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In the Street Safety Summit 2.0, LINK Houston explores creative funding mechanisms and public-private partnerships for safety improvement projects

Following our first Street Safety Summit with the Kinder Institute in 2018, the City of Houston, Harris County, and other stakeholders developed mobility initiatives and implemented projects to address safety and accessibility for people walking, rolling, and biking. While there are initiatives underway, lack of dedicated funding and systemic change inhibit real progress on [...]

2021-06-07T18:26:16+00:00June 4th, 2021|

Mobility in Old Spanish Trail/South Union Neighborhood

LINK Houston Community Engagement Specialist Andret Rayford recently met with longtime Old Spanish Trail/South Union (OST/SU) resident and former city planner Paulette Wagner for a walk through the neighborhood. On the walk, Ms. Wagner identified the mobility challenges and needed improvements in the area. The SEHTA GO Neighborhood-led “Strollin’ and Rollin’” project has increased [...]

2021-06-04T16:10:41+00:00June 4th, 2021|

Briefing: Tell the Federal Highway Administration to prioritize public health, safety, and equity in street design – especially for people walking, rolling, and biking

Transportation engineering currently prioritizes convenience for people driving over safety for people walking or biking. This makes streets more dangerous for everyone, including drivers. Now is your opportunity to change all that. Public comments are wanted on revisions to one of transportation engineering’s “bibles,” the 700-page Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways (MUTCD). [...]

2021-05-10T16:47:23+00:00May 10th, 2021|

Street Safety Summit 2.0

Thursday, June 3 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free Registration Join us on June 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CDT for our virtual Street Safety Summit 2.0! LINK Houston will present updated crash data analysis, moderate an expert panel discussion focusing on funding mechanisms for safety projects, and invite community members to [...]

2021-06-04T16:06:22+00:00May 10th, 2021|

Legal action by Harris County is a necessary step to hold TxDOT accountable

LINK Houston commends Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo’s leadership in the fight against TxDOT’s North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP). Time and again TxDOT has demonstrated blatant disregard for Houston area residents, businesses, and elected officials by proceeding with the NHHIP despite outstanding serious concerns raised by community members and experts about this project. [...]

2021-04-30T19:26:46+00:00March 11th, 2021|

Briefing: Transportation access at COVID-19 vaccine sites

LINK Houston urges the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Harris County to consider multiple mobility options in their plans for COVID-19 vaccination distribution at NRG and additional sites so that people with disabilities, those without access to a vehicle, and aging persons who no longer drive are able to access vaccination sites. Our [...]

2021-04-30T19:26:55+00:00February 25th, 2021|

Want a vaccine at NRG Park’s super site? Show up with wheels.

The region’s largest COVID vaccine site — created to cater to vulnerable communities — is drive-thru-only, a process that frustrated some observers as health officials work to balance better access to shots, huge demand and the need to inoculate as many people as fast as possible. Opened Wednesday, the vaccination site at NRG Park [...]

2021-04-30T19:26:25+00:00February 25th, 2021|

Houston Metro has handed out 2 million masks to riders since last summer

The Metropolitan Transit Authority has distributed more than 2 million face masks to riders since the agency mandated the facial coverings last summer, officials said this week. Metro spokesman Jerome Gray said handouts of disposable masks peaked at about 15,000 masks daily in the summer before sliding to about 5,000 each day during January. [...]

2021-02-10T21:17:36+00:00February 10th, 2021|

TxDOT’s decision to proceed with I-45 expansion demonstrates blatant disregard for Houston’s residents, advocates, and elected officials

On February 4, 2021 the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) issued the Record of Decision (ROD) for the North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP). The ROD, which TxDOT self-certified, allows the state agency to officially proceed with building the project despite significant pushback from elected officials, residents, and advocates concerned about adverse impacts of [...]

2021-02-10T20:02:35+00:00February 10th, 2021|