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Event with Veronica Davis, City of Houston Director of Transportation & Drainage Operations

Stay tuned for more information about our upcoming event on Thursday, September 30th at 6:30pm

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We would like to invite you to register and join us for our next event about the ‘More Space Main Street’ program! City of Houston Chief Transportation Planner David Fields will talk with us outside on the patio of Flying Saucer about the recent initiative to provide local businesses with the ability to expand outdoor capacity while simultaneously converting sections of Main Street into a truly walk-friendly and transit-friendly corridor.

Registration is free for active YPT members. We hope you’ll join us!


This event was made possible by a collaboration between YPT Board of Advisor member Kimberly Williams.

Details

Date: Thursday, September 2nd, 2021

Time: 6:30pm

Where: Flying Saucer Draught Emporium (705 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002)

Cost: Members: Free! // Non-members: $5 // Membership + Event Registration: $20

RSVP on our website!

If you have any questions or issues registering, please contact YPT Houston at info@ypthouston.org


Getting There

By Transit: Flying Saucer is located adjacent to Central Station Main, the downtown epicenter of Houston’s transit network; all three rail lines in addition to most downtown bus routes serve the bar. Consider planning your trip with Google Maps or on Transit App.

By Bike: The best route to bike downtown may lead you along the MKT, Columbia Tap, or Buffalo Bayou trails. For the final stretch, Flying Saucer is located a short distance from the Austin and Lamar Street Bikeways; it is also close to the Bagby Street Bikeway, which is now partially open north of Capitol Street.

By Car: See the Downtown District’s website for parking information in downtown.

We’re hitting the road! Join us for our first technical tour of the year as we take a guided tour of the METRORapid Silver Line, METRO’s recently-opened Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line along Post Oak Boulevard. We’ll meet up at Northwest Transit Center and ride the length of the alignment down to Westpark/Lower Uptown Transit Center before heading back north. Along the way, a guide from METRO will give us background and insight on the line’s design and operation.

At the end of the tour, join us as we continue our celebration of in-person events with a Happy Hour at The Rustic by Uptown Park station.

Registration is free for active YPT members! Non-members can tag along for $5. Not a member? Consider taking advantage of our Membership + Event Registration promotion for just $20.


Details

Date: Next Thursday, July 29th, 2021

Time: Meet-up starting at 6pm; Tour departs at 6:30pm; Happy Hour around 7:30pm

Where: Tour starts at Northwest Transit Center (NWTC); Happy Hour at The Rustic

Cost: Members: Free!, Non-members: $5; Membership + Event Registration: $20

RSVP today!

If you have any questions or issues registering, please contact YPT Houston at info@ypthouston.org


Getting There

By Transit: Numerous lines from all directions serve NWTC; Consider using Google Transit or the Transit App to plan your trip.

By Bike: Consider making your trip multimodal with METRO’s Bike & Ride program

By Car: Parking is available for free: More Information


Inflate your tires and grease your chains – we’re hitting the road and hosting a Bike Ride Social!

Join us on Thursday, May 27th at Market Square Park as we take a lap on some of Houston’s newest bikeways. We’ll meet up around 6pm and head-out right at 6:30. We’ll take a casual pace (we’re not the racing type) and aim to keep the ride a bit over an hour.

The event is BYOB (Bring Your Own Bike), but our friends at Houston BCycle are generously supporting our event and will be on-hand offering free BCycle rentals at our starting point.

After we finish-up the ride, feel free to continue the fun as we head towards a local brewery for some post-bike beer.

Registration is free for members. Non-Members can join for just $5. For $20, consider taking advantage of our Membership + Event Fee Special.

We look forward to you joining us and seeing you in-person!

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Register Here

event poster for the upcoming virtual cooking event

Now that we have power, water, and heat again… let’s get cooking! Join us online on March 18th @ 6:30pm CT for our next social event: a virtual cooking class! A professional chef from will walk us through crafting the ~perfect Piccata~ . We’ll have a Q&A session afterwards with the chef and get to compare and see whose dishes excel… and which ones will be put on the ‘chopping block’ (for you Chopped fans).

An ingredient list will be provided ahead of the event. Choose whichever protein you prefer: Chicken, Pork, or Tofu; the chef will provide instructions for all three. And — the biggest benefit from cooking from home — you can add/omit ingredients as needed or as desired 🥘

Registration is only $10 for active members and $15 for non-members. Consider joining or renewing your membership with our special-price ‘Event + Membership’ option for just $20.

Registration closes on March 17th at 12pmRegistration is limited to just 30 registrants, so consider signing up early!

Register Here

YPT Houston and YPT Atlanta are excited to partner with Transit-Con to support and promote their first-ever virtual transit conference that’s open to all! Learn about transit happenings from around the county during the Industry Talks and connect with other transit advocates in the Open Mic Rooms or in one of the Regional Discussions. Houston’s own Christof Spieler, author of Trains, Buses, People: an Opinionated Atlas of U.S. Transit, keynotes this inaugural event.

Check out more of our past events in our Event Archive!

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