/brief overview of project by city staff (20min)
• Breakout Session: 5-10 people per table to discuss Henderson Ave. issues and priorities (about an hour)
• Report out: Each table will discuss their top 3 priorities

Look forward to seeing you there.

Knox Meeting – Results and Thank you!

I want to thank everyone who came out to the Knox Complete Street public meeting held at Chuy’s on Monday. You came out despite the rain and we had a pretty full house!

We received a lot of input at the meeting. We are working to consolidate the comments from each table and parse everything noted on the maps. I wanted to share the highlights of what we heard. Below are the priorities we heard from the tables during the table reports:

  • Having Knox Street as a brand; Changing from head-in parking to angled parking; Change the bike plan to re-route along Armstrong.
  • Unify the currently chaotic pedestrian experience (with angled parking instead of head-in parking); Bulb-outs at intersections; Consider a ‘road diet’ for Knox. Two-way Cole and McKinney.
  • Don’t do a road diet but do angled parking; Consider an area parking garage; Create bicycle parking near the Katy Trail but no bike lanes on Knox; Improve the Knox streetscape.
  • Keep Knox unique; Remove the utility poles; Intersection and alley improvements; Bicycle racks; Do a ‘road diet’ to include a center turn lane. Change to angled parking; Close the alley at the Lamps Plus and divert bicycles to Armstrong or McCommas.
  • Consider a ‘road diet’; Widen the sidewalk by changing to angled parking; Consider two-way streets on McKinney and Cole; Improve the streetscape on Knox.

The next blog entry will have more notes from the event. Again, thank you for participating!

Knox community meeting

reporting out from table 3

reporting out from table 4

reporting out from table 4