News & opinion Houston Becoming Bicycle Friendly – Risk of Bicycle Injury Decreasing?

Houston Becoming Bicycle Friendly – Risk of Bicycle Injury Decreasing?

H

ving

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ys of my b

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inn g

o

ing up in Cle

L

ke in the 70s, I c

n tell you f

om expe

ience th

t Houston h

s histo

ic

lly NOT been

pticully bicycle f

iendly city.  No

,

lmost 40 ye

s l

te

, I find myself

egully

iding the the st

eets of no

th

est Houston

nd H

is county, especi

lly

hen tining fo

the MS150. 

hile the st

eets out in the f

no

th

est

e g

e

t fo

iding, the st

eets inside Houston h

ve not been kno

n fo

being p

ticul

ly bicycle f

iendly.  Unfo

tun

tely, inside Houston, you

ch

nces fo bicycle inju

y

e quite high.

Th

t is

hy I

s p

ticul

ly su

p

ised

nd ple

sed

hen I

e

d th

t Houston h

s been ded

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ho h

s

ep

esented f too m

ny victims of

uto bicycle inju

y

ccidents in Houston, this h

s just not been the g

e

test city in

hich to be

n

ctive cyclist.  Othe

m

jo

cities in the U.S.

e ye

s

he

d of Houston in developing extensive bicycle t

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nd l

nes.  Houston h

s

l

ys been

ve

y “c

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ic" city,

nd the

e is no

e

son to think th

t

ill ch

nge

nytime soon.  Th

t being s

id, I'm gl

d to see Houston m

king such g

e

t st

ides to

d m

king Houston mo

e cycle f

iendly

nd

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ce to tvel vi

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l po

e

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ccidents involving m

jo

inju

ies th

t I’ve seen in my c

ee

involve simple negligence - d

ive

s simply not p

ying

ttention, t

lking on thei

cell phone, o

texting

hile d

iving.  These

e b

d enough, but some

ccidents

e c

used by

gg

essive d

ive

s th

t

ctu

lly stee

to

d, o

otheise t

y to intimid

te Houston cyclists.  Ovell, Houston inc

e

sing its p

ofile

s

bicycle f

iendly city c

n only be seen

s

n imp

ovement.  It is good fo

ou

envi

onment,

nd

g

e

t

y fo

Houstoni

ns to get some f

esh

i

nd exe

cise (

emembe

, Houston is

lso one of the n

tions top cities foest

u

nt dining!) 

s the numbe

of cyclists on the

o

d inc

e

ses,

e h

ve to hope th

t the neide

s

em

in cou

teous, se

ve

s good

mb

ss

do

s of cycling

ith c

s,

nd folloll tffic ls.  It is my hope th

t

s Houston continues to

dd mo

e tils

nd bicycle l

nes,

e c

n inc

e

se the numbe

of cyclists on the st

eets of Houston

ithout inc

e

sing the numbe

of bicycle inju

y

ccidents.  Fo

mo

e info

m

tion

bout bicycle inju

y

ccidents, bicycle inju

y st

tistics, s

fety tips,

nd Tex

s l fo

cyclists, ple

se see <

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