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					       ENERGY CORRIDOR DISTRICT
      UNIFIED TRANSPORTATION PLAN




ACHIEVE MOBILITY THROUGH ENERGY   energycorridor
 The Energy Corridor – A Thriving Business Community
4 Located along Interstate 10 between Kirkwood and Barker Cypress Road
4 One of the three largest employment centers in the region
4 More than 300 multinational, national and local companies
4 Over 1,500 acres
4 18 million square feet of office space
4 Over 4 million square feet of retail space
4 Home to over 73,000 employees
4 Population of 40,000 is expected to increase by over 12% in the next 5 years
4 By 2025, an anticipated additional 9 million square feet of office, industrial
    and retail space
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   The third largest employment center in the Greater Houston Area, the Energy Corridor
   is a major center of commerce and home to leading companies including BP America,
   CITGO, ConocoPhillips, Foster-Wheeler USA Corp, ExxonMobil Chemical, Shell Oil
   Company and Worley Parsons. The Energy Corridor also includes more than 19,000
   single and multi-family homes.

                                      But beyond the numbers, the Energy Corridor is
                                      more than acres, cubicles and population statistics – it’s
                                      a community distinguished by energetic lifestyles.
                                      The Corridor provides an environment that inspires
                                      productivity, creative thinking and drive to succeed.
                                      And that includes our quest to continually seek
                                      smarter, more efficient transportation alternatives that
                                      are safe, help preserve the environment and are, in
                                      some cases, fun.

   With projections that West Houston will exceed a population of 1.8 million by 2035,
   the Energy Corridor is emerging as one of the region’s most vital economic hubs. This
   thriving community is poised for growth through the vision and strategic planning
   led by the Energy Corridor District. Founded in 2001, the Energy Corridor District
   is taking the lead in working with local and state officials to provide transportation,
   mobility, infrastructure and safety programs to preserve and enhance the quality of
   life for the community. As new challenges arise to meet the needs of our growing city,
   the Energy Corridor District remains committed to playing a key role in planning,
   developing and promoting smart mobility options for Houstonians who live, work and
   play within the Corridor community.




                                                                                                           BP America is one of many leading national and international companies
                                                                                                                               located in the Energy Corridor.



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    Regional Transportation Overview
    The Energy Corridor is easily accessible from numerous
    interstate highways, toll roads and thoroughfares.
    Conveniently located in West Houston, the Corridor can
    be accessed from Interstate Highway 10, State Highway
    6, Westpark Tollway and the West Sam Houston Tollway
    (Beltway 8). And, with the connection of the Grand Parkway
    from US 290 to IH 10 underway, commuters traveling from
    Northwest Houston will soon have even easier access.

    Working with State and County
    Agencies to Improve Mobility
    The Energy Corridor District worked closely with the
    Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) during
    the recent $2.8 billion reconstruction of IH 10, the
    largest reconstruction program undertaken in Texas. To
    accommodate the significant growth throughout the region,
    the Interstate was widened to 16 lanes, which serve more
                                                                                                The new Interstate Highway 10 and Katy HOV Managed Lanes
    than 219,000 vehicles per day. A unique feature of IH 10                                     make traveling to the Energy Corridor District easier than ever.
    is the Katy Managed Lanes, the first multi-lane electronic
    tollway in the nation that operates within the right of way of
    an interstate highway, providing multiple entrance and exit
    locations to drivers. Beginning west of State Highway 6, the
    Managed Lanes continue to the IH 10/IH 610 Interchange
    and consist of two express lanes in each direction.




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                                                                                                                                                                     Located in West Houston,
                                                                                                                                                                     the Energy Corridor is easily
                                                                                                                                                                     accessible via numerous
                                                                                                                                                                     interstates and thoroughfares.
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                                                                                                                                                                     roadways to and within the
                                                                                                                                                                     Energy Corridor continues
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    * The year's noted on future projects                                      REGIONAL AIRPORT                                             Proposed roads
      are provided by the respective                                                                                                        Existing roads to be
      agencies and are subject to change.                                                                                                   improved




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    Local Accessibility
    Vital to the success and growth of the Corridor are
    transportation and mobility. The District is continually
    working with the City of Houston to improve local
    street access and roadway conditions to ease
    congestion and increase traffic flow throughout the
    area.

    Currently, more than 20 Capital Improvement
    Projects are proposed in and around the Energy
    Corridor through 2014. Among the improvements
    are:
    4Creating a finer street grid
    4Widening streets
    4Adding turn lanes at intersections
                                                                                         The Energy Corridor District is working closely with the City of Houston
    4Improving traffic signal operations                                             to widen N. Eldridge Parkway between Memorial Drive and IH 10 to six lanes.
    4Adding pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure

    To better distinguish the Energy Corridor and
    provide clear navigation, the District has installed a
    new wayfinding system. The street and directional
    signage features a vibrant green background with
    bold white lettering to ensure the greatest ease in
    getting around the area.




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     2010-2014 Capital Improvement Plan Map




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     1   IH 10 Reconstruction Project TxDOT                                          8    SH 6 Pedestrian / Bicycle Improvements*                                                                   18         Enclave / Eldridge Intersection - COH


     2   HFD Station 90 - COH                                                        9 Park Row Extension SH 6 to Eldridge *                                                                        19         Memorial Drive Sidewalks SH 6 to N. Eldridge Parkway

     3   Grisby Reconstruction           *                                           10 N. Eldridge Parkway Hike & Bike Trail *                                                                     20         WestLake Park Blvd. / Grisby Intersection          *
     4   Grisby / SH 6 Traffic Signal - TxDOT                                        11   Dairy Ashford / Eldridge Intersection - COH      WESTHEIMER                                               21         Memorial Dr. / Addicks Howell Intersection             *
     5   Fort Smith Pilot Project        *                                           12   6 Lane Eldridge - COH                                                                                     22         Addicks Howell Reconstruction             *
     6   Grisby / Addicks Howell Intersection       *                                13   Memorial / Eldridge Intersection - COH                                                                    23         Cullen Park Hike & Bike Trail & Barker Cypress Sidewalk           *
     7   Park Row Sidewalks                                                          14   Memorial Reconstruction Phase 1 - COH                                                                     24         Bush Park Hike & Bike Trail - HC#3

                                                                                     15   Memorial Reconstruction Phase 2 - COH                                                                     25         Kendall Library - COH
     * Projects proposed by
       Energy Corridor District                                                      16   Terry Hershey Hike & Bike Trail N. - HC#3                                                                 26         West Houston Hike & Bike Trail - COH

                                                                                     17   Addicks Dam Hike & Bike Trail W.   *                                                                      27         Eldridge / Briar Forest Intersection - COH




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    Aerial Overview
    As West Houston continues to experience
    significant growth, the Energy Corridor District
    is taking the initiative to lead transportation
    initiatives to meet the needs of the increase in
    residents, businesses and visitors.
                                                                  Increase Capacity               Access Management           Signal Improvements   Alternative Modes




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                                             LANGHAM CREEK


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                                                                                         Neighborhood Map
     Pedestrian and Bicycle Friendly
     With more than 50 miles of trails, the Energy Corridor is ideal for cyclists,
     joggers and hikers. Many Corridor employees navigate the trails and
     roadways each day to cycle to work.

     To further the connection of trails throughout West Houston, the Energy
     Corridor District was selected by the Rivers, Trails, and Conservation
     Assistance Program of the National Park Service to receive planning
     assistance for a West Houston Trail System Master Plan. Working
     collaboratively with partners and stakeholders including the United States
     Army Corps of Engineers, Harris County Precinct 3, Harris County Public
     Infrastructure, Harris County Flood Control District, the City of Houston and
     Houston Community College, as well as numerous Municipal Utility Districts,
     Super Neighborhoods and corporations, the District is developing the plan,
     which will cover a 6-mile radius from the intersection of IH 10 to State
     Highway 6 and consists of 113,000 acres. The additional trail connections
     will provide further options for those who choose to ride their bike to work.

     The Energy Corridor’s extensive public parks, greenbelts and trails are
     attractive to employees and residents who walk to lunch, client meetings
     and local retailers. With increased foot traffic, the District initiates numerous
     sidewalk improvement projects including the widening of walkways along
     State Highway 6, IH 10, Eldridge Parkway and Park Row.




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     Transit and Trails
     Transit and Hike & Bike Trail Map

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                                                       Texas Bicycle Coalition               Texas Bicycle Coalition                                            Major Highways                                                                Existing Trails

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     Commute Solutions
     The Energy Corridor District is instrumental in providing convenient, efficient transportation
     options that move employees, residents and visitors to and throughout the Corridor. Working
     strategically with organizations including METRO and Houston-Galveston Area Council, the
     Corridor offers a variety of transportation solutions to meet the community’s needs.

     Alternative transportation options include:
     4NuRide is an online community where riders can save money and earn rewards by participating
      in a carpool or vanpool, walking, cycling, telecommuting or riding public transportation. For
      more information, visit www.nuride.com.
     4METRO’s Bikes on Buses program allows cyclists to ride their bikes to their bus and bring
      their bikes along. Local buses equipped with bike racks on the front of the bus and
      commuter coach buses with storage inside the luggage compartment enable commuters to
      truly ride from door to door.
     4The Addicks Park & Ride, located at IH 10 east of Highway 6, offers convenient transit
      service to the Central Business District, Uptown/Galleria, Houston Center and Texas Medical
      Center. Grand Parkway and Kingsland Park & Rides are available for commuters living
      further west along IH 10. For more information including a complete list of routes and
      schedules, visit www.ridemetro.org.
     4For getting around the Corridor and West Houston area, METRO offers local bus service on
      Westheimer, Briar Forest, Memorial Drive and Dairy Ashford.
     4Star, the region’s new vanpool program operated by METRO, provides an alternative for
      commuters who live or work in areas where bus service is not convenient. For more information,
      call 888-606-RIDE.
     4RideShare is a free service that matches commuters who live and work in close proximity
      so that they can form vanpools and carpools. For information, call 888-606-RIDE.
     4The proposed Eldridge Crosstown Circulator connects existing METRO bus routes to the
      Addicks Park & Ride Lot serving Energy Corridor residents, workers and businesses.




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    Proposed Eldridge Crosstown Circulator Map
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                                                                                                                 Lot 228, 229, 298                                                                                 221, 222, 228, 229, 298
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      The Energy Corridor is accessible via mass transportation services including METRO Park & Ride, local METRO buses, vanpools and the proposed Eldridge Crosstown Circulator.



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     Livable Center
     Business location decisions require proximity to
     employees, access, quality development and
     confidence in the future. The Energy Corridor’s
     central location in West Houston on IH 10 provides
     exceptional mobility and access that allows
     employees to live in high-performing public school
     districts near their work. Our quality developments
     give employers an edge in recruiting and retaining
     the best and the brightest in their industry.

     The Energy Corridor District provides an added
     level of confidence in the future to protect corporate
     investment while maintaining the quality of life and
     sustainable place demanded by environmentally
     conscious employees. The District’s plans encourage
     a mixture of land uses supported by transportation
     infrastructure in a walkable and transit-oriented
     place – a master planned-business center with:

     4Authenticity and sense of place
     4Quality streetscape improvements
     4Sidewalks and outdoor places to meet others
     4Leisure dining, spas, coffee houses and shops
     4Hotels with meeting and training facilities
                                                                         The Energy Corridor is a pedestrian and bicycle friendly community.
     4Parks and hike and bike trails                                   Business thrives in a friendly place with trouble-free mobility and access,
     4Desirable places to live                                          convenient transit, great public spaces, lush landscaping and distinctive
     4Places of worship and excellent schools                          architecture – the kind of place where business and leisure fulfill your life.




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The Energy Corridor Mobility Strategy

4Increase Capacity                        4Alternative Modes
	   •	Street	Widening                     	   •	Pedestrian-	and	Cyclist-Friendly	Environment
	   •	Intersection	Improvements           	   	     –	Shared-use	Trails	
	   •	Completion	of	Thoroughfare	System   	   	     –	Pedestrian	Facilities	at	Intersections
4Signal Improvements                      	   •	Transit
	   •	Timing                              	   •	Ridesharing
	   •	Coordination                        	   •	Van	Pools

4Access Management
	   •	Limit	Median	Openings
	   •	Share	Driveways
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14701	St.	Mary’s	Lane				Suite	290				Houston,	TX		77079				281-759-3800				www.energycorridor.org

				
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