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A Reminder That Midtown Is Still Revitalizing

Been to Bagby Street lately, in the area from St. Joseph Parkway to Tuam Street? For the past year it's held the title as the first "Green Road" in Texas.

Impressed? Well, some people surely are, billed as part of a big-idea Midtown revitalization project for pedestrians and the those making higher-than-median income, who can afford to live around there, the area is receiving a bunch of awards and national recognition from urban planning watchers.

Mayor Annise Parker released a statement today reminding of just how awesome the space it and providing this astounding fact: "About 40% of Houstonians do not drive and Midtown is highly populated with pedestrians who both live and work nearby," she said.

The city has received a slew of engineering and architectural awards for the project. While there are plenty of other areas of the city that need this type of revitalization, we hope the city's Complete Streets policy continues to bear fruit.

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