Jay Blazek Crossley
I've spent part of every week for the last three years researching, experimenting, and advocating for allowing Texas cities more leeway to design safer neighborhood streets. This legislative session, there are three different safe neighborhood streets bills in the Texas House and Senate -- and a real breakthrough is within reach.
Earlier this month, we told you about five bad bills to oppose in the Texas Legislature this session, and now it's time to move on to the good bills worth your support. These five bills could do tremendous good by leading to more complete neighborhoods and safer streets, and ending the crisis of road deaths in Texas.
Yesterday Texas State Representative Celia Israel called for passage of the Safe Neighborhood Streets Bill (HB 1368). She was joined by Austin Mayor Steve Adler, Fort Worth Council Member Ann Zadeh, and Houston Public Works and Engineering Department Deputy Director Jeff Weatherford, as well as Representative Helen Giddings, who said that she would be the first co-sponsor of the bill.
When she was a high school student in Rockport – Fulton, my wife was assigned to write an opinion piece for the school paper. She decided to focus on the lack of safe sidewalks, specifically the lack of a sidewalk along Broadway, the street along the ski basin that connects the Key Allegro neighborhood to downtown and the […]