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Galveston Intermodal Transportation Committee Workshop
by John David Suayan
Thursday, April 13, 2017

The Galveston Intermodal Transportation Committee, in a workshop held today, voted unanimously to place the proposed City of Galveston Thoroughfare Plan as an action item on the agenda for the committee's May 3 regular meeting.

The committee reviewed the minor changes to the plan, expressing satisfaction with what Public Works Director Kyle Hockersmith presented each member.

“My wish today would be after we’re all said and done, I have a complete list of final revisions that I can go back to the drawing board and implement into a document which then we would bring to a vote to the ITC at the next scheduled meeting,” said Hockersmith.

Tim Tietjens, the city’s Development Services Department Director, said Galveston has an advantage over many cities in that its streets are laid out like a grid.

“A grid pattern allows for various trip assignments as they call it, a trip assignment is how you get from point A to point B,” said Tietjens. “You have many means. You can zig zag around Galveston in 10,000 different directions. That’s a distinct advantage that many cities have to come to recognize as a problem that they have.”

Notable changes to the plan include making Avenue O from Seawall Boulevard to 53rd Street into an arterial street and removing Postoffice Street and Strand Streets as collector streets. Proposed Thoroughfare Plan

The committee also discussed safety issues in connection with the Seawall Boulevard Streetscape Improvement Project with David Smith from the Special Events Department.

All members were present. Workshop Agenda

To listen to the entire meeting, Click Here (1:17:41)

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