A recent article in the Houston Business Journal, Sprawling Houston sees increase in commuter cyclists, discussed the 7.1 percent increase in bicycle commuting in Houston from 1990 to 2012, and the city’s $100 million investment in bicycle infrastructure. Brian Stallings of Bike Texas theorized about the motivation for this investment:
“Companies like Samsung and Google are looking at the bicycle facility infrastructure before they decide what city they’re going to locate in,” Stallings told NPR. “So this is really being driven by economics in Texas. It’s not all about people seeing themselves on a bicycle, but seeing what it does for the quality of life in a city.”
Bike Houston and Mayor Annise Parker recently announced the Zero Fatalities Bike Safety Campaign, including $50,000 for a bicycle master plan to guide bicycle-related investment decisions in Houston.
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