Greater Houston Urban Sprawl

Decent Essays
There is no easy way to get around in the greater Houston area; if you’re not willing to drive 20 minutes or more (plus traffic, which is horrific) on any given day you may never leave home. The city and surrounding area (from Montgomery to Galveston and Brazoria counties) are built with automobiles at the center of their design strategy, this makes driving almost an absolute necessity. An automobile centered community design such as that of the greater Houston area promotes a phenomenon called urban sprawl, the effects of which can be detrimental to the environment as well as the health of a community.
In places such as Houston and Los Angeles, highways are built as the major transportation veins of the city from which all development springs.
Get Access