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Keep on cyclin' in a car town: making houston bike friendly for all

Tuesday, May 11 at 1 p.m. CDT

Transforming a car-dominated oil town into a multimodal city presents no shortage of challenges. Advocates, planners, and street design experts will come together for an honest conversation on how far Houston has come, where it has fallen short, and what ought to happen next. Can Houston stop simply tolerating—and start to truly embrace—the bicycle as a mode of transportation?

Zabe Bent

Veronica Chapa Gorczynski
East End District

Nikki Knight
Greater Southeast Management District

Bill Nesper
League of American Bicyclists

Doug Gordon
The War on Cars (moderator)

BEYOND BIKE LANES: Addressing the many barriers to bicycling

Tuesday, May 18 at 1 p.m. CDT

Traffic danger and a lack of safe bike lanes are some of the biggest barriers to getting Houstonians on bikes, but there are many others that must also be addressed, from a lack of secure parking to sweat. Panelists will discuss ways to make bicycling a more convenient and attractive mode of transportation other than building paths and carving out space on the street.

Philip Croker

Abby Fernandez
Houston BCycle

Carlos Pardo
New Urban Mobility Alliance

Shabazz Stuart

Luis Guajardo
Rice Kinder Institute (moderator)


Thursday, May 20 at 1 p.m. CDT

What can a transportation planner from a hot, flat, car-obsessed city in south central Spain teach us here in this hot, flat, car-obsessed city in the south central United States? Tune in to learn how Manuel Calvo worked with leaders in Seville to reinvent the city's transportation network and bring a 450% increase in bicycling in just three years.

Manuel Calvo
with Gail Delaughter

A Conversation with Lina Hidalgo

Friday, May 21 at 2:30 p.m. CDT

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo has proven to be a leader who understands the need to make Houston a truly multimodal city. Join us for a conversation with Judge Hidalgo about how Houston can, as she put it, "prepare for the challenges of the future, rather than being stuck in a transportation model that the rest of the country and frankly, the rest of the world, outgrew decades ago.”

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo
with Michael Skelly, Maya Ford and Joe Cutrufo

What's on tap? bike infrastructure in the pipeline

Tuesday, May 25 at 1 p.m. CDT

In a city where bicycling infrastructure is designed, funded and built by so many different entities, it's easy to lose track of the many improvements that are in the works. Join a diverse cast of project proponents from across the Bayou City for a sneak peek at the transformative changes coming to our streets and paths.

David Fields
Houston Planning & Development

Lisa Graiff
Houston Parks Board

Ian Hlavacek
Houston Public Works

Amar Mohite
Harris County Precinct 1

Jose Solis
Buffalo Bayou Partnership

Anibeth Turcios
Greater Northside Management District

Sherry Weesner
Memorial Heights Redevelopment Authority

Anne Whitlock
Connect Community

Jessica Wiggins (moderator)
TEI, Inc.

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