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Impacted Residents Continue to Push for Design Changes in the North Houston Highway Improvement Project

LINK Houston partnered with BakerRipley to provide an in-depth overview of the current state of the North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP) to residents in Near Northside. We shared information and data in English and Spanish related to the officially recognized impacts of the proposed project, answered community members’ questions, and assisted them in providing their [...]

2022-04-19T19:01:46+00:00April 19th, 2022|

Step out of your car for Earth Day… and beyond!

For this year’s Earth Day, we teamed up with BikeHouston, Air Alliance Houston, and others to call on our local elected officials to go car free on April 22nd. The Climate Action Plan and the Resilient Strategy status report shows that Houston is nowhere near reducing vehicle miles traveled and is trending away from achieving Vision [...]

2022-04-19T18:56:25+00:00April 19th, 2022|

S.A.F.E. Sidewalks – Second Ward

Safety and Accessibility for Equitable Sidewalks LINK Houston recently piloted S.A.F.E. Sidewalks (Safety and Accessibility for Equitable Sidewalks) in Second Ward to help raise awareness of the importance of safe and accessible infrastructure. Together with residents and volunteers, we audited sidewalks across a half square mile in the Second Ward neighborhood, collecting data and [...]

2022-04-19T18:19:43+00:00April 19th, 2022|

Funding for Sidewalks Remains a Challenge to Increase Safety and Accessibility

Well-designed and well-implemented infrastructure connects people to jobs, schools, and services. Safe and accessible sidewalks promote public health and environmentalism. Unfortunately, in Houston people who walk, use a wheelchair, or bike are vulnerable because of non-existent, poor quality, or even dangerous infrastructure. LINK Houston recently piloted S.A.F.E. Sidewalks (Safety and Accessibility for Equitable Sidewalks) [...]

2022-04-18T17:06:12+00:00April 18th, 2022|

Opportunity for Equitable Representation at METRO

Mayor Sylvester Turner recently appointed Sanjay “Ram” Ramabhadran as the new Chair of the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO). LINK Houston looks forward to continuing to work with Mr. Ramabhadran and the METRO leadership to ensure transit improvements advance equity, especially in communities of color where transportation [...]

2022-04-18T17:02:25+00:00April 18th, 2022|

Transit Equity Day 2022

On February 4, 2022, LINK Houston will celebrate Transit Equity Day. We invite you to join us in observing this occasion and encourage you to walk, roll, bike, and ride transit during the week leading up to February 4th. Additionally, we ask that you share your experiences on social media with #TransitEquityDay, tag @LINK_Houston in your [...]

2022-01-26T22:57:58+00:00January 26th, 2022|

Cyclist deaths on the rise in Harris County after grim 2021

Houston wants to be certified as a Gold Level Bike-Friendly City by 2027 but still has more then two-thirds of its bike network to build. The end of 2021 marked the deadliest year in the last decade for cyclists hit by drivers on roads in Harris County, despite a pointed effort from Houston and [...]

2022-01-26T22:02:38+00:00January 26th, 2022|

Houston Advocates Slam TxDOT For ‘Deliberately’ Ignoring Highway’s Racist Impacts

he Texas Department of Transportation is allegedly threatening retaliation against the whole Houston region because advocates continue to fight a highway expansion that the agency knows will have a harmful impacts on communities of color — but if the advocates successfully get the initiative shut down, it could be a model for other communities [...]

2022-01-26T21:58:37+00:00January 26th, 2022|

Groups file federal complaint over I-45 project, urge civil rights review

Critics of the plan to remake Interstate 45 north of downtown Houston filed a nearly 100-page complaint to federal officials Thursday, urging even greater scrutiny of the project’s effects on minority communities, an analysis they say state highway officials consistently have avoided. In the complaint, filed with the Federal Highway Administration, opponents of the current [...]

2022-01-26T21:54:24+00:00January 26th, 2022|