To challenge the status quo of transportation policy and to fight for all people in Houston to be able to participate in the decisions that affect health, safety, and mobility in their communities.
We envision a future where transportation serves as a joyful connective tissue that moves all people safely and freely through a healthy, healing environment.
We are sustainable organizers. We take care of ourselves and each other, and we practice shared leadership to enable each other to fight another day. We are also advocates for sustainability: we know that our city cannot continue to function if it continues to demand more and more cars.
We act in solidarity and mutual support with movements working for justice in housing, abolition, environmental justice, food justice, and anywhere oppressive systems do harm to our neighbors. We recognize that not all injustices are borne equally, and that all struggles for justice are interconnected.
We demand honesty and transparency in the process of shaping our city, and embody those values within our organization. That requires holding ourselves accountable for representing, honestly and carefully, directly impacted neighbors when or if they are unable to show up.
We treat each other with deep love, respect, and caring, recognizing that our energy comes from the relationships we build–both within our organization, and in our communities at large.
Dignity, to us, means that everyone deserves equal treatment. We center the voices of people displaced, disconnected, excluded, and put in the way of physical harm by unjust transportation policy. We believe in the inherent ability of all people to determine what their communities look like.
We understand our work requires patience, strategy, and commitment. We will continue to show up with relentless commitment to seeing our vision become a reality, celebrating our wins and learning from our losses.
We strive to make it easy for people to advocate for themselves and their community, whether in person or virtually. Our members are free to show up when and how they are able. If there is a barrier to participation–language access, technology access, transportation needs, political education and talking points for a public meeting–we do everything we can to remove that barrier.
We advocate for policies that allocate resources justly and restoratively, so that every Houstonian has the ability to build the dignifying, livable, and beautiful communities they envision for themselves.
All are welcome in our group because we know that everyone in the Houston region will benefit from more sustainable, inclusive transportation. We ensure that people from any background, and with any skills and resources are empowered to contribute to our work, and recognize that our strength comes from seeing and supporting the perspectives and talents of all our members and allies.
We provide tools and resources needed to make informed decisions so that community members can make informed decisions for themselves. We work to demystify the languages and processes of planning and policy, to give Houstonians the ultimate say in decisions that impact our health, our movement, and our environment.