New Studies Indicate Digital Billboards Compromise Driver Safety: New studies confirm the evidence 

A review of recent research on driver distraction near digital billboards finds increased evidence the bright, constantly changing digital billboards negatively impact traffic safety. The compendium highlights new studies proving digital billboards are attracting longer and more frequent glances from drivers than do static signs. The compendium’s author, engineering psychologist Jerry Wachtel of the Veridian Group, said …read more »

Scenic Houston Announces Broadway/Hobby Corridor Redevelopment Project Given the Green Light

$4.9 million raised to dramatically transform the appearance of this major thoroughfare HOUSTON– January 12, 2016 – Scenic Houston today announced a major plan for enhancing the visual appeal of the nearly two-mile-long Broadway/Hobby corridor connecting Hobby Airport and Interstate 45. $4.9 million of the $7.5 million budget for enhancements has been raised through private …read more »

20 Texas Cities Earn Scenic City Certification in 2015

Twenty (20) Texas municipalities have been awarded Scenic City Certification by the Scenic City Certification Program of Scenic Texas in 2015. Seven are certified for the first time, and 13 are re-certifying their status, bringing the total certified cities in Texas to 58. Scenic Houston is a proud Program Partner of the Scenic City Certification …read more »

Scenic Houston Working to Improve Broadway Street

Scenic Houston is working with the Hobby Area District, City of Houston, TxDOT, and other key organizations to transform the two mile Broadway Street airport corridor connecting William P. Hobby Airport to I-45. A fresh, attractive Broadway will provide a much needed “Welcome to Houston.” Read the Houston Chronicle article to learn more about the …read more »

Conroe Declares Billboard-free ETJ

North Houston Association, Scenic Houston and City of Conroe Cooperation On March 11, 2015, the City of Conroe passed an amendment to its sign ordinance to extend Conroe’s prohibition on new billboards to include its extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ).  Conroe took this action in light of Grand Parkway construction.  The North Houston Association and Scenic Houston had …read more »

Streetmix: A Streetscape Design Tool

Scenic Houston is excited to spread the news about Streetmix, a user-friendly, interactive tool for streetscape design.  Streetmix allows users to build and/or redesign streetscapes using adjustable streetscape features including sidewalks, bus lanes, bike lanes, planting strips, lighting, etc.  We see Streetmix as a helpful tool for streetscape visualization in Houston which can be easily …read more »

The Campaign for a More Scenic Houston – Goal Exceeded!

Scenic Houston is excited to report our Campaign for a More Scenic Houston was a success and exceeded the initial fundraising goal, garnering more than $800,000 from generous corporations, foundations and individuals, including 100% support from the Scenic Houston Board of Directors. Campaign success enables Scenic Houston to tackle its priorities: promote streetscape improvement projects using the …read more »

Three Houston Area Cities Earn Scenic City Certification

Congratulations to Friendswood, Webster and West University Place for earning first-time Scenic City Certification! Other Houston-area cities previously certified include Houston, Missouri City, Pearland, Seabrook, and Sugar Land. Read the entire press release.

Congratulations to Scenic Houston’s 7 new Board Members!

Scenic Houston announces the appointment of seven new board members commencing terms that run through December 2016. The new appointments include: Jeffrey Abel, principal, Abel Design Group; Evans Attwell, senior vice president, Private Banking Group, Frost Bank; Chris Bilton, executive director, Greater Southeast Management District; Edwin Friedrichs, P.E., PTP, senior principal, Walter P Moore; Marlene …read more »