Upper Kirby Mobility Plan

Gunda Corporation led this study which evaluated access and traffic conditions for the combined boundary of the Upper Kirby Redevelopment Authority and the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone No. 19 and was commissioned by the City of Houston in association with Upper Kirby Redevelopment Authority. New development including residential, commercial, retail and business continues to flourish in the area giving need for the development of a mobility plan that will grow to meet the needs of this population. This study focused on the short-term and long-term needs related to traffic, bicycle and pedestrian operations and safety. With the guidance of the Steering Committee and input from the public, the following goals were identified and pursued in the mobility study: improve safety, improve traffic flow, improve pedestrian and bicycle mobility, and identify short-term and long-term mobility improvements.

Short-term improvements identified in the study are cost-effective and feasible to implement in 3 to 5 years.  The long-term improvements recommended will be implemented in the 7 to 15 years depending on major transportation improvements in the area such as METRO’s high-capacity transit and TxDOT’s US 59 improvements.