Houston is investigating intersections for traffic and pedestrian safety improvements

Jan. 31, 2019

A report will follow with recommendations

On the heels of a request from the city’s mayor, Houston transportation advocacy group LINK Houston, in partnership with Bike Houston, is conducting an audit to identify the city’s most problematic intersections for walkers and bicyclists.

Audit team members will be looking at traffic counts along with the times of day that crashes occur. At each intersection they’ll also observe pedestrian signals, how long it takes to safely cross the street, and how cyclists use the roadway.

According to Houston Public Media, the road safety audit includes members of LINK Houston, Bike Houston, an engineer from the Houston Public Works Department, and a representative from the Federal Highway Administration.

Once the week-long audit is finished, the team members will put together a report with suggestions for improvements. The intersections in the audit include:

• Long Point & Gessner
• Fondren & West Bellfort
• Bissonnet & Wilcrest
• Shepherd & Allen Pkwy & Kirby
• Taylor & Spring & MKT Trail
• Hawthorne & Spur 527 & Holman

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