May 03, 2006
Bike racks and the I-45 Design Workshop

Couple of transportation-related notes to pass along here. First a note on the issue of bike racks on Metro buses. Robin Holzer has been flogging this - see here for background - and it's a low-costidea that makes a lot of sense. Even better, it's beginning to get widespread support among the people that matter - Mayor White, Harris County Judge Eckels, and members of both the Commissioners' Court and Houston City Council. Still, a little expression of support by you to your elected representatives couldn't hurt. A list of names, contact email addresses, and phone numbers, are in that CTC forum link, so check it out. Lyn is also covering this.

Second, as a reminder, the I-45 Design Workshop, sponsored by the I-45 Coalition, is this Saturday, May 6, from 8:30 AM to noon at the Zion Lutheran Church on Beauchamp in the Woodland Heights. See this post for details. As of Monday, they still had space available in the workshop, so drop a note to or call Jim Weston at (713) 816-0444 if you're interested.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on May 03, 2006 to Planes, Trains, and Automobiles | TrackBack

Bike racks have been standard equipment on Seattle area buses for several years. It takes seconds for the bike rider to lower the rack, mount the bike, and board the bus. AFAIK, the system works just fine.

Posted by: Brenda Helverson on May 3, 2006 5:07 PM

Not to dis Brenda's remarks, but we voted for bike racks when we approved the rail. Now, we have 7.5 miles of rail, but they can't find the time to bolt on some bike racks?

Come on, METRO. I only ride a quarter of the times I would if I had a rack.

Posted by: RedScare on May 3, 2006 6:00 PM

Just moved to Austin. Was impressed at when I saw a bus with a bike rack (and a person putting a bike on it). I never knew they existed, what a great idea!

Posted by: Shawn Leventhal on May 4, 2006 8:18 PM