Monthly Archives: May 2013

Leading the leaders in bike share

When you think of biking, you tend to think of progressive cities like New York, San Francisco and Chicago. Amusingly, when it comes to the bike share game, these expected leaders are trailing the pack to some unexpected trailblazers. Advertisements

Safe passing gains momentum

Even in car-centric Houston, they’ve finally passed a safe passing ordinance to help keep cyclists safer on the road. That’s saying something, considering it’s the same city that, just a few years ago, wildly opposed a pedestrian bridge over a bayou, arguing that the only people that walk anywhere are vagrants and thieves, and that […]

The naysayers were wrong

Whenever anything project of note is discussed, there will be detractors. No matter what’s presented, they will invent reasons for why a project, especially one using public money, will be a failure and should not be pursued. Discovery Green in Houston was no different. Critics said it would be a haven for homeless, crime and […]

Over-representing convention growth

An recent article on KUHF’s site claims that Houston convention business is booming. That’s amusing, considering they’re building the new convention center hotel precisely because they felt like they were missing out on too many conventions. What’s more amusing are the examples they give as proof of this boom—the Rodeo, the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), […]