Houston, Texas has rightly gained the reputation as one of the most bicycle unfriendly cities in the USA. Rude, fast drivers, narrow lanes, crowded streets, heck, they even wiped out downtown bike lanes to make room for more car lanes.
But there is a ray of hope: http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory...olitan/1762178
It seems Metro is trying to default on their promise to but bike racks on city buses. They keep finding other things to spend the money on. Well, local cyclists have called them out on it.
And to think this place is the home of the largest bicycle charity ride around (10,000+ riders last year): http://www.ms150.org/ms150/