Lower Westheimer Corridor Study


Meeting Materials


November 16, 2016 Public Meeting

A public workshop was held Tuesday 11/16/2016 for the Lower Westheimer Corridor Study, an enhanced pre-engineering study for Westheimer Rd./Elgin St. from Shepherd Drive to Main Street. The focus of the public workshop was to confirm project objectives and principles and to review conceptual options for the corridor.

Project objective: Lower Westheimer is an “urban main street” with an enhanced pedestrian experience. Lower Westheimer should support transit, improve access to local businesses, be aesthetically pleasing, preserve local culture and character, and manage traffic safely and effectively.

 

During the public workshop, four stations were set up. Each station represented one of the following segments of Westheimer Road: 1. Shepherd to Dunlavy, 2. Dunlavy to Montrose, 3. Montrose to Bagby, and 4.Elgin Street from Bagby to Main. Participants were given the opportunity to assemble and rearrange various right-of-ways (ROWs) elements, including vehicular travel lanes, parking lanes, bus lanes, turning lanes, sidewalks, trees, light poles, etc. and asked to create conceptual alternatives of the various segments. Factors that workshop participants were asked to consider included transportation mode priorities, limited right of way, lack of accessible pedestrian facilities, utility conflicts, major intersection operations, parking, driveways, and safety.

The table below includes information provided, concepts developed based on the participants’ input, and comments received during the workshop. Thank you for your interest in the Lower Westheimer Corridor Study!

PROJECT LOCATION INFORMATION
Overview Westheimer Road, Shepherd Drive to Main Street


Full corridor roll plot
Agenda
Presentation
Compiled notes from all segments
Pedestrian Realm Enhancements
Segment 1 Westheimer Road, Shepherd Drive to Dunlavy Street

Segment roll plot
Typical sections
Sections developed at workshop
Notes from Workshop
Segment 2 Westheimer Road, Dunlavy Street to Montrose Blvd.

Segment roll plot
Typical sections
Sections developed at workshop
Notes from Workshop
Segment 3
Westheimer Road, Montrose Blvd. to Bagby Street

Segment roll plot
Typical sections
Sections developed at workshop
Notes from Workshop
Segment 4 Elgin Street, Bagby to Main Streets

Segment roll plot
Typical sections
Sections developed at workshop
Notes from Workshop

What do you LOVE about Westheimer Road?
What would make Lower Westheimer BETTER?

We asked these two questions at the public meeting on June 6 and at the Stakeholder Advisory Committee meeting on May 3. These ‘word clouds’ provide a summarized graphic representation of what attendees told us at these two meetings. We will provide additional summaries of public comment and survey results on this webpage in the future.

What do you LOVE about Westheimer Road?

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What would make Lower Westheimer BETTER?

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