May 24, 2007
A satisfying driving experience

Houstonist has a question for you: "What is the most satisfying driving experience in Houston?" I'd call it a toss-up between going eastbound on Memorial from 610 to downtown, especially once you get past the last traffic light just before Shepherd, and westbound on Allen Parkway from the exit off I-45, either to Shepherd/Kirby or just to Montrose. The latter sometimes serves as a nice alternate route home for me when 45 is backed up all the way to Conroe, so it gets extra "satisfaction" points. What do you think?

Posted by Charles Kuffner on May 24, 2007 to Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

I have to say that arriving at one's destination is the most satisfying driving experience in Houston. Arriving includes also finally pulling into the parking space.

Posted by: Justin on May 24, 2007 10:28 AM

I second Allen Parkway. But two runners-up:

It's not quite in Houston, but the Fred Hartman Bridge is pretty incredible.

The HOV ramp from the Katy freeway into dotnwon, inbound. Kinda scary, but amazing view.

Posted by: Christof Spieler on May 24, 2007 10:50 AM