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In Northeast Houston, Residents, Nonprofits and the City Work Together After Harvey Toward Recovery

One of the many communities affected by Hurricane Harvey, Northeast Houston's recovery has been slow. But one community fair that sought to flip the top-down recovery script offered hope. It is an early Saturday morning in September and Jazmin Negrete and her younger sister are patiently waiting in line. In two and half hours, [...]

2018-10-29T17:27:55+00:00October 22nd, 2018|

Study Ranks Houston’s Most Dangerous Intersections for Pedestrians And Cyclists

City officials say Houston will have to do things differently in the future as it encourages people to use other modes of transportation. On average, here in Greater Houston, about seven cyclists or pedestrians a day have a collision with a car. Kathryn Nowlin considers herself lucky she’s never been hit. “Just trying to cross [...]

2018-10-29T17:28:10+00:00October 17th, 2018|

Equity in Transit: Report Release & Panel- November 27, 2018

Tue, November 27, 2018 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM CST Houston Community College - Central Campus 1300 Holman Street Learning Hub Science Building, Room LH 100 Houston, TX 77004 --- Misperceptions abound when it comes to public transit – from the makeup of transit riders to the types of services presently available. Decisionmakers and [...]

2018-12-12T16:07:14+00:00October 15th, 2018|

When will Houston fix its dangerous streets?

Houstonians don't walk, and only the brave few bike for recreation. That's the refrain we hear, though it couldn't be further from the truth. One way we know? Crash data. Over the last five years, vehicles crashed into more than 8,700 people walking and biking across Houston, based on LINK Houston's analysis of Texas Department of [...]

2018-10-29T17:28:35+00:00September 25th, 2018|

Why Houston’s Bike Plan Matters for Bicyclists’ Safety

A new report looks at how recent crashes and near misses map onto short- and long-term projects in the Houston Bike Plan, underscoring the importance of following through on them. Biking on Houston streets, even for those who do it daily, can be a terrifying experience. Just halfway through 2018, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) [...]

2018-10-29T17:28:51+00:00August 9th, 2018|

Houston Metro’s Next Steps Could Have Big Impacts, But For Whom Depends on Final Funding and Plans

With several still very preliminary plans for Metro's next steps on the table, how should we think about equity? In the dream scenario Houston's Metro transit agency presented to its board recently, hundreds of miles of new light rail, bus rapid transit and frequent local bus service are all included in a $35 billion vision that [...]

2018-10-29T17:29:19+00:00August 6th, 2018|