Archive for June, 2010

Pedestrian Spaces at Washington Ave. Roundabout

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

CIMG1547_20100619 PGR.jpgI have driven through roundabouts in England but do not recall how the pedestrian space around them was used. In the case of one of the new roundabouts here in Houston the design provided great garden-like open spaces with benches and large plants. This space is part of the Washington on Westcott Roundabout Initiative, Inc.–a non-profit organization of neighborhood associations and community leaders donating their time. (more…)

Travis St. Portal to Buffalo Bayou

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

CIMG1450.JPGThe Travis St. Bayou Portal to Buffalo Bayou was built by the Cotswold Project as a pedestrian connection from the street down to the future walkway along the bayou. The winding, tree lined, lighted walkway is on the west side of the Travis St. bridge on the south side of the bayou across the street from the Spaghetti Warehouse restaurant. In this photo it is on the right side of the image. The simpler walkway on the left side of the image is the accessible route. More about that below. (more…)

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