LINK Houston Official Comments Regarding the “Fee in Lieu” Sidewalk Ordinance Amendments

LINK Houston - Fee in Lieu Sidewalk Ordinance Amendment Comments - PDF To the Planning and Development Department - City of Houston To Whom it May Concern: LINK Houston views the proposed ordinance amendments to create a sidewalk fund populated with fee-in-lieu funds as one step forward on a continuing journey to improve pedestrian [...]

2022-06-21T18:43:05+00:00June 21st, 2022|

Call to Action: Submit Your Comments Regarding the “Fee in Lieu” Sidewalk Ordinance Amendments

The City of Houston Planning and Development Department seeks to amend the 2020 Sidewalk Ordinance through a proposed “fee in lieu” structure to “promote a complete sidewalk network in the city” and improve safety and access for people who walk and roll. The policy change would allow property owners who are developing a new [...]

2022-06-21T18:44:27+00:00June 21st, 2022|

Step out of your car for Earth Day… and beyond!

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 [...]

2022-04-19T18:56:25+00:00April 19th, 2022|

S.A.F.E. Sidewalks – Second Ward

Safety and Accessibility for Equitable Sidewalks LINK Houston recently piloted S.A.F.E. Sidewalks (Safety and Accessibility for Equitable Sidewalks) in Second Ward to help raise awareness of the importance of safe and accessible infrastructure. Together with residents and volunteers, we audited sidewalks across a half square mile in the Second Ward neighborhood, collecting data and [...]

2022-04-19T18:19:43+00:00April 19th, 2022|

Funding for Sidewalks Remains a Challenge to Increase Safety and Accessibility

Well-designed and well-implemented infrastructure connects people to jobs, schools, and services. Safe and accessible sidewalks promote public health and environmentalism. Unfortunately, in Houston people who walk, use a wheelchair, or bike are vulnerable because of non-existent, poor quality, or even dangerous infrastructure. LINK Houston recently piloted S.A.F.E. Sidewalks (Safety and Accessibility for Equitable Sidewalks) [...]

2022-04-18T17:06:12+00:00April 18th, 2022|

Opportunity for Equitable Representation at METRO

Mayor Sylvester Turner recently appointed Sanjay “Ram” Ramabhadran as the new Chair of the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO). LINK Houston looks forward to continuing to work with Mr. Ramabhadran and the METRO leadership to ensure transit improvements advance equity, especially in communities of color where transportation [...]

2022-04-18T17:02:25+00:00April 18th, 2022|

Transit Equity Day 2022

On February 4, 2022, LINK Houston will celebrate Transit Equity Day. We invite you to join us in observing this occasion and encourage you to walk, roll, bike, and ride transit during the week leading up to February 4th. Additionally, we ask that you share your experiences on social media with #TransitEquityDay, tag @LINK_Houston in your [...]

2022-01-26T22:57:58+00:00January 26th, 2022|

LINK Houston’s Equity in Transit 2021 Report aims to continue influencing infrastructure and bus quality improvements to increase access to opportunity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media contact: Ines Sigel, LINK Houston, (713) 353-4604 or inessigel@linkhouston.org Houston, TX - LINK Houston’s Equity in Transit: 2021 study found that 891,000 people in Houston live in areas that need disproportionately high and strategic investments in affordable transportation to reach opportunities. The report updates the quantitative data in the Transportation Equity [...]

2021-12-09T03:54:35+00:00December 7th, 2021|

Equity in Transit: 2021

Download Full Report (.pdf) Explore the report View Fullscreen StoryMap Executive Summary Public transit plays a central role in connecting people to jobs, education, health care and many other opportunities. Equity in Transit: 2021 combines data analysis and riders’ experiences collected through the 2021 Houston Bus Rider Survey. The report explores how transit [...]

2021-12-15T22:24:06+00:00December 7th, 2021|