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How is the City of Houston Making Biking and Walking Safer?

Over the past couple of days, we’ve talked with advocates for cyclists and pedestrians about ongoing concerns over accidents and fatalities involving Houstonians walking or riding bikes around town, and a general feeling that Houston is still not a particularly easy place to get around on foot or on a bicycle. Jay Blazek Crossley, a policy […]

Over the past couple of days, we’ve talked with advocates for cyclists and pedestrians about ongoing concerns over accidents and fatalities involving Houstonians walking or riding bikes around town, and a general feeling that Houston is still not a particularly easy place to get around on foot or on a bicycle. Jay Blazek Crossley, a policy analyst with Houston Tomorrow, and Regina Garcia, the chair of Bike Houston, shared their suggestions for changes they’d like to see put in place to improve safety.

Today, we turn to the Houston Police Department and the City of Houston’s Department of Public Works and Engineering to learn about immediate efforts to make walking and biking safer, more accessible options for Houstonians.

We welcome your questions and comments for Sergeant Ruben Peña, with the Houston Police Department’s Bicycle Administration and Training Unit, and Dan Menendez, the Deputy Director in the Engineering and Construction Division of the City of Houston’s Department of Public Works and Engineering.

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