Two new bus shelters are now serving pedestrians and users of alternative transportation along Memorial Drive, after recent installations by The Energy Corridor District.
Memorial Dr. from Eldridge Parkway to Westlake Park Blvd. has become more pedestrian friendly, with New Freedom Sidewalks providing a safe place to walk and bus shelters offering refuge from inclement weather.
There are now 14 bus shelters in the District to support and encourage use of public transportation.
Funded in part by The Energy Corridor District, the bus shelters serve METRO commuters to and from The Energy Corridor. The Energy Corridor District leveraged its New Freedom Sidewalks grant to pour additional concrete that would accommodate the bus shelters.
“Before, there were no safe walkways, just a bus stop sign and a ditch,” explains John Nunez, Transportation Manager for The Energy Corridor District. “We saw this as an opportunity, with the concrete sidewalks and shelter slabs we could pour as part of our New Freedom Sidewalks effort.”
Construction was managed by Robert Rayburn, Landscape Architect for the ECD. General contractor The Tikon Group orchestrated installation of both the bus shelter and new sidewalks with minimal disruption to traffic flow. NEC Signage + Architectural Products, a Houston company since 1949, fabricated and installed the bus shelters.
For more information on The Energy Corridor District ongoing efforts to improve mobility in the region, visit energycorridor.org/mobility.