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Should Houston’s Bike Plan Be Revised to Address Safety Concerns?

The weekend Houston hosted Super Bowl 51, there were two fatal accidents involving cyclists and light rail trains. Those were just two recent examples that highlight the danger cyclists face on the roads in Greater Houston. And they came as the Houston City Council prepares to take up the Houston Bike Plan. Mary Blitzer of […]

Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public MediaThe weekend Houston hosted Super Bowl 51, there were two fatal accidents involving cyclists and light rail trains. Those were just two recent examples that highlight the danger cyclists face on the roads in Greater Houston. And they came as the Houston City Council prepares to take up the Houston Bike Plan.

Mary Blitzer of Bike Houston says she wants the city to investigate whether street design plays a role in such accidents.

So, how are bike advocates responding and how will the official bike plan be tweaked for safety – if at all? We talk it over with Blitzer and Gail Delaughter, News 88.7’s transportation reporter.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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