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Full Show: Bike Plan Revisited, And The Life Of A Storm Chaser (April 17, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: Bike Houston issues a report card on the city's bike plan. We look back at the Branch Davidian siege, which ended 25 years ago this week. We learn what issues Texas museums are facing. We meet a biomedical engineer who makes wheelchairs for the disabled in developing countries. And we learn about the life of a famous storm chaser.

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Revisiting the Bike Plan, and Surviving Life in the Oil and Gas Industry: Thursday’s Show (February 16, 2017)

Posted on · 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 […]

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Bike Plan Draft Offers a Vision for a Bicycle-Friendly Future

Posted on · The City of Houston recently released its first draft of a new Houston Bike Plan. It’s the first comprehensive effort to update the bike plan originally adopted in 1993, and it calls for nearly 800 miles of safe, connected bikeways by 2026. The city is seeking public input now. We learn more from Mary Blitzer, the […]

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Houston Bike Plan and Night Driving: Monday’s Show (February 29, 2016)

Posted on · The City of Houston recently released its first draft of a new Houston Bike Plan. It’s the first comprehensive effort to update the bike plan originally adopted in 1993, and it calls for nearly 800 miles of safe, connected bikeways by 2026. The city is seeking public input now. On this edition of Houston Matters, we […]

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Sharing the Road: How to Make Houston Safer for Cyclists

Posted on · 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 […]

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Making Houston More Bike Friendly: Tuesday’s Show (July 7, 2015)

Posted on · 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 […]

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City of Houston Will Develop a Citywide Bicycling Plan

Posted on · The City of Houston is launching a $500,000 effort to develop a citywide bicycling plan. It’s the first such comprehensive effort since 1994. On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss efforts underway to develop the bike plan, its potential benefits for the city and changes Houston’s bicycling community would like to see. We welcome […]

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Bike Plans, Ask the Dentist, and Street Art: Houston Matters for Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015

Posted on · The City of Houston is launching a $500,000 effort to develop a citywide bicycling plan. It’s the first such comprehensive effort since 1994. On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss efforts underway to develop the bike plan, its potential benefits for the city and changes Houston’s bicycling community would like to see. We welcome […]

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How Safe is Houston for Cyclists & Bikers?

Posted on · On Wednesday’s Houston Matters, we talked about our lives in traffic in our cars. Today, we look at Greater Houston through cyclists’ eyes. We discuss recent bicycle accidents and explore bicycle and motorcycle safety in Houston. First, we welcome your questions for Michael Payne, the Executive Director of Bike Houston, and Laura Spanjian, Sustainability Director for the City […]

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Bicycle and Motorcycle Safety in Houston and Your Gardening Questions: Houston Matters for Thursday, February 20, 2014

Posted on · On a recent Houston Matters, we talked about our lives in traffic in our cars. In this edition, we look at Greater Houston through cyclists’ eyes. We discuss recent bicycle accidents and explore bicycle and motorcycle safety in Houston. First, we discuss bicycles with Michael Payne, the Executive Director of Bike Houston, and Laura Spanjian, Sustainability Director for the City of Houston. Then, we discuss […]