Lack of transportation options is a significant barrier to reaching opportunities – affordable housing, education, work, healthcare, and grocery stores. Household savings related to Houston’s relatively low cost of housing are often outweighed by travel time and car-related expenses. Disasters – from hurricanes to debilitating illness – exacerbate the need for transportation alternatives, such as better public transportation, safe and accessible sidewalks, and protected bike paths for people. LINK Houston’s work focuses on four areas: ensuring better transit; improving safety and access for people walking and biking, keeping communities connected in the face of the I-45 highway expansion, and exploring how affordable housing and high-quality affordable transportation serve families and individuals, and what decisionmakers should consider for future projects to keep housing truly affordable. LINK Houston is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that uses research and civic engagement to work on transportation issues. The organization does not work on ballot measures, elections, or specific legislation.