Representative Hubert Vo Announces $1.6M Grant for Hike and Bike Trails

(Houston) State Representative Hubert Vo is pleased to announce that The Texas Transportation Commission has approved $1.6 million in funding for hike and bike trails which will built in the International Management District.  The project will be located in southwest Houston along an existing east/west, Harris County Flood Control District conveyance channel located between Bellaire Boulevard and Beechnut. The project proposes a 2.3 mile hike and bike trail which will connect three heavily used parks in the District, Art Storey, Boone Road, and Hackberry Parks. The trail will include benches and rest areas along with trail signage and markers, District wayfinding signage, native grass plantings, and existing bridge enhancements unique to the District.

The trails are a component of the International District’s Master Plan which was approved by the Board of Directors of the District earlier this year. In addition to the trails, the District has more than $1,000,000 in planned improvements for 2010 which include District street signage, wayfinding and beautification projects.

Representative Vo, who authored legislation which created the District in 2007 states

“…I am very happy that we’re finally able to bring additional resources into the area. These improvements will help to enhance the overall quality of life in Alief and will benefit both residents and business owners. This is exactly why I began working with local business leaders in 1999 and later fought in the legislature to form the International District. This hike and bike trail will be a wonderful compliment to the many other improvements already planned by the District”.