“And also need to behave on the street in ways that those resources are re-aligning that, rather than getting angry about passing a biker on the street,” adds Shelton.
Experts say to keep Houstonians safe, you have to have things like clearly designated crosswalks and separated bike lanes. But to make those improvements happen, transportation planner Geoff Carleton says people need to watch what’s happening in their own neighborhoods and make specific suggestions.
“And that’s where the community’s saying to policy makers, to the budgetary officials – here’s what we prioritize so that they know,” says Carleton. “Because often what they hear is, I’m stuck in traffic.”