Bicycle & Pedestrian

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Houston is the 4th largest city in the USA and growing. Our urban planning should center around public transportation such as but not limited to: light rail, bicycles and buses.  There are benefits to furthering our bicycle plan in Houston such as tourism, saving gas money and increased small business sales.

Our plan is to be the #1 bicycle-friendly city in Texas and within the  top 50 nationally by 2020.

Solutions:

  • Expand bicycle trails in urban and suburban settings so residents can use them to get to work and for recreational use
  • Advocate for bike racks on transportation such as but not limited to: buses, light rail, etc
  • Propose a parking tax to help pay for bicycle lanes and public transportation
  • Raise awareness of bicycle deaths by through ghost bikes

Houston Public Media – Missouri City Cyclists Have New Designated Bike Lane

2014 Top 50 Bike-Friendly Cities

Top 10 Cycling Cities in US

Forbes – The Most Bike-Friendly Cities In The U.S., Ranked

Bicycle Friendly Communities in All 50 States

City of Chicago – Benefits of Biking

City Lab – The Vision Zero Message Is Finally Getting Through in New York

City Lab – The Complete Business Case for Converting Street Parking Into Bike Lanes

City Lab – Cyclists and Pedestrians Can End Up Spending More Each Month Than Drivers

City Lab – The Complete Business Case for Converting Street Parking Into Bike Lanes

City Lab – 4 Reasons Retailers Don’t Need Free Parking to Thrive

City Lab – 6 Big European Cities With Plans to Go Car-Free

City Lab – Madrid Will Ban Cars From Its Main Street

Why Businesses Want Bike Riding Customers

Should Cyclists Have to Stop at Stop Signs?

Next City – How Bike Lanes Helped Salt Lake City Businesses

Next City – Seattle Is Shutting Down Bike-Share

The Complete Business Case for Converting Street Parking Into Bike Lanes in 12 Countries

Want To Make Money? Build A Business On A Bike Lane

Wall Street Journal – Report: Bike Lanes, Pedestrian Plazas Good for Businesses

When Denver Added Bike Lanes to Larimer Street, Retail Sales Skyrocketed

Bike Lanes May Increase Business, Retail Sales

A 40-Block Bike Path Could Be Coming to Cleveland

The Guardian – Street fighting woman: inside the story of how cycling changed New York

The Guardian – Houston’s hit-and-run problem: ghost bikes honour ‘invisible dead’ cyclists

Fast Coexist – Here’s What Happened When A Neighborhood Decided To Ban Cars For A Month

Upworthy – Beijing banned cars for 2 weeks and the sky turned perfectly blue. Guess what happened the next day?

Yes Magazine – Nashville Teens Mapped Their Daily Routes—And Got a New Bike Lane as a Result