Creekside Park development, growth spurs traffic worries

 Creekside Park development, growth spurs traffic worries

Growing residential developments and construction on small retail centers and numerous new businesses in The Woodlands’ Creekside Park neighborhood has raised traffic and pedestrian safety issues in recent weeks.

The issue has become so worrisome that township board member Bob Milner has asked that the full board address the issue of pedestrian safety — notably small children walking to school to two Tomball Independent School District campuses in the area — at the June 23 meeting of the board.

Milner said a recent meeting of the Creekside Park Village Association revealed serious concerns about safety of children. The Kuykendahl Road section Milner is referring to is the village center, or ‘Green,’ and features a split road with a H-E-B grocery in the middle and other stores and businesses on both sides of a split four-lane thoroughfare. The area is supposed to be a walker-friendly corridor.

A recent accident involving a vehicle and a pedestrian in the area had elevated concerns even more, he added.

“There were a lot of people at the Creekside Park village meeting (June 1) concerned about not just that (accident), but the ability to control traffic crossing Kuykendahl to the junior high school and back, and to the elementary school there,” Milner said. “Especially when the…

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