Downtown Trekkers: are you jumping on the Greenlink?
Things are changing in Downtown Houston, you might have noticed. That statement is especially true for downtowners looking for something to do on any given lunch break. From Discovery Green offering a host of concerts and other activities just a walk away from the Hilton Americas and the George R. Brown; to new and exciting specialty stores like Phoenicia bringing a whole new taste of international foods to please even the most discriminatory of palettes; even the city of Houston has jumped on board hosting regular Farmers Markets outside of City Hall (during season). It seems there is always something to do in Downtown Houston these days.
Which begs the obvious question then – what’s the best way to get around without having to bother with driving or parking? Besides renting a bike or walking that is (both good options if you’re tough enough to brave the scorching heat).
For those of us less inclined to exert that much energy, or if you’re just in a rush to have something to eat and get back to work, you might find Houston’s Greenlink is the best option for you. You can’t beat the price that’s for sure! Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. the Greenlink – made possible through a partnership between The Downtown District, BG Group Houston First Corporation – offers free rides from one side of Downtown Houston to the other.
Pickup and drop-off sites include the George R. Brown Convention Center, Main Street Square, Discovery Green, Houston Pavilion’s, Phoenicia, City Hall and the Central Library. Routes run every 7 to 10 minutes so you should find the next Greenlink right around the corner.
For more information about Greenlink visit downtownhouston.org.
Anjelica Cazares is visual artist, vintage thrift shopping crafter, and a blogger. You can find her main blog at CraftyThrifter.com and more of her writing at HispanicHouston.com.
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