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  1. What exactly is the "program" he's a part of?
  2. It'll be on Wheeler to connect with the Wheeler transit center, but I expect that it'll turn north to use Alabama at some point before it crosses 288. There simply isn't enough ROW on Wheeler that far over, and even if there was, TSU pedestrianized over half of Wheeler street so they'd have to go north to Alabama at that point anyway. edit: just realized, that would make the BRT go right in front of Yates High School. How cool would it be to go to school on a BRT?
  3. Would this take out the homeless service place there? That really sucks . . .
  4. Honestly, I'm more excited that the BRT sharing stations with the green/purple lines might finally get the city to make those lanes dedicated transit instead of turn-only. Anything to improve the slog through all those lights for the train . . .
  5. Although I'll never be able to afford it, damn is that a slick looking tower. I wonder if it'll be one of the city's "Historic" landmarks by 2100 . . .
  6. In their meetings, they very much felt like they were approaching things from a "demand" point of view, and when people talked about how really they wanted to work with Ion not against them, it felt like a second thought. You're right in that the CBA has exactly zero leverage over the Ion, so I'm really not sure why they feel like they have such ground to stand on. Most of the motivation from the CBA group is that they see what happens to other cities when big tech gets in to a neighborhood (incredibly high gentrification), and they genuinely fear for what's going to happen to the 3rd war
  7. I think the effect is going to be very severe in the 3rd ward once construction on the BRT starts. It'll be 5-10 minutes away on the line, and by far the cheapest area along the entire length. It's going to be targeted heavily for new apartment/condo construction for sure.
  8. It's by far one of the best looking parking garages i've ever seen. I'd rather have an ugly parking garage with GFR than a pretty one without though, when it's right next to the downtown transit center for goodness sake . . .
  9. Great points. Also like how the parking lots are tucked away on the secondary street, and wow there are even bike spots? Is this walkable places compliant? Cuz the ordinance isn't anywhere on westheimer . . . neat.
  10. Plenty of Karens are blue. In fact, when it comes to people who fearmonger over transit, you'd be shocked how many vote democrat.
  11. Reminds me of this old documentary made by the city in the 70s, where they showed an old "hanging tree" still out by the courthouse, to remind people how things used to be done. Wouldn't be surprised if that's the very same tree used to lynch these people. Anyone know if that tree is still there?
  12. Finally, that rail corridor is seeing some good work done. Imagine how much traffic a bike trail there would get, directly connecting Memorial Park to Westheimer and Richmond?
  13. And they don't use parks? You're missing the key component: Cars use these streets and highways because they're designed around them. I liked the change because it would have made the streets more usable for bikers and pedestrians by removing unnecessary high speed intersections. Elgin/Westheimer could have evolved into a much more pedestrian friendly corridor (which it kinda has to, since there isn't any room for more lanes so car traffic's maxxed out). . . . I hate to burst your bubble, but I live here too and I also pay taxes. Most of us do. Thus, the Houston in Hou
  14. Anyone attend the affordable housing talk the Ion put on tonight? There just quite wasn't enough time for me to say all I wanted . . . but, there were some great ideas and thoughts passed around.
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