A Tale of Two Bridges
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Front Page News
Coverage from the Houston Chronicle’s Dug Begley of an event graciously hosted by Patterson Park Patio Bar, and co-sponsored by BikeHouston and Houston BCycle:
We are advocating to build two pedestrian bridges and to preserve 30+ acres of green space as a gateway to the Heights. Two people bridges (pedestrian/bike) will heal the fracture in our communities created by highways and bayous, connecting Houston Heights, West End, Rice Military, and Montrose. Together, this tale of two bridges will anchor the development of a brand new signature park in the heart of the vibrant city of Houston.
This will be a new centerpiece for Houstonians and visitors. This development will create nearly 2 miles of new shared-use trails for all Houstonians to enjoy. We will be able to take advantage of the ecological wonders that lie along the bayou. Our effort will also ensure that this area preserves the habitat for wildlife and its current purpose as a bird sanctuary. There are very few opportunities in urban cores to truly transform and enrich our environment with access to vibrant and historic neighborhoods. The detention basin will continue serving as flood control while creating a refuge from the urban hardscape and creating connectivity for Houstonians, all with impressive skyline views. ‘
A Tale of Two Bridges in the Press!
Large crowds turn out to support proposal to connect Heights area trails with new pedestrian bridges
By Sofia Gonzalez | Aug 11, 2022
White Oak Trail is brimming with riders. Two new bridges could give them somewhere to go, advocates argue.
By Dug Begley | Aug. 16, 2022
By Jay R. Jordan | Aug. 19, 2022