Texas Bicycle Coalition is working to change our communities, to make them safer and more accessible for all Texans. Streets in our local communities are ours; they’re not just for cars, but for walking, bicycling and public transit.
Imagine a major local street where cars move at speeds that respect the most vulnerable users. Imagine our entire community connected by sidewalks wide enough for people to walk and laugh side-by-side, unhindered by poles or other obstacles. Trees and center medians planted with greenery should become commonplace on our streets. Connecting networks of bike lanes will help guide cyclists safely to their destinations.
Sound impossible? No way. It’s happening now through a national movement called Complete Streets. As the name implies, no street is complete until all users can safely move along and across it. You can help make this happen right here in Texas. It’s time our urban planners start building complete streets that connect people and communities.
Please talk to your local bicycle club and consider taking on the Complete Streets campaign in your community. Together, we can turn Texas streets into places that are good for our community, people, and yes, our entire planet.