East End Mobility Study

The East End represents a vibrant and historic community near Houston’s Downtown. The study area is bounded by IH-10 on the north, US 59 on the west, IH-45 on the south, and Lockwood Drive on the East. It contains large sections of four Superneighborhoods which include: the Greater Fifth Ward, the Second Ward, Downtown/East Downtown and Greater Eastwood. The study area also includes Greater East End and East Downtown Management Districts & three Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones (TIRZ).

This general area has been the subject of several studies in the recent past, including the East End Livable Centers Study, the Greater East End Master Plan, the Downtown/ EaDo Livable Centers Study, the Fifth Ward Pedestrian and Bicyclist Study, and the West Belt Rail Subdivision Study. This study builds on the findings of those reports to coordinate mobility planning regionally. Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) along with the Planning and Development Department (PD), Public Works and Engineer Department (PWE), Greater East End and East Downtown Management District, Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO), were stakeholders in the development of mobility recommendations for this study. This study is a component of the Subregional Planning Initiative Program (SPI) that has been developed by the H-GAC to create a holistic, strategic approach to transportation planning. Recognizing the ever growing demand on the City’s transportation network, this initiative is intended to provide an in-depth examination of the relationship between land use and transportation infrastructure. Based on provided system analysis and related findings, improvement opportunities that best meet development and the mobility goals of the community are provided. Provided recommendations address the need for a multimodal approach to system improvements that maximize both operation and functional demands of the greater system. 

Executive Summary (PDF)
Final Report (PDF)

For more information about City Mobility Planning, please email: Mobility.Planning@houstontx.gov