For years I’ve pledged to commute to work by bike. And, for years, a number of barriers, real or perceived, have prevented me doing that. Too much traffic, takes too long, need to run errands at lunch, what will I wear, too much stuff, not the right bike, too hot, too cold... the list goes on.
Well, beautiful spring weather coupled with COVID-19 restrictions took those barriers down. I’m into my third week of biking to work and loving it! With some improvements for safety and cargo capacity on my bike, I look forward to making this a routine. I’ve been privileged to work daily with smart, fun people dedicated to increasing opportunities for safe, comfortable biking in Houston. Finally, I’m walking
Jennifer Ostlind, AICP
Assistant Director, City of Houston Planning & Development Department