Give your input
Do you bike or use public transit? Or do you dream of cycling to school or work but for fear of potholes and aggressive drivers?
A survey released earlier this month is part of a campaign of public meetings, citizen outreach and bus driver questionnaires that crowd-sources Houstonians to inform a 2013 Bike & Ride Plan.
The 25-question survey seems well aware of the barriers to biking in Houston, from insufficient secure parking to the lack of dedicated lanes and trails.
"No survey can ask all of the questions or receive all of the input that we'd like to hear from the public," Alan Clark, manager of the transportation and air quality programs for the H-GAC, tells CultureMap.
The 25-question survey seems well aware of the barriers to biking in Houston, from insufficient secure parking to the lack of dedicated lanes and trails, and the H-GAC's goal is to get as much information as possible on signage needs, facilities requests and general areas for improvement so that bicyclists can more easily link to transit service.
Though the survey's results will primarily be used by METRO to help make biking and mass transit more compatible, Clark imagines that findings will also be used by the City of Houston (which has a pro-cycling agenda) as well as bicycle users and advocacy groups.
The survey will remain online through the end of March. Weigh in here.