Mayor Sylvester Turner
Council Member Ellen Cohen
Dear Mayor Turner and Council Member Cohen,
When I read the Chronicle article attached below, I understood the need for a detour around the often used route, and appreciated the thought put into it. It seemed like a good solution.
The article states “The detours will not be continuous, but periodic throughout the construction project when construction nearby could create unsafe conditions along the original bike trails” as well as “the detour and reroute are expected to begin between April and May and will last through the third quarter of 2017.”
However there seems to be either,
- a miscommunication,
- a failure to execute, or
- deception by someone
going on in this situation.
There are already signs up along the path redirecting users to use the detours. They have been up for over 10 days. There is also signage that appears to indicate that cyclists should use the sidewalk on the west side of Houston Avenue as the detour.
This is neither safe, nor acceptable.
I would like to know if the original decision has been changed or if there is a timing and communication failure occurring. Please remedy the situation.
“Heights Area Bike Trails to be Rerouted to Houston Avenue“, Tara White, Houston Chronicle, Wed Mar 9 2016
Council Member Karla Cisneros (as the detour is in your district)
Deidrea George, TxDOT Houston Public Information Office (quoted in the article)
Email via web-form
Tara White, freelance writer for Chronicle (author of the article)