Post Oak Boulevard and Memorial Park
Uptown Houston is the largest business center in the nation outside of a traditional downtown. The greatest challenge facing Uptown is the lack of effective commuter transit service. Uptown’s 80,000 employees simply have no commuter transit option, yet Uptown’s economic health is dependent upon expanded transit services.
METRO provides excellent commuter service on its comprehensive HOV network. METRO’s HOV network effectively penetrates the heart of the suburban communities in which most of Uptown’s employees reside. Uptown Houston proposes to implement a plan that will effectively connect Uptown to this existing highly successful HOV network.
In addition to the remediation and restoration of Memorial Park, pedestrian access to and from Uptown Houston to Memorial Park is becoming increasingly important. The proposed park improvements also includes pedestrian facilities which would provide a non-vehicular pathway for pedestrians and bicyclists from neighborhoods west of Memorial Park - ultimately connecting Uptown and Downtown along Buffalo Bayou Park, Memorial Drive and Memorial Park.
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Texas A&M Forest Service
A state-of-the-art traffic signal control system is being implemented on Post Oak Boulevard with the installation of new traffic signals. Completed late 2010, the first of six signals is located on Post Oak Boulevard at BLVD Place and Post Oak Plaza shopping centers.
All six signals, once installed will ultimately be connected with fiber optic cable to control the signals and collect data which ensures efficient traffic flow. Data will then be gathered and analyzed to help fine tune signal operations and respond to changes and demand.