Safe Streets, Safe Communities: Walking and Biking Infrastructure in Gulfton

Report by Dian Nostikasari, Gelila Haile, Grant Patterson, Gabriel Malek , Isabela Walkin, Kyle Shelton
March 2019

Kinder Institute for Urban Research   (Houston)

In the summer and fall of 2018, an audit on the streets, bikeways and sidewalks of Houston's Gulfton neighborhood was conducted by the Kinder Institute. 

Researchers found that 36 percent of 486 street segments in the area had no sidewalks, and 41 percent of existing sidewalks had some kind of obstruction, such as gaps, parked cars and tree or shrub overgrowth.

This report also provides possible directions for decision-makers to consider when making future investments in the neighborhood.