59 NB, the current configuration.
Six lanes of traffic that go under the bridge at Dunlavy.
Three lanes of traffic that continue NB on 59 after the 527 split.
This is the place that there is perpetually stop and go traffic (or at least, creep at 10mph traffic) from Shepherd to just after the 527 spur. It's because there's traffic smooshed in from the right side having two lanes merge into one, and then farther up the freeway people think they're smart by getting in the two 527 spur exit lanes, then jumping back over in the last few meters to the left most of the three lanes that continue on 59 NB. Guaranteeing that traffic in the main lanes, and the exit lanes are slow. After this speeds on 59 NB pick up to a brisk 45-50 mph.
So yeah, six lanes to three.
On the new configuration they appear to learn their lesson by having six lanes at the 527 split, one dedicated lane goes to 527, one lane can choose to go 527 or 59, and five lanes dedicated to going on 59 NB.
Not really. The last 3 times my brother parked behind a restaurant, his truck was burgled. One of those was at House of Pies on Kirby, one at Houston's, and I don't recall the third one. That's 3 windows he's had to replace.
I don't like rear parking because it's hard to tell if there are any spaces, and it's often difficult to keep an eye on your vehicle.