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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, […]

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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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What’s in Houston’s New General Plan and Bike Plan?

Posted on · Part of the equation in improving Houston's infrastructure around biking and walking rests at the feet of the city's planning department. Currently under construction is both the city’s new general plan, called Plan Houston, and the city’s new bike plan. So far, Plan Houston has issued twelve draft policy directives and the accompanying strategies to […]

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How is the City of Houston Making Biking and Walking Safer?

Posted on · Over the past couple of days, we've talked with advocates for cyclists and pedestrians about ongoing concerns over accidents and fatalities involving Houstonians walking or riding bikes around town, and a general feeling that Houston is still not a particularly easy place to get around on foot or on a bicycle. Jay Blazek Crossley, a […]

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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 […]