Mayor Parker says she aims to change cycling culture in Houston
Cyclist Phillip Niccum knows riding the streets of Houston can be a deadly game.
"I've had several friends killed riding bicycles on the streets of Houston and in the surrounding area. So I try to stay off the streets when I ride bicycles. That's why I like mountain bikes. You can jump the curb and get on the sidewalk and stay out of the traffic," says Niccum.
It certainly has been dangerously lately. On Tuesday night, Hoang Nguyen allegedly struck and injured cyclist Andrew Fitzpatrick as he rode along FM 1960.
EPA Administrator Cheers On Houston's Bayou Development Projects
Mayor Annise Parker showed off what some consider one of Houston’s best assets. The park along Buffalo Bayou is currently being improved and the trails expanded as part of the Buffalo Bayou master plan. And then there’s the $215 million Bayou Greenways Initiative, which connects all parks along the city’s bayous.