Equity Must Play a Role in Public Transit Investments

Public transit is the backbone of any major metropolis, connecting thousands of people to jobs and services, and moving the local economy. In Houston, people make about 285,000 trips using transit each weekday, making transit an integral part of the city’s connectivity. For many Houstonians, especially those who live in under-resourced communities, public transit [...]

2019-05-14T16:06:35+00:00May 14th, 2019|

Local Leaders Must be Accountable to Commitments for Safer Streets

The City of Houston’s commitments to expand the Safer Streets Initiative on April 11 and April 17, 2019 are a result of a year’s worth of data analysis and advocacy by LINK Houston, partner stakeholders like BikeHouston, and community members. Nearly a year after Mayor Turner’s initial announcement to expand the Safer Streets Initiative [...]

2019-05-14T16:06:11+00:00May 14th, 2019|

Advocacy Around I-45 Expansion Continues To Grow

Dozens of people gathered at Bruce Elementary on March 26 for one of five community sessions organized by our partner Air Alliance Houston to discuss findings in their Health Impacts Assessment of the North Houston Highway Improvement Project (I-45 expansion). LINK Houston co-authored the Assessment’s mobility and safety analysis, which shows that it’s already [...]

2019-04-18T14:43:50+00:00April 17th, 2019|

Eastex-Jensen Community Call for Much-Needed Bus Service Improvements

On March 28, we collaborated with Councilmember Jerry Davis' office to organize 14 advocates from the Eastex-Jensen community to speak at the METRO Board of Directors' monthly meeting to urge the decision-makers to improve much-needed bus service in the area. Prior to the Board meeting, parents of students from Patrick Henry Middle School petitioned [...]

2019-04-17T16:40:43+00:00April 17th, 2019|

LINK Houston, BikeHouston, and Community Members to Address City Council on Safer Streets Initiative

March 25, 2019 LINK HOUSTON, BIKEHOUSTON, AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO ADDRESS CITY COUNCIL ON SAFER STREETS INITIATIVE HOUSTON, TX: LINK Houston and BikeHouston, together with community members from across the city of Houston will address City Council on March 26, 2019 AT 2:00 PM to urge elected officials to prioritize improvements for safer streets [...]

2019-04-02T18:25:04+00:00April 2nd, 2019|

LINK Houston partners with Harris County Judge and stakeholders for a packed transportation-related Civic Saturday

On February 16th, BarkerRipley's Cullen Reunion Hall in Gulfton was brimming with attendees from all over the greater Houston area. Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo’s Talking Transition Civic Saturday event, arranged in partnership with LINK Houston, brought together hundreds of community members, stakeholders, and Harris County staff for a robust discussion on transportation issues. [...]

2019-03-08T20:11:40+00:00March 8th, 2019|

Jeff Speck Inspires Houstonians to Further Engage on I-45 Expansion

Renowned urban planner and author Jeff Speck was in Houston for his February 27 Urban Reads talk “I-45 Meets the Walkable City.” Prior to his lecture, LINK Houston led Mr. Speck on a tour to meet with community members in the Fifth Ward, Near Northside, and Independence Heights to inform his understanding of walkability [...]

2019-03-08T20:11:37+00:00March 8th, 2019|

Safer Streets Initiative needs to become a high priority for City of Houston

A recent report by the Governors Highway Safety Association found that Texas roads are some of the most dangerous in the country, with Houston crash fatality rates higher than those from New York or Los Angeles. Several analyses last year, including LINK Houston’s research, found that Houston area streets are particularly dangerous and deadly [...]

2019-03-08T20:11:43+00:00March 8th, 2019|

Speak up for safer streets at the next Houston City Council Transportation, Technology, and Infrastructure Committee Meeting

LINK Houston joined City of Houston Public Works, the Federal Highway Administration, METRO, Houston Police Department, and fellow advocates from BikeHouston for the second round of the Road Safety Audit as part of Mayor Turner’s Safer Streets Initiative. We looked at the remaining six intersections identified as dangerous hotspots in our research and worked with local [...]

2019-02-05T21:54:17+00:00February 5th, 2019|