Southeast Houston Mobility Plan


City of Houston


Completed: 2019

Southeast Houston Mobility Plan


Walter P Moore led the development of the Southeast Houston Mobility Plan – a comprehensive, multi-modal mobility study that identified short, medium and long-range projects, policies, and programs to promote better mobility and access. A major goal was to foster an equitable transportation network that enhances safety for all road users, particularly in underserved communities where street safety and affordable disparities persist.

Our transportation planning and travel modeling specialists prioritized potential transportation improvements using Mobility Plus, Mobility Toolbox, and CommunityViz. We held meetings with the general public, civic clubs, management districts, TIFFs, the TIRZ, and worked with grass roots political organizations. We also conducted a door-to-door information-gathering campaign.

This project was unique in that collection of data from many sources was particularly critical to problem assessment. To achieve maximum input, comments were solicited through an online “Wikimap,” a GIS portal where the public could access information from the City of Houston and Walter P Moore’s databases and then input their concerns and suggestions. The team built upon this data and encouraged public feedback throughout the process.

The final report identified the area’s significant goals to build out major corridors to enhance connectivity, facilitate more context-sensitive street design, align sidewalk and bikeway improvements with METRO’s transit plans, and prioritize improvements based on the community’s goals and objectives. The plan’s recommendations are intended to give the City of Houston a vision of what the study area’s transportation network could look like in the future to meet the specific needs of this community.