How Tape, Trees, and Traffic Cones Transformed a Houston Street

"This “tactical” approach produced interventions that residents can respond to before the city and management district spend thousands on design drawings that require permits and may not accurately respond to the needs of users. The resulting public conversation and experimentation goes beyond what takes place under normal policy and bureaucratic framework. Paint and semi-permanent traffic calming devices (flexible delineators, reflective markers, botts dots, etc.) can lead to more permanent changes over time, as has been the case with many plazas in New York. With a series of small investments, in a short period of time, EaDo could achieve a sense of place unlike anywhere else in Houston."

Lauren Murray