Following a two-week education period starting Monday, 2/12, HPD will begin enforcing traffic and parking rules around Lanier on Monday, 2/26 for weekdays 7 am – 4 pm.
Council Member Ellen Cohen's office has arranged for extra Houston Police Department resources this month to help the Lanier and Winlow Place communities meet our shared goals of reduced congestion and increased safety in our neighborhood.
This traffic safety plan was originally put into place in 2013, but a new education and enforcement campaign will begin this month to help educate the new families at the school.
For Winlow Place residents this will mean:
- That we are subject to strict enforcement of the signs near Lanier.
- That traffic patterns will undergo a period of change while drivers accustom themselves to obeying the signs. Both drivers and pedestrians should be aware that there may be some confusion and new hazards as traffic flow adjusts.
- That new traffic problems may arise elsewhere in our neighborhood as a consequence of the enforcement of the signs near Lanier.
Also, this initiative will be new to Lanier families, many of whom will have to adjust how they get their students to and from school. The students themselves may be walking to and from unfamiliar points. Please be extra-careful and extra-aware of the kids as they make this adjustment!!
Finally, WPCC wants to hear from you about issues the neighborhood may experience as this new traffic plan is put in place. No one would like to see a solution near Lanier that creates more danger and inconvenience elsewhere. If you have questions or comments about this initiative and its results please communicate them to Emily Miller, our Lanier liaison, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments will be shared among WPCC, Lanier, and the City as appropriate, and your input (positive and/or negative) would be greatly appreciated as we seek to optimize this situation for our community.
For more information, please read this flyer.