Houston To Require Better Walkability Around Transit Stations

City officials in Houston have unanimously approved zoning and policy changes that will encourage walkable development around the city's expanding light rail network.
August 21, 2009, 6am PDT | Nate Berg
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Among other changes, sidewalks in transit areas will now have a minimum width of 6 feet, 2 feet wider than current standards.

"The council unanimously approved changes in development codes intended to promote dense, urban-style development along the Metropolitan Transit Authority's Main Street rail line and five planned extensions. The pedestrian zone requirements and incentives were developed through more than three years of work by city officials, consultants, development experts and others.

...The measures take effect immediately."

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Published on Thursday, August 20, 2009 in The Houston Chronicle
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