Houston Matters

Why Won’t Houston Let This Man Walk?

Posted on · David Dorantes is upset that he can’t walk around Houston. Dorantes is an entertainment reporter for the Spanish-language newspaper La Voz de Houston, and recently he wrote an article for the Houston Chronicle on this very topic. He tells us why he thinks it’s important to get out of your car. MORE: I Want to Walk. […]

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Revisiting Houston’s Walkability

Posted on · On past Houston Matters programs, we’ve explored a number of concerns and efforts related to walkability in the region. We’ve talked about safety concerns for pedestrians, areas in need of improved access and policies designed to make the region more walkable. Now, two Houston neighborhoods have been named to a residential brokerage firm’s list of […]

Houston Matters

Why Won’t Houston Let This Man Walk?

Posted on · David Dorantes is upset that he can’t walk around Houston. Dorantes is an entertainment reporter for the Spanish-language newspaper La Voz de Houston, and recently he wrote an article for the Houston Chronicle on this very topic. He tells us why he thinks it’s important to get out of your car. MORE: I Want to Walk. […]

Full Show

Biking and Walking Plans and Actions: Wednesday’s Show (July 8, 2015)

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 policy […]

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Sharing the Road: What Changes Pedestrians Want to See to Make Houston a More Walkable City

Posted on · Houston motorists often share the road with cyclists and pedestrians, but it’s not always a harmonious relationship. According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, more than 480 pedestrians were killed in Texas in 2014, accounting for about 14 percent of all motor vehicle deaths in the state. In Houston alone, that number rises to more […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

Airport Traffic & Not-So-Snowy Snow Days: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · Passenger increases at Houston’s airports; efforts to spur trade between Houston and South Africa; make-up days scheduled for Houston students who received “snow days” when it didn’t snow; and a study underway examining the health benefits of walking to and from new Houston transit stops: It’s The Good The Bad and The Ugly of Houston […]