My Check Engine light came on Friday night as I was driving back from the orthodontist. Saturday morning I packed my bike into my car and drove to a mechanic. It's only a couple miles, no big deal riding back. Except that on the major thoroughfares there are no sidewalks.
I appreciate the new roads, but why can't Harris County Precinct Three complete them by adding sidewalks? It's too dangerous to ride on the roadway, it's virtually impossible to ride on the median or the ten-foot space between the roadway and property lines.
All of the neighborhoods have nice sidewalks, but you can't actually get anywhere safely without driving because there are no sidewalks connecting the neighborhoods with schools and commerce. It's absurd.
(Welcome Chronicle readers. I appreciate the link, Chronicle staffers. Can you publish an article or two about the lack of sidewalks? Maybe an editorial? It's great that we have bike trails, but I'd rather have sidewalks.)