allen parkway

allen parkway
client

city of houston

landscape architect

swa

category

streetscapes roadways parking

completed

fall 2016

G2LD was proud to be a design team member of the Allen Parkway Improvements Project, which sought to increase beauty, safety and functionality of Allen Parkway between Dunlavy Street and Downtown Houston. Working in conjunction with the City of Houston, the Downtown Redevelopment Authority, Walter P. Moore and SWA Group, G2LD designed the lighting along this important stretch to enhance the four main project goals: improving public safety, improving access to neighborhoods south of the parkway, providing vehicular parking for the adjacent Buffalo Bayou Park, and creating a scenic bayou drive. A change in speed limits as well as the addition of new traffic signals, new parking areas, and pedestrian crossings, made it important to readdress the lighting along this roadway. G2LD carefully designed the lighting specifications and layouts in order to meet the most stringent requirements for light levels and uniformity ratios, while minimizing glare to drivers and park users alike.

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