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Update on the Finalized Houston Bike Plan

Posted on · Last week, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Joe Turner from the city's Parks and Recreation Department announced plans to close gaps in the White Oak Bayou bike trail. The project is a piece of a larger citywide bike plan awaiting City Council approval. We last discussed the plan in late February, when its first draft […]

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Cyclists: They’re Not Just Urban Hipsters

Posted on · When it comes to bikes in Houston, we’re used to hearing from those who choose to ride for health, recreational or environmental reasons. But what about those who have no other choice but bikes to get around? We learn about these so-called “invisible cyclists” and how they fit into the city’s new bike plan. We […]

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Lost Oil Jobs and Invisible Cyclists: Thursday’s Show (October 29, 2015)

Posted on · The effect of low oil prices continues to ripple through the Houston community. Just this week, the Houston Business Journal reported that Houston-based Deepwater Drilling Inc, announced 135 job cuts due to a plant closure in the Gulf of Mexico. The one thing the company didn't mention was which positions were being cut. Announcements from […]

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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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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 […]

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After School Program Teaches Houston Youth to Make and Build

Posted on · We learn about Workshop Houston, an after-school program that gives middle and high school kids creative, technical and educational resources. The kids work on all kinds of projects, including: recording their own music, making music videos, building their own bikes, painting and making sculptures.