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A Call for Better Bike Infrastructure in Houston

It's been a deadly Autumn for bike riders in Houston, and bike advocates are pushing the city to make streets safer for all users.
November 5, 2017, 9am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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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.

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Published on Thursday, November 2, 2017 in Houston Chronicle
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