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Today’s HeadlinesBy Jay Blazek Crossley | | No Comments
Are We Building Too Much Parking? (Houston Chron) TxDOT proposes converting Hwy. 290 main lane to HOV lane during off-peak hours, will host public meeting in October (Community Impact) Capital Metro: Exclusive pathways necessary for high-capacity transit (Community Impact) Neighborhood road becomes rush detour (KVUE) Austinites to celebrate open spaces this Friday, Sept. 21 for […]
Traffic Crashes Cost the People of Texas $162 Billion a YearBy Jay Blazek Crossley | | No Comments
Traffic congestion costs the people of Texas over $14 billion a year in terms of lost time on the freeways, according to our tabulation of the Texas Transportation Institute’s 2015 Urban Mobility Scorecard. Most Texas elected officials have supported dramatic moves to fund road projects attempting to address this issue. The people of Texas voted … Continue reading "How much do traffic crashes cost the people of Texas? (A: $162 Billion)"
Project Connect: Why Oltorf and Pleasant Valley Should Jump Into Phase IIBy Jay Blazek Crossley | | No Comments
Austin’s transit agency, Capital Metro, is engaging in a long term transit planning process that could lead to future light rail lines, bus rapid transit, and enhancements to existing high capacity transit. Project Connect 2.0 follows on the failure of the 2014 bond referendum that could have built Austin’s first light rail line. Many felt … Continue reading "Project Connect: Why Oltorf and Pleasant Valley should jump into Phase II"
Why Texas Cities Need Lower Speed Limits for Safe Neighborhood StreetsBy Jay Blazek Crossley | | 10 Comments
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.
Why You Should Get Involved in the Texas Strategic Highway Safety PlanBy Jay Blazek Crossley | | No Comments
Texas leads the nation in traffic deaths, with an average of 10 lives lost every day -- and five times as many incapacitating injuries. It's possible to prevent these needless deaths, we just have to change the way we design and operate our streets and transportation systems.
Tell Your State Senator You Don’t Want 10 People to Die Each Day on Texas StreetsBy Jay Blazek Crossley | | No Comments
Every day, 10 people lose their lives in traffic crashes on Texas streets and highways. Many people think these deaths are just another cost of doing business, but the carnage is preventable. It's time to commit eliminating traffic fatalities.
The 100 Austin Intersections Most in Need of Pedestrian ImprovementsBy Jay Blazek Crossley | | 2 Comments
Austin, through its Vision Zero Program, is setting an example for the rest of Texas to follow in data-based interventions to end traffic deaths. But it also helps to put traffic safety data directly in the hands of the public, so people can see for themselves where action is needed.
Five Good Bills to Watch in the 2017 #TXLegeBy Jay Blazek Crossley | | 2 Comments
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.
Five Bad Bills to Watch in the 2017 #TXLegeBy Jay Blazek Crossley | | 8 Comments
To make it easier for you to participate in your democracy, we're highlighting five good ideas and five bad ideas to watch in the 2017 Texas Legislative Session, starting with the bad ones.
Celia Israel Files Bill to Create Texas Vision Zero Task ForceBy Jay Blazek Crossley | | No Comments
The bill would create a Vision Zero Task Force that would present a traffic safety plan to the legislature in 2018, with the goal of reducing fatalities in Texas 50 percent by 2029 and to zero by 2050.
It’s On: Legislators Call for Safe Neighborhood StreetsBy Jay Blazek Crossley | | 1 Comment
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.
Houston Installs Its First Bike BoxBy Jay Blazek Crossley | | 2 Comments
In a rush to install upgrades for all the visitors expected at this weekend's Super Bowl, Houston has installed its second green bike lane and its first bike box on Holman Street in Midtown