The immense danger of walking and cycling in Houston

Ghost bike memorial for an adult and child killed by a driver

In the past 16 years, Houston drivers have run over almost 2,000 people walking or biking. Even worse, since 2010, only about 25% of fatal crashes resulted in criminal charges. Maggi Gunnels of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration correctly calls this a “public health crisis”

St. John Barned-Smith and Dug Bedley have the fourth installment of the Out of Control series for Houston Chronicle.

Photo by Flickr user Daniel Lobo (CC-BY 2.0)