The Houston Chronicle Editorial Board recently recognized how investments in streets near Texas Southern University and University of Houston, led by Commissioner Rodney Ellis, add to the quality of life for residents. The $43M "project is designed to intentionally address decades of neglect and poor funding as money for streets and drainage usually went to other, often whiter, parts of the city".
The editorial board states that with ten percent of Third Ward households lacking automobiles,"safe routes to walk or bike are critical not just for recreation but for accomplishing everyday errands and getting to work and back." READ the entire editorial.
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