it's all about the stripes

Our Goal:  Safer, more Inclusive Roadways in SETx.


Eric Bender addresses BeaumontTexas.gov City Council with the following message: January 2015, US DoT Secretary Foxx challenged city leaders to raise the bar for bicycle & pedestrian safety by initiating a year-long "Mayors' Challenge for Safer People and Safer Streets".


Bicycles really do change you and, in amazing ways, change the community around you.  Tony Desnick, Director for Development and New Projects with Nice Ride Minnesota, makes the case that bikes are saving the world from itself.

Accommodating Bicycles makes Economic Sense

Accommodating Bicycles makes Economic Sense

These are among the nicest homes in BeaumontTexas.gov Texas, yet Harrison St features open ditches. Why? Why has the City of Beaumont never bothered to finish this road ? It's time to bring Beaumont into the 1990's, yet this was pictured in 2017.


A number of videos were made, links sent to city leaders including Mayor Becky Ames & BeaumontTexas.gov City Council, to no avail. This video shows actual traffic flowing and demonstrated the flexibility and adaptability of motorists to a given situation.
Watch as an inpatient red pickup truck driver turns on his rite turn signal, swerves into the left lane to go around, and ultimately cuts off a human being in a wheelchair. The wheelchair (bicycle, pedestrian) has no choice but to use this extremely busy street (12,000+ cars per day) to get from his home to areas of commerce.
The City of BeaumontTexas.gov refused to accommodate bicycles, pedestrians, WheelChails when Striping the newly re-surfaced Delaware St. REFUSED, saying there wasn’t enough room. Baulderdash! The Road, when finished, is 24 feet wide. The gaping twelve inch wide, six inch deep trench along the right side of the road makes me think the road is not finished; or, they absolutely DO NOT CARE about the safety of Bicyclists or those in Wheel Chairs.
— See Video: https://youtu.be/_p4OgGhtA44

Lets Make Delaware in BeaumontTeXas.gov a "Complete Street" with "Skinny Street" lanes & a Bicycle Lane. Lets encourage our Mayor & City Leatership to tale the US DoT's Mayors' Challenge !

The Delaware Raceway in BeaumontTexas.gov is a catastrophe waiting to happen.

The "Delaware RaceWay" is becoming BeaumontTexas.gov's premierer "DeathTrap" for Bicyclists, WheelChairs with absolutely no consideration being made for pedestrians.  After much attention from The BeaumontTexas.gov City Council, Bicyclists have clearly been given the cold shoulder.  NO CONSIDERATION has been given to Bicycles, WheelChairs or pedestrians as Delaware, one of only three East-West through streets on Beaumont's posh west end, is reconstructed. 

    A 12" wide, 6" deep trench will be left open on both sides of the road, along the curbs, as a DeathTrap for bicyclists, WheelChairs & an ankle turner for pedestrians.  These trenches are debris collectors and pose great threat if a bicyclist or wheel chair operator suddenly find themselves trapped in one.

    Since Delaware was being rebuilt, we approached the city suggesting "Skinny Streets" to naturally calm traffic on this neighborhood roadway, where cars constantly drive ten to fifteen miles per hour OVER the speed limit.   Speeding is not only dangerous to bicyclists, but to fellow motorists as well.
     According to the U. S. Department of Transportation, "Skinny Streets", basically narrower lanes, naturally cause drivers of motor vehicles to become more alert and slow down.   
     Calmer traffic, slower speeds, means a safer neighborhood road.  Not just safer for motorists, but for bicyclists and pedestrians as well.  
     Is it too late for BeaumontTexas.gov?  No.    Binary thinking and extravagant spending has been the bane of our community.  If the project is not sensational, it’s not worth considering, has been the attitude.  BeaumontYexas.gov needs "Skinny Streets" and “Complete Streets” on all their major through ways which would involve Signs & Sharrows.  We're not talking about busting concrete, just changing how streets are striped.  BeaumontTexas.gov leadership needs to re-think how it's streets are being striped- it’s literally that simple.  It's all about the stripes.  By simply changing the lane configurations, by changing the way the roads are stripped and adding appropriate signage, BeaumontTexas.gov could become a bicycle commuter, pedestrian friendly community.  Gone are the days of their Laissez-faire, small town mind-set.  The time has come to step up and modernize our fair city.


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It's all about the stripes! In this video we are proposing Modern Street designs including a Skinny Travel Lane, Signs and Sharrows in the wider outside lane on major thorough fare's in SouthEast Texas. Let's include Bicycles in plans for our Transportation System.

Barrington Heights could become the Premier Bicycle & Fitness Friendly Neighborhood in BeaumontTexas.gov with little more than a few stripes & one Stop sign. Barrington Heights could be the first BeaumontTexas.gov Neighborhood to make a fitness connection with the Folsom Hike & Bike Trail; extending fitness paths and trails to 5 miles & beyond !

Let’s make Barrington Heights Neighborhood in BeaumontTexas.gov look like a modern development found anywhere in the world, by finishing it with a Bicycle Fitness Lane.

Heather says, Bicycle Racks on buses is a good idea.

Interview with Heather Chaisson regarding the potential convenience of bicycle racks on BeaumontTexas.gov City busses. We also discusses bus usage. She agrees, inter-modal transportation would be a huge PLUS for our community. If you agree with Heather, please, contact City Council: http://beaumonttexas.gov/city-council/contact-city-council/ use the drop down menu to "contact ALL City Council Members.


Memorial Drive in Houston, Texas is getting a Hybrid Street.  The inside or Travel Lane is 9 feet 9 inches from the inside of the curb to the center of the stripe.   The outside lane is 14 feet 3 inches from the inside of the curb to the center of the stripe.    We took several measurements over several blocks.  07.30.17This sets a precident Beaumont, TX can follow.

Memorial Drive in Houston, Texas is getting a Hybrid Street.  The inside or Travel Lane is 9 feet 9 inches from the inside of the curb to the center of the stripe.   The outside lane is 14 feet 3 inches from the inside of the curb to the center of the stripe.    We took several measurements over several blocks.  07.30.17This sets a precident Beaumont, TX can follow.


Kevin Bell was riding his Electra Beach Cruiser on Dowlen Road when an automobile struck him, knocking him into the grass.  The motorist didn't bother to stop and check on him.  Hit & Run !!!  Thankfully He was not badly injured; however, his bicycle was---  disabling his mode of transportation.  Sadly, this happens all too often.  This is why BeaumontTexas.gov needs Hybrid Streets including Signs & Sharrows.   9.13.17

Kevin Bell was riding his Electra Beach Cruiser on Dowlen Road when an automobile struck him, knocking him into the grass.  The motorist didn't bother to stop and check on him.  Hit & Run !!!  Thankfully He was not badly injured; however, his bicycle was---  disabling his mode of transportation.  Sadly, this happens all too often.  This is why BeaumontTexas.gov needs Hybrid Streets including Signs & Sharrows.   9.13.17

Chad Edwards of Groves, Texas was riding his Adult Three Wheeler to a park two blocks from his home when he was hit by an elderly female driver.  Thankfully he was not injured, but his three wheeler, his mode of transportation, was not so fortunate.  One of his wheels was crushed by the bumper of her car.   Witnesses recorded her license plate, but Police evidently did not understand that a bicycle, by Texas State Law, is a VEHICLE.  when they visited her at her home, She admitted not having seen him & having hit him.  This whole potentially deadly incident played out within 100 yards of the Groves Police Station. Technically, the driver should have been ticketed, but no action was taken.   She did not offer to pay for the repairs to Chad's three wheeler.

Chad Edwards of Groves, Texas was riding his Adult Three Wheeler to a park two blocks from his home when he was hit by an elderly female driver.  Thankfully he was not injured, but his three wheeler, his mode of transportation, was not so fortunate.  One of his wheels was crushed by the bumper of her car.   Witnesses recorded her license plate, but Police evidently did not understand that a bicycle, by Texas State Law, is a VEHICLE.  when they visited her at her home, She admitted not having seen him & having hit him.  This whole potentially deadly incident played out within 100 yards of the Groves Police Station. Technically, the driver should have been ticketed, but no action was taken.   She did not offer to pay for the repairs to Chad's three wheeler.