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The history of the City of Houston can be told through a few major disruptive yet transformative moments, from the building of the Ship Channel to the approval of Bayou Greenways, and now the Houston Area Greenways planning project will act as a further catalyst and opportunity to direct the vision of the future Houston. More than simply trails projects, Bayou Greenways and Houston Area Greenways have the potential to fundamentally direct the development of the urban fabrics of the city. A more integrated and comprehensive transportation system can transition dependence away from the automobile towards a more carbon-neutral way of life critical to the health of the 21st century. Paralleling the reimagining of the city’s bus and bike networks, the greenways plans could augment and catalyze these systems to create a robust framework for residents in terms of recreational and commuting options.



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