Houston, sprawling and car-obsessed, a walkable city? It's possible. Continue Reading →
When I came up with the idea for this series, I knew I needed a real challenge. Thousands of people ride public transit every day in Houston; average weekday ridership in May 2017, according to Metro data, was 278,428. Some folks are on transit for just a couple of minutes, some for a few hours. If I was really going to experience public transit, I needed to experience how people who don’t live inside the 610 loop feel about the system that often works against them.
I need caffeine to survive most days. I’m Puerto Rican and was taught from a very early age that it’s the life blood of my people. Whenever I need to relax and take some time for myself, I head out and grab a cup of coffee. A lot of Houston’s coffee shops are on some of the bus routes I had already used and I wanted to change it up.
Riding a bus with an injury isn't all it's cracked up to be, especially when you have to walk to get to your destination.
There’s never a day where I wake up dreading having to go to work. I only wake up dreading the traffic I’ll have to deal with on the way there.