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Sharing the Road: How to Make Houston Safer for Cyclists

A couple weeks back, cyclists staged a “die-in” outside Houston’s City Hall, to send a message to the City Council that cyclists need safer roads and that motorists need to be held accountable for bike-related accidents, especially in light of four bicycle-related fatalities that occurred over a recent three-week period. The demonstration outside City Hall […]

A couple weeks back, cyclists staged a “die-in” outside Houston’s City Hall, to send a message to the City Council that cyclists need safer roads and that motorists need to be held accountable for bike-related accidents, especially in light of four bicycle-related fatalities that occurred over a recent three-week period. The demonstration outside City Hall came as city officials held public meetings inside seeking input on a new bike plan. It will be the first bike plan the city has adopted since 1993.

We continue our conversation with advocacy groups seeking to make Houston a safer environment for people to walk and ride bikes. Today, we welcome your questions and comments for Regina Garcia, the Chair of Bike Houston, about what’s working, what isn’t, and what still needs to be done to make Houston a more bike friendly community.

MORE: Sharing the Road: What Changes Pedestrians Want to See to Make Houston a More Walkable City (Houston Matters, July 6, 2015)

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