By Andrew Schneider, Houston Public Media

Gulfton, Alief to benefit from $43 million grant aimed at rebuilding sidewalks, increasing tree canopy to mitigate heat

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher

A new study has ranked Alief and Gulfton as two of the most dangerous neighborhoods in Houston when it comes to traffic injuries and fatalities for children. But a $43 million federal grant could soon help reduce the danger.

Rice University’s Baker Institute found that three of the four most dangerous areas for children walking and biking in Houston are in Alief and Gulfton. Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher, who represents both neighborhoods, helped arrange a grant through the Department of Transportation to deal with the threat, as well as to deal with similar problems in Kashmere Gardens.

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