|“People who are blind or have low vision commute regularly and are vulnerable when they are traveling in busy areas, crossing streets, and navigating traffic and infrastructure that is lacking,” said Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities Director, Angel Ponce. “Creating a safer, more accessible landscape that benefits not only our constituents but the thousands of people that visit our city every year is important and play a vital role in the safety and accessibility of our city.”
“Houston Public Works’ purpose is ‘Together we create a strong foundation for Houston to thrive.’ We’re living our purpose by increasing accessibility for members in our community that have been historically overlooked,” said Houston Public Works Director Carol Haddock.
ABOUT HOUSTON PUBLIC WORKS
Houston Public Works (www.HoustonPublicWorks.org) is the largest and most diverse public works organization in the country, responsible for creating a strong foundation for Houston to thrive. Houston Public Works is responsible for streets and drainage, production and distribution of water, collection, and treatment of wastewater, and permitting and regulation of public and private construction covering a 671-square mile service area. Houston Public Works is accredited by the American Public Works Association.
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ABOUT MAYOR’S OFFICE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
Our office serves as the primary advocate for the rights and needs of over 215,000 Houstonians with disabilities. The office serves as a liaison between the mayor, city council, city departments, and other public and private entities on matters pertaining to people with disabilities in Houston.
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