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This is a slideshow about;
Adding SEPARATED BIKE PATHS on
Wyndale to connect Cambridge bike lanes to
Medical Center,
Def...
H-GAC Regional Bikeway Plan Sept. 2007
“The Texas Medical Center draws the greatest
amount of commuter bicyclists of any
e...
The greatest concentration of trip origins to the TMC begin in the area south
of Devonshire Place neighborhood bordered by...
TMC
Baylor College of Medicine
Devonshire Place Neighborhood
University of Houston
HCFCD
Army Corp of Engineers
Project Br...
Current Wyndale access to TMC
No Sidewalks Deep Culverts
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Can You Spell
U N S A F E ?
Cyclist & Pedestrian NIGHTMARE!
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Texas
Medical
Center
Devonshire
Place
V A
Hospital
Devonshire
Place
Texas
Medical
Center
V A
Hosp
Univ of
Houston
land
T M C
Parking
4213
spaces
TMC garage #17
1776 spaces
N...
88
BCM parking
garage
1900 spaces
Devonshire Place
Could Explode soon to >
1200/day!
TMC
Parking
4213
Spaces
Cut-thru traf...
Property Owners with Land Abutting
LOCAL street Wyndale
1. EIGHT Residential Families of Devonshire
Place community
2. Bay...
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2006
Before 100+
trees were
cut down
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U of H Devonshire
Place
Baylor College
of Medicine
TMC
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RESIDENTIAL
COMMERCIAL
COMMERCIAL
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A Plan for the
growing Houston
Pedestrian and
Cycling
Community!
A Win-Win-Win Solution
for City of Houston-BCM/TMC-
Devonshire Place
Create “Longitudinal Greenway” for bicycle and
pedest...
15
A Win-Win-Win Solution
for City of Houston-BCM/TMC-
Devonshire Place
BUILD Butler-Lehall Avenue as “EAST-WEST” connecto...
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NEW 4 lane
Bertner widening
Deflect Wyndale
traffic HERE
New Park
New Ped-Bike Bridge
NEW FIRE
Station
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PARK
STOPS cut-thru traffic on Wyndale &
Staffordshire
Allows for SAFER cycling –pedestrian access
to medical center.
C...
President and CEO Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, MBA, argue that instead of
focusing on treating disease, we should keep people ...
Change in Bicycling and Walking Rates vs.
Adult Overweight Rates over last 40 years
0
2
4
6
8
10
12
0
5
10
15
20
25
30
35
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This Proposal is
CONSISTENT
with TMC 50 Year Plan
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From the TMC website – Vision for Growth-2006
Notice EAST-WEST
street below
Devonshire Place
connecting to VA
Hospital
From the TMC website – Vision for Growth-2006
The PUBLIC face of TMC
John Kajander, media presentation Nov. 2007
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John Kajander, TMC Vice- President
November 2007
“work with federal, state, and local
communities and neighborhoods”
“M...
On October 31, 2008, with the WEST ROAD
arriving toward Wyndale, an EMERGENCY
MEETING with Bob Stott, TMC Vice
President o...
The PRIVATE face of TMC
Bob Stott phone message, Nov. 2008
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Southgate Neighborhood Solution
Allows Emergency
Access for Fire or
Ambulance vehicles.
Inexpensive!
Increases pedestri...
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Southgate Neighborhood Cut-thru
Traffic solution
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Co-Existence with the Texas Medical Center is
possible ONLY with the leadership of the City of
Houston and active citiz...
When they’re gone,
30
They’re gone forever!
Will this land be preserved?
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Devonshire Place
Neighborhood
WHO WE ARE
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Devonshire Place
1950 postcard
Holcombe Blvd.
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1958 VA Hospital
Parkwood Apts.
Devonshire Place
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Devonshire Place
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Devonshire Place
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Devonshire Place
Patio & Townhomes
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Devonshire Place
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Devonshire Place
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Devonshire Place, 25 years hence
Will it Exist?
41
Devonshire Place
It’s worth protecting!
As a citizen who supports livable and sustainable
communities, would you please contact District D
Councilwoman, Wanda Ada...
43
Make a difference in protecting Houston
neighborhoods, families, and homes!
Please do not hesitate to contact me , if I...
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  1. 1. 1 This is a slideshow about; Adding SEPARATED BIKE PATHS on Wyndale to connect Cambridge bike lanes to Medical Center, Deflecting cut-thru Texas Medical Center employee traffic from LOCAL street Wyndale, Preserving Greenspace between Texas Medical Center and Devonshire Place community, Adding park space to Houston.
  2. 2. H-GAC Regional Bikeway Plan Sept. 2007 “The Texas Medical Center draws the greatest amount of commuter bicyclists of any employment center in the TMA.” (including downtown Houston) The greatest concentration of trip origins to the TMC begin in the area south of Devonshire Place bordered by OST, S. Loop 610, Almeda, and Knight Road. 2
  3. 3. The greatest concentration of trip origins to the TMC begin in the area south of Devonshire Place neighborhood bordered by OST, S. Loop 610, Almeda, and Knight Road. Devonshire Place MAIN TMC
  4. 4. TMC Baylor College of Medicine Devonshire Place Neighborhood University of Houston HCFCD Army Corp of Engineers Project Braes Houston Parks and Rec. District D Councilwoman Adams and Houston City Council BikeHouston Houston Parks Board Citizens Transportation Coalition 4 Many Entities Involved Need Your Input!
  5. 5. Current Wyndale access to TMC No Sidewalks Deep Culverts 5 Can You Spell U N S A F E ? Cyclist & Pedestrian NIGHTMARE!
  6. 6. 6 Texas Medical Center Devonshire Place V A Hospital
  7. 7. Devonshire Place Texas Medical Center V A Hosp Univ of Houston land T M C Parking 4213 spaces TMC garage #17 1776 spaces NEW UT Admin. Garage 2914 spaces Greatly EXPANDED Power Plant New BCM Garage 1900 spaces What are the effects of adding nearly 10,000 parking spaces within a QUARTER mile of LOCAL street Wyndale and the Devonshire Place Neighborhood community?
  8. 8. 88 BCM parking garage 1900 spaces Devonshire Place Could Explode soon to > 1200/day! TMC Parking 4213 Spaces Cut-thru traffic at Wyndale-Staffordshire intersection is currently > 300 cars/ M-F Morning Commute UT ADMIN Parking garage 2914 Spaces
  9. 9. Property Owners with Land Abutting LOCAL street Wyndale 1. EIGHT Residential Families of Devonshire Place community 2. Baylor College of Medicine 3. Texas Medical Center 4. University of Houston 9 A CoH Planning and Development Department Transportation Analyst confirmed in August 2009 that Wyndale is NOT a collector street.
  10. 10. 10 2006 Before 100+ trees were cut down
  11. 11. 11 U of H Devonshire Place Baylor College of Medicine TMC
  12. 12. 12 RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL COMMERCIAL
  13. 13. 13 A Plan for the growing Houston Pedestrian and Cycling Community!
  14. 14. A Win-Win-Win Solution for City of Houston-BCM/TMC- Devonshire Place Create “Longitudinal Greenway” for bicycle and pedestrian commuters on Wyndale serving as a “transition zone” between a beautiful old neighborhood and TMC “unprecedented construction growth.” Connects Cambridge bicycle lanes to Main campus medical center. Acquire and Preserve LARGE stand of foliage in TMC area!
  15. 15. 15 A Win-Win-Win Solution for City of Houston-BCM/TMC- Devonshire Place BUILD Butler-Lehall Avenue as “EAST-WEST” connector for vehicle traffic. “Fast-Track” priority for CoH Capital Improvement Plan. Deflect traffic to MAIN ROADS off of Wyndale with bollards at the back of 7132 Staffordshire similar to the Southgate neighborhood solution. Heavily re-forest area between parking lots and neighborhood to offset light and noise pollution.
  16. 16. 16 NEW 4 lane Bertner widening Deflect Wyndale traffic HERE New Park New Ped-Bike Bridge NEW FIRE Station
  17. 17. 17 PARK STOPS cut-thru traffic on Wyndale & Staffordshire Allows for SAFER cycling –pedestrian access to medical center. Creates transition between old residential and new commercial construction Proper landscaping will reduce LIGHT & NOISE pollution Protecting Wyndale properties, PROTECTS DEVONSHIRE PLACE
  18. 18. President and CEO Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, MBA, argue that instead of focusing on treating disease, we should keep people out of the doctor’s office in the first place by investing in proven, community-based prevention efforts. 18 Dr. Lavizzo-Mourey discusses the economic arguments for prevention, and offers several examples of places in the United States where health is regularly considered in community planning and policy decisions, resulting in increased opportunities for better health.
  19. 19. Change in Bicycling and Walking Rates vs. Adult Overweight Rates over last 40 years 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 percent overweight percent obese percent of trips to work by bike or foot Percentoverweightorobese Percentoftripstoworkbybikeorfoot 19 Sources: National Center for Health Statistics (2006), Census (1960, 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000) HOUSTON NEEDS MORE NON-MOTORIZED OPTIONS!
  20. 20. This Proposal is CONSISTENT with TMC 50 Year Plan 20
  21. 21. From the TMC website – Vision for Growth-2006 Notice EAST-WEST street below Devonshire Place connecting to VA Hospital
  22. 22. From the TMC website – Vision for Growth-2006
  23. 23. The PUBLIC face of TMC John Kajander, media presentation Nov. 2007 23
  24. 24. 24 John Kajander, TMC Vice- President November 2007 “work with federal, state, and local communities and neighborhoods” “Make sure Growth Doesn’t negatively affect communities that We surround.”
  25. 25. On October 31, 2008, with the WEST ROAD arriving toward Wyndale, an EMERGENCY MEETING with Bob Stott, TMC Vice President of Planning & Development was requested. A Devonshire Place resident explained how such a road would expose our neighborhood to unsafe and dangerous cut-thru traffic. A TRAFFIC SOLUTION was offered and help was requested in closing Wyndale Street! 25
  26. 26. The PRIVATE face of TMC Bob Stott phone message, Nov. 2008 26
  27. 27. 27 Southgate Neighborhood Solution Allows Emergency Access for Fire or Ambulance vehicles. Inexpensive! Increases pedestrian and bicycle commuting Eliminates Cut-thru vehicle traffic
  28. 28. 28 Southgate Neighborhood Cut-thru Traffic solution
  29. 29. 29 Co-Existence with the Texas Medical Center is possible ONLY with the leadership of the City of Houston and active citizens who care about preserving Houston neighborhoods. The ONLY REAL SOLUTION
  30. 30. When they’re gone, 30 They’re gone forever!
  31. 31. Will this land be preserved? 31
  32. 32. 32 Devonshire Place Neighborhood WHO WE ARE
  33. 33. 33 Devonshire Place 1950 postcard Holcombe Blvd.
  34. 34. 34 1958 VA Hospital Parkwood Apts. Devonshire Place
  35. 35. 35 Devonshire Place
  36. 36. 36 Devonshire Place
  37. 37. 37 Devonshire Place Patio & Townhomes
  38. 38. 38 Devonshire Place
  39. 39. 39 Devonshire Place
  40. 40. 40 Devonshire Place, 25 years hence Will it Exist?
  41. 41. 41 Devonshire Place It’s worth protecting!
  42. 42. As a citizen who supports livable and sustainable communities, would you please contact District D Councilwoman, Wanda Adams, districtd@houstontx.gov and request the closure of Wyndale? As a Cycling enthusiast would you contact Dan Raine, Bicyclist Pedestrian Coordinator, Houston Bikeway Program, at daniel.raine@houstontx.gov and request bike lanes on Wyndale? 42
  43. 43. 43 Make a difference in protecting Houston neighborhoods, families, and homes! Please do not hesitate to contact me , if I may provide more information or answer any questions. Thank you for your time. Doug House, M.Ed., a healthcare professional 7132 Staffordshire, Houston, TX 77030-4114 hm. 713-796-9304, cell 832-573-5151 house567@earthlink.net

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