Rice Kinder Institute to host Street Safety Summit Sept. 27


David Ruth

Amy McCaig

Rice Kinder Institute to host Street Safety Summit Sept. 27
Event will focus on improving walkability and biking in Houston

HOUSTON – (Sept. 18, 2018) – Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research and LINK Houston will host the first Street Safety Summit from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 27 to provide practical, relatable examples of how Houston can improve walkability and biking in the city.

Bicycle riderWHAT: Street Safety Summit.

WHEN: 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 27.

WHERE: Leonel Castillo Community Center, 2101 South St., Houston.

The event will build on recent research reports about pedestrian and bicyclist safety from LINK Houston, Bike Houston and the Kinder Institute. Local and national experts will share ideas and best practices on a variety of topics including campaigns, local government budgeting, public-private partnerships, coalition building and design implementation. There will also be an optional walking tour around the Northside community near the event location.

Rice will also release a report about transportation and safety concerns in Houston’s Gulfton neighborhood that day. The report will be available online at https://kinder.rice.edu/.

For more information or to register, visit https://kinder.rice.edu/events/street-safety-summit.


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About Amy McCaig

Amy is a senior media relations specialist in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.