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Galveston Intermodal Transportation Committee
by John David Suayan
Wednesday, May 03, 2017

The Galveston Intermodal Transportation Committee today voted unanimously to approve the proposed City of Galveston Thoroughfare Plan with classification revisions.

The committee reviewed the changes at a workshop last month. Notable changes to the plan include making Avenue O from Seawall Boulevard to 53rd Street into an arterial street and removing Postoffice Street and Strand Streets as collector streets.

Public Works Director Kyle Hockersmith described the plan as “a product of a group effort over the course of four regular meetings and one workshop where we focused the entire workshop on this topic.”

“I want to say thank you for your willingness to come together and your desire to get this completed,” said Hockersmith. “This is a very important tool that our staff will use moving forward to make sure that the City of Galveston Traffic Control Plan makes sense.”

The Planning Commission will look over the plan before handing it off to the city council.

The committee received an update on the Bicycle Master Plan. Committee member Jayson Levy praised the city for its efforts to accommodate cyclists, adding the city council recently proclaimed May as National Bike Month.

“It really was a nice recognition,” said Levy.

Levy said there are events planned for National Bike Month, including but not limited to a gathering at Hendley Green on The Strand.

The committee discussed a report on the rail trolley restoration and Seawall Boulevard streetscape improvement projects by The Goodman Corporation.

Steven Creitz and Julia Hatcher were absent while Clyde Wood joined the meeting by way of conference call. Agenda

To listen to the entire meeting, Click Here (60:49)


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