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When Will Mayor Turner Let the Houston Bike Plan Move Forward?

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Earlier this week, BikeHouston held a traveling pep rally to call on Mayor Sylvester Turner to move forward with the Houston Bike Plan. After the rally, Turner said he would proceed with the bike plan but did not provide a timetable. The bike plan maps out an ambitious citywide network of safe, comfortable bikeways, including integration with the off-street bike trails in the Bayou […]

What Killed Eduardo Dill: ‘Failure to Yield Right of Way’ or Awful Streets?

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Tragedy struck El Paso again on September 22, when 27-year-old Susanna Lozano, driving her F-150 pickup truck, struck and killed 53-year-old Eduardo Dill as he attempted to cross a neighborhood street in his electric wheelchair. Police said that the “contributing factor” to the crash was Dill’s “failure to yield the right of way,” according to El […]

Texas DOT’s Own Numbers Cast Doubt on Its Story of Ever-Rising Traffic

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Back in 2015, the people of Texas were asked by the legislature and Governor Greg Abbott to meet the challenge of the state’s projected traffic growth by enacting a constitutional amendment to require road spending for the next decade. The people agreed and voted to allocate about $38 billion in state taxes for the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) […]