A BETTER WAY ON THE TURNER EXPRESS
Originally published on FreePressHouston.com.
When it comes to getting around, “Freedom of Choice,” is what H-Town residents need. We want exciting walk-able places, plenty of street life, and the choice of leaving our cars in the garage, taking light rail, a convenient bus ride, commuter rail, or riding a bike or walking.
However, this is not what we have for the most part, because elected officials have for decades invested transportation dollars in highways – more and wider highways.
The plain fact is that if we want this safe, exciting walk-able and bike-able city, the obsolete highways policy needs a dramatic change. That is exactly what our new Mayor Sylvester Turner advocated last week.