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April 2016

State Rep. Murphy Earns TTAT Great Texas Trail Boss Award for Advancing Hike and Bike Paths

Texas legislator spearheaded passing of law allowing trails to be built along utility corridors

District 133 State Rep. Jim Murphy – who represents The Energy Corridor south of IH-10 – earned the Great Texas Trails Boss service award last month during the 2016 Texas Trails and Active Transportation (TTAT) Conference.

Murphy helped lead the passing of state legislation which allows trails to be built along utility corridors (see “Final Chance to Comment on Houston Bike Plan …” article in this newsletter for information about a potential Energy Corridor-to-Spring Branch trail along a Centerpoint utility easement).

The Great Texas Trail Boss Award ceremony was part of TTAT’s conference held in Houston in March, where The Energy Corridor District was a sponsor and General Manager Clark Martinson presented The District’s initiatives to improve trail connections and walkability.

Murphy is also the longtime general manager for the Westchase District, which recently broke ground on a new, two-mile Brays Bayou Connector Trail that will run from Richmond Avenue to Bellaire Boulevard, linking West Houston bicycling commuters with Harris County’s trail network. To facilitate safe cycling, underpasses will be built under Richmond, Westpark Drive, Westpark Tollway, Harwin Drive and Bellaire Boulevard.

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