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A Call for Better Bike Infrastructure in Houston
Jessica Wiggins, advocacy director for BikeHouston, responds to a 30-day period that saw three people on bikes killed by drivers in the city of Houston by putting out a call for more, and improved bike infrastructure.
Writing an op-ed for the Houston Chronicle, Wiggins endeavors to explain the differences in bike infrastructure built for recreation (exemplified by the bayou greenways that grace the city) and bike infrastructure built for more utilitarian purposes.
To raise awareness on the latter point, Wiggins argues in support of pop-up bike lanes, an example of tactical urbanism. BikeHouston is planning to create a pop-up bike lane during the upcoming Cigna Sunday Streets event in Gufton. The pop-up bike lane will be located one mile away from where a bicyclist was killed by a driver on September.