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Stop Houston bicycle / pedestrian funding cuts (TPC decision on Fri 2/25/11)

Stop Houston bicycle / pedestrian funding cuts (TPC decision on Fri 2/25/11)

Old 02-23-11, 04:34 PM
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Stop Houston bicycle / pedestrian funding cuts (TPC decision on Fri 2/25/11)

Recent proposed funding cuts threaten to delay existing bicycle / pedestrian projects and gut plans for new bicycle connectivity trails for the foreseeable future. We have until Friday Feb. 25, 2011 to get this changed.

Please take a moment to sign the petition at Houston Tomorrow. More details about the funding cuts that were recommended by the Executive Committee can be found at BikeHouston and Houston Tomorrow.

The impact of these decisions will be felt for many years to come in the Houston-Galveston metro area. For too long, elected officials who comprise the TPC Executive Committee have made decisions seemingly within a black-box, with little to no public input. They purport to speak for us when they say there is no demand for increased bicycle / pedestrian accessibility; here is your chance to tell them otherwise.

Please let them know before Friday's meeting that you oppose shifting funding from ped / bike projects toward more of the same (building highways).

Best regards,
Aaron
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Old 02-24-11, 03:51 PM
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i've got a suggestion. maybe they can eliminate putting a stop sign every block. that will save a significant amount of $$$ and encourage people to use the paths. I don't use the new path a block away from my house (nicholson) b/c of the stop signs. and i don't walk on it b/c it is concrete opposed to black top or crushed rock (heights blvd).

want to talk about a waste of money. that path is a major fail if "reducing congestion" is your objective.

i have no problems with these cuts.
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