|The Energy Corridor is one of the largest employment centers in Houston. For years, international corporations and world class healthcare organizations have chosen to locate in the Corridor because of the area’s growing population and highly educated work force. Today, in addition to these factors, businesses are increasingly attracted to the region’s amenities, including its green space and mobility options.
On May 19, the Energy Corridor will celebrate Bike to Work Day to highlight one of the many mobility options for those who live and/or work in the Corridor.
An update on mobility celebrations and improvements in The Corridor includes:
- Construction continues to move forward on the “missing mile” of Park Row between the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s Addicks Park & Ride lot through to North Eldridge Parkway. The road has been extended from the Park & Ride through Wolff Companies’ Central Park to Central Park West Boulevard. At this intersection, The Heights at Park Row is currently renting luxury apartments and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center will soon break ground on a new outpatient diagnostic and treatment center.
- Bike to Work Day on May 19 will include a free celebration with breakfast, music, giveaways and raffle prizes at Hershey Park Gazebo at 15342 Memorial Drive from 6:30-8 a.m. The District has long promoted biking to work and offers new riders a “Bike Buddy ” to answer questions or be a ride companion. Other resources include bike commuting routes, safe riding tips and more.
- Students at the Texas A&M School of Architecture are competing to design a new, signature pedestrian/bicyclist bridge, as well as the St. Mary’s Neighborhood Plan. The new bridge is planned to cross the Katy Freeway, connecting the neighborhoods, businesses and dining establishments north and south of IH-10 and to improve access to the extensive trail system in The Energy Corridor.
- The Energy Corridor District is championing efforts to reconstruct key IH-10 intersections (such as Eldridge, Dairy Ashford and Highway 6) so as to be more welcoming to all users but especially pedestrians and cyclists.
- The City of Houston continues to look at citywide bike mobility improvements with a draft plan that would add over 1,600 miles of bikeways and off-street trails. The proposed Houston Bike Plan includes improvements at the Centerpoint Corridor to turn a utility easement into a miles-long, off-street trail leading from The Energy Corridor to Spring Branch.
- Drivers in The Energy Corridor will find the commute a little easier when TXDOT completes restriping on the Katy Freeway, which will create an additional traffic lane on both the eastbound and westbound sides of I-10 between North Eldridge Parkway and Park Ten Boulevard.
The Energy Corridor is known for forward-thinking mobility solutions, including connections to numerous public transportation services and circulator service within The Corridor; bicycle trails and bike racks throughout the area; and vanpool , carpool and CarShare options.
The trail system that will run along Barker Cypress Park will connect Wolff Companies’ Ten Oaks to the park trail system in Addicks and Barker Reservoirs.
Central Park adjoins the northern extension of Terry Hershey Park and adjoins the 1,400-acre Addicks/Cullen Park.
At Wolff Companies, we have a standing commitment to help stimulate quality development in West Houston, including The Energy Corridor where we have long supported efforts to improve mobility and other quality of life amenities. We currently have prime sites available in The Energy Corridor at Ten Oaks and Central Park.
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