Decide Lina Hidalgo speaks on the Houston Bike Summit

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo will lead the discussion on the future of Houston bikes during the Houston Bike Summit in May.

You can listen to the talk by registering at HoustonBikeSummit.org. Hidalgo is one of several speakers at the virtual summit who set the scene for what it’s like to ride a bike in H-Town in 2021.

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Harris County and the City of Houston are both working to build a larger cycling network, but activists say more can be done.

BikeHouston Executive Director Joe Cutrufo says Hidalgo sees a future for cyclists in Houston.

“Judge Hidalgo is a rare leader who understands the problem of building a city around the needs of cars – and isn’t afraid to speak up,” Cutrufo said. “There’s no reason Houston can’t do what so many other cities have done to equate walking, biking, and transit with driving.”

Hidalgo plans to talk about what the Houston area can do to make sure it is ready for the future.

Activists and experts will also delve into what Houston could do now to make the city more cyclist-friendly. The one-day summit will be anchored by keynote speaker Manuel Calvo, who helped make the car-related Spanish city of Seville one of the most bike-friendly cities in the country.

The summit is completely virtual and tickets are free. The events will take place from May 11th to 25th.

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