More safe, walkable streets for pedestrians and cyclists coming to Westchase District (Source: KPRC News Today)

May 29, 2022

By Anavid Reyes, Traffic Expert KPRC 2 News Today 

HOUSTON – Making the Westchase District neighborhood more walkable and safer for cyclists is the main goal for the rebuilding of Walnut Bend Lane.

This area is heavily traveled by not only cars, but walkers and bikers too.

“We got wider sidewalks, we got pedestrian lighting for added safety at night, which is a huge feature here in Houston. And of course, we have an on-street bike lane which we don’t see a lot of here in Houston,” said Ricky Gonzalez, team leader for Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc.

Gonzalez expressed how proud he was of these major improvements coming to Walnut Bend Lane, not only because it’ll improve mobility for drivers, but these improvements also promote multimodal transportation– getting people out of their cars and instead, consider walking or biking for short trips.