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West Houston Trails Master Plan Introduction

West Houston Trails Master Plan Introduction

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An introduction to the plan that links people, places and communities.

For more information on the West Houston Trails Master Plan, or Houston's Energy Corrdior District visit www.energycorridor.org.

An introduction to the plan that links people, places and communities.

For more information on the West Houston Trails Master Plan, or Houston's Energy Corrdior District visit www.energycorridor.org.

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Published by: Energy Corridor District on Aug 08, 2011
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An introduction to the plan that linkspeople, places and communities.
 The West Houston Trails Master Plan isa big idea. It’s a vision or more than 100miles o interconnected trails located in a 113,000-acre area in West Houston withina 6-mile radius centered at the intersec-tion o IH-10 and State Highway 6. It’s a plan or a shared-use trail system that willlink business centers, residential neigh-borhoods and parks, providing alternativetransportation and outdoor recreation.It’s a proposal that works with the shapeand natural characteristics o the land toenhance the area’s natural beauty, that supports habitat preservation and sustain-ability, that maximizes compatible landuses and increases economic vitality. The West Houston TrailsMaster Plan isan initiative that originated as a  joint venture o the Energy Cor-ridor District andthe National ParkService, one that  was realized withinput rom literally hundreds o people,guidance rom multiple agencies, usingdata gathered during hundreds o hourso public orums and rom thousandso surveys. The plan isthe product o more thantwo years o  volunteer eort – o countlesshours o meetings, workshops and discus-sions. It is the tangible result o concen-trated eort by interested individuals andpublic and private entities. The brochure you are holding now isonly an introduction to the West Houston Trails Master Plan, a comprehensive,156-page document. This brochure oersan overview o thegoals, objectives andbenefts o a multi-use,interconnected trailssystem. The completeplan oers guidelinesor design, constructionand maintenance o trails. It identifes po-tential partners and revenue sources andincludes detailed maps, recommendationsor implementation, even historical andcultural data o the targeted area.It is the hope o theplan development teamthat, ater reading thisoverview, you will bedriven to review the ullplan. We believe that a multi-use trails system will have a major positive impact on thehealth and happiness o residents as wellas on the economic development o West Houston.
We’d like your help in making the plan areality.
 A Plan Built by Community 
 Visions, Goals & Objectives
Create a 100+ mile interconnected trailsystem within West Houston whilerespecting the natural ecosystems andcultural resources o the area.
Identiy locations o uture public trailsand connecting routes. 
Provide outdoor recreation opportunitieson trails through parks and conservationareas. 
Provide opportunities or bike-to-workcommutes and sae routes or walkingand cycling to schools and other locations.
Increase conservation through reduceduse o cars, uel and roadways. 
Increase opportunities or health anditness. 
Promote saety through proper design o trails and road crossings, constructiono trails separated rom roadways andeducation supporting sae use o trails. 
Provide connections to transit and on-road bikeways.
Connect new miles o trail to 34+existing miles o trail. 
 Add at least 15 miles o new trail by 2015. 
Identiy and promote an initial trailto demonstrate the importance o connectivity (targeting Patterson/NorthEldridge Trail). 
Develop a strategic plan to prioritizeimplementation o trail projects, createpartnerships or implementation andidentiy unding strategies. The vision o the many people who helped develop the West Houston Trails Master Plan is a system o trails that connect theparks and public lands o West Houston. The goal is to createa trail network that serves the greatest number o users whileproviding good stewardship o land and water resources. Inorder to achieve this goal, existing trails have been identifedand proposed routes or new trails have been developed andprioritized.Once implemented, the West Houston Trails Master Plan willcompliment the existing transportation corridors, increasecommuter choices, provide greater outdoor recreationalopportunities develop sae routes to schools and other publicplaces. It will also provide an increased awareness o the storm- water management system and the importance o riparianrestoration and protection.

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