08 January 2009

Raine to Talk at BikeHouston Annual Meeting January 27


Dan Raine, City of Houston Bicyclist-Pedestrian Coordinator, will talk about the Houston Bikeway Program Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at the Annual Meeting of BikeHouston, Houston’s organization that advocates making the city safe and accessible for cyclists.

The meeting will begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m. followed by the program at 7 p.m. in the first floor conference room at the Houston Environmental Center, 3015 Richmond. Food and refreshments will be provided by El Meson Restaurant.

In addition to the Bikeway program, Raine will talk about efforts by the city government to improve the on- and off-street bikeway network. Raine is a Transportation Planner with 15 years experience, a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), and a League Certified Instructor (LCI) with the League of American Bicyclists (LAB). Raine was the former Pedestrian-Bicyclist Coordinator with the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC).

In addition to Raine’s talk, Robin Stallings, Executive Director of Bike Texas/ Texas Bicycle Coalition from Austin will provide a legislative update on bicycling initiatives pending before the Texas Legislature this year.

BikeHouston is a local Houston organization promoting bike access, safe bicycling, education, and public awareness of the personal and community benefits of cycling. The meeting is open to all cyclists and anyone interested in learning about cycling in Houston. See www.bikehouston.org for more details.

For more information, contact Paul SoRelle at psorelle@sorelle.info or 281-687-5666.