FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
HOUSTON,TX – Today Mayor Turner will recognize LINK Houston for their efforts to raise awareness of the perspective and experiences of non-drivers while promoting transportation that is supportive of all individuals as well as proclaim October 2nd – 8th as National Week Without Driving in Houston. First championed by Disability Rights Washington and now hosted by America Walks, National Week Without Driving aims to raise awareness of the challenges that non-drivers face when trying to move safely in their communities.
Yesterday LINK Houston challenged all candidates running for Mayor of Houston to leave their cars behind and choose to walk, roll, or use transit for one or more of their trips. Today we echo that challenge to all current elected officials as well as the METRO Houston board. It is crucial that policy makers regularly participate in multimodal transportation to better understand the ways their constituents move throughout Houston and the challenges they face in the process.
LINK Houston encourages everyone participating to send us a photo of you traveling by an alternative mode, or post to social media using the hashtag #WeekWithoutDriving
This year to acknowledge National Week Without Driving, LINK Houston will celebrate with their annual Transit and the City event on Thursday October 5th at the historic Julia Ideson building downtown.
Tuesday, October 3, 2023
LINK Houston will receive proclamation for National Week Without Driving at City Council Public Session.
Houston City Hall Anna Russell Chamber
901 Bagby St.
Thursday, October 5,2023
LINK Houston will celebrate their 2023 milestones at their annual Transit and the City fundraiser.
Julia Ideson Library
550 McKinney St.
LINK Houston is a non-profit organization that advocates for a robust and equitable transportation network so that all people can reach opportunity. For more information, please visit www.linkhouston.org.
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