A Tale of Two Bridges

Connecting Houston Heights to Montrose, West End, Rice Military, and Washington Avenue.

We are advocating for the beautification of 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 the White Oak Glades, a brand new signature park in the heart of the vibrant city of Houston.

This will be a new centerpiece for the neighborhoods in the area as well as a new destination 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 and the 5,600 trees planted by the Texas Department of Transportation in 2012 when they dug out the detention pond. 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 White Oak Glades will continue serving as flood control while creating a refuge from the urban hardscape and creating connectivity for Houstonians, all with some impressive skyline views.

Connector over Rutland St. Basin
Patterson St. Bridge
30 Acres of Greenspace

A Tale of Two Bridges is advocating for the construction of two people bridges and a new signature park in Houston Heights #pedestriandignity #bike #houstonbikelife #walkability #accessibility #equity #bridges #parksandrecreation #publichealth

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Ok, how can I help?

Email District C City Council Member Abbie Kamin letting her know you would like to see these bridges built.

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