Jay Blazek Crossley
Houston Regional Planning Agency Installs All White Male Executive CommitteeBy Jay Blazek Crossley | | 5 Comments
The Houston - Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council has voted to fill its powerful executive committee this year with only white men. The five men on the panel will represent a region that is the most diverse in the nation and home to about 3.4 million women.
Austin Neighbors Show How a Safe Mueller Street Would WorkBy Jay Blazek Crossley | | 2 Comments
A group of neighbors worked together to install a temporary traffic calming measure on McBee Street at Ruiz in Austin's Mueller neighborhood for one day -- the last day of 2016.
Getting to Know Walkable Texas: Downtown RockportBy Jay Blazek Crossley | | 1 Comment
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 […]
Austin City Council Votes for Safer Street Designs and Speed LimitsBy Jay Blazek Crossley | | 3 Comments
The recommendations could have long-term positive effects for street safety throughout the city.
James Oakley, Member of CAMPO Board, Repudiated for Lynching CommentsBy Jay Blazek Crossley | | No Comments
Burnet County Judge James Oakley, who serves on the CAMPO Transportation Policy Board overseeing transportation planning and coordination for the 2 million residents of the Austin region, publicly called for the lynching of an African American suspect awaiting trial for the murder of San Antonio police officer Benjamin Marconi.
Fort Worth Joins Houston in Pursuit of Safe Neighborhood StreetsBy Jay Blazek Crossley | | 1 Comment
City Councilwoman Ann Zadeh is leading the charge in Forth Worth to make neighborhood streets safer through better design and lower speed limits.
CAMPO Suggests Grid of Safe Streets as Part of Freeway ProjectBy Jay Blazek Crossley | | No Comments
The final public meeting for a CAMPO “study to develop a plan for bicycle and pedestrian accommodations near and across US 183 from MoPac in Austin to Cypress Creek in Cedar Park” will be this evening in Austin at Spicewood Springs Library: Thursday, November 10 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 8637 Spicewood Springs Road, Austin, TX 78759 […]
Hays County Used Flawed Population Forecasts to Lobby for Road BondBy Jay Blazek Crossley | | No Comments
Local governments in Texas are not supposed to spend public funds to lobby for a particular outcome to a local bond election. But Hays County went ahead and used bogus population forecasts to make the case for a proposed road bond. This video, which seems to have been created with public funds, includes a county EMS employee making an […]
Texas Cheerleaders Lead Campaign for Distracted Driving Ban to Honor One of Their OwnBy Jay Blazek Crossley | | No Comments
The students of Champion Cheer All Stars cheerleading gym have collected over 4,000 signatures in one week on a petition asking the Texas legislature to ban people from driving while using an electronic device. They lost one of their own to a tragic crash believed to be caused by a distracted driver, as explained on their […]
When Will Mayor Turner Let the Houston Bike Plan Move Forward?By Jay Blazek Crossley | | No Comments
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 […]
Can Police Departments Get on Board with #CrashNotAccident?By Jay Blazek Crossley | | 1 Comment
Words matter. But when we talk about traffic deaths and injuries, too often we slip into language that obscures how preventable these tragedies are. Referring to them as “accidents” connotes a lack of human agency, as though no one was at fault and the crash could not have been avoided. Instead of examining how the […]
What Killed Eduardo Dill: ‘Failure to Yield Right of Way’ or Awful Streets?By Jay Blazek Crossley | | 5 Comments
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 […]