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Where Are All of Downtown Houston’s Pedestrians? They’re Underground

Where Are All of Downtown Houston’s Pedestrians? They’re Underground

Sandra Lord, owner of Discover Houston Tours, leading a tunnel excursion in 2007. (Image Courtesy: NY Times)

Sandra Lord, owner of Discover Houston Tours, leading a tunnel excursion in 2007. (Image Courtesy: NY Times)

Ever gone through downtown Houston on a weekday and wondered where all the pedestrians were?

Well they’re there. They’re just out of sight — beneath the ground in the tunnel system that connects many of the city’s downtown buildings.

We learn how and why Houston’s downtown tunnels were first developed as we talk with Sandra Lord, owner of Houston Urban Adventures and Discover Houston Tours. She’s been giving tours of the downtown tunnels for more than 20 years.

More: 

It’s Lonesome in This Old Town, Until You Go Underground (NY Times article on the tunnel system, 2007)

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Michael Hagerty

Michael HagertyMichael Hagerty is the Senior Producer for Houston Matters. He has a degree in journalism from Abilene Christian University and has served as news director for NPR and PBS stations around Texas and The West, including: KUNR-FM in Reno, Nev.; KNPB-TV in Reno, Nev.; and KWBU-TV/FM in Waco, Texas. He got his start on the air as a college student hosting Morning Edition at KACU-FM in Abilene, Texas. A native of the Chicago area and an avid Cubs fan, Michael spent four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.View all posts by Michael Hagerty →