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 Zero. While we are meeting metrics for building bikeways and improving access to high-frequency transit, we urge our local leaders to prioritize resources to truly move the needle on some of these issues to improve outcomes for Houstonians, particularly those of us who need it the most.
We challenge all leaders, and you, to get out of cars to really experience what it’s like to navigate Houston on foot, bike, or by bus to get to work, meetings, grocery stores, and other appointments.
The LINK Houston team regularly rides transit, bikes, and walks, and we commit to doing so on April 22nd
. Additionally, in honor of Earth Day our team helped LINK’s Policy and Planning Director Jonathan Brooks kick-off caring for his family’s adopted METRO bus stop, by helping to clean up the surrounding area and adding a little native landscaping. Jonathan and Jessica, and their son, recently moved into Near Northside’s Ryon area and adopted their bus stop, which is served by METRO Routes 51 & 52 and has a new concrete pad from the agency’s universal accessibility initiative. Learn more about adopting a stop here
April 19, 2022