September 25, 2007
The anti-Bolsover

I've blogged quite a bit about the Sonoma project in the Rice Village for which a one-block stretch of Bolsover has been abandoned by the city to the developer so it can be turned into a pedestrian plaza. (If you haven't yet, listen to my interview with Council Member Anne Clutterbuck, in which she addresses some of the issues about that.) There was a lot of debate about how the closing of that one block might affect mobility in the area. If you think that abandonment will result in a net loss of traffic capacity, then you'll be glad to know that sometimes the opposite occurs; that is to say, in some developments, even in the heart of Houston, new throughways are created. Christof has an example that's under construction now out at San Felipe and Post Oak, which he's dubbed the anti-Bolsover. It's not even the only such example right now. Check it out.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on September 25, 2007 to Elsewhere in Houston